Glossary

Rear Cage (Track Day): 4-point roll cage, located behind the front seats. The rear cage is delivered welded.

Full Cage (Track Day): Full 6-point roll cage, passing through the dashboard and reaching the rear of the vehicle. Supplied welded and joined together by removable connections

Bolt-In (Motorsport): Full 6-point roll cage, passing through the dashboard and reaching the rear of the vehicle. Supplied welded and joined together by removable connections.

Weld-In (Motorsport): Full roll cage of 6 or more points, passing through the dashboard and reaching the rear of the vehicle. Supplied in kit to be welded.

Multipoint Weld-In (Motorsport): Full roll cage of 8 or more points, passing through the dashboard and reaching the rear of the vehicle. Supplied in kit to be welded.

Questions about the Track Day range

Is the roll cage delivered painted?

In AST Roll Cages we can only paint the roll cages when we install them ourselves in the vehicle. We do not ship them painted because the paint will most likely be damaged in transit. Another reason why we do not send them painted is that it is convenient to do so once the installation is complete, disassembling the roll cage again to paint it.

What is a removable roll cage?

A removable roll cage is a roll cage that can be segmented into parts so that it can be inserted into the vehicle.

How is the roll cage attached to the vehicle?

To hold the roll cage, it is necessary to weld reinforcing plates to the body on which the roll cage is screwed. These reinforcements are designed by copying the shape of the interior floor of the car, with which they must be positioned and welded.

Are they removable?

Si. Van ancladas a las bases mediante tornillos.

I am going to weld the roll cage reinforcement plates, do I need to be a professional welder?

It is not mandatory to be a certified or certified welder, although it is highly recommended. We strongly recommend delegating this operation to someone experienced in welding. Keep in mind that the quality of welding is very important for the safety cage to fulfill its function in the event of an accident.

What material is the roll cage made of?

Our roll cages are made of E355 Steel, Cold drawn seamless unalloyed carbon steel.

What screws is used?

Our screws are 8 metric and meet the requirements of the competition.

What is a removable connection?

The removable connection is a tubular shaped piece made of steel, which has 4 holes on its surface and these are crossed by 4 screws. They are used to ensure that an already welded bow can be inserted into the vehicle and connected to each other using these removable connection.

Can I install the roll cage without removing the dashboard?

Our Rear Cage can be installed without removing the dashboard, but in Full Cage it is necessary to uninstall and adapt the dashboard and internal components for it.

Is the roll cage compatible with the rear seats?

No. Any roll cage manufactured by AST Roll Cages is compatible with rear seats.

Do I have to adapt any element of the car to install the roll cage?

If not stated otherwise in the article you want and depending on the vehicle model, it may be necessary to eliminate or adapt: plastics, trims, mechanisms, carpets, upholstery, insulation, body parts ...

What is an authorized fitting center?

An authorized fitting center is an independent workshop, certified and tested by us, to install our products in vehicles.

What happens if my car has a curtain airbag?

Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the compatibility of the curtain airbag and the complete roll cage. Please check with your local authority about legality before purchasing. In the case of Spain, a complete arch is not compatible with a curtain airbag, making its homologation impossible and illegal to use on public roads.

¿Can I use HANS and harnesses with the roll cage?

Yes, since all our structures have a harness bar.

How should the vehicle be at the time of installation?

Designing and installing rollcages with the quality and fit that characterizes us requires that our operators and installers have the best possible working conditions, both inside and outside the vehicle. That is why we need the client to uninstall a series of elements before bringing the car to our installation center and thus achieve optimal, fast and efficient work, in addition to complying with the purchased installation price.

For Rear Cage it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop:

For Full Cage it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop: If these requirements cannot be met, the price of labor is € 37 + VAT for each hour of assembly and disassembly.

Questions about the Motorsport Bolt-In range

Is the roll cage delivered painted?

In AST Roll Cages we can only paint the roll cages when we install them ourselves in the vehicle. We do not ship them painted because the paint will most likely be damaged in transit. Another reason why we do not send them painted is that it is convenient to do so once the installation is complete, disassembling the roll cage again to paint it.

