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Old 07-17-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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i wantin to put a roll cage in my cherokee but im not sure how i want to do it can yall post some pics to help me get some ideas...thanks guys
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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best thing you can do is go over to pirate4x4.com since they are more of the hardcore wheelers and deal with full widths, cages and just HARD core wheeling.

and use google images.

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^^^ agreed.... Big front bumpers, big sliders, big rear bumpers, big roof racks, then just have at it with your welds.

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^^^ agreed.... Big front bumpers, big sliders, big rear bumpers, big roof racks, then just have at it with your welds.

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i guess i am just missing the sliders and rear bumper to become a more active member over there huh!???


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i guess i am just missing the sliders and rear bumper to become a more active member over there huh!???


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lolz you say this like you have a big roof rack or something man hahaha
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lolz you say this like you have a big roof rack or something man hahaha




to the OP, just make you sure you put your big boy underwear on if you become a member over there.
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I know that rockhard4x4 makes a cage for the XJ. Check it out.
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x2 on pirate......be prepared for some hard core flaming though
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I think JCR does roll cages...go to their website and get their contact info.
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I think JCR does roll cages...go to their website and get their contact info.
They do, but only at their shop. Their shop is in Kalamazoo, MI and the OP is in GA. Here's a link for a company in Murfreesboro, TN called Essentially Offroad. They have a pre-bent roll cage you can buy for under $600, but you have to pay shipping on top of that. They say you can add in custom touches, at an extra cost though.

I should have noted that cage for just under $600 is for a 4 door. The basic 2 door version is just under $520.
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Ok Since I own 2 rigs with cages, I can give some advice. If you dont have the tools to bend your own cage I suggest you look into a prebent, or a one off custom on your rig.

There are a few vendors selling prebuilt XJ cages only problem being is that you have to be a decnt fab guy to install them. By that I mean you still might have to notch the tubes, and you have to be a pretty good welder to weld the cage up.

A custom cage will run as much as you want to spend. It is best to have your seat mounts, safety harness mounts all fabbed into your cage. Remember triangulation, and gussets are your friend when building a cage.
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Hello,

This is what I did.

Click the image to open in full size.

Enjoy
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if youre new to pirate lurk there for a while because things are very different,
look up the cherokee totm and totw in the jeep bible. you can spend an easy 3-4 hours soaking up info on there. check it out and enjoy

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=705122
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This is what I did.

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Your design looks very confining... Your lower front bar will be a knee knocker. Also looks like your a pillar bars are in a lot. Is there any reason why you didnt build seat mounts into the cage? Also where is your x-bracing? I am not hating. just asking.
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This is what I did.

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Is all of your cage just mounted to the body and floor pan ro di you go through the floor to frame rails.
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