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Those with rollcages

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Roostr84, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Roostr84

    Roostr84 1/2 ton status

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    How much vibration should I experience in a professinally welded roolcage when going over bumps etc. Does anybody else notice this or is it just me.

    Chris =)

    I think the exhaust fumes have finally gotten to me!!
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Vibration? Are you refering to the cage shifting/flexing?
    On the Hwy my cage doesn't vibrate or move. Now when wheelin it does shift/flex when I get twisty. I know this cuz the part of my cage that goes next to the window frame I can see the gap close between the bar and the frame it self. Never been a problem just flexin!!
    If yours is vibratin I would think it's loose or your body mounts are toast?????
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  3. Triaged

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    Is your cage attached to the frame? Is it attached w/ rubber bushings?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  4. Roostr84

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    Mine is a smitty bilt full cage. It ios bolted to the floors. I notice that it flexs a little only when I hit some really big holes or rough roads though. i just wondered if this is normal.

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    I have a roll bar out of a p/u bolted to the floor behind the rear seats and on top of the wheel wells in my blazer. I can hear it flexing (it makes a tink-tink sound) when going over nasty stuff. I wouldn't think a good wealded one would move....will see when I get mine. Do you have sandwich plates on the under side where it bolts to the floor?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  6. Ryan B.

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    I have a 6-point cage and I experience some of what you are talking about.
    The cage moves slightly from side to side just a bit when going over potholes, flexing or bouncing offroad, etc.
    I have squares of rubber in between where the metal plates bolt to the floor. So there's no squeek. After I replace the body mounts I will tie the whole cage into the frame.
    Here's a pic of my 6-point cage:
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    Ryan sounds exactly like what you are experiencing. Oh well i'll live with it for now maybe I can anchor it a little better. We'll see. Thanks guys.

    Chris =)

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