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Offline RedJeepster1

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Should I cage my Jeep?
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:47:36 PM »
Good example of why I plan to put a cage in the XJ before I do anything crazy with it. Fortunately it looks like all these guys walked away (and then most of them drove away, which is pretty crazy)

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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 01:58:53 PM »
I just think you XJ people may be touched in the head...
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 02:03:45 PM »
I guess the first thing is that it can always help. It could rollover on the road, and it could help you.

I know an exocage is not for everyone, but on New England trail with trees, it can really protect the glass and sheet metal.

I would probably do a hybrid if I built another XJ. Inside cage to protect the passengers and something like the Olympic Top hat (like I had on my XJ) to protect the drip rail area at least.

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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 02:04:08 PM »
I just think you XJ people may be touched in the head...
really
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:34:01 PM »
Saw a kid on FB the other day that pancaked his
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:03:25 PM »
detour would slip tube down the a pillar
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 07:22:35 PM »
definitely cage it.

if an XJ rolls it simply pancakes the entire thing
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 07:31:16 PM »
definitely cage it.

if an XJ rolls it simply pancakes the entire thing
well, no it doesn't.   been there, done that.  I have also flopped in a tj and it was never the same.

every event is unique and some things work better than others.    we have seen more people die in small accidents because they didn't have a belt on than anything. the amount of times that a rig with a full cage was really needed has been tiny. 

I would bet more people die from doing stupid shit while drunk on wheeling weekend than the actual wheeling part
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 07:57:42 PM »
any video I've seen of an XJ roll over its completely flattened the roof. If it flops on its side then it won't be as bad but a rollover is no Bueno.

Cage it.
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 08:09:52 PM »
Right,  how many post a vid where everything was ok.......   
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 09:16:02 PM »
Right,  how many post a vid where everything was ok.......   

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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 05:14:50 AM »
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I just think you XJ people may be touched in the head...
They wheel better that pile that you are driving.

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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 11:28:03 AM »
Built XJ's without a cage that have been rolled are the best deals around.  The last one I bought had along arm, new 36" Swampers, 44 front, 8.8 year Locked F/R, 4.56's and I picked it up for under 2K
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 02:53:28 PM »
Right,  how many post a vid where everything was ok.......   

I'm confused, are you saying a cage isn't necessary?
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 03:02:49 PM »
I put my xj on both sides a few times.  broken well lets just say it was all bashed up.  necessary, no.  smart, yes.    out west I would say its necessary.  More people have died falling out of a tj in flat areas than have died because the roof caved when they rolled their xj
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 03:57:53 PM »
Just go ahead and cage it.  Spend as much money on a $500 Jeep as possible!  You can put $10k into a Cherokee and it will still only be worth $2500 at the most! :rotflmao:
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 03:59:02 PM »
isnt that true about all jeeps
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 04:00:21 PM »
If that is so, I'll give you $2500 for your Jeep tomorrow! :mrgreen:
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 05:37:18 PM »
If that is so, I'll give you $2500 for your Jeep tomorrow! :mrgreen:

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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »
Do a stupid ass cage with  1/32 wall square tubing and then sell it on Facebook for 15k
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 06:34:51 PM »
Worst I ever did was knock three door handles on trees in 200 yards.  That was a tight trail.  Had to take one door panel off to kick the door out.  Window wouldnt roll up all the way.
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2017, 07:04:50 PM »



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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 07:33:08 PM »
Hahahaha that's an awesome way to sell it
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Re: Should I cage my Jeep?
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2017, 06:34:12 AM »
One thing that I can think of with an exo-cage is that some of the trails we go on are full of trees and getting an even wider vehicle through would be challenging. However, since I flopped, I will say that I am glad we had a cage on the outside to protect some of the jeep.

Even if you paid $5 for the jeep, it's what matters most to you. We are not in a club with or own high end sports cars that are only driven 5 times a year because they are worth $$$$$$. We are all here to drive our jeeps. Sometimes they get dirty, broken, dinged up, etc. That is all part of the fun.

So if you want to put a cage on it. Do it. Who cares what other people think.
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