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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #13
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x4 on what was said.

If you look at that cage, there are no members which prevented it from folding side to side, which is what it did.

Triangles require a member to bend for a triangle to fold. So the strength is created by the structural member. Looking at that cage from the back, its like a big rectangle. All of your strength now is only in the joints.

An X-brace behind the rear seats would help and side-to-side integrity.

Its bent, yeah, but you would still have been fairly well protected by that.

Also, If you are looking for a strong cage, then ditch the stock parts, and have it all bent up from the same material.
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