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    Quote Originally Posted by RESURECTIONJK View Post
    What mods did you have to make to the trektop door surrounds if any? I have the RH cage in mine and after seeing how much better the visibility is I'm really considering it.
    The front door surrounds do require that you clearance them a bit where bolts go through the factory roll bar. It isn't much and was easy to do. Over all, the EVO cage has a MUCH better fit with a Trektop because it doesn't have big clamps.

    Quote Originally Posted by TriggaHappy View Post
    This is one tough looking build! Love the color combo and the new sport cage looks great. How do you like the grab handles on it versus the RH placement?
    Honestly, we like them a lot as they're completely out of our vision and because of their orientation, they make it a bit easier to hoist yourself up into the Jeep.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSQCON View Post
    Other than the grab handles it the Evo cages doesn't appear to give you significantly better visibility.
    As I have noted, it is impossible to get a lens of a camera to show what your eye actually see when you're sitting in our Jeep. Of course, I can only go off of what I see and of course, what Cindy sees and according to her, it's a significant improvement.

    The biggest question that has not been addressed is how the Evo cage will hold up in an accident. The Rock Hard has been proven time and again. It would be nice to see if Evo has done any computer modeling or actual crash testing.
    Actually, EVO has done such modeling and we were quite interested in seeing what they showed. Granted, there's a lot to be said about real world testing and like you, I've personally seen Rock Hard cages prove themselves. It is a big part of why we've run them in the past and still run one in Moby. With any luck, we'll never have to test our new EVO cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The front door surrounds do require that you clearance them a bit where bolts go through the factory roll bar. It isn't much and was easy to do. Over all, the EVO cage has a MUCH better fit with a Trektop because it doesn't have big clamps.
    I would also add, (at least as far as I can tell, have not swapped to the softop yet and inspected) the evo cage does not require any clearance cuts in the freedom panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDG View Post
    I would also add, (at least as far as I can tell, have not swapped to the softop yet and inspected) the evo cage does not require any clearance cuts in the freedom panels.

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    This is correct. Mel runs this cage on Spicy Chicken and runs a hard top. No modifications were needed.

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    The cage looks great! Thanks for all the photos. Helped a lot with questionable me I had.


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    Looks great, thanks for all the pictures and information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Actually, EVO has done such modeling and we were quite interested in seeing what they showed...
    It would be nice for them to put out that information. I know Mel makes some great products but when it comes to safety I'd like to see more than just relying on their name.

    As many others mentioned thank you for the detail pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSQCON View Post
    It would be nice for them to put out that information. I know Mel makes some great products but when it comes to safety I'd like to see more than just relying on their name.

    As many others mentioned thank you for the detail pictures.
    Maybe they will. If not, you should just buy a Rock Hard cage. Although they've never put out any info, you've apparently seen how they've held up.


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    I realize this may not impact you as much, but since this was a significant cut into the factory sound bar, how much difference in sound can you notice now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK_Dave View Post
    I realize this may not impact you as much, but since this was a significant cut into the factory sound bar, how much difference in sound can you notice now?
    I have not noticed a depreciation in sound but it should be noted, we had one of the few older cages installed. The design of the cage has since been changed and cutting of the sound bar will no longer be required.

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    How did the door frame hold up since you were working with existing RH holes?

    Does the EVO cage also have spacers for the side supports or no issues with the door closing and clearing the new bolts. Maybe with the half doors, this is less of a problem?


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