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2019 Roxor

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Offline ChrisBeyer

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2019 Roxor
« on: August 02, 2020, 03:24:19 PM »
I've been slowly upgrading the buggy since we got it last December. I wasn't sure which direction I would go at first, but now I'm confident it will be a trail rider/crawler (as opposed to a mudder). The next step is some modification to the stock ROPS. It's a six point cage made with 1.75" tubing, not sure exactly what the specs are. I'm planning on using 1.75" DOM for any additions. I think the stock cage is strong enough to protect us, but I don't think it will hold up to repeated abuse. It also doesn't provide any attachment points for the shoulder belts of the five point harnesses.  I'm thinking the first step will be adding to the main hoop in the configuration shown with the yellow string in the attached image. This is my first rollcage project, I'm interested in what y'all think.

'19 Mahindra Roxor

Offline Wingman

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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 07:32:41 PM »
"Nodes" are good, triangles are good, gussets are good. Avoid shearing forces.

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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 04:53:57 AM »
Also good: shoulder belts close to level from shoulder to mount. The seat holes may or may not be useful but don’t really help on that angle because they’re not really structural.
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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 12:37:58 PM »
no idea if this is an issue, but may want to try to keep the cage and seat mounts & seat belts independent from each other if it'll see high speed? I'd imagine it'll be unpleasant if the cage deformed in a hard hit. You get smooshed in the process because the seat stayed while your seat belts went with the cage.

Offline MrMindless

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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 02:37:11 PM »
I think you mean cage/seats/belts TOGETHER. that's a good point
Michael Maskalans
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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 03:39:30 PM »
I think you mean cage/seats/belts TOGETHER. that's a good point

good catch. I wasnt thinking clear and sloppy-typed it. I meant to keep the seat and belts TOGETHER. I suppose cage/seats/belts can still be together, via seats and belts get attached to floor of frame/cage. Therefore, belts doesn't move with the cage if it get smooshed in a hard hit at least.

or, just make it strong as hell and play smart!!!

Offline ChrisBeyer

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Re: 2019 Roxor
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 06:24:19 PM »
This buggy won't see high speed, but the tying it all together concept is definitely on my mind. 
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