Alright, here's my predicament. I have a Caddy motor that got moved 5"+ back in the chassis. Because of this and the bend in the frame and a whole bunch of other junk, my firewall is gonna have to sit farther back than I'd like. Period, no room for adjustment. My main hoop is already bent and in place as is the rest of my cab. To move it now mean I'd have 100' of scrap tubing and I'd have to start from scratch. I don't have enough leg room to trail ride comfortably for a day while keeping a traditional x-brace that's in the same plane as the main hoop. I've seen a lot of buggies without any x-braces at all and nobody has said anything about it. How important is it to have a traditional x-brace in the same plane as the main hoop? There would be some other type of system put in place to keep the cage from folding sideways in a hard roll, but I just can't cram myself comfortably into the current space allocated. How bad would it be to make a node about 1' rearward of the main hoop and make a brace to keep the cage from folding there? Also, my passengers are undoubtedly going to be shorter than me and not have controls to worry about. So...if I put one brace across the hoop (|\|) instead of (|X|) would that be enough?