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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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I have decided to enter the world of club racing. The first thing I am looking at installing is a good roll cage into my 1994 miata. Any recommendations on Brand, features and installation.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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I really do like the miatacage cage (its what I have in my car), but its difficult to get a passenger seat to fit well (making a new "harness" bar would resolve this complaint). If that doesn't effect you, then that's what most people would recommend if i had to guess.
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I've never seen a Miatacage install I liked.

If you're on the west coast, call Tony Colicchio at TC Designs. Even if you're in LA, it's worth the tow up to him. His cages are the nicest I've ever seen in a Miata, and he doesn't charge nearly enough to install them (<$2k for a SCCA/NASA legal cage with NASCAR bars and a window net). All of our cars have TC cages.
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Theres a guy in Richmond, VA that makes cages too. I dunno about his Miata cages, but he's good for LeMons cages :P
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Thanks,

I am in the midwest so I was thinking about the miatacage. He has a kit that can be shipped and installed. Doesn't the harness bar for the driver continue to the hoop upright on passenger side?
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Theres a guy in Richmond, VA that makes cages too. I dunno about his Miata cages, but he's good for LeMons cages :P
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His cages do look nice. Very similar to Miatacage except the harness bar is not offset back for taller people. His prices were lower, but i didnt see adder for Nascar bars.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #7
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I sat in a miatacage a few weeks ago and didn't really have any complaints. There are some things I'd do differently if I were designing it ground up, but I went through that process with a previous car and won't be doing it again until I'm in a bigger/better-equipped garage. If there were some good cage builders closer to me I'd probably just take the car to them, but I'll be doing the work myself and the miatacage is good enough.
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If you're on the west coast, call Tony Colicchio at TC Designs. Even if you're in LA, it's worth the tow up to him. His cages are the nicest I've ever seen in a Miata,
TC does good quality cages, but "nicest" is a pretty strong word. The sky's the limit, a $2k cage isn't going to have a shot at being the best cage you could have. There are elements of the TC cage that could be optimized. Again though, I agree they do good quality stuff for a good price.

Just throwing it out there, but take the cost of a TC cage and add the cost of towing all the way up to North CA for someone down here and there are options in SoCal for that total cost that can be even better.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
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If your anywhere near Pittsburgh check out Domination Chassis & Performance.

If not, I would ask on the spec miata forums.
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I bought my car with a cage and the one thing I found out is that the rear hoop is lower and further back than I'd prefer.
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You might consider Izzy's if you're in Iowa, depending on how willing you are to tow to St. Louis. Roll Cages, Roll Bars, Racing & Auto Fabrication. Izzy's Custom Cages, LLC St. Louis, Missouri
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You might consider Izzy's if you're in Iowa, depending on how willing you are to tow to St. Louis. Roll Cages, Roll Bars, Racing & Auto Fabrication. Izzy's Custom Cages, LLC St. Louis, Missouri
Thanks I will check them out.
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I've never seen a Miatacage install I liked.
Just curious, what would you change? Now that Ive done one, Id like to see if someone with more experiences list jives with mine.
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Just curious, what would you change? Now that Ive done one, Id like to see if someone with more experiences list jives with mine.
Pretty much everything. I don't like the rear hoop (specifically how it goes all the way to the floor), the doorbars, or the dashbar.
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Anyone have a picture of a miatacage to see what the references relate to?
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I don't like the rear hoop (specifically how it goes all the way to the floor)
Say What?

I will say this. If you do have a cage builder build one from scratch, make sure they have some experience with the car. I have found that you can easily pay for a fabricators unfamiliarity with the car. I have been through roll cage hell with a supposed "experienced builder".
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I will say this. If you do have a cage builder build one from scratch, make sure they have some experience with the car. I have found that you can easily pay for a fabricators unfamiliarity with the car. I have been through roll cage hell with a supposed "experienced builder".
What's the problem with it going all the way to the floor?

Just askin'
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Broke Dick Racing makes some prefab Miata cages if you or a friend are willing to do the welding.
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Broke Dick Racing makes some prefab Miata cages if you or a friend are willing to do the welding.
Looks like the broke dick kit uses 1-5/8" .120 wall tubing instead of the standard 1.5" .095. That's an extra 30-40lb of tubing.

The miatacage kit can be ordered from saferacer with free shipping, plus you can use their spec miata discount code for I think a 10% discount. $960 shipped. Code: smkmbixo. I just finished installing mine and it was a shitload of work. Wish I'd just paid someone.
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