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    I want to purchase a 6-Point Roll Cage for my 1990 240SX HB, but I do not know where to shop. One requirement is that the cage must have door bars for side impact. I got a quote from a custom cage builder and he wanted $1200-$1600. What do you guys have or what do you recommend?
    Joshua Fine
    1990 S13 HB SR23DET(yes it is stroked) T28 for now.
    Autocross, Open Track Days (anything were R compound lives)

  • #2
    As long as he is a good welder and builds it to your racing sanctioning body rules thats is a reasonable price. As long as that 6pnt isnt drag style and actually has A-pillar bars and harness bars and such. If he is a legit cage builder you will be fine, otherwise id say keep looking around.

    I got lucky and found a guy who made teh cages out of his garage for cheap and i had it all welded by a professional welder so everything was fitted for me specifically and then welded by a pro, so it all worked out. I think my end cost was 1400-1500, but could have been a bit cheaper if i had it all done at once and not back half 2 years prior.

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    • #3
      where do you live?
      If you can get it done CORRECTLY for under $1500, then that's cheeeeeap. What materials is the builder using? what size of tube? how much of the work are they doing?

      (My SCCA legal cage cost about $3200 after all was said and done.. I delivered them a gutted car and racing seat, they gave me a car back with a TIG welded 6pt DOM cage and seat mounted where I wanted..)
      Originally posted by SoSideways
      I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
      '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
      '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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      • #4
        Apex Performance in the UK is selling massivly cheap cages, inc. door bars and up to FIA/BDC/EDC spec. There is obviously shipping (and tax?) involved but may proove cheaper still. It's bolt-in black:

        http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=417804

        330 pounds:


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        • #5
          Those Apex cages look dangerous. Mazworx makes a weld in cage, that would cut down on cost if you can find a good welder.

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          • #6
            Dangerous? Why?
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            • #7
              SW Race Cars in PA does weld in cages as well, just another palce to check.
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              • #8
                I suggest that you get a cage built to SCCA specs. Most of the other sanctioning bodies use the same guidelines, and if you choose to sell the car some day, it will be easier to unload, as well as be a safe set up.

                To get a cage built by a reputable builder who knows what he is doing, should set you in the 2 grand range.

                Pre-made cages don't fit as well, usually offer less room inside, and don't stiffen the car as well as a custom made cage.
                Tristan Smith
                T-Rex Racing
                SCCA ITR 300zx #56
                Former SCCA ITA 240sx #56
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Colorado S14 View Post
                  Those Apex cages look dangerous. Mazworx makes a weld in cage, that would cut down on cost if you can find a good welder.
                  I think I'm going to pick one of these up soon. I've seen them in few different S14's and they look really nice.

                  Backseat-delete and cage will be summer time project.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the input. I was looking at TCDESIGNFAB.com in Milpitas, CA. The dilema is as some of you might know SCCA Autocross Street Modified requires a full front interior, so I can not remove my headliner or doorpanel which really sucks when trying install a Roll Cage. TCDESIGNFAB said to bring them the car as I would race it and they would work around whatever was in the car. I think I am going to wait on the cage because I already bang my helmet on side above the window during hard slaloms and I know I would have a tube there once the cage is installed. I picked up another roller HB with a sun roof and it has not interior at all, so maybe cage it and then transfer everything. To many choices.
                    I will open a nother thread about the front spliter for those whare interested so this thread does not get off topic.
                    Thanks again for the infromation.
                    Joshua Fine
                    1990 S13 HB SR23DET(yes it is stroked) T28 for now.
                    Autocross, Open Track Days (anything were R compound lives)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Longfellow View Post
                      I think I'm going to pick one of these up soon. I've seen them in few different S14's and they look really nice.

                      Backseat-delete and cage will be summer time project.
                      I have not seen a better looking cage for the price. gsracer is running one in his car too.
                      Mazworx 6-Point U-Weld


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                      • #12
                        That's barely a cage. That's a glorified roll bar. looks nice in the back section, but needs much more around the driver, IMO. zero windshield/firewall support at all. stiffens up the back of the car, but the front still flops around and the windshield will come down on you in a sec if you ever get in a rollover. ouch.

                        As for banging your head on the roll bar, what seat are you running? can you move it down some? I had several inches of clearance between my helmet and the door frame pre-roll cage, yet I still hit it on the halo and it's all the way up against the body there. Definitely going to need to change your seating position before you put a cage in it.
                        Originally posted by SoSideways
                        I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                        '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                        '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                        • #13
                          It is a roll bar for me, I'm not going to use the door bars. Its pretty nice for 380$

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, for $380 that's not bad at all.
                            Originally posted by SoSideways
                            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                            • #15
                              Here's my 6-point. Nascar bars aren't as stiff as an "X" design but I have ~8" between the seat and the Nascar bars. The "X" design puts the bars pretty much right on the seat. Before anyone comments one the turd brown dash.....I've heard them all. My project for next year is to redo the wiring, which will include a black flocked dash.






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