How to Install Your New Roll Cage Tubing How to Install Your New Roll Cage Tubing
Roll cage tubing is something that is necessary to have if your car does not already have one. It is to prevent serious injury in the event of a rollover accident. It is a good idea to get one that is a bolt-in type of kit if you do not have experience in welding.
Step 1 – Prepare Vehicle
The first thing that you are going to need to do is get your vehicle put onto a surface that is completely level. You will then need to have it turned off. Make sure that it is not in a gear where it can easily be rolled. It is a good idea to put something in front of the wheels to ensure that they do not roll. Park your vehicle in a location where you can easily get to every side of it. Make sure that there is a lot of clearance so that your doors can be opened as wide as they can be.
Step 2 – Accessory and Seat Removal
You are now ready to remove at least the front seats as well as seat cushions. It is a good idea for you to also take off any accessories or equipment that may get in the way of the areas that you will need to be working on. Read the instructions of the kit as well as the owner’s manual of your vehicle to know what needs to be removed and how exactly to remove it.
Step 3 – Installation
Whenever you are installing the cage, make sure that you follow the instructions carefully. Each type of roll cage is different and you will need to make sure that you install it properly so that it can work the way that it should. It is typically easier to guide the roll cage into your vehicle from the passenger side. However, this is something that can be done from either side of your vehicle.
Step 4 – Ensure Fit
Continue to follow the instructions carefully so that you can get the rear braces installed. You may need to cut or trim some of the areas so that you can make sure that there is a completely solid fit. You will then need to get the bar positioned and pushed back as far as you can get it to go.
Step 5 – Base
You will need to pay attention to where the base or the feet of your roll bar tubing is. Make sure that you mark these spots and then completely remove your sound insulation from each of these locations.
Step 6 – Finish Up
Make sure that everything is fitting the way that it should and is secured. You will then need to get bolt holes drilled so the installation of the tubing bolts can take place. Make sure that you do not drill through fuel or brake lines. Tighten the backing plates and bolt supporters before installing the bolts. Make sure that the doors can open and shut completely.