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Old 10-24-2019, 11:17 AM   #1
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Good Morning Folks,

For those of you who are bracket racing with a funny car cage in a door car...what's your visibility like? If you had it to do over, would you do it, or go without the FC cage?

And lastly, for those of you who CAN see ok with yours...what's the distance from your main hoop to the front of your funny car cage? Trying to get a ballpark on where the front hoop would work best as far as protection vs visibility.

Have to make some chassis additions over the winter, and contemplating a FC cage in mine, but don't want to jack up visibility from the seat any more than absoloutely necessary.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:13 PM   #2
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Personally I would never install a FC cage unless it’s mandatory. They’re a pain to work and see around.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:31 PM   #3
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With a little planning, it can be used as a device for lining up the competition.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:25 PM   #4
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I may be missing something but if your car wasn't fast enough to warrant one per NHRA rules I don't know why you would want one. They seem like they would limit visibility big time and getting in and out of the car looks like it would be a pain. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:45 PM   #5
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I have a funny car in my door car, started as a hoop a long time ago and as i got faster , evolved into a FC cage. Pretty funny watching my old ass get in and out. If I could get away with a swing bar........... It has no bearing on my ability to see.

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Old 10-24-2019, 01:57 PM   #6
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I may be missing something but if your car wasn't fast enough to warrant one per NHRA rules I don't know why you would want one. They seem like they would limit visibility big time and getting in and out of the car looks like it would be a pain. Just my 2 cents.
Agree. Iíll take it a step further. If the car is fast enough to require a fc cage(25.x), he has a much bigger job ahead of him than adding a fc cage. Also, the specs determine where the fc cage goes based on where your helmet is.
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Agree. I’ll take it a step further. If the car is fast enough to require a fc cage(25.x), he has a much bigger job ahead of him than adding a fc cage. Also, the specs determine where the fc cage goes based on where your helmet is.
If your car/ et does not require a FC cage but you have one anyway does your helmet placement still effect the placement of the FC cage? In other words....if a car only runs 11's but it has a FC cage does it matter where you sit ( within reason) in relationship to the FC cage.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:42 PM   #8
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all these replys are very good. but at the same TIME, if you are bracket racing ,, you are a 10.50 car and you are up against a 6.70 dragster or a 7.35 top sportsman car catching you at 200 plus mph. and accidents happen you will be glad you have the extra protection . just my thoughts .
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:56 PM   #9
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Have two cars with a cage. One has plenty of vision, one has basically zero vision.

That said, I would not race a car without a FC halo unless it was a really slow car, and I was only racing really slow cars.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:14 PM   #10
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The F/C cage is a great safety feature, and that is way way more important than trying to be an owl!!!
Plus the neck restraint doesn't help for doing the Exorcist maneuver going down the track!!!


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Seems counter productive for bracket racing.
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Seems counter productive for bracket racing.
Not dying is counter productive?
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Seems counter productive for bracket racing.
If you're fast enough to need it the race is in front of you most times. Dragster would be the exception, hell I can't hardly see them anyways.
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If your car/ et does not require a FC cage but you have one anyway does your helmet placement still effect the placement of the FC cage? In other words....if a car only runs 11's but it has a FC cage does it matter where you sit ( within reason) in relationship to the FC cage.
Not having it in the correct place in relation to your head would defeat the purpose of having one, wouldn't it? Why even use it if you're not going to use it properly? I surely wouldn't want my helmet too far forward, for example. The cage may not contain you any longer. If your shoulders are even with the front edge of the cage, it's not going to be very effective, IMO.
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Not dying is counter productive?

EXACTLY. I have 4 cars, all completely different levels.
I would never line up next to a pro car in my street legal car, it would be an accident waiting to happen.

I wasn't happy when I lined up with a 5.90 car in my 8.50's car.
Then exactly what I was worried about happened, it blew up, caught fire.
Of course it launched so hard, it still ran a 7 something on fire, and my little 8 second car was no where near it.


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