Defined, Do you have any photos of your cage? How many feet of tube did you put in your cage? We really should be talking feet, not weight. I've been building cages for many years. If you don't know by now, we don't do legs and halos! That's the WORST kind of cage you could build, and like you said won't hold up to much of anything. http://4xinnovations.com/techarticle...structions.pdf
Skim the first 3 rolls, they're boring, "read" the last two, watch the last video.
I do WIY cages now, in fact that's all I do for cages. They don't require cutting a hole in the dash and lining up the floor plates is not difficult, so there's very little worry of drilling a hole in the floor at the wrong spot. Drilling a large hole in the dash is a MUCH different story!
Laser cut tubes is only useful if you want to spend much more money than you need to. We have perfected the systems we use here (which are not laser or hand cut either) and I have no concerns about mass producing the cages in house. Remember this is not a new product line for us, we're not new to offroading, and I'm not new to production of complex tube assemblies.
Allmotor, you get it, thanks!
RiggedT, We'll do the harness bar and dash bar and probably a few others as add ons for those who need them. That's how I do the 4 Runner cages and it works out well.
For those with out a double cab, I'm sorry but I won't have anything for you for quite a while. I've yet to find anyone in the area who wants anything for their 05+, so I had to buy the double cab I have. It'll be a while before I can buy a regular cab and access cab.