Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slyguy_22, Dec 21, 2004.
Anyone know of any companies that make prefab roll cage kits for our blazers
search buttonn is your friend. s&w , & smitty built
Smittybuilt uses crap metal for there cages. I would avoid them.
From what I have seen available, you either settle with a crappy smitty bilt which might help out the front passengers in a rollover, or get one custom built if you want a real full cage.
The weld in kit for the front from smittybuilt is DOM tubing
It is HREW. I have one in my back yard. The steel they use is crap itself. It is a pain to weld. I have a low amp machine and was not able to hold a bead on the junk tubing, it would just blow through. I have hand built several cages and bumpers and the fit was perfect, the metal was cleaned, it just didn't want to work. I was one pissed off person because I take a lot of pride in my work and this is not how I want my work to look. I used the front half of smitty and a custom rear half I did myself, the rear half was fine. I would never reccomend that cage.
Thats weird because on Micah's smitty built cage the front half was DOM or at least it is some weird HREW with no weld seam
I thought the same the first time I saw one. Let it get a little surface rust and the seam will jump out. DOM doesn't show its seam outside even rusted. I was more concerned with the actual grade of steel smittybuilt is using. It was very wierd to weld. I have migged mild, DOM, pipe, galvy, even chromo, but this crap was just wierd to weld. I won't do another one that is for sure.
Here's another one:
Thanks, this place looks promising for the full cage kit. http://essentiallyoffroad.com/
nice link Scott. I have a Rock Ware cage that has custom add-ons. I like it; seams stout.
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