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Old 04-12-03, 01:28 PM
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Ok... I'm not that familiar with 3rd gens, but I do know a thing or two about cages. How is that cage a 6pt? The pic shows only 4.... and it normally goes for $900????

You can almost have a custom built, welded 6pt cage for a little more than the reserve price. If anyone in the midwest is looking for a cage, give us a call and get a real cage for your $$$
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Old 04-13-03, 05:13 PM
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It's more than usd$1000 after shipping and currency exchange....

To the Japanese, it's a 6 point due to the various bolt points, not the mounting points.....

Look at the Japanese advertisment, it's takes into account the cross bar as part of the "6 point" calculation...

Lets see some of your cages? ......
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I belive in the high quality from japanese products. Such as FEED and RE Amemiya. For that price, I don't think you can get one from Autopower or Kirk, with that quality and fitment.
The only comparable one is probably the M2 cage, but its retail for somehting like 1200+
Why are you advertising your business here? you are saying you can make a better one?
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There isn't any reserve price on that auction. Whatever the final bid is, that's what it sells for (unless someone buys it for $650 first, of course).

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You can almost have a custom built, welded 6pt cage for a little more than the reserve price. If anyone in the midwest is looking for a cage, give us a call and get a real cage for your $$$
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Old 04-14-03, 12:32 AM
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First, it's a roll bar, not a roll cage. Sorry if that's nit picking, but it's important to compare apples to apples.

2nd, without the main hoop plane diagonal, I know it's not a good foundation for any kind of club racing cage, and I'm not even sure if you could legally use it in Solo 1 (don't have my Solo rules book anymore) Also, you'll need to know tubing diameter and thickness if you plan to use this as a basis for any kind of racing that requires a roll bar.

3rd, check out last month's GRM for a great example of a bolt in bar on a 3rd gen, I'd put that up against Feed's bar in a heartbeat, both from a safety as well as a chassis stiffener point of view.

4th, like Speed Racyer said, for the buy it now price, you could easily get a 4 point welded bar for that much, custom fit to your car.

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V8hunter.... my response wasn't an ad, but you can click on the pic in my sig to see some of our cages in our road race cars as well as one of our customers Spec Miata. We've got more pics on the way in the next couple of months. We've got several customers IT cars, an EProd, FProd and even a GT car in the planning process.

Do I think we can make as good a cage as a generic 4 pt bolt in cage that would cost you a grand by the time it got to you? Uh... yeah.
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I have the M2 roll BAR and I like it alot....very nice and worth 1200 imo...

Speedraycer: I am sure you make really nice cages for race cars...but until we see one that is specific to the 3rd Gen...then we make a comparison for value and it's fitment? hows that?
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Cossie, my buddy is thinking about the M2 bar, any reservations, or regrets? Thanks, Carl Byck
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except for the price...everything is great....

It was quite easy to fit....

give M2 a call, when I picked up mine, they had 3 there still......
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this thread again comes down to this section being for RACING. there isn't a series in the US that allows four point roll BARS for any racing(this is wheel to wheel racing not driving your car on race tracks). alot of people here claim to be experts on racing who have never built a car legal to race in any race series and have never turned a lap in competition. open tracking, time trialling, and auto crossing are not racing! A bolt in roll bar that retains all the stock interior cannot be considered a racing related part. I am sorry for the rant but some of these threads get stupid. half the people are talking about street cars and some of us are trying to give/get info about racing.
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Originally posted by tims
this thread again comes down to this section being for RACING. there isn't a series in the US that allows four point roll BARS for any racing(this is wheel to wheel racing not driving your car on race tracks). alot of people here claim to be experts on racing who have never built a car legal to race in any race series and have never turned a lap in competition. open tracking, time trialling, and auto crossing are not racing! A bolt in roll bar that retains all the stock interior cannot be considered a racing related part. I am sorry for the rant but some of these threads get stupid. half the people are talking about street cars and some of us are trying to give/get info about racing.


Some of us do have to start somewhere....
I mean, wheel to wheel and track events share somewhat similar basics...are you implying we shouldnt be even talking about track specfic cars here?
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you are right everybody has to start somewhere, but starting down the racing path should not be clouded and confused with open tracking and time trialing. I think those topics can exist together but with appropriate subject titles and descriptions of its use. people need to be specific when refering to their "race" car or "race" project. And when you post a link to a piece of equipment that could not possibly be used for racing I think the moderator should show you the appropriate section to post that information.
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Originally posted by tims
And when you post a link to a piece of equipment that could not possibly be used for racing I think the moderator should show you the appropriate section to post that information.
Funny, the subtitle on the race car tech in the forum selector screen specifically mentions autox.

"real" racing or not, this is probably the most reasonable place to have this discussion.
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If you only take one piece of advise from me, please take this one. Do not buy a kirk "cage" or any prefab cage. I bought the cage for my 20b FD. After looking at the cage, I tried to return it as it is a piece of $#@ and ended up throwing it out. I have no idea who speed is but I am sure he would agree that a custom fitted cage is worth the extra from a bolt in.

I had mine done from a guy who does GTS spec cages in vegas. The cage is within a 1/2 inch of the headliner and the welds are incredible. It cost me three grand for a CM cage but hey, how much is you life worth. This is one area where you DON'T go cheap. I am 6' tall and have no roof clearance issues with my helmet on. In fact I have a couple of inches to spare and we all know that is a lot in a 3rd gen. The only part that was tight was putting in the knee bar across the front.
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Old 04-16-03, 03:06 PM
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I dont see why people think over priced products from Feed or RE are any better than some of the American companies around? I'm sure its better than some cheap stuff you could find, but there are many companies in the US that build better products than Feed and RE, as a matter of fact a lot of thier products are knock offs or some other name brand thats just re badged in thier name like the rear end for instance.

I guess I just dont get into the whole name brand thing. The US, Aussi, and PR guys all get more hp than the Japanees tuners anyway, so why does everyone get so worked up over them thinking they build a better rotary and rotary products.

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