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It would definatly be internal, The exo's look alright but they look like they would just fold when you need them the most. Inside you can x-brace and strengthen it the way it should be.
 

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Yeah a hybrid would be best a pure exo wouldn't be sufficient like previously stated.. An exo with some internal cross bracing would be pretty darn strong..Exo's to me look goofy but when you goto an exo your goal isn't looks but pure funciton for a rock crawling machine..Me I probably won't ever have either since I don't enjoy rock crawliing..Just trail riding for me..:)
 

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Internal cage is on my list of fun things to build. I don't care for the look of an exo for a rig that sees street time, and the cops around here will pull you over in a heart beat for running an exo rig. Not illegal, but they will flag you for a VI (Vehicle inspection) and then you end up having to fix a bunch of silly things before you can run it on the road again.

But given the weakness of the Cherokee roof design in a roll-over, I definitely would like an internal cage.
 

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Internal cage is on my list of fun things to build. I don't care for the look of an exo for a rig that sees street time, and the cops around here will pull you over in a heart beat for running an exo rig. Not illegal, but they will flag you for a VI (Vehicle inspection) and then you end up having to fix a bunch of silly things before you can run it on the road again.

But given the weakness of the Cherokee roof design in a roll-over, I definitely would like an internal cage.
Problem with that is if you do roll over your roof would be destroyed, while you would still have a functioning rig what would you do with the roof situation?
 

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honestly....i think a cage is a must on a rig...at least what i call the "roll bar"...like in the middle of the truck....a lot of people dont plan to play hard enough to roll a truck...but if it happends...you want to be ready to at least...be able to have higger chances of surviving...mm.....i will probaly do a inner....the exo....may be not this cherokee...eventually another one...i like the clean look...if i get my hand on a 500$ cherokee ..i will chop the hatch and exo it..
 

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Hammer alittle here, and pound with a bigger hammer there. I understand what your saying, it's actually the windshield frame that is the toughest to get back out enough to get a windshield to fit again. My thinking is that if I need a cage, than I need to trust that cage will keep me safe and not compound the problem in a hard roll. Sheet metal is cheap, my neck isn't.
 

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thats what im saying...i mean my friend flipped his 4runner "mall crawling"..as you read...he was "flexing it" and blup...he got injure bad..
 

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I have have been in rolls with internal end exo.the exo was a hole lot easer on the bones and not as much in the way
 

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I use to race circle track and have been in 2 bad roll overs and we don't build exo's on stock cars for a reason. nothing to keep it from folding in like a taco. But too many years in a race car has probably got me over thinking it, since most offroad rollovers are not as violent.
 

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honestly....i think a cage is a must on a rig...at least what i call the "roll bar"...like in the middle of the truck....a lot of people dont plan to play hard enough to roll a truck...but if it happends...you want to be ready to at least...be able to have higger chances of surviving...mm.....i will probaly do a inner....the exo....may be not this cherokee...eventually another one...i like the clean look...if i get my hand on a 500$ cherokee ..i will chop the hatch and exo it..
Exactly what I hope to do one day.
 
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