Roll Cage Help

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  1. KENT! Paid Member Paid Member

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    Hello,

    Im thinking about building a roll cage for my mk2 golf. It's not for motorsport purposes so it doesnt need to comply with anything or whatever. Its more just to add a little stiffness to the car and keep it from pulling itself apart when running haldex and higher power.

    I'd like to keep it minimal so i can still use the car on the roads without having to fall out of it everytime i stop at the shops so...

    - Keep the back seats in (not that they will be used) so it looks like a road car still.
    - No bars between the door openings.
    - Cage in the back over the top and then down to the front legs.

    Anybody got any recommendations or where to start / look? I haven't done one before.

    Thanks
     
  2. Toyotec

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    Where abouts are you located?
     
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    Stay away from "dash dodger" ones. Realistically, if you don't link the A and B pillars, and have an A pillar bar that bends around the dash, it'll make flip all difference to stiffness and strength. And you definitely want one with mounts that are in proper load spreading, FIA/MSA (Motorsports UK now) spec plates.
     
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    Leeds
     
  5. KENT! Paid Member Paid Member

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    Do you mean i need to tie the A pillar and B pillar back to the cage with a plate?
     
  6. Tristan Forum Junkie

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    No, with bars, usually referred to as door bars, diagonals, or X bars if there's 2 each side in an X shape.
     
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    That isn't a bad idea though, they're usually referred to as cage gussets. They help a lot.
     
  8. KENT! Paid Member Paid Member

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    Ahh across the door opening? I was hoping to not put them there as I don’t want it out and out track car just still nice and usable day to day. Is there completely no point without those?
     
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    It will stiffen to a degree, especially if you use the gussets, but a door bar will help a lot. You could just put in one low one?
     
  10. KENT! Paid Member Paid Member

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    just a straight one running near the sill at seat height would be ok
     
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