Re: Smittybilt Cage - Good/bad/ugly??
I've got the Smittybilt cage also, and am very pleased with it. No problems with access to the emergency brake pedal. I did have to pull the bottom of the hoop in a couple of inches in order to clear the Wrangler steel half doors I've got on my CJ.
One recommendation is to get an extra set of spreaders. I've got two mounted in the middle, and one on each side for strength.
As far as shipping goes, I never could bring myself to pay upwards of $70 to get the hoop shipped. So, I went to a local truck accessory store that carried Smittybilt products. There aren't many Jeep/4x4 shops in my area. I had them look in their catalog for what I was looking for (got the product numbers from the Smittybilt website) and they ordered direct from their distributor. I did pay more for the hoop than what I could have bought them for by mailorder, but factor in shipping, and I came out ahead by quite a few dollars.