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Old 01-24-2004, 07:22 PM   #1
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I was just looking at some pics on another thread here that showed many bonnies badly damaged. I noticed that some of them had rolled over. It might just me be, but i would pay the extra 500 or so bucks it would cost to put in a modest roll cage. You have a 1 in 3 chance of being seriously injured in a car accident. I think big steps have been made with safty, but take a look at stock car racing.. and the stuff that happens to them. I know it'* not plausable to do the same types of safty modifications, but i think a roll cage would be a good start.
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That'* a custom job. It'* going to cost a fortune. Plus, wouldn't it get in the way alot?
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I was thinking the same thing back when i was driving the 87, I mocked it up with smaller pipe to see if it was plausible and i would still be able to drive normally. But i wasn't it got in the way alot, it would have to be pretty, and it'* expensive, the lowest price i got was more than i have tied up in both cars.... Like 2k or so
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I have thought about this also, and I think it is very do able. It wouldn't cost much money for the car companies to put it in the cars since it would be part of the body and frame they already build, and I think the consumers would be willing to pay the extra money for the added safety. I also think if it is done right it won't get in the way. We don't need roll cages like they have in NASCAR, because I would hope most consumers don't go 200mph, a large majority of them would never see more than 80mph. I think they could easily put in some sort of roll cage and just make the door panels a litle bigger, and the pillars a little bigger, and such, and the consumer would hardly notice it in the car.

Thats just my opinion.

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That would be great from the factory. I don't know about aftermarket though.


They should just make cars like they did in the 40'* and 50'*. Those were tanks.
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dont cars faster than 11.9 require them??
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dont cars faster than 11.9 require them??
Cars faster than 12.000 seconds are required to have a roll bar. (meaning if you run an 11.999 you better have one) I think it is cars faster than 11.000 that are required to have a roll cage. Some tracks don't requre a roll bar unless the car is faster than 11.500, but for most it is 12.000.

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Yeah.. i wasn't talking about putting one in my car. i know that is implausable. I just think for a small amount a lot could be done in roll over safty. Especailly with suvs. I mean all you would really need is a couple of good sturdy roll bars for an suv. I know they have some rollover protection as do most all cars. but more would be nice.
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H body bonneville'* are Tanks. not sure about those tiny G bodies. If you need a roll bar, you're doubling the speed limit likely.
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