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03OrangeSVT 09-01-2007 11:43 PM

Who has a roll cage in their Focus?
 
Just like the title says......

What kind

How much

How hard of an install

My SVT is getting to the point I think it needs a cage for safety's sake... plus I could use a little extra stiffness for Track days.

Thanks for your reply's.

WeeAsp 09-02-2007 09:20 AM

I do not have one curently installed, but I did get an estimate for a custom cage.

In Manassas, VA Piper Motorsports does A LOT of the cage work for local racers and even pro teams.

My estimate, out the door painted with cage padding was $1800.

That's for a FULL cage that extends through the dash with door bars and a 2 diagonal cross bars in the hoop behind the rear seats. I would recommend AGAINST a bolt in cage for safety reasons.

Below is an example of his work.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Interior3.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Interior2.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...4Interior1.jpg

Mitch is one of the best in the business.

Their website is under construction, but you can get contact info here:

http://www.pipermotorsports.com

WeeAsp 09-02-2007 09:21 AM

I am not sure, but I think Mitch did the cage work for Gary K on his focus.

killer ZETEC 09-02-2007 03:26 PM

wow. that is a lot of tube. does he do semni custom ish orders? th only thing i'd chandge is the door area (my mom can't exactly be a monkey, she's a little chunky,lol) but that does look sexy. oh and i guesss my car would need custom interior panels afterward, huh?

03OrangeSVT 09-02-2007 04:11 PM

I want one... but I dont need a full race cage... besides I also dont want to have to climb over "the monkey bars" to get my big ass in and out either.

I'm going to do one, I just dont know which one yet.

LazarusZX3 09-02-2007 05:33 PM

Quick, name that car based on those interior pics alone!


BMW!



What do I win?

LazarusZX3 09-02-2007 05:34 PM

An E36 M3 or other 3 series I'll bet. Judging the shifter knob.

slo1 09-02-2007 08:13 PM

If you want a bolt in for a ZX3 you can have one made by autopower. I have one in my car. I think with shipping it was less than 1000.00. It can be installed with or without an interior.

WeeAsp 09-02-2007 09:38 PM

All of Mitch's cages are custom.

The "monkey bars" can be fixed or removeable.

No additional modifications are required for the door panels.

He can also do partial cages without door bars or stop at the hoop behind the seats.

So, he can pretty much gin up whatever you need.

I posted the pics to show fit and finish of his work. It is a BMW 330ci Grand Am Cup car with a NASCAR approved cage.

Don't need to go that radical, but he's the guy to do it.

arrestmespi 09-02-2007 10:56 PM

autopower has both bolt in and weld in kits, with removable or door opening type nasa/nascar door bars. I had a 4point bolt in, in my focus it was great quality and teched in for time trials, autox and track days. The only down side was climbing into the back one day with a chick and I almost knocked her out by conking her head on the main hoop.
I am planning to get a 6 point cage with nascar door bars, weld in kit from autopower. I've got a good mig and can attach it my self.


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