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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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aluminum roll cage...good or bad?

Just looking for some feedback on why or why not aluminum.
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Are you talking about for a roll cage?

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Of course aluminum. If it is thick enough wall.



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yeah, for a roll cage. Just wondering how my roll cage will hold up in a rollover vs what a chromolly or steel would. I had a guy make it for me for 300 bucks. He needed a prototype for a prowler thats why it was so cheap. I have heard that aluminum wont hold up like steel but it is a lot lighter. With my kids in the back i dont want to risk it. I know it is thick wall, dont remember the thickness though. I haven't heard of anyone having aluminum so made me think about it. Thanks for the input.
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If you choose to do the cage out of aluminum just be sure to use a very thick wall. I have seen a few Razor cages out of Aluminum but they are smaller and lighter then our Cats. Let us know what you end up using.
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The few I have seen where 2" OD but I am not sure on the wall.



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We have straightened more aluminum cages than steel ones.
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By straightened you mean after they had rolled it. Did the mounting brackets hold up where the cage was bolted to the stock location? Mine is 2 in OD and it has beefed up brackets to help support it if I did roll it. That was my main concern. I dont ride hard when my kids are in the back but when they arent I like to test the durability of the machine, or thats what I tell my wife.
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I might be interested in an aluminum 4 seat cage.

I love my XTZ but dam is it heavy. I think the UTV crap cage is way too heavy. I'm looking to drop 100lbs somehow. Maybe I'll start with me
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We have straightened more aluminum cages than steel ones.
This is how we straightened mine - too cheap to buy a porta power at the time LOL
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