I am looking to add a good roll bar or full roll cage to my 2012 Cayman R.
I have started to make a list of all the options I can find.
Please add to this list if there are other brands / products I have missed.
If you have any recommendations on the 'most trusted', 'highest quality' and 'proven' roll bar products, your opinion would be much appreciated.
GMG Roll Bar for Cayman
Bodymotion Roll Bar
BGB Motorsports Roll Bar + Full Roll Cage
FVD (Heigo) Clubsport Bar + Full Roll Cage
I have the Bodymotion Roll Bar. I am pleased with the quality and think it looks better than some of the others. If I was buying today for my CS (a full track car) I would go with the BGB full cage. I may change early next year.
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Thanks for starting this thread. This is not a new topic, but I hope Cayman owners with roll bars will contribute.
I'm especially interested in those who have dedicated track cars, and those (like me) who want to be able to keep theirs as DD's. I suspect the latter group is less interested in significant modifications to their cars, and may be more aware of issues like access to the hatch, rear vision compromises, etc.
There's a rollbar in my future, so I appreciate any input.
All of the roll bars look good. I asked a couple of professional race teams for their opinion on the best bar.
Most of them are recommending the GMG Roll Bar for the Cayman. I believe this might also be the most expensive option.
I wish there was more data on the real world results of roll bars, or maybe some crash tests!
Today, I also found out that full roll cages are not street legal in Canada! Pfft!
Two things to think about - the diameter of the bar and the mounting point for the bottom of the main hoop.
Groups such as POC require 1.65" for alloy steel bars and 1.75" for non-alloy steel bars. Some bars do not measure up.
The mounting points of the various bars should also be considered. Some require drilling the floor and using backing plates underneath, others bolt to the seat belt anchors, and some use Porsche's intended mounting points on the bulkhead behind the seats.
BBI Autosport makes a good rollbar that does not extend into the cabin which is a consideration for a daily driver when you are wearing a seatbelt instead of a harness.
The link is below but you really need to call them to get any info.
The Heigo is TUV certified for euorpean use. I understand they have pretty strict testing but I've never looked into what they test
Not exactly true. They provide some paperwork but 9 out of 10 TUV stations will reject that. Germany has too much red tape around car mods and lastly common sense... And there is no testing done for the cage which goes into the Cayman, they just confirm the strength of the material.
But the product is high quality. I use use my CR as DD, very view limitations. If you keep airbags in the seats you need to limit the travel of the seat to avoid any interference. I'm 5'9'' and believe you can use the seat up to c 6'.
Rear visibility is good and I still get golf bags in the back.