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Old 11-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #365
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how much drop on your ride??? love the pic in your sig. Anymore pics?
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #366
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You guys have a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to more Project G5.R!

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #367
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You guys have a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to more Project G5.R!

A bump for our buddies at Pfadt. Happy thanksgiving as well.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #368
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #369
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Nathan, any more info on the carbon fiber parts yet??


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Old 12-08-2013, 11:45 PM   #370
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Everything is ready to go! Just waiting on Tran to sending the info on becoming a sponsor to post prices, etc....... Thinking of doing a group buy for the first 10 with an 8 week delivery time.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #371
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8+ point roll cage helmet/head clearance

Kinda of a bummer......... we were almost done with the roll cage and installed one of the seat just to find out the the down bar is way to close to your head. With a helmet on it touches the bar.

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Here you can see we radius the bar. At the A pillar, the down bar almost touching the headliner. On the B pillar theres about 3/4" gap. Even if we had it touching the head liner, it would be even to fix the problem.

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Basically as of right now, we have blown three days of work! We are going to take a mental break as we are flying out tomorrow to attend the PRI show in Indy. We will back on Sunday.

These are some of the thoughts that crossed our minds.

A) rip out the cage and just keep the 4 point
B) remove the factory seat bracket which would give us about 2.5" of head clearance
C) Rip out the entire deal including the four point and doing a whole new cage that would be mounted fix to the body
D) rip out the doorbars/halo and try again, this time taking head clearance heavily into consideration.

Option A wont fly. We definitely need a roll cage. My Dad was involved in an accident were he was riding with his best friend. The car ended upside down with the roof caved in. The accident broke his friends neck and he passed away at nineteen.

Option B concerns us that we will loss some of the sight of vision over the dash. Making it not really practical.

Option C would require a complete custom interior and more delays.

Option D is what we are planning on unless we can get some feedback to sway us otherwise.

Mentally we are a little burnt to say it mildly.

For those of you who have cages, we would greatly appreciate if you can post pics of yourself sitting inside to show us how much head clearance you have.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:23 PM   #372
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Option B?

Fabricate a seat bracket with enough height for dash clearance? Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:28 AM   #373
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There is only so far you can push the bars out, so build the cage with that in mind. The seats will have to be positioned accordingly. The only other option I see is to push the main hoop towards the rear, which may be limited by certification specs.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:56 AM   #374
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I think I would look at modifying the seat and bracket first. I even seen one race prepped car mount the bracket underneath the car and cut small slits for the bracket tabs to go through the floor. It was not adjustable but you might not need to adjust. Good luck!
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #375
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Hey guys thanks for the feed back as this has us stumped!

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There is only so far you can push the bars out, so build the cage with that in mind. The seats will have to be positioned accordingly. The only other option I see is to push the main hoop towards the rear, which may be limited by certification specs.
I hear you Paul, we cant see how we can make it much tighter as we are already running the bar pretty tight as is. At the same time, we can't imagine if this is par for the course how anybody with as little head clearance as ours would think its safe. This has us stupified because in our minds all we can think is we must have done something wrong. Thats why we are asking the guys on the forum that have cages if they can post pics of them self sitting inside showing how much head clearance they have.

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I think I would look at modifying the seat and bracket first. I even seen one race prepped car mount the bracket underneath the car and cut small slits for the bracket tabs to go through the floor. It was not adjustable but you might not need to adjust. Good luck!
Jeremy our only concern with lowering the seat is that we will lose visibility as we are both only 5'8 and these cars have limited visibility as is. When we get back from PRI on Monday, we are going to reinstall the dash and position the seat on the floor and see how we are feeling about that route.

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #376
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what did they do on the SST build? that one you could almost not tell there was a cage in it?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:08 AM   #377
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If race car, then full cage.
If fixed back seats, then full cage.
If you will always be driving with a helmet, then full cage.
If streetcar/dual purpose car, I would hesitate to put any cage bar where your head or body has even a remote possibility of touching in an accident. Padding on a cage is meant to protect the helmet not your head.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #378
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ridetech makes a tiger cage that is really good looking but you pay for it. might be the way i end up going
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