View Full Version : new exo

10-25-2006, 12:36 AM
thanks to the guys at alsek for a kickass cage/bumpers in record time.



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10-25-2006, 12:45 AM
wat that cage run u???? if u dont mind me asking thinking about one for my sammy

10-25-2006, 08:41 AM
Sweet looking cage! You might want to add one more brace higher up on that stinger.....I bent mine last weekend because I was too lazy to brace it a bit more.

sj-x 500
10-25-2006, 11:18 AM
that looks fucking awesome!

how muchy :D

10-25-2006, 11:49 AM
you think theres enough bracing in that to take a hard roll?

sj-x 500
10-25-2006, 01:20 PM
flop yes. roll... hard to say. exo's are bad for that, can't run the proper bracing from side to side without a hole saw and no fear of a draft in the cab

10-25-2006, 03:26 PM
looking good, the stinger looks a bit too big tho

10-25-2006, 08:39 PM
flop yes. roll... hard to say. exo's are bad for that, can't run the proper bracing from side to side without a hole saw and no fear of a draft in the cab

exactly. I always get asked that. I build exo's for primarily body protection. They will protect in a slow to medium roll over. Lets face it, most of us arnt driving racecars hitting obstacles at 100mph. An exocage will never be a strong as an internal rollcage. You cant run 'x' bracing unless you are gonna cut up the body and make holes everywhere. Not to mention blocking side and rear doors.

Most exo's ive seen all have the same amount of mounting; front bumper tie-ins, slider tie-ins, and rear bumper tie-ins. So at the most you are looking at 12 points to the frame. All of which are near the bottom of the cage. There is seldom any supports in the top half of the cage. So it doesnt really matter how much tubing is in the top of the cage, it is still only supported at the same 12 lower points with minimal horizontal support.

Im my opinion, the best way to strengthen any exo (other than running x braces through the cab), would be to attatch it to the upper body along the roof line at minimum 6 points (3 per side) thus tying it into the body and adding upper support.

10-25-2006, 08:41 PM
on a side note, i would still like to add a bit more tube in the roof area.

sj-x 500
10-25-2006, 10:18 PM
my personal favorite cage design. internal 6 point, with roof sliders.

from this point i would like to see a lil more protection around the fenders etc...

10-25-2006, 10:28 PM
nice wheels

10-25-2006, 10:38 PM
i saw that zuk. it was on zukicrawlers, i think

sj-x 500
10-25-2006, 10:48 PM
it was on pirate, blueballs is his user name, it has it's own thread, lots of slick lil peices done on it like the plastic skid plates, winch remotes in the dash, fuel cell... blah blah blah... very nice rig

10-25-2006, 10:54 PM
thats how we were gonna chop steves, but he needs it to be street legal for now.

10-26-2006, 05:20 PM
i think we should do that to mine, as its not guna be street driven for long....

10-26-2006, 06:29 PM
how the hell can you afford a new truck and that

10-26-2006, 06:33 PM
new truck and what???

10-26-2006, 10:18 PM
all the work needed to do that on your sammi...

10-26-2006, 10:43 PM
all in time..... all in time.

10-27-2006, 05:35 PM
now to have to "update" your sig picture there dave