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Old April 22nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Ever wonder why...

NAS spec defenders have roll bars, this is why... For all those folks contemplating grey market defenders, do yourself a favor. Get a roll bar.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 01:08 PM
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We can supply any of our vehicles fitted with a fullNAS spec roll cage at extra cost.....just thought I'd mention it!
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 01:42 PM
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NAS spec defenders have roll bars, this is why... For all those folks contemplating grey market defenders, do yourself a favor. Get a roll bar.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Doesn't look so bad.... From the body capings down at least... I hope the SD cages are as stout as they look, but there seems to be more than a few discussions about how inadequate even they are..
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 02:27 PM
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I think the perceived inadequacy is simply from those who expect a cage to work more than once.
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I think the perceived inadequacy is simply from those who expect a cage to work more than once.
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I must agree I have seen dozens and dozens of rolled NAS 90's that the cage is tweaked but the roof is still well above the seats.

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It is no rock crawler cage, but works well for what it is trying to do.

This 110 tumbled down the interstate at speed after being tagged in the side by 18 wheeler. The cage is toast, but the guy walked away.
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I think the perceived inadequacy is simply from those who expect a cage to work more than once.
I agree with you. I do expect possibly too much. But otoh, I also think it's important to understand that those bars were fitted to meet minimum safety requirements. If you expect more protection than basically any hardtop car, or wheel with passengers, I would invest in a different cage. Not knocking anything, just imo.
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We can supply any of our vehicles fitted with a fullNAS spec roll cage at extra cost.....just thought I'd mention it!

Is every post of yours a sales pitch or what... Jeez.

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I agree with you. I do expect possibly too much. But otoh, I also think it's important to understand that those bars were fitted to meet minimum safety requirements. If you expect more protection than basically any hardtop car, or wheel with passengers, I would invest in a different cage. Not knocking anything, just imo.

I agree with you, but the D90 is question (see the first image posted) WAS a hard top car!
The SD style cage brings a hardtop Defender into the realm of other US hardtop cars because the stock Defender is completely inadequate.
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I agree with you, but the D90 is question (see the first image posted) WAS a hard top car!
The SD style cage brings a hardtop Defender into the realm of other US hardtop cars because the stock Defender is completely inadequate.
You said it better than I did!
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I agree with you, but the D90 is question (see the first image posted) WAS a hard top car!
The SD style cage brings a hardtop Defender into the realm of other US hardtop cars because the stock Defender is completely inadequate.

I should clarify that I meant stock UK (non-caged) Defender is completely inadequate.
The NAS trucks I have seen rolled and beat held up very well and so did the occupants. I have, (don't tell anyone), put a number of 90s on their sides and upside down while off roading and the SD cages held up well and saved my bacon. I don't race cars though, but also keep in mind SD makes cages that are fully sanctioned by a lot of racing bodies.

So Buck, does your street car have a 6 point fully braced cage in it??
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So Buck, does your street car have a 6 point fully braced cage in it??
No. I don't 4wheel in my Altima. It does have airbags and crumple zones though.
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