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#16 nicklouse

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:05 PM

Think I'll be getting some padding for the roll cage before the mini comes out of hibernation 

MSA regs say that we HAVE to apply padding any where there is a chance of body or HELMET coming into contact with the cage.

 

and then there are the arseholes that fit the bolt in from the outside and the nuts on the inside just cause it is easier. not far from the drivers temple.



#17 JDImini

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

 

Think I'll be getting some padding for the roll cage before the mini comes out of hibernation 

MSA regs say that we HAVE to apply padding any where there is a chance of body or HELMET coming into contact with the cage.

 

and then there are the arseholes that fit the bolt in from the outside and the nuts on the inside just cause it is easier. not far from the drivers temple.

 

Umm good point, need to check the bolts



#18 nicklouse

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

 

 

Think I'll be getting some padding for the roll cage before the mini comes out of hibernation 

MSA regs say that we HAVE to apply padding any where there is a chance of body or HELMET coming into contact with the cage.

 

and then there are the arseholes that fit the bolt in from the outside and the nuts on the inside just cause it is easier. not far from the drivers temple.

 

Umm good point, need to check the bolts

 

make nice holes in helmets as well.



#19 Curley

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Posted Yesterday, 12:32 AM

 

 

 

Think I'll be getting some padding for the roll cage before the mini comes out of hibernation 

MSA regs say that we HAVE to apply padding any where there is a chance of body or HELMET coming into contact with the cage.

 

and then there are the arseholes that fit the bolt in from the outside and the nuts on the inside just cause it is easier. not far from the drivers temple.

 

Umm good point, need to check the bolts

 

make nice holes in helmets as well.

 

Think of what happened to Schumacher. He had a helmet mounted GoPro attached to his helmet which caused a point load to the helmet in a way it was not designed for.


Edited by Curley, Yesterday, 12:41 AM.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:39 AM

 

 

 

 

Think I'll be getting some padding for the roll cage before the mini comes out of hibernation 

MSA regs say that we HAVE to apply padding any where there is a chance of body or HELMET coming into contact with the cage.

 

and then there are the arseholes that fit the bolt in from the outside and the nuts on the inside just cause it is easier. not far from the drivers temple.

 

Umm good point, need to check the bolts

 

make nice holes in helmets as well.

 

Think of what happened to Schumacher. He has a helmet mounted GoPro attached to his helmet which caused a point load to the helmet in a way it was not designed for.

 

exactly

 

and a rollcage is not designed to be any good in a RTA.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:33 PM

Yup.. no point in having a roll cage in any car, thats why they are banned in all forms of motorsport including rally.

I’ve got one in my mini shell that’s got full bars and diagonals. It even ties in to the subframe mounting areas. It’s seamless approved tubing. Deffinately going to take it out now as there’s no way in any form of crash or rollover that this will help save me. It’s just gonna help my shell collapse in around me.

What a waste of money.. (joke)

If you want to fit a cage.. do it. It’s your car for you to enjoy as you see fit.. Just make sure to do your homework on padding and suitability. Insurance companies may not approve as there’s a thought that you’ll drive harder or take more risks with the perceived extra safety a cage may offer.

Some “look” at me type cages like the alloy half rear cage that was about at one time will NOT help you in a crash.. they may actually make things much worse.

A decent well fitted cage of correct type can be life saver in the right situation. Even if you just want the “look” of a cage please make sure it’s of high quality tubing thats seamless and up to the job.

Edited by Mrplastic, Yesterday, 05:35 PM.


#22 Bobbins

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Posted Yesterday, 08:46 PM

Yup.. no point in having a roll cage in any car, thats why they are banned in all forms of motorsport including rally.

I’ve got one in my mini shell that’s got full bars and diagonals. It even ties in to the subframe mounting areas. It’s seamless approved tubing. Deffinately going to take it out now as there’s no way in any form of crash or rollover that this will help save me. It’s just gonna help my shell collapse in around me.

What a waste of money.. (joke)

If you want to fit a cage.. do it. It’s your car for you to enjoy as you see fit.. Just make sure to do your homework on padding and suitability. Insurance companies may not approve as there’s a thought that you’ll drive harder or take more risks with the perceived extra safety a cage may offer.

Some “look” at me type cages like the alloy half rear cage that was about at one time will NOT help you in a crash.. they may actually make things much worse.

A decent well fitted cage of correct type can be life saver in the right situation. Even if you just want the “look” of a cage please make sure it’s of high quality tubing thats seamless and up to the job.


Pretty obvious you've not actually considered any of the reasons not to drive with a cage and no helmet. Ho hum.

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Posted Today, 12:24 AM

Yup.. no point in having a roll cage in any car, thats why they are banned in all forms of motorsport including rally.

 

Sorry, can I double check I read that right. Are you stating roll cages - or to give them there correct name a safety cage - are banned in all forms of motorsport? Or are we talking about cages in standard road cars?



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Posted Today, 12:37 AM

Yup.. no point in having a roll cage in any car, thats why they are banned in all forms of motorsport including rally.

 
Sorry, can I double check I read that right. Are you stating roll cages - or to give them there correct name a safety cage - are banned in all forms of motorsport? Or are we talking about cages in standard road cars?

It’s a joke lol




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