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Mylespeed
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Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  10:26:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Morning all, me again. Thanks for all your responses on springs, Steve at Malbrad is tracking them down for me as we speak.
Next on the list is a rear cage and sump guard.
A bolt in rear cage (MSA compliant) would be ideal.
The underside of the car took a bit of a pounding last time out and therefore needs some protection. An authentic SAAB rally one would be great but I realise the unlikeliness of this.
All ideas received with gratitude

Gavinc
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
82 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  18:49:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Get back in touch with Steve, Safety Devices will make a cage for the 96 with any specification you require. Need to order through a dealer, so Malbrad will help you there. I would be surprised if Steve doesn't have a sumpguard hidden away somewhere, they aren't complex though. Works spec ones are alloy with steel bands riveted to them, but this does add a lot of weight. As you aren't doing full forest stages the steel bands are probably overkill as well as a weight penalty. A 10 or 6mm alloy guard will be plenty. The complex part is the works type front mount which effectively adds a mounting bar below the front bumper. It is mounted with angle bar bolted to the inner wing. Loads of pictures around, I think Woody has posted on the forum in the past about them. Although a bit fiddly, it is not difficult to make if you can cut and weld. Alternatively for your purposes if it is just to add a bit of extra protection, you could consider mounting to the front valance with a couple of rubber mounts maybe?

96V4 stage rally car
99 stage rally car.
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Mylespeed
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Posted - 03 Feb 2018 :  14:51:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for your response. Steve has come up trumps with an old sump guard and redirected me to Chris Birkbeck through whom I have ordered a rear cage - they are built in Poland!
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 03 Feb 2018 :  16:09:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You might want to consider a front cage as well. The extra box section in the A posts is strong but I was lucky that the roof didn't get any closer to my head in this incident! A front cage was fitted for the next event that's for sure!!

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