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How much does a cage cost? Installed and complete buy a shop? Rough estimates what you guys pay?
 

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I had a shop install an Art Morrison 8 pt cage with alston swingouts and a removable backbrace for easy access to the back seat. mild steel mig welded, i paid $1400. I was never happy with the fit and the welds.:(:mad:

I recently cut the cage out and had a chrome moly 10 point custom bent cage installed all tig welded. just over $3000. I am fully happy this time around even though my wallet is a little thin these days.:D
 

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BTW, pull out ALL interior your self to save money and potential damage.
 

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Well i want a cage were i can still have all my stock interoir and still have the protection of a cage. Maby with swing out bars, Do swing out bars take away from the cage structure
 

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Well i want a cage were i can still have all my stock interoir and still have the protection of a cage. Maby with swing out bars, Do swing out bars take away from the cage structure
They will protect you from a side impact as well as welded diagonal bars, but you loose pretty much all torsional ridigity, as they are basically on hinges.
 

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ok sweet. Looks sturdy to me:yes: now I need to find a shops around my area to get quotes. Definely want to get it painted and beable to put carpet in their
 

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Learn from my mistakes, don't just go with the best price. Look at cars at car shows or at the track, and you will see that no 2 cages are the same. Look at the difference between a mig welded cage and a tig welded cage. Tig welds look much nicer but also cost more. Look at the difference between a pre-bent and a custom bent cage. Look at how well fit the cage is in the car, and how well fit the tubes are to each other, and how even side to side the gaps are from the cage to the body. There are many levels of craftmanship out there, my first cage was a level 3 at best and my current cage is a level 10 IMO. I had to spend alot more for my second cage but it is a chromemoly, custom bent and tig welded cage. Find out what you like best and where it was done at. Lastly, swingouts are nice and convient but for me they were a PIA. I am much happier with no swingouts and my car is much stronger because of it.
 

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Yes i learned in everthing you do get what you pay for. Well I do have Hotckis subframe conectors i be installing soon so ill get alot of torsional rigitity from those to. Ya im going to the drags this weeked im going to star asking questions and looking to see what i like.
 

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hey bigbad since your from nor cal you should just have chris alston install you cage im sure he is a little drive for you he is located in sacromento somewhere :yes: imo i like his cages they have the best fittment you cant even tell there in the car the fit pretty flush with car
 

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hey bigbad since your from nor cal you should just have chris alston install you cage im sure he is a little drive for you he is located in sacromento somewhere :yes: imo i like his cages they have the best fittment you cant even tell there in the car the fit pretty flush with car
Yeah well im moving to Idaho in 2 months plus it will be a little while before ill have money for a cage its all in time. Being a student moeny takes a while to build up.
 

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thats true good luck in idaho :yes:
Ya thanks ill be up here doing college doing a autobody class. class goes from 730-3:eek: one class! It will be nice my dad has a 3 car garage and i got a daily driver so the nova will be getting alot of love:D
 

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And no one posted pics!:eek::turn:
 
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