How is the roll cage attached to the vehicle?

To hold the roll cage, it is necessary to weld reinforcing plates to the body on which the roll cage is screwed. These reinforcements are designed by copying the shape of the interior floor of the car, with which they must be positioned and welded.

I am going to weld the roll cage reinforcement plates, do I need to be a professional welder?

It is not mandatory to be a certified or certified welder, although it is highly recommended. We strongly recommend delegating this operation to someone experienced in welding. Keep in mind that the quality of welding is very important for the safety cage to fulfill its function in the event of an accident.

What material is the roll cage made of?

Our roll cages are made of E355 Steel, Cold drawn seamless unalloyed carbon steel.

What screws is used?

Our screws are 8 metric and meet the requirements of the competition.

What is a removable connection?

The removable connection is a tubular shaped piece made of steel, which has 4 holes on its surface and these are crossed by 4 screws. They are used to ensure that an already welded bow can be inserted into the vehicle and connected to each other using these removable connection.

Can I install the roll cage without removing the dashboard?

In our Bolt in roll cages it is necessary to uninstall and adapt the dashboard and internal components for it.

Do I have to adapt any element of the car to install the roll cage?

If not stated otherwise in the article you want and depending on the vehicle model, it may be necessary to eliminate or adapt: plastics, trims, mechanisms, carpets, upholstery, insulation, body parts ...

What is an authorized fitting center?

An authorized fitting center is an independent workshop, certified and tested by us, to install our products in vehicles.

¿Can I use HANS and harnesses with the roll cage?

Yes, since all our structures have a harness bar.

How should the vehicle be at the time of installation?

Designing and installing rollcages with the quality and fit that characterizes us requires that our operators and installers have the best possible working conditions, both inside and outside the vehicle. That is why we need the client to uninstall a series of elements before bringing the car to our installation center and thus achieve optimal, fast and efficient work, in addition to complying with the purchased installation price.

For Bolt-in roll cages it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop:

If these requirements cannot be met, the price of labor is € 37 + VAT for each hour of assembly and disassembly.

Questions about the Motorsport Weld-In range

What is a kit?

A kit is a set of tubes and sheets that once welded together make up a safety cage. All tubes come with the necessary fittings and bends, as do the plates and reinforcing plates.

Is my kit assembled?

No. The kit is received fully exploded. To assemble it, follow the instructions provided.

How is the roll cage attached to the vehicle?

For roll cages manufactured according to Annex J, it is necessary to weld reinforcement plates to the bodywork and the roll cage is screwed onto them. These bases are designed by copying the shape of the interior floor of the car, with which they must be positioned and welded. For roll cages that have an ASN approval, it is necessary to weld some bases to the body. These bases are designed by copying the shape of the interior floor of the car, with which they must be positioned and welded. Once welded, the roll cage must be welded to these bases. Screws are not used in this type of roll cage.

What material is the roll cage made of?

Our roll cages are made of E355 Steel, Cold drawn seamless unalloyed carbon steel.

What screws is used?

Our screws are 8 metric and meet the requirements of the competition.

Do I have to adapt any element of the car to install the roll cage?

If not stated otherwise in the article you want and depending on the vehicle model, it may be necessary to eliminate or adapt: plastics, trims, mechanisms, carpets, upholstery, insulation, body parts ...

I am going to weld the roll cage reinforcement plates, do I need to be a professional welder?

It is not mandatory to be a certified or certified welder, although it is highly recommended. We strongly recommend delegating this operation to someone experienced in welding. Keep in mind that the quality of welding is very important for the safety cage to fulfill its function in the event of an accident.

What type of welding should I use?

All welds must have full penetration and preferably using welding in a gas atmosphere. They should cover the entire perimeter of the tube.

What is an authorized fitting center?

An authorized fitting center is an independent workshop, certified and tested by us, to install our products in vehicles.

How should the vehicle be at the time of installation?

Designing and installing rollcages with the quality and fit that characterizes us requires that our operators and installers have the best possible working conditions, both inside and outside the vehicle. That is why we need the client to uninstall a series of elements before bringing the car to our installation center and thus achieve optimal, fast and efficient work, in addition to complying with the purchased installation price.

