PRODUCT EVALUATION TION
❏ After tires and wheels or seats and
doors, a roll cage is one of the most
popular aftermarket products added
to a UTV. If you are going to race, they
are mandatory. If you are just into
play riding, an aftermarket cage will
not only add safety, it will change the
look of your machine for the better.
Different fabrication shops all over the
country sell cages costing anywhere
from $1500 all the way up to $6000.
These products are great if you not
only have the budget but also have
the means to swing by those shops
and pick one up or have it installed.
A company called Cage Wrx has a
solution for you with their DIY cage.
CageWrx developed a product that
can be purchased and then easily
shipped right to your front door. Then,
in a few hours, in your garage or with
your local welder, you can build your
The CageWrx cage is $699, plus
shipping, so depending on where you
are located in relation to San Marcos,
California, expect to pay another
$100–$200. You can also pick up products at their shop. Cage Wrx also sells
the cage pre-welded.
Each cage is expertly engineered
for safety, ease of assembly and style.
A standard Race cage and a Super
Shorty cage are available right now
for the two- ($699) and four-seat ($999)
Polaris RZR XP 1000, the RZR XP 900
and the RZR S 900.
There are many reasons to install
an aftermarket cage. To replace a
stock RZR cage piece by piece, that
could cost you over $2000. If you want
to race, most organizations require
an aftermarket cage. Last, most aftermarket cages look way better than the
stock one, and the CageWrx product
offers those great looks.
For us, we want to enter our Fox
Edition RZR in a couple WORCS races,
and the rules state aftermarket cages
are required, and this 1020 mild steel,
1 3/4-inch, .095 cage is up to that task.
To help with the install, CageWrx
has a detailed eight-minute video on
their website, www.cagewrx.com, that
walks you through the process step by
step. In addition, Cage Wrx makes the
time to talk to every welder by phone
and offers any additional instructions.
We had Los Angeles-based Master
Fabrication (310-880-1221, www.ma
s-terfabrication.com) take care of the
If you are shopping welders, you
can let them know there is about 65
inches of welding that needs to be
done and about a one-hour assembly
time to get the 21-piece cage tacked
and ready for welding. In our case,
we chose to have Master Fabrication
Tig-weld it for a nice, clean, professional look. If your welder uses a
more common wire-feed, Mig-style,
welding time should be between two
and three hours. Other than a welder,
all you need to finish the project is a
tape measure and a couple of ratchet
straps. After completion, we bolted our
RZR XP 1000
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
This is how the $699 Cage Wrx looks after it’s removed from its packaging. Cage Wrx
took the time to laser-cut and bend the mild steel tubing perfectly, so it can be
welded by you in your own shop. Total build time is less than three hours.
Installing an aftermarket roll cage is one of the first things many do to a RZR. They
are mandatory in most race series and just a good idea, even if you’re not racing.
This is our new racing RZR, and even though we like to race in mostly stock trim,
safety comes first. The front bumper doubles as a sway bar holder if you want to
add one to the front end at $549.