View Full Version : roll cage suggestions for 400hp S13

05-02-2003, 12:58 AM
im planning on building an SR swapped S13.

my eventual goal is 350-400hp to the wheels.

this car would be used for primarily street use and drag racing but might also do the occasional drift or autox.

i have seen the autopower bars/cages.

would you suggest the bar with cross brace or a full cage that extends to the front of the car

05-02-2003, 09:19 AM
For a street car, the Bar is all I would get.. your not gonna break 12's with that power, so NHRA won't require a full cage.

Climbing over door bars to get in your car everyday is a Bish...

05-02-2003, 09:31 PM
i know that a 400whp sx is capable of high 11s. but thats on slicks. at sea level.

i live at 6000ft. the nearest drag strip is also at 5800ft

05-04-2003, 10:47 PM
easy way to settle this...

build it and see if you run a sub 12... then look for a cage... this way you save all the money on the cage until you really need it ^_^

05-12-2003, 09:52 AM
or just don't build a cage, buy a cusco cage in the group buy thats going on.

05-14-2003, 12:13 AM
ive herd the cusco cage is not legal for competition

05-14-2003, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by jmillheiser
ive herd the cusco cage is not legal for competition

thats correct.

05-14-2003, 08:09 PM
Damn, really? Well its probably cheaper to make a custom one anyways

05-14-2003, 09:47 PM
if you consider an average quote for a custom cage at ~700 to be cheaper, then, sure!

05-15-2003, 08:13 PM
thats average, maybe a little high

06-11-2003, 12:27 PM
like Maeda said, just build the car and see what it runs first. you have a long ways to go it looks like.. do you even have the car yet?

Night Slide Josh
06-14-2003, 06:29 PM
they are selling autopower cages at great price..
its on groupbuycenter as well..
check it out

06-14-2003, 09:10 PM
I'm not sure but isn't the autopower also not recognized to the standards

06-15-2003, 01:26 PM
The 4 pt. bar is not, but their cage is. Also, adding two additional forward braces to the 4 pt. bar will make it legal (SCCA, not sure about NHRA).