Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Construction. SmittyBilt SRC cage kit is built from heavy duty 1020 .120 Wall DOM tubing secured to your factory roll bar with grade 10 hardware. Complete with a satin black powder coated finish and all the components needed for a secure installation, you can have peace of mind that this SRC cage kit literally has you covered. The front down bars also have built in tubular grab handles and the main bars over driver/passenger include padding for safety. This may require modification to factory roll bar covers. For installation, the knuckle attaches using a unique pivot on one end, and grade 10 fasteners on the other.
Protection. This cage kit reinforces your Wrangler TJ's factory roll bar, protecting you and your passengers in the case a roll over occurs.
Accessories. Smittybilt 5 year limited warranty on powder coated finish
Application. Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details
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June 20, 2019
It was the best quality product in the market. It was easy and clear on how to install the product. You don’t have to drill any holes it’s all set up for you already.Helpful (2)
May 23, 2019
Everything went together pretty well. The hardest part was starting the hex head bolts into the dash. They could be another 1/8" longer and make it a lot easier to start the bolts. I had to use an Irwin quick clamp for these bolts and a 1 inch ratchet strap to suck the A pillar bars together when installing the tube that goes over the dash. The tube that goes in the back only needed to have the roll cage slightly loosened and pulled inward with a ratchet strap. Overall the install wasn't too bad. It took me WAY longer then expected due to working in the direct sun on the only good day of weather we had on a weekend (80 degrees). I expected to be done in about 4-5 hours but it took me 10 hours due to heat and water breaks every 20 minutesHelpful (3)
February 02, 2019
Great kit if you don’t want to replace the entire cage like myself. With a little help from a buddy I got this kit in in 4 hours. The front crossbar in the windshield can be a tight fit but with a little muscle and patience it fits perfectly.Helpful (4)
January 22, 2019
Tj roll cage
Cage good fit easy directions some of the bolts were missing had to go to the hardware store and buy more of the right length basically about seven bolts with a wrong lengthHelpful (5)
December 10, 2018
140lb box when delivered, everything was packaged nicely so no damage or paint scratches to any parts. It does say that the factory sound bar will have to be removed which is true although I cut and modified mine to work instead. Other thing I found is that on the newer TJ’s I think 03-06 have plastic surrounds on windshield/door, I had to cut the plastic to form the A pillars correctly, also the soft top door surrounds front hole location plastic had to be trimmed about 1/2” to fit the alignment pin. Other than that installation wasn’t bad and I have a smittybilt bowless top that still fit after installation. You’ll need T50, T30 Torx bits and kit comes with Allan’s. My Jeep is a 2004 TJ Sport.Helpful (8)
September 21, 2018
This product really reinforces my roll cage. The grab handles also makes it easy to get into my Jeep too. Love it.Helpful (7)
August 08, 2018
4 hour install. Get it.
Followed the Smitty built YouTube install video and got this installed in about 4 hours. Leave everything loose until the end. Had to ratchet strap the back bars together and the bar over the dash took some persuading but overall not a bad install. It looks really beefy installed and I like the grab handles. Wish they had sent the longer bolts to use everywhere. The short ones work but longer would be nicer overall. Hopefully I never have to use it!Helpful (7)
July 10, 2018
Great fit, few minor issues
Cage fit as advertised, installed on an 05 LJ over 3 evenings by myself, total installation time would be around 7 hours. One minor issue is that the bolts that attach the dash bar to the Jeep frame are too short and require the purchase of 6 new bolts about an inch longer. All other items fit just perfect, take your time, leave it all loose until the end and once the last piece goes in (windshield bar) tighten everything down. One down side is not the product but the shipping, the contract carrier for my delivery sat on the cage for a week before several calls to ET were made and got them to call me and schedule a delivery.Helpful (9)
June 16, 2018
Cage is well built and should provide added protection. The 6 bolts for the front pillar are too short. Bought longer ones the same metric grade at the nut and bolt store.Helpful (10)
September 26, 2017
One of the best things that I have bought my Jeep so far..Helpful (11)
Can you reinstall the sound bar after the cage install by trimming it ?
In order to reinstall the sound bar with the Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit - 7 Piece - Gloss Black (97-06 Wrangler TJ) customization is required. We have no tried it unfortunately.
Does this kit fit the 04-06 TJ Unlimited wranglers also known as LJs? It seems as though it would but I am not sure.
The Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit will fit on TJ Unlimited (LJ) Models
Will I have to remove my soundbar for this product to fit properly?
Yes, Please see the guide below for complete details of necessary removal and installation of the item. http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J17529_Guide.pdf
Is the bar 1.75” around?? Need to know for clamp and couldn’t find spec
This cage is made from 2” OD X .120 Wall DOM Tubing.
I have a 05 Wrangler Rubicon with a hardtop. I understand the hardtop would have to be removed for cage installation. Will this cage fit with my hardtop reinstalled and with no modifications to either the cage kit or my hardtop? Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.
The Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit would not require modification to allow use of the hard top.
The OEM soundbar would not fit this without modifications and this has not been tested with aftermarket soundbars.
You would not be able to use the overhead storage system with this cage and the OEM soundbar will not clear the center bar clamps.
Yes this will work with all factory and aftermarket soft tops.
The Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit - 7 Piece - Gloss Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ) will ship via a freight carrier due to the dimensions and weight.
The Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit will work with a hardtop.
This can be used with door surrounds.
This roll cage is able to used and fit under a soft top.
This Smittybilt SRC Cage Kit is intended for use with 1997-2006 Wrangler TJs only. For a cage compatible with your CJ6 we would suggest reaching out to Smittybilt directly to see if they offer something like this for the CJ6s.
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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