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Easy installation
Minimal disassembly of your interior
Pre-engineered mounting locations designed to interface with structural strength point of car. No need to locate and schedule a competent weldor
Pre-determined installation time avoids uncertainly of custom fabrication time

Integrity of components and fasteners
All components and fasteners can be tested and certified as appropriate for the application. Welded joints are harder to test and certify. This is why bridges, buildings, and airplanes are bolted together instead of welded together.

Removes easily
The TigerCage offers the unique advantage of being able to un-bolt the unit if the car should be sold or you want to restore it to original configuration.



As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.

The TigerCage is specifically designed to interface with the structural strength points of the oem unibody [or frame] to tie them together & increase torsional rigidity within the chassis.

The main hoop of the TigerCage connects to the area behind the front seats where the rocker boxes intersect the floorboard.

The “back bars” run from the top corners of the main hoop to the rear package tray [which is an important structural reinforcement in most cars] and is secured in both the horizontal plane and the vertical plane to optimize rigidity. The mating trunk bars join with the back bars underneath the package tray and are fastened with reinforced brackets to the rear framerail to complete the base structure.

The optional door bars connect the main hoop to the toeboard/floorboard/rockerbox/”A” pillar area at the base of the “A” pillar. The complete TigerCage structure lends a huge amount of structural rigidity to a unibody or a full frame vehicle.

Not only does this increased rigidity allow extra crash protection, it will allow the vehicles suspension to react more predictably to driver input.

Although every effort is made to optimize the crash protection benefits, please be aware that any crash protection that a TigerCage [or any other rollcage] may offer is strictly coincidental. It is impossible to guarantee any specific level of protection in a crash situation.


TigerCage vs. weld-in rollcage

  Weld-in rollcage TigerCage
Bolt-in installation No Yes
Welding required Yes No
Installation time 20-50 hours and up [plus painting] Approx. 6 hours
Parts or material cost $400-$1000 Starting at $2500
Installation cost $1500-$4000 and up depending on complexity, fabricator shop rate, and skill $450 [@ a shop rate of $75 per hour] Less if you do it yourself
fabrication Yes even with model specific kits No installs with a drill and a couple of wrenches
Installation in a finished car Difficult (try properly welding completely around a tube in a finished car) Easy The prototype TigerCage was developed on the Velocity Camaro… AFTER it was finished
interior removal yes No
Damage to car paint or interior during installation Likely, depending on fabricator skills Very UN-likely
Pre-engineered mounts bracketry and tube design Depending on fabricator Yes
All materials and components made in America Likely, but not guaranteed Yes
Sanctioning body certified Depending on material, design, fabricator skills Pending, in progress
Removable No Yes
Choice of door bar style Depending on fabricator skills Yes
Minimal interior intrusion Depending on fabricator skills Yes
Patent pending clamp collar connectors No Yes
Interfaces with structural strong point of car Depending on fabricator skills Yes
Weight ??? Approx. 95 lbs with fasteners
Finished appearance Difficult to paint, weld appearance depends on fabricator skills Professional premium stainless steel
Appropriate for a 6 second Pro Mod car Depending on fabricator skill No… you got us there. You need to find a talented chassis build

Can the cage be welded in?

Yes, the TigerCage tubing, mounting bracketry and TigerClamp assemblies are all made from 304 grade stainless, which is easily weldable.

Why would I choose a bolt in cage system when weld-in kits are so much cheaper?

IF you have considerable welding skills, IF you are a competent chassis designer and fabricator, IF you have no problem removing your interior, and IF you have the extra time to devote to such a project, then a weld-in cage might be the appropriate choice for you. If you lack any of these resources then the bolt-in TigerCage system may be a very viable consideration.




We made extra effort to keep the TigerCage components American made. Together with our CNC bending equipment and experienced weldors, we can be proud of our U.S. made product, and you can too when you install yours.

 

  • Connects to structural strength points of the vehicle in the floorboard, A pillar, toeboard, rockerpanel, B pillar, package tray and framerail areas – avoids the need to permanently alter your musclecar with weld-in subframe connectors
  • Constructed of .120” wall 304 grade stainless tubing .
  • Patented TigerClamps and bungs are made of investment cast 304 stainless steel. The tabs are .375” lasercut plate stainless.
  • The TigerClamp has been tested to resist more than 670 ft. lbs of rotational force against the tubing. This means that it takes over 670 ft lbs of force to rotate the TigerClamp around the axis of the tubing. Most small block Chevy’s don’t make that much torque!
  • The TigerClamp system will be available in bulk quantities to suspension manufacturers who wish to develop their own applications

stainless tubing

304 Stainless tubing has a tensile strength of 73,200 psi. This is compared to 1020 mild steel at 63,000 psi and 4130 chrome moly at 106,000psi.

Most current sanctioning body specs require a 1.625” OD .095” wall mild steel which would have a rating of 35,700 lbs. We use a 1.75OD .120” wall 304 stainless tubing that has a load rating of 43,015lbs As you can see, our stainless tubing has a slightly higher rating than the typical mild steel product.

clamps and bungs

The TigerClamp and bung components are made from a 304 cast stainless material by an AMERICAN casting foundry.

We have tested the clamp collars to resist over 670 lb. Ft. of rotational torque. We have tested the pivot connection to resist over 250 lb. Ft. of torque.

bracketry

In car bracketry is all 304 3/16” thick stainless. We use 1020 steel backing plates underneath the car to evenly distribute the load through the oem floorpans and pillars.

fasteners

The ½-20 thread pivot bolts are rated at 180,000psi tensile strength, which would equal a direct load rating of 25,500 lbs.

The 3/8-24 clamp collar bolts are also rated at 180,000psi tensile strength, which would equal a direct load rating of 15,800 lbs. each.

The fasteners used to attach the bracketry to the vehicle are grade 8 or better, rated at least to 150,000psi, which would provide a direct load rating of approx. 11,600 lbs each.


Direct Fit

  • Each unit is specifically designed for the car that it is intended for…no fabrication or modification needed

  • Designed to work with oem interior, door panel, and seat components

  • The TigerCage fits closely to headliner and interior panels to minimize passenger intrusion



The East Coast Timing Association has certified the TigerCage for speeds up to 175 mph on its high speed course.

 


2005 and Up Mustang - TigerCage

Part #: 42150000

$2,500.00
As with any "rollcage", the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1967-1969 Chevy Camaro - TigerCage

Part #: 41160000

$2,500.00
As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1970-1973 Camaro - TigerCage

Part #: 41180000

$2,500.00
As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1974-1981 Camaro - TigerCage

Part #: 41190000

$2,500.00
As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1964-1967 GM A Body - TigerCage

Part #: 41230000

$2,500.00
As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1968-1972 GM A Body - TigerCage

Part #: 41240000

$2,500.00
As with any “rollcage”, the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

1968-1974 Chevy Nova - TigerCage

Part #: 41260000

$2,500.00
As with any "rollcage", the main function and ultimate purpose of the TigerCage is to protect the occupants in case of a crash. However, its usefulness is more often expressed in stiffening and strengthening the car’s chassis.
 

Ridetech 5-Point Harness

Part #: 49999999

$150.00
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