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A roll cage is a frame composed of high strength metal compounds and is intended to be placed in the passenger cabin of any vehicle. Its purpose is to protect the passengers of the vehicle from injury during an accident, particularly if a roll-over is involved. Most of the automobiles sold today are not equipped with such a measure of safety, or whatever they care fitted with, is of standard to sub-standard quality. Has anyone seen any sedans or coupes circulating with a roll cage built in by the manufacturer?

Only recently some manufacturers have started to include roll cages during the initial factory construction of their vehicles, hiding the rods inside the chassis so that they are not visible, and that was due to their own initiative rather than the result of any relevant law or regulation.

On the other hand, roll cages are a mandatory addition to all vehicles intended to participate in any form of car racing sport. All racing regulations require such a safety precaution before any car is allowed to participate. For all kinds of car races the most important aspect during the drafting of their rules is the driver’s life. The race drivers themselves inspect these frames and express serious concerns if they are not to their satisfaction.

If a roll cage is considered such a dramatic precaution for a set of professional drivers that have abundant driving skill, presence of mind and the reflexes to avoid accidents, why is it that it is not standard equipment in our everyday vehicles, where drivers not only do not have the same driving skills, but are sometimes even drunk or under the influence of other chemicals? Is the regular driver’s life less important than the race drivers? (This is just a rhetoric question; no response is required or provided).

The road use cages are no different than the racecar cages and come in two editions. The “half” cage which is usually enough to satisfy the safety requirements laid out for ordinary cars, and it’s just the rear part of the fame, and the full cage which is considered not only as a security enhancer, but also improves the overall appearance of the vehicle. Auto manufacturers may want to ponder over this, as the usual excuse for not installing a cage is that it will ruin the look of their cars. Fitting door bars and harnesses is a further upgrading.

A reasonably competent person can install all cages easily, as the frames are simply bolt in position and they all come with a fitting kit and instruction manual. The presence of a complete set of tools is also required and highly recommended.

The materials used to construct all mounts are of the highest standards and specifications. Cold drawn carbon steel (CDS) is the most common cost effective material used, while for added safety a compound called T45 is used, which has about twice the tensile strength of CDS, at about double the price. For non-structural applications electrically resistance welded mild steel is used. Whatever the material combination used, it must be effective against a roll-over that will apply to the outside of a vehicle 7.5 times its weight plus 75 Kg.

Exactly the same materials are used in the construction of the frames of sand rails (very light vehicles specifically designed to go through sandy terrain), where the safety requirements maybe even higher, because these vehicles actually have no coverage from a cabin.

When you have decided that the risk justifies fitting your car with an appropriate mount, or you have a son (or daughter) prone to racing and you want to minimize his risks by adding safety to his car, you will need to receive all the pertinent information on the subject. At that time you need to consider a few facts.

The European amateur racing scene is very limited to non-existent (it is even legally forbidden in some countries) and they do not have either the number or the kind of accidents of the U.S. How many high speed chases have you seen in European cities? To cope with these facts the American companies have developed both ample research on the correct construction of roll cages and plenty of expertise in manufacturing them to very high standards.

Therefore, if you are looking to fit any car either with a half or a full roll cage, for any reason, it is highly advisable to seek the advice and experience offered by American companies, either for buying a readymade one, or having one custom made to suit your exact needs like the ones Steel Partners make.

Full Land Rover Defender external roll cage

Full Land Rover Defender external roll cage
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Roll cage

Ford Fiesta 1.6 Roll cage
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Standard bolt-in Roll Cage to transform any vehicle to a racing one

Standard bolt-in Roll Cage to transform any vehicle to a racing one
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Bolt-in cage for muscle cars

Bolt-in cage for muscle cars
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Sand Rail Skeleton

Sand rail skeleton
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