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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Chopped tops...

For anyone who has chopped their cage in the back and middle only, what affect did it have on the front pillars?

did you have to do anything to the front pillars to make it work properly?

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I chopped my T2, 4 out of the rear and cut the middle to fit, did not cut the front at all, use 1-1/4 IPS pipe (1.66 OD) as an internal sleeve
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I did a 4.25 rear chop, 0 to the front and cut the middle to fit. We didnt need to do much to fit the front pillar, just loosened the front and while we matched the middle and back, then tightened it down once we had it all in place.
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https://www.teryxforums.net/roll-cag...k-0-front.html

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AlphaPlex20,

Thanks for the quick reply, I may have not explained what I meant very well, when pulling down the roll cage down 4" in the back, did it kink or make the front pillars weaker? Wasn't sure how far you can flex the front before it buckles.

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Took out 4 1/2 from back and 1 1/2 from front then cut middle to fit dragon fire lift in front and 28 inch tires 2” wheel spacers looks great works great
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i had no kinks when re-tightening the front down. A little misaligned from the original position; however, it is only noticeable to the trained eye.
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the "no-cut-front" was necessary for me to retain my DOT windshield without having to cut/weld it. I did the chop so i could fit my teryx into my enclosed trailer. I wish i wouldve done it sooner; not only for the fit, but i love the look of it more now that its chopped. Im 6'1" and i still fit comfortably in both front and back so i feel this is the cheapest and best looking teryx mod i have done; although, it can be a little involved for some who dont have access to a welder or other tools. Cant wait to see how others turns out. Good luck.
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chop top

I have a 2013 teryx 4. I removed 3 inches in the read below the grab handle and 1 inch from the middle at the top. Hind sight I should have removed 1.25 inches from the middle. I have had no issues. I am 6'2"!!
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