For Weld-in roll cages it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop:

For Multipoint Weld-In without any components. If these requirements cannot be met, the price of labor is € 37 + VAT for each hour of assembly and disassembly.

¿Can I use HANS and harnesses with the roll cage?

Yes, since all our structures have a harness bar.

Purchase and transportation

Can I arrange shipping on my own?

Yes, choosing “Factory pickup” as an option and notifying it prior to pickup. From the notification that the arch is finished, you have 30 calendar days to collect it.

I don't see my car in the listings ... what can I do?

This may occur because we do not have that vehicle model available, and in such a case, we need to have a body with our interior completely disassembled in order to digitize it in 3D and be able to develop our roll cages. This 3D scanning and development process has an economic cost that we can fully assume as long as the vehicle model has sales potential for us. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information about it.

What are the manufacturing deadlines?

All our products are made to order. Estimated manufacturing times are 20 to 30 business days corresponding to our business calendar.

Can I send the body to you through a carrier or someone else?

Yes, informing us of who the person has delegated for it and coordinating.

Regulations and approvals

Track Day

Can I use the Track Day roll cages for use on public roads?

Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the use of roll cages on public roads. Please check with your local authority about legality before purchasing.

Can I use the door bars, optional on Track Day, to circulate on public roads?

Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the use of door bars on public roads. Please check with your local authority about legality before purchasing.

How is a Track Day roll cage approved for driving on public roads?

Depending on the country, there are different requirements and / or legalities regarding the use of roll cages on public roads. In the case of Spain, the approval of the safety arch must be carried out by hiring an engineer. This engineer prepares a project that is presented to the technical inspection of vehicles for verification and verification, with its corresponding fee. Once you have the technical inspection of vehicles OK, the safety arch is entered in the vehicle's own technical file.

Motorsport

What is the FIA Annex J?

The FIA Annex J is the Technical Regulations for competition cars of the International Automobile Federation. It was published in 1961 and to this day it has been updated and improved edition after edition.

What is an FIA homologation Sheet?

The FIA homologation sheets are descriptive documents, produced only by the vehicle manufacturer, which include a series of technical characteristics and components of the serial production vehicle. In addition, they are completed with the competition extensions that define, therefore, the complete competition vehicle.

Do AST roll cages comply with Annex J?

All our Motorsport roll cages marked with the FIA ​​Appendix J logo or without a logo, are manufactured according to the guidelines and requirements that have been indicated in Annex J to be able to be used in different championships, but this does not mean that this is automatically fulfilled for all cars. The safety cages on our website that have the FIA ​​Appendix J logo are those that meet the minimum required for the model and motorization detailed in the description of the same, since they are the versions of the vehicle in question that have a File of FIA Homologation. This does not always mean that if your motorization does not correspond to the versions detailed in the description, they cannot be used in competition, since the minimum required always depends on the body or entity promoting the test. In the case of models and engines that do not have a safety arch with the FIA ​​Appendix J logo, they must contact the test body to find out the minimum safety requirements and choose the appropriate version of our safety cages. .

What is a DNA or ASN approved roll cage?

A DNA or ASN approved roll cages is a structure manufactured in accordance with the FIA structure approval regulations. The approval of this type of roll cages allows the manufacturer to choose other technical resources not stipulated in the FIA Annex J.

If the regulations change ... is my roll bar still valid?

Yes. Since the rules are applied retroactively.

What documentation do roll cages have?

The safety cages have documentation that specifies the technical characteristics of the cage, and in the event that you have purchased a safety cage with the FIA Appendix J mark, it will also indicate the models and versions for which they are valid. Bolt-In Safety cages come with the accompanying documentation in the same package. Weld-In safety cages are supplied in a kit and are not accompanied by the final documentation, since the certification procedure for the safety cage must be followed. This procedure consists in sending some photos of the finished cage and welding the attached specimen in the kit, sending it to us to verify the correct installation. Once verified, we send the final documentation.

What is a welding test?

A welding test consists of two pieces of small tube, included in the kit, which must be joined together to form a T by welding of the same type and quality with which the safety cage has been welded.