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Old 12-28-2004, 07:20 PM
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Er,

I haven't even started my Savage yet, but as a preliminary procedure I opted to protect my investment and purchased a nice cage and skid plates.

So has anyone here actually purchased and installed this item? I've read all sorts of posts here where people claim it to be the most superior of the cages, but they've never come out and stated they own one.

So please be so kind as to inform me of your first hand learning highlights.

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Old 12-29-2004, 03:03 AM
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Hello,

I have the RC cage and love it.. You have to do some minor dremel work to the bulkheads and
such but the directions are quite easy to figure out.. Here's a pic of mine installed and with a
SUV lid on it...

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Old 12-29-2004, 12:01 PM
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Thanks.

Last night I disassembled my truck to install the reverse module. Now that it's apart is there anything else I may wish to do while in there?

More specifically I was wondering how much destruction was required for the installation of the cage? Will I have to break the car back down to do the job, I'm guessing not, but why eat a grain of rice at a time with a fork...?
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Old 12-29-2004, 01:12 PM
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Just my experience-

If you don't beef up your diffs now, plan on replacing/rebuilding them in the next couple of months. I trashed my rear diff when the steel pins wore into the plastic Diff cups. The front one was almost ready to go out as well. This happened during my 2nd gallon of fuel. As soon as the plastic cups wear out, the gears come out of mesh and shred themselves. If you want to save some $, get some aluminum Diff Cups ASAP and do the four gear spider mod. This will require you to disassemble 75% of the truck but you wont loose a day at the track due to diff failure and you wont have to replace parts so soon. Other spare parts to keep on hand: Upper and lower A-arms, antenna tubes, extra spur gears, and maybe a fuel tank.
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:51 AM
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Negative on the breakdown. The only thing you have to do to install the cage is remove the roll bar handle and the front and rear bumper supports. Everything else can be done with the truck assembled. You will need a file or a hobby knife (I used a grinding wheel but that's a little extreme for the beginner) to make the mods on the bumper supports. Take a look at my gallery for some in depth pics.
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Old 01-02-2005, 07:32 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:02 PM
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Here is my show truck in Chrome. I race with alot of guys who use them. I've seen them help alot, and I've seen them fail after horrible crashes.

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:27 PM
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Hi guys

Where can i find one of these rollcages............but as im in the UK a shop here would be better but not a must.

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you can get them from www.rchopups.co.uk but DONT BUY IT! I bent mine on the first day.
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Old 01-08-2005, 03:21 PM
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Well thanks for the advice............how did u bend yours ??

Ive seen some bad pics after a crash but they must have saved your motor..........
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:41 PM
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The entire point of having one of these is that it gets beat up and not the rest of your rig.

I oredered mine from zonecentral.org

Not so much of a good place. I bought online and it took them over a week to ship, further more they never sent any sort of confirmation after I payed.

But never the less it's expected here today. BTW: They do have good prices.
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id rather buy a new cooling head than buy another one for £100! any way the whole cage shifted forward, how i dont know and was a pain in the ***** to re fit so i didnt bother , plus the bars going side ways on the cage folded about 10 degrees forward! oh well thats whats ebays for!!!
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Quick update:

The cage arrived today and snapped right together. The bulkheads were no big deal.

But the side mount for the cage crowds my pipe, I may end up laying a grommet in a few positions to stave off any vibrations and erosion.

But what did suck, my new 3 piece skid plate wouldn't adapt to my stock bumpers. Looks like I get to buy a new set of those now. THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU!!!!
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Default RE: Another RC Solutions Roll Cage thread

Thanks guys..........good comments there.

I ask because ive seen some pics of an engine broke in 2 pieces because of a crash (must have been hard) but the cage may have stoped that.
Im not to worried about scratching the head etc just stop major damage as this truck is going to get some serious air.

Many Thanks Again
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:56 AM
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Does anybody happen know what body's will fit on the cage?

Mainly I'm considering the Bronco or Escalade Body, but will they fit with out major modifications?

Here's the Edit:

I rediscovered the pic of the Escalade Body, but did you need to get the raised body fork for the front?

My Savage only came with one extended, And I'm using on the rear, my ride is kind of a man hole sniffer at the moment.
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So long as it's not a car body like the charger or possibly even the Peterbuilt (it doesn't look like it will fit), you should have no problems cutting the body to fit. One of the nice things about the rcc cage is that the body mounts are no longer needed. The body mounts right to the cage. Pickup bodies and the escalade ext (avalanche) body will have to be cut out in the bed area. Van and SUV bodies will go on without modification.
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:58 PM
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Here's another one.
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ORIGINAL: Vortec_Rat

The body mounts right to the cage.
That just about answers it, thanks!
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Yeah guys i must admit...........it looks cool

I just carnt justify spending almost half the cost of the truck on an accessory. JMO

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Yeah guys i must admit...........it looks cool

I just carnt justify spending almost half the cost of the truck on an accessory. JMO

cheers

Every RC I've owned has always cost me at least three times the original purchase price.

Whether it's repairs or upgrades, it's going to cost money.

I actually spent $100 on this to <i>save</i> money in the long run.

All a matter of opinion though, and yes it does look cool. (heavier than a mother&^&*^ though)
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: Vortec_Rat

Here's another one.
Hey rat, what's your tire setup there? Got a link?
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:05 PM
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Those are some old pics. I used the Jumbo Kongs to knock around with and take pictures. They were horrible to actually run they just look so damn cool. 52t on the steel spur and 13t on the clutch with the stock motor. I was running with the HB psycho tires and ufo rims until my sirio install and a set of clamp on wheel hexes. The power of the sirio (massive torque on that motor even moving to 15t on the clutch and staying with the 52t spur) overcame the plastic on the rims and stripped two of them clean out. Now I have a set of rc4wd aluminum jumbo wheels and jumbo claw dawg tires bolted on. They're the same diameter as the stock HPI setup but with the offset of the rims and the width of the tires the truck is now wider than it is long. I haven't run it yet. I've been on an extended vacation which involved a new house and buying stock in home depot so I haven't had much time with my baby. I'm back to work on Thursday and she's coming with me for pictures and a shakedown. I'll post the pics before the weekend.

Click on my gallery for the last set of pics. They're about two months old.
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heres a pic of my truck WITH the rc sollutions roll cage it looks bad but just think what the truck would have looked, like without the cage lol
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How did you bend the chassis like that ?

That hurts
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:15 PM
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Radioman, ive got an identical picture of mine in the same nick. Caused by hitting a wall head on at full chat![X(] That'll be a new chassis then[]
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