The all new reinforced cage kits come with everything you?ll need to strengthen your factory roll bar into a solid foundation if a roll over takes place. We start off with 1020 .120 Wall DOM tubing which is one of the strongest materials available. Each kit includes the new Knuckle System that attaches to the factory roll bar, using a unique pivot and fastening point on one end and grade 10 fasteners on the other. Making it one of the strongest and the most solid mounts available for your Jeep?. All of our cages were engineered to bolt-in and require no modifications to the vehicle to ensure a rock solid install while creating the strongest cage kit available.
The collars will not close. But you can get them tight with your own tools, the supplied are no good. They will strip and bend easily. If you follow the directions it will be ok. Only lacking in those would be the A pillar install. The backing hardware needs to be flipped and can be a pain. 2 people required to install or it will be very difficult. Another tip is to install every before you put it in the jeep. It will be easier in the long run.
By Bobby from Portland Oregon
Solid Construction-Tricky to install
Bought product because it included entire kit, provides more protection from side impact in the back seat and roll over protection, and was listed as "works with all factory hardware" or something like that. As it turns out, you have to cut part of the plastic away from you door surrounds and the plastic where the side support bars meet the windshield. Instructions say to install the bars with the grab handles before installing dash cross bar. DO this the other way around otherwise the dash bar will not fit. A heavy duty ratchet strap is highly recommended for all other cross bar installations. Also, when removing the bar covers, it helps to label the inside of the cover with FD, FP, RD, and RP to make reinstallation easier. Where it says that some modification to the roll bar padding and covers may be needed, what it means is you will need to do A LOT of cutting and the zippers are now useless. I recommend buying a small diameter grommet kit and a couple hundred feet of Para cord. You are going to want to hem sections you cut so they do not fray. It would be nice if the kit would come with additional bar covers to cover the stock bars as well as the roll cage bars.
Over-all. Great product, just takes more planning than the product description lets on.
By Ranger Nic from Tatum, Texas
Not Yet Available
As of 3/27/2012 this product is currently being reconstructed and wont be available until late Summer 2012 with no guarantee. This product is also incorrectly named "XRC" Cage Kit. It is actually "SRC" Cage Kit. I have Smittybilt bumpers on the front, rear, and sides of my jeep and am happy to say I am pleased with their durability and appearance. If this Cage Kit is constructed with the same amount of concern for safety as the rest of their products, it will definitely be worth it. But for now, I would call to find out when it will be available before ordering.
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