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Old March 26th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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ST roll cage options

needing opinions here. i have started to wheel my 94 ST a bit more, and as it goes, the trails are getting a bit more challenging. where i go is in the woods and i am concerned about damaging my oem cage, especially since it is that rubber/foam material that is irrepairable and to my knowledger, the cages are NLA. do you all think it would be a good idea to remove it and fab up a cage in lieu of the stock cage? i drive it topless all summer so a top is not an issue and when winter comes, i would just swap them.

anybody made a cage for the ST? if so, any tips?

thanks!
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Sounds like a st cage from a Burnt 90 might be the best bet for you. Talk to rovertrader he had 1 or 2 a while back
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Mine is technically a POE with an aluminum top, but in basically it's an ST with a hard top fitted to it. So...here's some pics of what I did.

It is fabbed to match the construction techniques of the external cage and is removable. It is tied to the external factory cage behind the front seats and also to the existing cage that goes underneath the truck. It's EXTREMELY stout. It protects all six passengers and has seat belt anchors for all. The bars that go longitudinally from above and behind the front seats to the back are placed in the middle like that to give head room to the passengers in the jump seats.

The front seat anchors have been changed since this picture was taken because it just seemed like in a catastrophic event, they might end up inside somebody's head. Now they're threaded into the bar a little lower. I can get pics of that if you want.

This was done right after we got it and never regretted it once.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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You can make something pretty nice locally. Tisdale had Cirbus make a really nice and functional off-road cage, that resembled the factory cage.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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You can check out the safety Devices web site to get some ideas. Before I purchased my cage I did check with a few local Race car shops and they were just as expensive as getting a cage from Safety Devices.
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This one is interesting.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:49 AM
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What size are those tires? They look ridiculous.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Just make sure you dot pick a cage that has different mounts. Last thing you want to do is drill a bunch of new holes. I agree with Dave on getting a cage that was from a burn truck. It will use the same mounts.

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Mine is technically a POE with an aluminum top, but in basically it's an ST with a hard top fitted to it. So...here's some pics of what I did.

It is fabbed to match the construction techniques of the external cage and is removable. It is tied to the external factory cage behind the front seats and also to the existing cage that goes underneath the truck. It's EXTREMELY stout. It protects all six passengers and has seat belt anchors for all. The bars that go longitudinally from above and behind the front seats to the back are placed in the middle like that to give head room to the passengers in the jump seats.

The front seat anchors have been changed since this picture was taken because it just seemed like in a catastrophic event, they might end up inside somebody's head. Now they're threaded into the bar a little lower. I can get pics of that if you want.

This was done right after we got it and never regretted it once.
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Your cage looks great.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 10:42 PM
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needing opinions here. i have started to wheel my 94 ST a bit more, and as it goes, the trails are getting a bit more challenging. where i go is in the woods and i am concerned about damaging my oem cage, especially since it is that rubber/foam material that is irrepairable and to my knowledger, the cages are NLA. do you all think it would be a good idea to remove it and fab up a cage in lieu of the stock cage? i drive it topless all summer so a top is not an issue and when winter comes, i would just swap them.

anybody made a cage for the ST? if so, any tips?

thanks!
You can't get the foam stuff anymore, but so what? Also,the cages are still available (as bare metal) from Safety Devices (they made them originally for LR). I just had them make a roof rack for my NAS 90 ST from the original design from the 1990's.

They still have NAS style cages available... and don't worry about the cage... it's there to protect your life, not look pretty. If you're that worried about it, don't go on those 'challenging' trails - or put a removable hardtop on it.
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Thanks, Barry. And Rick, I agree with Don, WHEEL IT! Have fun with it, and if it gets a little nicked up, wear it as a badge of honor. If you don't want to risk damaging your truck, like Don said, you'll just have to take trails that will minimize that risk. Nothing wrong with that either; it's YOUR truck. But if you want to take more difficult trails, and you don't want to risk damage to this truck, get one that you won't care about so much...like a Jeep. They're cheaper and there's billions of them around and you can get parts very easily if you damage it. I have one, I wheel the crap out of it and I love it. The problem is that it's NOT a Rover. 'Course I don't have a problem wheeling the crap out of the Rover too...
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