CAMS approved cage

Initially our plan was to offer a bolt in CAMS approved cage or a full integrated cage for the Can-am X3. After striping down an X3 we’ve decided to only offer a full integrated cage - essentially the only person that would convince you that a bolt in cage is sufficiently safe is someone trying to sell you one. The X3 is a lightweight powersport vehicle, this vehicle is a new breed of Side by Side - powerful with long travel suspension - that means you will be going decidedly faster than previous incarnations. Our opinion based on years of experience (over 200 race car cages over the last 20 years) is if you want to use it as a race-car, and you value your safety then we believe that you need to build a full integrated race cage - don’t believe us then see our reasoning below.

Can-am X3

CAMS approved cage

The CAD designed and engineered roll cage utilizes a very slight radius roof line that follows the lines of the original factory cage. All tubes are DOM steel, laser cut and precision mandrel bent on the latest technology CNC benders for an exact fit, this means that one side of the cage is millimeter perfect to the other side. The cage is welded to exceed AS1554 standard and will come with all CAMS certification paperwork.

• Highly triangulated roll cage for added strength
• Rear dust light and brackets
• Roof mounting tabs
• Window net mounts
• Highest grade DOM steel
• Only about 22kg heavier than a bolt in cage

• There is no bracing behind the rear seat, this is the largest opening on the chassis and it has no triangulation - in the case of a rear 45 degree impact there is nothing to prevent the chassis collapsing - in the case of a direct rear impact i.e. high speed loss and reverse into a tree, there is nothing to prevent the engine and transmission pushing forward into the driver and navigator. As a minimum this opening needs to be triangulated with cross bracing.

• The main side intrusion bar should be kept straight - any bends in it will compromise it’s integrity.

• The main bar that holds the seats is extremely lightweight, a large portion of it has been removed to give clearance for the tail-shaft - in the case of any sort of impact we believe it’s simply going to fold in the middle - as an exercise, reach in under the seat bar and feel the front where the tail-shaft is, then remember that’s the only bar that’s holding your seat in position.

• The chassis is lightweight steel, any bars that connect to the chassis should be welded to a 5mm (thickness) load bearing plate anything less and the thicker bar will simply tear from the thinner bar in any sort of reasonable impact

• The chassis is full of holes - a lot of these are used in the assembly of the chassis, but each of these holes are a potential weak point - every hole on every bar should be plated or filled

• There is a number of main structural bars that just abruptly end, rather than join to the frame - these should be gusseted back to the frame

• Multiple bars have been crushed to allow something to fit - that entire bar loses it’s structure as soon as you crush it