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Old 11-27-2017, 11:45 AM
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Hey guys,
New to the forum here. I bought a F4i a year and a half ago, and not long after that it got stolen. I've been working on it on/off during the past year. Long story short, I'm trying to do some maintenance on it, but keep running into the Sick Innovation cage that the previous owner installed.

I've been trying to take it off, even reading how to install it and try to do the reverse order, but no luck. I bought the replacement parts (I think) to take it off. I have 3 engine bolts, and the R/L engine mounts. Is that all I need to take off the cage? I'm also having a hard time with taking off the bolts since the bolt-head is rusted and either rounded off or I don't have the right bit.

Any help is appreciated!

TL;DR - Need guidance on taking off cage, and parts necessary so the engine doesn't fall through.
 

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Old 11-27-2017, 12:23 PM
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Tell you the truth matey, never seen one, but then again I'm old
 
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:37 AM
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Its just removing the bolts and replacing with stock ones that don't hold on the cage. Same thing as doing frame sliders pretty much. Put a jack under the engine to hold it. I'm not sure how much help we can be when you already have the instructions telling you how its done.....
 
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Appreciate the responses. That does help, I was under the impression the engine wouldn't drop at all, but it seems like I would need a jack to hold it in place while I change out the bolts. I also thought I needed more parts, but it seems like it's as easy as just replacing the bolts that hold the cage in.
 

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Originally Posted by Rairios View Post
Appreciate the responses. That does help, I was under the impression the engine wouldn't drop at all, but it seems like I would need a jack to hold it in place while I change out the bolts.
If you were doing 1 bolt at a time you wouldn't need the jack, but you need to do multiple at once which is why I suggest it.
 
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rairios View Post
I'm also having a hard time with taking off the bolts since the bolt-head is rusted and either rounded off or I don't have the right bit.
If the bolts are rounded, then something like this will do the job :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOCHE-10P...gAAOSwevdaAvjZ

You need to find one that's a pretty close fit, give it a few taps with a hammer to get it on there properly and then you can get a socket on there to remove the bolts. Once they're off you can drift them out with a punch or something similar. They'll chew the bolts up a bit, but as you're not re-using them, it doesn't matter.
 
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Are you looking to sell the cage by any chance?
 
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