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Exo Cage Thread

I know theres a couple members here that want to build an exo cage so I figured Id start a exo cage thread, with some designs and sketches and stuff.











I have a bunch more sketches that I will post up when I get a chance.
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pretty cool, i saw an episode of extreme 4x4 where they made one and it was interesting to see how he did it all...
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Yeah the Samurai one, that was a interesting episode.
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all those pickups either had flat beds or no cage around the bed, does anyone have a pic of an exocage on a truck with the bed caged in too?
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What is the purpose of a exocage? Rollover or body protection, better then a rollcage inside the cab.
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What is the purpose of a exocage? Rollover or body protection, better then a rollcage inside the cab.
both, when I build mine though Im going to use a combination of both an exo and an internal cage. Bed will be exo, fenders exo and cab area internal.
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rollover protection AND body protection


a rollcage will give you rollover protection, but you beat up the outer skin of the truck, an exo cage will help protect the outside from damaging beond help



edit: dang too slow
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i want a removable exo cage... so i dont have to carry all that weight around on the road.

some pretty cool designs, i think it would be cool just to design one and make one.
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they dont weigh that much, depending on the design. a simple cage would only be a couple hundred pounds at the most.

1.75"x.120 wall tubing is roughly 2 pounds per foot. so say you have 100 feet of tubing thats only 200 pounds. just like having a passenger.
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they dont weigh that much, depending on the design. a simple cage would only be a couple hundred pounds at the most.

1.75"x.120 wall tubing is roughly 2 pounds per foot. so say you have 100 feet of tubing thats only 200 pounds. just like having a passenger.

i dont want to know the bill for 100' of 1.75" DOM lol im sure its not cheap. Some smaller stuff i need is 12$ a foot but its 1/4" wall
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anywhere from 3-6 dollars a foot. depends on the quantity you buy and where you buy it from. Obviously the more you buy the cheaper you can get it. but all steel 1.75x.120 wall tubing weighs the same. similar to the misconseption that Chromoly Tubing weighs less then HREW or DOM. Its very close it weight, its just that its stronger so it allows you to run a thinner wall, like .095, so its lighter in the fact that you can use thinner wall material for the same strength.
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too bad they look like sin.
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too bad they look like sin.
well when ur cruising the mall im sure all the highschool girls will love ur non exoed truck. For those of us who are going to get rock rash and roll over they serve their function.
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i think if they are done right they look badass
and like redranger said.. its more for function then looks... its a 4wd thing i guess
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lol. so let me get this right, you want an exo cage for the purpose of protecting the look (in particular, the body) of your truck... yet you're willing to put all this metal on the outside, in plain view, of the truck to do so? THEN, you take this creation through the woods where aesthetics should be the last of your worries.
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exactly... for people like me.. i want to wheel a truck/rig that looks decent, i dont want to have that POS on the trail that looks like its been rolled 100 times.. i want it looking 1/2 way decent




you don't cover up the whole truck in metal...
you're going to want it when you flop...

i cant find any pics of a beat up truck, im not trying too hard.. but it definitely helps
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but you make your exo cage the focus, not your "decent" looking truck. so... it seems bass ackwards to me. You want to keep your truck looking good, so you put a crapton of tubes to partially cover & hide that oh-so-shiny paint job. i guess i just dont get how you think an exo cage looks good. I imagine it's the same way as how people like trucks on 44s with 2" of travel.
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not really the same haha but whatever floats your boat..
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Exo casges work well when rock crawling. If you're on your side scraping a canyon wall an exo cage will slide over the rocks. If it's just sheet metal (ie: truck body) and glass (windows) the truck will be torn apart and it won't slide very easily. They're for protection. Redranger4.0 posted a video of his buddies exo cage in action. Rolling down hills and stuff. Simply put they're badazz.

Here is a truck that is a little beat up and could use a better exo cage
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Here are two of the many pics I have of local guys going out on the 5+ rated trails. On these an exo cage is highly recommended or you'll end up like the truck above. The body looks like crumpled tin foil.

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Rock in your window? lol
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thank you... lol

that tube buggy is awesome
and that red truck is a perfect example of how i dont want my truck to end up like
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and exo cages make it easy to tie a kite too and fly it down the highway... i mean...
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What in the hell is back there that's worth going through that crack to get to?

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and exo cages make it easy to tie a kite too and fly it down the highway... i mean...
haha, thank you! someone else from reality to back me up.
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What in the hell is back there that's worth going through that crack to get to?
if your not into 4wheeling your not going to understand.

its all about performance, I could care less if my truck gets beat to crap and looks like the top one. But if Im wedged against a tree or bolder, sheetmetal doenst like to slide, like an exo bar will.
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