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    1. #1
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      RideTech's TigerCage opinions

      I'm interested in knowing if anyone has personal experience with ridetech's TigerCage product AND/OR opinions of this product.



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      installed one, (for some one else) great looking product, great fit, I dig the fact you can build it a little at a time, just seems a little pricey(for me), but that's my opinion

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      Well... you can mount shoulder harnesses to it... and, that's about all it's good for.

      This subject was 'discussed' on another site... Linky

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      I have on in the Fairlane and I wouldn't have any other cage!! The Tiger cage quality , looks and functionality is what I like. Another advantage, I can take out the shoulder harness cross bar for my kids so I can use my back seat. Furthermore, the ease of getting in and out of the seats with the door side bars staying low and contouring to the seats. Quality, the welds and brushed stainless are show quality!!

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      Well I have seen a car in a roll over wreck of pretty bad sorts with a Tiger Cage and it sure took the abuse better than some weld ins I have seen. Saved guys life and his wife and daughters.
      I get any good pic ill post them up.
      Lee Abel
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      Quote Originally Posted by chicane67 View Post
      Well... you can mount shoulder harnesses to it... and, that's about all it's good for.

      This subject was 'discussed' on another site... Linky
      In your opinion, which is no more nor less valid than the people who posted before and after you.

      I've seen them and have a couple componenets (which I ended up not using for reasons totally unrelated to whether or not it's a good product). The quality is very good and it's well thought out. It has its pros and cons. It would be helpful to understand what purpose you have in mind for it
      '66 GTO Vert Project "Red Ink", 462ci of stroked pontiac power, TKO600, SC&C Stg II+, Tubular lowers, Currectrac Rear suspension, Moser 12bolt w/Truetrack, Wilwood Master and discs all around, too much fun for words...

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      A properly designed bolted interface can be just as robust as a weldment, but it does increase complexity with respect to design and manufacture whereas a weldment requires a skilled fabricator.

      The inherent complexity of bolted joint design is reflected in the higher price of the Tiger Cage but on the other hand it's relatively easy to install and remove.

      It's entirely possible the bolted interfaces on the Tiger Cage could be as robust as a weldment, but as an engineer I'd want some sort of proof of this or certification by a sanctioning body. I'd really like to see Ride Tech get this product certified for use in SCCA, NASA, or NHRA as an equivalent alternative to a welded design.

      It's a unique product and I am curious to see the results of some sort of engineering effort whether it be destructive testing, bolted joint analysis, hand calcs, or FEA comparing it to traditional welded designs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JohnUlaszek View Post
      A properly designed bolted interface can be just as robust as a weldment, but it does increase complexity with respect to design and manufacture whereas a weldment requires a skilled fabricator.

      The inherent complexity of bolted joint design is reflected in the higher price of the Tiger Cage but on the other hand it's relatively easy to install and remove.

      It's entirely possible the bolted interfaces on the Tiger Cage could be as robust as a weldment but as an engineer I'd want some sort of proof of this or certification by a sanctioning body. I'd really like to see Ride Tech get this product certified for use in SCCA, NASA, or NHRA as an equivalent alternative to a welded design.
      Agreed.

      I hear this all the time with engineers I work along side(i'm an industrial designer)... bolted applications can be just as/stronger than welded applications (not limited too cages).... I've discussed this topic recently because Im looking for a rear suspension setup for my father's 67 camaro... most of thier concerns (the engineers) is welding new metal to 40 y/o metal... You can do it, but its not as easy as people think. Most of them are suggesting I go with a bolt in setup...

      Back to the topic, I've seen one tiger cage before.. really nice quality, if it gets a certification, I'd push my father to get one for his camaro.

      -Sean

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      Ok, so if you (me) want a cage for some track events with 5 pt harness but also be able to put your family in the car and drive safely on the street without a helmet is this the best choice?

      Anyone have any idea how long to install and remove after all the mounting plates have been installed?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ErikLS2 View Post
      Ok, so if you (me) want a cage for some track events with 5 pt harness but also be able to put your family in the car and drive safely on the street without a helmet is this the best choice?

      Anyone have any idea how long to install and remove after all the mounting plates have been installed?
      Pick one or the other IMO. No way it's safe to put your kids in the back seat of a car with any type of roll bar. These back seats are tiny and the roll bar just makes it useless.
      Todd

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      I think he's saying that he would remove the setup for other than track events and is asking how much trouble it is to install/remove it once the mounting brackets are installed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by wmhjr View Post
      I think he's saying that he would remove the setup for other than track events and is asking how much trouble it is to install/remove it once the mounting brackets are installed.
      That's what I was asking, yes. It looks like it can be removed relatively quickly. Wondering if that harness bar goes up high enough to put the belts at the correct angle, the website shows it at the bottom.
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      Erik, I adapted a tiger cage harness bar to my existing cage. They can definitely do it....
      Todd

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      Quote Originally Posted by JohnUlaszek View Post
      A properly designed bolted interface can be just as robust as a weldment, but it does increase complexity with respect to design and manufacture whereas a weldment requires a skilled fabricator.

      The inherent complexity of bolted joint design is reflected in the higher price of the Tiger Cage but on the other hand it's relatively easy to install and remove.

      It's entirely possible the bolted interfaces on the Tiger Cage could be as robust as a weldment, but as an engineer I'd want some sort of proof of this or certification by a sanctioning body. I'd really like to see Ride Tech get this product certified for use in SCCA, NASA, or NHRA as an equivalent alternative to a welded design.

      It's a unique product and I am curious to see the results of some sort of engineering effort whether it be destructive testing, bolted joint analysis, hand calcs, or FEA comparing it to traditional welded designs.
      I agree! I'm interested in the Tiger Cage but I also need a bar that can be certified.
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      Its a Start,,,

      The East Coast Timing Association has certified the TigerCage for speeds up to 175 mph on its high speed course.
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      i bought a used tigercage but the door bars seem to be to long,if anyone has a 12st gen camaro would you measure the bottom bar at its longest points please and send it to me, ridetech tech support has been trying for a week to get me the info,i was about to order a bunch more stuff from them but ill have to mull it over now this...if you get me a close number within an in will suffice 832-309-4791

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      Quote Originally Posted by tigerhays View Post
      i bought a used tigercage but the door bars seem to be to long,if anyone has a 12st gen camaro would you measure the bottom bar at its longest points please and send it to me, ridetech tech support has been trying for a week to get me the info,i was about to order a bunch more stuff from them but ill have to mull it over now this...if you get me a close number within an in will suffice 832-309-4791
      I just installed one in my 67 Camaro a couple weeks ago. Fit was perfect in every way. I'm on a business trip until Saturday but I can take some measurements for you when I get home if you still need it.
      Hope you get it sorted out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tigerhays View Post
      i bought a used tigercage but the door bars seem to be to long,if anyone has a 12st gen camaro would you measure the bottom bar at its longest points please and send it to me, ridetech tech support has been trying for a week to get me the info,i was about to order a bunch more stuff from them but ill have to mull it over now this...if you get me a close number within an in will suffice 832-309-4791
      Who are you working with here? I'll get with them and see what they've found. To me, it sounds like you were sold a pair of door bars that aren't for the first gen. All of those pieces are built in a jig, not to mention that they're pretty specific to each car and are quite a bit different from one another.


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      This is probably the easiest number you could use to check the door bars you have.

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