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post #1 of 53 Old March 17th, 2019, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is everyone doing this

I know a lot of people say that the cage is a weak point in the rzr but for those of you who aren’t riding in the dunes are you still buying aftermarket cages?
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I think unless your just going to putt around the yard or roads and not really use it then your fine. I really think its the first real mod you should do when you have the funds. Its amazing how much stiffer the entire rzr is with just adding the cage. It takes the flex out of the chassis too.
After seeing them rolled, and actually being in one with a stock cage its the first thing I've done an every new one we get. Its a huge safety improvement and I think they handle much better, much less chassis flex. This is always a huge debate it seams.
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I think unless your just going to putt around the yard or roads and not really use it then your fine. I really think its the first real mod you should do when you have the funds. Its amazing how much stiffer the entire rzr is with just adding the cage. It takes the flex out of the chassis too.
After seeing them rolled, and actually being in one with a stock cage its the first thing I've done an every new one we get. Its a huge safety improvement and I think they handle much better, much less chassis flex. This is always a huge debate it seams.
Really..... even for general trail riding? Don’t get me wrong I plan on using it but we don’t have dunes in where I live so it strictly a trail machine. That being said what is everyone doing for aftermarket windshields and rear screens and roofs if you add an aftermarket cage?
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No, I think you'd be fine but remember even a slow off camber hill and you could roll down hill for a long ways. You'll get a lot of opinions of this. I know guys that have 5000 miles, ride like their nuts and have never rolled, ever. I know other people with under 300 miles, rolled in their yard and totaled their rzr. Its piece of mind, nothing more.
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No, I think you'd be fine but remember even a slow off camber hill and you could roll down hill for a long ways. You'll get a lot of opinions of this. I know guys that have 5000 miles, ride like their nuts and have never rolled, ever. I know other people with under 300 miles, rolled in their yard and totaled their rzr. Its piece of mind, nothing more.
How much do these cost to ship? Must be crazy no?
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Re: Is everyone doing this

My ProArmor with roof and light pocket was about $1650. From CA to KY.
Baja Cage with rear bumper. They have front and rear glass panels available.

As far as trail riding.
I’ve seen some crazy laying way down in the holler with A arms ripped off wadded up RZRs.
Have seen a 570 rolled over backwards on a steep hill.
A XP4 laid on its side going down a very steep and slippery hill.
Some have walked away fine and others have broken arms and ribs.
Some have encountered trees and such in the process.
You can’t always predict what’s coming around the next corner. Or what will be on the trail.
Hell I had a turkey ricochet off my windshield at about 30 MPH.
Glad I had that windshield.

And my nephew rolled their 900S 5 times at about 60MPH flying through a big wide open field and turning a little to quick to miss a woodchuck hole.
It was totaled. Thankfully he has in a 4 point harness. Stock cage did its job but it wasn’t pretty.
End of the day I like having a little more around me.
Including the intrusion bars up front.
You may find a local shop that can do a real nice job of beefing up your stock cage.







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No, I think you'd be fine but remember even a slow off camber hill and you could roll down hill for a long ways. You'll get a lot of opinions of this. I know guys that have 5000 miles, ride like their nuts and have never rolled, ever. I know other people with under 300 miles, rolled in their yard and totaled their rzr. Its piece of mind, nothing more.

Crazy!! Rolled in their yard!

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hahaha, I didn't name any names!! Its not the first time I've seen one doing this exact same thing.
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If you value your passengers life or your own life put a good cage and harness's on whatever RZR you buy. Factory roll cage is around .070-.080 wall tubing. To give you a idea of how thin that is most new cars and trucks have exhaust systems on them that are .060 thick. So I don't know about you but I want more than glorified exhaust pipe deciding if I live or die in the case I roll it or some other moron on the trail hits me. Just my 2 cents.
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You're fine Ride with stock cage if you want.

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I would definitely invest in harnesses though.
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Nowadays with rzrs and sxs's in general people are more worried about stereos, lighted whips, cooler mounts and blow off valves when the safety items are looked directly over. Just have a look on copart at wrecked rzrs. They fold like a empty Busch light can very easy. I have seen people flop a RZR in a yard and bend up a stock cage. You can buy a good quality cage made from .095 Dom with intrusion bars and roof for 1000-1200 dollars. I know people that literally spend more than that on the cooler they take on the riding trip.
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Re: Is everyone doing this

I'm puttin along the ole jeep road, round a blind corner comes flying head on a youth in a 30 year old pickup truck, I turn hard left into the brush and dirt bank to miss kissing bumpers with the Ford. The truck flys on by and I back out on the road and proceed my 15 mph trail ride.
BUT, . . . .
If I had turned right, I would have launched down a thirty foot cliff face to a granite ravine.
. . . Nah, I don't need a good cage, I only trail ride!
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My point exactly. If anything I would rather have a cage for "trail riding" than in the dunes. Sand is forgiving but rocks, cliffs and unsuspecting morons most certainly can put a damper in your life's plans with a stock cage. I'm not saying that with a good cage you won't get hurt but you have a much better chance of walking away or continuing your ride.
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Re: Is everyone doing this

I wish more aftermarket cage manufacturers would offer a poly rear window with passthroughs and mounts for retractable harnesses. That's the only reason I still have a stock cage
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