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Old 03-05-2011, 12:30 AM   #301
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Yes I have...saw them tonight. Tried to mount them, but my locks won't fit. I'm going to try to find the right ones in the morning.
Gorilla locks won't fit... Stock lugs either..
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:24 AM   #302
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I couldn't find any lugs locally to fit on the new wheels, so I'll just order some next week. It's a shame too, cause I really wanted to head out to the track today.

Owen has some new stronger studs to install on the rear wheels anyway. We'll ordering new locks to fit them.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #303
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Mlee showed some pics of my car torn apart on the last page. My car was at ARD this past week getting a custom roll cage installed. Many of the cages out there are good enough to pass tech, but are simply bolted to sheet metal. This obviously isn't going to be strong enough in a roll. Owen welded my cage directly to the frame, and then had it wrapped in leather to match the interior. The center bar is removable so I don't completely lose the back seat. The back seat frame has also been modified to fit the new cage. I also purchased an RCI Racing 5 point cam harness. Everything turned out amazing...I'll post some pics soon.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:02 AM   #304
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Mlee showed some pics of my car torn apart on the last page. My car was at ARD this past week getting a custom roll cage installed. Many of the cages out there are good enough to pass tech, but are simply bolted to sheet metal. This obviously isn't going to be strong enough in a roll. Owen welded my cage directly to the frame, and then had it wrapped in leather to match the interior. The center bar is removable so I don't completely lose the back seat. The back seat frame has also been modified to fit the new cage. I also purchased an RCI Racing 5 point cam harness. Everything turned out amazing...I'll post some pics soon.
Nice job R !

Glad to see that you are having it done right. A roll cage is not to be taken lightly. Safety First Just remember that any bar within 1' of your head (and passengers head) has SFI approved padding (or something you can wrap around what you presently have).

Knocking your head against a rollcage feels like being hit with a sledgehammer. :(
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:00 PM   #305
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Here are some pics of the new roll cage and harness. The fit and finish are great, and they even matched the interior's orange stitching.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:06 PM   #306
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Whose a BALLA with a roll cage?!
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Here are some pics of the new roll cage and harness. The fit and finish are great, and they even matched the interior's orange stitching.

Very nice !!
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #308
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Just ordered mine today...
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #309
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:11 PM   #310
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Just ordered mine today...
LOL...sweet!
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:20 PM   #311
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Just ordered mine today...
SAY WHAT? I knew this was coming.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #312
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SAY WHAT? I knew this was coming.
This should be a double... Never have your wife around when safety is being discussed...
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:37 PM   #313
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This should be a double... Never have your wife around when safety is being discussed...
Yes honey, I'll spend more money to make the car as safe as possible, no honey you wont be getting that those cabinets or necklace or purse you wanted. LOL.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #314
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Yes honey, I'll spend more money to make the car as safe as possible, no honey you wont be getting that those cabinets or necklace or purse you wanted. LOL.
The trick is to get her the cabinets and the purse, or even a brand new black Tahoe. Then you get what you want.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:25 AM   #315
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Texas began selling 7 digit plates this morning at 7:00am. I got up early so I could type in my plate at 7:00am on the nose. I kept refreshing until it said I could order. The second it showed order now I clicked on it and typed in DNGRUSS. I wanted the SS at the end and obviously my name on the same plate. Instantly taken! I guess I wasn't the only one clicking, and someone jumped in quicker than I did. I ended up with DNGERUS, which actually looks even a little easier to read. I'm happy with it.
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Roll cage looks great Russ!!
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:49 AM   #317
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #318
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You had to post that here too?
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Pink hats are ok if they're on a black Camaro SS hat. HBD, Russ!
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As you can see my build thread has been pretty busy lately. In addition to the new roll cage and custom plates, I ordered something else this past week.

I'll give you a hint. It's cold and it comes in a can.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #322
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You had to post that here too?
It needs a better post here...
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As you can see my build thread has been pretty busy lately. In addition to the new roll cage and custom plates, I ordered something else this past week.

I'll give you a hint. It's cold and it comes in a can.
You bought us all cold beer?! Cool!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #324
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As you can see my build thread has been pretty busy lately. In addition to the new roll cage and custom plates, I ordered something else this past week.

I'll give you a hint. It's cold and it comes in a can.
SOME TECATE LIGHT?!?!?!
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