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Re: Balance and rollcages - don't do it.... (archive)

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Posted by KevinS on January 11, 2002 at 09:09:54:

In Reply to: Re: Balance and rollcages - don't do it.... posted by MadKipper on January 11, 2002 at 05:57:41:

What things can you do in a caged car that can't be done in none-caged car? -apart from rolling the car and walking away!?

I was told a cage would not help the handling - what handling improvement do you reckon is possible? and by what extent? ie, how much of an improvement??


Who told you that a cage would not help?! The sole reason I got my cage was as a performance improvemnet. The fact that its a safety item is just a bonus. For starters you can go into a corner a little to hot and crank the wheel and not end up in the weeds.

The cage makes every other suspension part work better. I was amazed at the difference the cage made in my M3. The was a far more solid feeling from the shell and the car now commmunicated the road to me much better. The car was also much more stable during high speed transitions and braking. The cage is a simple 6pt cromoly unit thats welded in.

Better than me to comment, would be Matthew Gilbert or Gregg Evans. Both have drive mine and their own M3s back to back and commented positively on the overall difference.

I can see why many would disagree with me. People have M3 with big stereo installs that never get rev'd over 3k and are used to cruise and go buy groceries. I guess if that's you, a cage won't do you any good.


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