Interior 2nd Gen Heigo roll cage

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    I finally found a roll cage that will fit the Helmet. It’s made by a company in Germany called Heigo. I emailed them and they emailed me back the next day and asked for my address to give me a price. I sent my address but they have not sent anything back.
    Does anyone know anything about this company?
     
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    You would be better off finding a local race shop and having one custom built. If you track the car you will want it done by a builder that can get it certified and meet all the regulations for a track use. Oh and keep you safe if you ever need it to save your life.


    Oh and post a link to the company you are talking about.
     
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    Lee have you checked with Safety Devices? They are a UK company & make a nice cage that is FIA certified.

    Now if they make one for the coupe, that is the question.

    Do you want a cage or a rear roll bar?
     
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    #4 MCS02, Sep 1, 2019
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    @Crashton I just want a rear roll bar. Their's is very nice. The hoop contours to the inside of the coupe. The Coupe has cut outs for your head kind of like the old double bubble had only you can't see them from the outside.

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    @Dave.0 You're correct I should have posted a link. I may use Skype and give them a call next week. There is a local race shop that could make one but it would not have the fit and finish, I dont think. Also because of the design of the R58 it would have to be assembled in the car. I really dont want a wilder used in the Helmet.

    https://www.heigo.de/index.htm

    If you click in the picture of their catalog it takes you to a price list. I don't really need one but would like one. I want it to be a very clean installation, no ripping out everything. A guy on Instagram posted the pictures he gave me the name of the company.

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    On the Heigo unit does the spec sheets tell you how much stiffer the chassis will be due to the extended bracing into the boot? It might require a rear sway adjustment or change before you go off and track the Helmet. Or it might be just perfect out of the box. :) :)
     
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    Safety Devices sells just the rear part of the cage if that is what you want. MIA Nathan had one of those in his R53.

    I had the complete safety devices cage in my rally car/race car. An excellent fitting cage, justa perfect.

    That roll bar looks pretty decent. What are the specs? Tubing size, dom, erw or chrome moly tubing, wall thickness?
    How does it attach to the floor?
     
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    Good point but everything is in German
     
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    Dont know I will have to try Google translator.
     
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    I did not think about having to change the suspension. I guess that along with other things you guys pointed out I will have to ask.
     
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    Lee more than likely you won't have to change anything suspension-wise.

    Find out from instagram-cracker guy how it attaches. Bolt through or weld to the floor. I'm sure for track day use it will be fine. If you plan on wheel to wheel racing that isn't enough.

    Also don't forget to pad the bar unless you plan to wear a helmet every time you drive. Well you do wear the helmet, it's a small car. :D
     
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    I am sure it is a bolt in. The most I plan on doing is some HPD track days. But if I get the bar I do plan on getting a harness and some decent seats, witch is a whole new set of questions.

    Am I padding the bar to protect it from my head??

    My wife says I am hard headed but come on could I be that hard headed??
     
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    Yes you are. You don't want unsightly dents in the nice new roll bar. :Banghead:
     
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    The high back of my Sparco seats protects my bar from unsightly dents and blood splatter. :Banghead: :D


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    Those look great! What model are those?
     
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    Chrono Road Seats. I needed the recline feature.
     
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    One other thing that bothers me.........bolted together at the hoop.
    Looks to be a potential weak spot at a bad location.
     
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    If it is engineered correctly that won't be a problem. Looking at that companies site it looks like they build a very good product.

    Being that it has to fit in a coupe that may be the only way to get the main hoop to fit.
     
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    Agreed, especially if its a hack shop. If its engineered correctly, it can be OK. From looking on their website they appear to be building some nice units and for motorsports. Granted, its a website so would want to confirm. Ideally it would be 100% welded, but for retro fit / none wheel to wheel this could be fine. The RZR's we run come with bolt together bars. Granted, you can get better custom made ones, but for 99% of what people do and ride with them they work well. I've watched a few roll a number of times down some ruff stuff and they held up well.

    Very nice... love them. :D
     

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