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      10-04-2019, 10:44 AM   #23
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So for this build I want it to be capable/safe but also not such a PITA driving it to and from the tracks. Don't have the luxury of being able to tow at the moment so I want this one to be somewhat comfortable driving to and from events.
Wait - you're thinking of adding a full cage to a car that is still driven on the street?
Half cage, not full cage - it will be driven on Street to and from track events.

I used to drive a fully caged car to and from track events for the last 3+ years... I realize the inherent risks involved - I had padding in all of the "right" places in my last car, but realistically that wouldn't have done much if hit and my hard hit a bar.

Half cage only has the bars behind the driver so presumably a touch safer when on the street - would have to have something go very very wrong for your head to go that far back :
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Half cage, not full cage - it will be driven on Street to and from track events.

I used to drive a fully caged car to and from track events for the last 3+ years... I realize the inherent risks involved - I had padding in all of the "right" places in my last car, but realistically that wouldn't have done much if hit and my hard hit a bar.

Half cage only has the bars behind the driver so presumably a touch safer when on the street - would have to have something go very very wrong for your head to go that far back :
Ok -- thank God

I think one is less safe driving a caged car on the street to the track, overall, than running a half cage or just a harness bar

At the end of the day these are not Porsches trying to kill us at the track...
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Just keep in mind that the oem seat has an airbag. You are losing that protection when going to a race seat.
For that reason I kind of like the idea of a e46 M3 with half cage and race seat and harness. The air bag is in the door. But now that I think about it you're still compromised on the street. Harness with no hans no helmet.
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