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Old 09-07-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Best Track and Auto X Roll Cage

I just bought a Track\Auto X dedicated 1990 Miata and was wondering which roll cages are the best. I don't have any welding experience so I prefer a bolt on, but would hire someone local to weld one in if needed.

Here are a couple I've been looking at.

Spec Miata Cage (Weld In) - http://www.bethania-garage.com/cages.htm
Bolt in - http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...t/30-1009.html

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Your going to get some differing opinions on this, but most would say that if your going to DD your car, stay away from full cages. They can be dangerous in a collision without a helmet.

Hard dogs SCCA approved roll bars are a really good option. Do some research, use the search button.

Edit: I just reread and saw the car was DEDICATED. If so, scratch everything I just said. I defer to the guys that have cages.
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there is a thread on cages literally 4 threads down.
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Miatacage.COM!!!!
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there is a thread on cages literally 4 threads down.
Don't know how I missed that thread. Thanks
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I don't have any welding experience so I prefer a bolt on, but would hire someone local to weld one in if needed.
I would go with a custom cage rather than a bolt in, try contacting your local club racing forum and see who's been doing all the cages around your area for those cars.
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I hope your not seriously expecting us to know where local is.
Why not??? Its on my profile. Just kiddin, I just added my location.
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Don't know how I missed that thread. Thanks
I know how, you're inconsiderate and disrespectful. You need to be a man and apologize to everyone in this thread for your shitty entitlement issues. I bet you're an only child too.
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I would go with a custom cage rather than a bolt in, try contacting your local club racing forum and see who's been doing all the cages around your area for those cars.
There is no one in Little rock doing much of anything with racecars.
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Why not??? Its on my profile. Just kiddin, I just added my location.
You know what, i thought i was still hung over from the weekend. I swear it wasn't there and when i checked back to it was and i swore i made a mistake. I even edited my post with positive info thinking i was wrong.

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I would go with a custom cage rather than a bolt in, try contacting your local club racing forum and see who's been doing all the cages around your area for those cars.
Thanks. Is the one made by MiataCage.com a good one? Seems like most local shops around here are recommending HD, but none have done a full cage, only roll bars.
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Thanks. Is the one made by MiataCage.com a good one? Seems like most local shops around here are recommending HD, but none have done a full cage only roll bars.
I have only had experience with one miatacages.coms cages before. I felt rather safe in it. Sean is a great guy too. However i opted for a local reputable fabricator to do my cage. Had i been a welder for years and could do the work myself I probably would have chosen to go with MC.com's setup.
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I know how, you're inconsiderate and disrespectful. You need to be a man and apologize to everyone in this thread for your shitty entitlement issues. I bet you're an only child too.
Damn, I don't know if your being sarcastic or not. LOL. Honest mistake and I do apologize greatly to all
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Never let it happen again. Thanks for being a man, you've made this forum a better place for all.
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hustler you crack me up. there should be a best-of hustler thread.

if you get a cage, just be aware that you are making a decision about track vs autox. you are adding couple hundred pounds of metal, some of it high up. you will always get beaten in autox by somebody with a kirkey seat no soft top no hardtop no nothing.

i'm in the same boat, i have full cage but like to autox waddagonnado
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I thought miatacage.com states the cage is right around 100lbs?

yes... looks like it is

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* Lightweight weld in kit. Approximately 100lbs.
* Landing perches, 14 gussets and all landing plates included.
* Partially notched – 11 of the tubes are pre notched.
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I had a AWR cage in my Spec. It is partially built when delivered. I felt it was a great cage. However this was my first caged car. I also did most of the prep work on my own before dropping off the car to the installer. I don't like the idea of the bolt in cages. They are generally constristing and not as able to be customized with out a bunch of work. If you ever plan on taking out your dash then you will have to remove the bolt in cage. The miata cage and AWR or even a cutom will allow you to remove the dash as a whole. Just some things to think about.

As someone mentioned do your research before you buy. There is nothing more of a waste of your money than having to buy a part like this twice because you changed your mind, due to lack of research.

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I thought miatacage.com states the cage is right around 100lbs?

yes... looks like it is
i might be remembering weight for cage into a nissan s13. i just emailed tony to get the # for miata.

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150 is a good estimated weight.

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