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Old 11-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Roll Cage Questions

With many people dipping into the sub 11.5 territory, are there any of you considering a roll bar or cage? If so are you planning on bolt in or welded? Custom built or prepackaged?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #2

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There are different routes to go depending on your goals and budget, but you should start with local shops with experience on a 5th gen. you only need a 5 point roll bar (not a full roll cage) to go 11.49. I wouldn't put one in unless you're consistently going that fast and spend a lot of time at the track. Custom is usually the way to go for perfect fitment, but costs more. I don't know of any bolt in roll bars for the 5th gen. Weld in is stronger, but requires most of the interior to be removed for installation.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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There are quite a few cars that are faster than 11.49 right off the show room floor or with basic boltons.

I'm really hoping for a NHRA rule change for newer/safer cars.

Making a cage mandatory at 10.5 would be more acceptable in my mind.
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