I didn`t think cages were legal on the street, it`s a catch 22, because once you`re locked up, you`ll also need a seat and straps. All of these items have a time limit and must be replaced as soon as expiration dates arrive. According to Chris Platt of Safety Devices International, there are three different C-arm customers. The main group has dedicated race cars. These cars are dismantled before the cage is installed and towed to the track without exception. The second group of buyers are enthusiasts who intend to pursue their car but cannot afford to perform a complete build at once. These cars tend to stay on the road longer and often have half-cages as opposed to a front bar setup. The last group is made up of customers who simply want to give their vehicle a sportier look and often opt for half-cages. According to Platt, these cars retain most of their interiors, including trim, seats, and belts. Amateurs may not know that a safety cage can deform in the event of an accident.
When the impact of an impact descends along the load path of the cage, the rods are designed to absorb as much impact as possible. Tubes can bend when the welded joints are at eye level. That`s why companies like Safety Devices International undergo extensive destructive testing to make sure the design works as intended. This is also why Platt doesn`t recommend tackling your own cage construction, although he did note that pre-folded kits on the market are better than alone. However, be careful with the welds you make when going down this route, as basic welding skills are not enough to make a safe cage. You can actually accidentally make the thing too strong, which can cause the sticks to become huge spears inside you. Not exactly sure, helmet or not. I have a Bond safety cage with a fixed Marsh back seat. I also have both the standard seat belt and a 4-point seat belt, mainly because it makes it much easier to get in and out of the car when you`re not on the track (it`s CH registered), although I haven`t been to events in a few years. In Vic, they are legal as long as they abide by Vicroads policies (see link I posted). Each replacement seat installed in the car must comply with ADR, and the same applies to seat belts, and you cannot use standard seat belt attachment points to secure the cage.
For race days, opt for the roll bar frame/or a 4-point or something small to protect your head. Plus, these Jegs cages look nice, reasonably priced, but shipping would kill that. Any other links or what you found?? Without additional safety considerations, a cage can make your car more dangerous. This position seems extreme for people who regularly drive their race cars on the road. But the legality of riding with a helmet is questionable in most places, and many riders don`t properly tighten their race belts for road driving. While you may think it`s okay as long as your head releases the bars of your cage while you`re sitting, Platt strongly disagrees. This approach works here too, but only until a road conversation with the law gives you a yellow sticker. This degenerates into a red sticker because of the cage, and then it`s a one-way ticket to a limited rally registration, where you can only drive at events or for tuning purposes. I understand that only full cages (6 points) were affected by the rules, as this is not allowed. I think the 4-point half-cages (all the bars behind the B-pillar) are still good. The main thing is that your head cannot come into contact with any part of the cage.
This effectively means that you have to remove the front tires from each cage, as there is no way to have a cage in the front that is not near your head. If it`s used for an occasional track day and a regular rider, I personally wouldn`t worry about the cage and spend the money on the best suspension and brake parts you can afford. Keep in mind that steel cages for CAMS purposes are now mandatory for everything except club sprints (if that hasn`t changed too). The only exception is if the alloy roll bar was registered before the rule change, several years ago. Of course, this only matters if you plan to run. According to the new safety rules, vehicles arriving after 1. January 2008, for the quarter mile without roll bar as fast as 10.00 seconds and as fast as 140 mph (225.30 km/h) (whichever is lower). After all, I have experience with “kits”, not rolling cages, and if IKEA is not written on them, be prepared to do some customization yourself (1) Does anyone have a half-cage that matches their January 2000 technical bulletin 28 on roll bars and cages? Was it necessary to provide specific installation dates? What can you say that your roll bar was not installed in 2000-2007 in accordance with the more generous Bullitin 28 and not recently in accordance with the much more demanding rules and regulations of 2011? The biggest problem you`ll have to comply with motorsport regulations is certification for CAMS.
CAMS needs the cage to be FIA compliant. The U.S. operates by its own rules, so I seriously doubt that the cage you got can be certified for the use of CAMS. There is also the problem of obtaining the documentation that CAMS needs to certify the cage and that the materials used are appropriate. I talked to a few people and the numbers I got were $2.5 to $3,000 for a full weld in the cage with no extension to the front behind the firewall. nor to talk to workshops – the figures above are only from people I know. Well, it still seems a bit pricey, so I looked for ready-made ones and found the following: I just called Brown Davis.