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PostSubject: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 8:03 pm

Not that I'm gonna do that anytime soon, but just wondering the pros and cons. Eat
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 8:21 pm

Hummm. Pros-
Lower CG.
Lower limb clearence.
Less lean into tree factor.
Don't have to open the garage-door as high.
Just plain looks better........ :D

Cons-
Might loose stock-headrests, depending on how you do it.
Might bump yer head. :drunken:
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 9:09 pm

I think it is a great idea. I would love to lower mine a few inchs. It would look a lot better and would help go under some trees.
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 9:26 pm

ridepate wrote:
Hummm. Pros-
Lower CG.
Lower limb clearence.
Less lean into tree factor.
Don't have to open the garage-door as high.
Just plain looks better........ :D

Cons-
Might loose stock-headrests, depending on how you do it.
Might bump yer head. :drunken:

pate has covered it all, however I have a speaker bar and would bump my head bad.....

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 9:39 pm

Yeah, I know the original headroom is high for a reason and I'd say that a harness setup would be mandatory for a lowered cage.
The cage in this vid looks lowered to me and if the guys had not had helmets on, well, brains (or maybe not) all over the pavement. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySat Jan 31, 2009 9:41 pm

I love that video. They just keep gong like nothing ever happen woo hoo

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 3:55 am

Hey DD...if it wasn't lowered before that stunt, then it sure was after WTF Lowering the Cage 13435
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 4:18 am

lowered mine 31/2 inches

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 6:00 am

Lowered mine by 3". ............with speaker boxes. Quagmire
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 9:01 am

I like the looks of a lowered cage, but I will never do it unless it is a super reinforced aftermarket cage. Right now it would not be an option because Marlee has her PRP seat and she sits up high. The lower clearance for limbs would be nice, but not sure if the payoff is worth the price.
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 10:30 am

Chainsaw "Good morning Mr. Tyler......going down ?" suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 3:44 pm

i cant decide on lowering mine or getting an aftermarket. im wanting to add additional bracing in spots as well as the down tubes into the bed but dont have access to a tubing bender.
but here is a great thread on chopping the stock cage 4". has the measurements and where to make the cuts.

http://www.rhinoforums.net/roll-cages-safety-equipment/20305-got-bored.html
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 7:44 pm

I believe the head clearnace may be an issue for some if the stock cage is lowered. "May" give you a little less protection in a roll. For sure, it would be a liability issue if anyone was hurt and a lawyer got involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 7:59 pm

I know I can not lower the stock on my Rhino. My helmet hits the cage too much already in rough riding. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 8:10 pm

roamerr wrote:
I know I can not lower the stock on my Rhino. My helmet hits the cage too much already in rough riding. scratch


Need harnesses Roameer.
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 8:18 pm

Need harnesses Roameer.

I have enough of a problem buckling the stock belt. I've watched friends with harnesses and will definitely get frustrated with that....
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 8:28 pm

roamerr wrote:
Need harnesses Roameer.

I have enough of a problem buckling the stock belt. I've watched friends with harnesses and will definitely get frustrated with that....

They are a real pain in the Butt in cold weather. The more clothes the more pain. However, I would not be with out them....

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 9:44 pm

Foxfire wrote:
Chainsaw "Good morning Mr. Tyler......going down ?" suspect

Only I got that one..................... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 9:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 9:50 pm

And I'm still waiting................................... Chainsaw
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptySun Feb 01, 2009 9:53 pm

10-4!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptyMon Feb 02, 2009 1:05 pm

Aerosmith.........
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptyMon Feb 02, 2009 10:39 pm

Aint a way in hell I could lower my cage unless I lowered the seats the same amount I could actually use a few inches more since the intstall of my speaker bar
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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptyMon Feb 02, 2009 11:17 pm

shawnley1222 wrote:
Aint a way in hell I could lower my cage unless I lowered the seats the same amount I could actually use a few inches more since the intstall of my speaker bar

Shawn,

Did you raise the speaker bar? I am no way near as tall as you and I would hit my helmet on the bar.

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PostSubject: Re: Lowering the Cage   Lowering the Cage EmptyMon Feb 02, 2009 11:39 pm

Nope I mounted id like it said but I have been thinking of flipping the brackets see if it would work
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