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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Am thinking of cutting down my roll cage to fit my enclosed trailer. Any thoughts yea or nay?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Am thinking of cutting down my roll cage to fit my enclosed trailer. Any thoughts yea or nay?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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I considered the same thing with my 2013 but after talking to others including insurance, I decided against that and traded my trailer in for a taller one.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Personal choice. I ended up chopping mine to fit in toy hauler but while I was at it, I added several extra supports and braces. It’s definitely stronger than before but nothing beats a full chromally aftermarket cage.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 06:42 PM
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I did the chop and love it, I too use an enclosed trailer and was worried about the clearance, I bought a tall trailer but still wanted the chop for looks. I did not sacrifice any safety with the chop IMO, all the cuts were backed up with 8” steel sleeves so if anything it’s stronger than it was before. These cages aren’t the best option in the first place so if your insurance is trying to scare you don’t let it. Or tell them for that matter. If you think about pure physics, it’s much easier to bend a longer piece of pipe than a short one so the shorter cage should be safer 😉
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I did the chop and love it, I too use an enclosed trailer and was worried about the clearance, I bought a tall trailer but still wanted the chop for looks. I did not sacrifice any safety with the chop IMO, all the cuts were backed up with 8Ē steel sleeves so if anything itís stronger than it was before. These cages arenít the best option in the first place so if your insurance is trying to scare you donít let it. Or tell them for that matter. If you think about pure physics, itís much easier to bend a longer piece of pipe than a short one so the shorter cage should be safer 😉
safety belt on? Helmet? any protruding bolts covered? I think I would go with rising the trailer........
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Iím going to cut mine as soon as I get the lift and wheel tire combo I want, my plan is to basically level the top out.


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 07:26 AM
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Many guys have chopped their cages over the years. Very common mod. Do a search on the forum and you'll find several threads that talk about.

Here's a couple to get your started:
https://www.teryxforums.net/roll-cag...cage-chop.html
https://www.teryxforums.net/teryx4/3...cage-chop.html

Admin notes: Thread moved to the roll cages section, duplicate thread merged and title modified for better referencing.

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