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Old 31st July 2007, 07:16   #1
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Exclamation Is it advisable to fit a Roll Cage for Maruti 800 model?

What are the available safety add-ons for Maruti 800? Can I fit a Roller Cage? If yes, how much does it cost and where could I buy it in kerala/bangalore/chennai? Some techs told me that fitting such additional items will have a negative impact on the built-in safety features of the car. Which model they introduced side door impact beams in m800? plz help.
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Definitely. Roll-cage is a good add-on.
It also increases the chassis rigidity.
Most of the racing tuners can do it for U. It'll take some time though.
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Old 31st July 2007, 12:41   #3
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Aren't Roll cages normally used in rally spec cars.. Dunno why would u want to fit one to a regular road-going car?

Not that its a bad idea.. Someone I know (Ranjit of RAC, B'lore) was involved in a road accident in his Baleno which had a roll cage. It probably saved his life !! Infact, you can contact him for roll cage work in B'lore.

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But why do need a Roll-cage in the first place?
Are you planning something more than regular driving?
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The body of M800 not as strong as other cars and I mainly travel in hilly areas and highways. Thats why I think about roll cage which I think costs around Rs 10,000/-. Could you plz give me the address of racing tuners or workshops for fitting roll cage in or around kerala?
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i would also like to know the same, i contacted some of the local guys here but they had no idea, i even checked for strut braces, and they where all shocked with these so called new terms!

help me as well, would like to have the roll cage as well as braces which i think is available from automech!

none the less please do post contact no of such dealers or pm me
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But why do need a Roll-cage in the first place?
Are you planning something more than regular driving?
Rudra, He will first put a Roll Cage and then see the additional safety he feels, and then swap the engine with a Zen/esteem power pack
Its a Process of Upgrading! first the base then the power!
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Even though this is an unusual desire, if he wishes to put a rollcage in his car for safety reasons, its probably a good thing in the long run.

The only disadvantages i can think of would be :
1. Visibility might be compromised slightly (in the A-pillar region)
2. More weight (worse FE etc etc)
3. Bad news if the job is done by someone who doesnt know what they are doing.

Also, if you plan to be rolling down a hillside, you might want to consider getting some seats and a 4 point harness.

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Even though this is an unusual desire, if he wishes to put a rollcage in his car for safety reasons, its probably a good thing in the long run.

The only disadvantages i can think of would be :
1. Visibility might be compromised slightly (in the A-pillar region)
2. More weight (worse FE etc etc)
3. Bad news if the job is done by someone who doesnt know what they are doing.

Also, if you plan to be rolling down a hillside, you might want to consider getting some seats and a 4 point harness.

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Thanks Rehaan! I'm not familiar with roll cage except that I have seen it in some rally cars with a lot of other fittings! So, can you plz explain the total fitting structure of roll cage ie. A-pillar region, approx. weight, dealer, workshop in kerala/bangalore/chennai etc. Plz also explain about that special seats and a 4 point harness mentioned in your answer. It would be much appreciated if you can post some photos of cars fitted with roll cage. Esteem or Maruti 800 which is better for roll cage? Thanks.
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