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No doubt a fine line. I just know when I rolled at the Soboba GP around 50 mph, I was glad to have the additional bracing and no damage to the car or rollcage. I guess it also depends how many times you want to build a cage too. :)
 

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No doubt a fine line. I just know when I rolled at the Soboba GP around 50 mph, I was glad to have the additional bracing and no damage to the car or rollcage. I guess it also depends how many times you want to build a cage too. :)
Total "strength" of the cage needs to take into account many factors, not just bracing (ex. material used, how tight the joints are, proper welds, wall thickness, etc.). Still a balancing act, though, but most of that stuff (baring wall thickness) doesn't affect the weight of the cage.
 

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Yes, I know it's a tight fit under the driveshaft. It'll be safe prior to the first drive.
 

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Can you space up the driveshaft a bit, so you clear the grease fitting and box in the fuel lines with some metal?

Chris
 

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When you planning to have it done? First race now?

Chris
Round 1 of the Georgia Off Road Series at Durhamtown, GA is on March 30th. That will be the first race.

The first part of the day is a two moto short course race. Their short course is about 50' wide in most places and is an absolute blast on a RZR. Your finishing order from the short course race determines your starting position for the night endurance race. The night race is 3 hours on the woods course. The woods course is like riding rails. The dirt is amazingly tacky and swept smooth.

More info - http://sxsjunkie.com/2013/01/georgia-off-road-racing-series/
 

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I think I'll be in FL then, but if not, I'd like to make it to one of those races. Looks fast and easy, course wise.
 

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Yep, getting them closer to a 1:1 ratio definitely allows for a lot better tunability and less shock fade, but you will lose travel if you maintain the same mounting location on the a-arms at the same time. Like you said, though, it all comes with a price, because once you go down this path, you're adding more weight with longer shocks and more metal to create the new mounting locations.
 

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I decided to go ahead and brace up the b-pillar. Mostly because I wanted to protect the exhaust from a rear impact or roll over. The brace from the rear "bumper" to the b-pillar is cheap insurance.





Rear fenders are mounted with a slight "bobtail". It accentuates the narrow/slim look of the cage.


HiPer Bling!!!!
 

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Ride height test.









Special thanks to my stunt double for filling in for me.


I would like to drop it a couple of inches. I think the extra height is due to the lower weight, compared to what these shocks are sprung for. I'm working with King now to drop it down some.
 

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