Thursday 21st October 2021

Improved protection - retrofitting with a roll cage

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A roll cage is an additional variant that provides more safety in the car. A roll cage is particularly used in racing series and ensures that in the event of an accident, there is less deformation of the vehicle, so the risk of injury decreases. But not only for motorsport there is the possibility to attach a roll cage. You can also equip your own car. The roll cage not only guarantees more safety but also significantly changes the look of the interior, which makes roll cages very popular in the tuning scene. If you want to equip your car with a roll cage, then of course you need to know what costs are coming to you.

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The purchase of the appropriate roll cage

There are simple models that make use of 500 to 600 Euro. These are relatively cheap and provide better driver protection. However, if you also want to enhance the look, then the purchase costs are much higher. For beautiful safety bars, which fit to your vehicle and are an eye-catcher, you have to spend between 1000 and 2000 Euro. However, these are only the pure acquisition costs. Now you have to install the components. If you are skilled in craftsmanship, then you can do it yourself. If this is not the case, you must contact an expert who will do the job for you. You can count on working hours between four and six hours, the costs of which you will bear. If you want to save money, then you can buy cheap roll cages that are not from a brand manufacturer. The differences are only marginal, which is why the purchase of no-name products offers.

What else do you need to pay attention to?

If there is an accident that affects the roll cage, repairing a roll cage is not a good idea. The forces created in the event of an impact lead to deformation and microcracks are also possible. These ensure reduced stability and are not immediately recognizable. Therefore, replacing the entire roll cage is a sensible idea. If the mounting flanges are not destroyed or broken, you can use them to reinstall a roll cage. This saves you money. If you choose to be installed by a professional, make sure that they have the necessary qualifications and think of a suitable one impact protection, In such a case, it is a good idea to entrust this task to a free workshop, a chain or a car manufacturer. These persons are liable for any errors or defects in the execution.

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The roll cage in the brand new BMW M8 GTE

Or as a variant for the Isofix attachment?

A clean "Show and shine"-Solution, complete without protective function, by the way, are roll bars for the Isofox attachment in the vehicle. But such parts are CAN'T permitted for motorsport and in the event of a possible Start of the race from the vehicle too remove. And if such a bracket is built in, no one is allowed on the Rear seat transported will. Such a bracket (like the Easofix club sport bar) is attached to the original Isofix points and is therefore not fixed with the body bolted or welded. He counts as charge and therefore does not have to be entered. Such a bracket is available in all variants. With Upwind, With H strut or with Double cross. The registration free Clubsport bracket Usually costs between 500-800 euros, depending on the design and coating. Pictures Easofix Club Sports Bar by K-custom in you GTi (MK8).

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