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Old 09-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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I'm looking to install and roll cage into my C5 Z06. I'm a GM Vette tech so I'm quite handy with tools. I have access to a tubing bender but may not have the time to make my own. I came across this "bolt-in" roll bar, also to mount my harness'. Have any of you installed or have any of these?
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http://www.wolferacecraft.com/detail.aspx?ID=200
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Also post this in the Autocrossing & Roadracing section for further focused responses.


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Old 09-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks! Will do!
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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F I section couldn't hurt as well... With all the drag strip POWA folks over there
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I have a Wolfe 5 pt rollbar. It fits pretty good and my only complaint
was it made some noise jammed up against the inside halo.
Everybody said it's a race car it's suppose to make a lot of noise.
Not me, I like it alittle quite. I fixed that today..........
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Awesome! I have the Corbeau A4 Seats, I believe the seats should clear the bar. Was the install a PIA?
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Do you just want a bar or a cage? Big difference.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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Awesome! I have the Corbeau A4 Seats, I believe the seats should clear the bar. Was the install a PIA?
Yes the seats will fit.
I think you can put it together. Are getting a 5 or 6 pt set up.............You don't need a cage
unless you go less than 10and go over 135 mph.. You will also need chute and a bunch
of other safety equip. High 10s and you save a lot of money.
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Awesome. Probably just gonna go for a 5 point set up. I'm not in the 10s yet. But once I'm done with my degree I have future plans for the car.

@95wht6sp- I'm just going to do a bar.
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Awesome. Probably just gonna go for a 5 point set up. I'm not in the 10s yet. But once I'm done with my degree I have future plans for the car.

@95wht6sp- I'm just going to do a bar.
Swingout or removable bar????
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I haven't decided yet. I just wanted to get some feed back from fellow members.
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I forget who vendor is, but a sponsor was offering a nice one in forced induction section a while back.
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Hello all,

I'm looking to install and roll cage into my C5 Z06. I'm a GM Vette tech so I'm quite handy with tools. I have access to a tubing bender but may not have the time to make my own. I came across this "bolt-in" roll bar, also to mount my harness'. Have any of you installed or have any of these?
Thanks!

http://www.wolferacecraft.com/detail.aspx?ID=200
That is where I got mine and my friend did his Z06 from there too!

With these you can also weld them to the frame - they are good for the 9 second club (9.99) "IF" you a door bar - I did the removable door bar!

They are manufactured very good and not bad to install!

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That is where I got mine and my friend did his Z06 from there too!

With these you can also weld them to the frame - they are good for the 9 second club (9.99) "IF" you a door bar - I did the removable door bar!

They are manufactured very good and not bad to install!

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Thanks for your response Matt. I think I'm going to give them a call tomorrow. I would like if they could powder coat my cage a different color other than black lol, more like red.
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Thanks for your response Matt. I think I'm going to give them a call tomorrow. I would like if they could powder coat my cage a different color other than black lol, more like red.
They can but you pay extra..
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Thanks for your response Matt. I think I'm going to give them a call tomorrow. I would like if they could powder coat my cage a different color other than black lol, more like red.
That's what my buddy did - he had his done in Yellow to match his Vette!

Not sure how much more it'll be but it probably isn't too much more!

They are real good to deal with and their product is excellent

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Awesome thanks for your help Matt. I'm going to be calling them tomorrow.
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Do you have to drop or lower fuel tanks to gain access to tighten the bolts?
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I have a roll bar in my car. I am extremely happy with it. The fitment is virtually flawless and went in very smoothly.

It's a 6-point bolt-in roll bar made by Wolfe Racecraft. They powdercoated it black, it has low-slung door bars, straight rear bars, and I had provisions made for attaching belts for the driver and passanger. My only regret was not getting swing-out door bars.

http://www.wolferacecraft.com/detail.aspx?ID=204

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Thanks for the response! When you installed the bar did you have to lower the gas tanks for to tighten the rear bolts man?
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