Questions about AST Track Day
Does the painted arc come?
We don’t send the ark painted because very likely the paint would be damaged during transport.Another reason why we don’t send them painted is that it’s convenient to do so once the installation is completed, dismantling the arc again to paint it.
What is a removable or unmontable arc?
A removable or dismontable arc is an arc that can be segmented into parts to be put into the vehicle.
How is the arc attached to the vehicle?
For the anchor of the security arc, it is necessary to weld a boost plate to the carrossery on which the security arc is turning.These bases are designed by copying the form of the car’s interior soil, so you have to position them and weld them.
Are they dismantling?
And yes.They are anchored to the bases by turns.
I’m going to weld the arck reinforcement plates, do I need to be a professional welder?
It is not mandatory to be a homologated or titled soldier, although it is very advisable.We strongly recommend deleting this operation to someone experienced in welding.It should be noted that the welding quality is very important for which the safety cage performs its function in case of accident.
In what material is the arc made?
Our arcs are made of steel E355, stretched in cold without welding.
Which tornado is used?
Our tornado is metric 8 and meets the requirements required in competition.
What is a helmet?
The cluster is a piece with a tubular shape and made of steel, which has 4 holes on its surface and these are crossed by 4 turns.They are used to get a already sold arc to be introduced into the vehicle and connected with each other through these helmets.
Can I install the arc without removing the scratch?
Our Rear Cage can be installed without the need to remove the scraper, but in the Full Cage it is necessary the disinstallation and adaptation of the scraper and internal components for this.
Is the arc compatible with the back seats?
Not .Nothing made by AST Roll Cages it is compatible with back seats.
Do I need to adapt any element of the car to install the arc?
If you do not indicate the opposite in the item you want and depending on the vehicle model, it is possible that you have to remove or adapt: plastics, garnets, mechanisms, moquets, tapes, isolants, carrossery sheets.
What happens if my car has a airbag?
Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the compatibility of curtain airbag and complete antivulk cage.Consult the legality with the competent authority of your country before making the purchase.In the case of Spain, a full arc is not compatible with a curtain airbag, making it impossible to homologate and illegal to use it in public way.
Can I use HANS and arneses with the ark?
Yes, as all of our structures have a bar of arneses.
How should the vehicle be at the time of installation?
Design and installation of safety arcs with the quality and adjustment that characterizes us requires that our operators and installers have the best possible working conditions, both inside and outside the vehicle.That’s why we need the customer to uninstall a number of elements before bringing the car to our installation center and thus get an optimal, fast and efficient work, in addition to complying with the purchased installation PVP.
For the Rear Cage it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop:
• Fuel deposits
• Mid and Back Cable
• The roof
• Back belt
• Back seats
• Side Guarnecids
• Back doors
For the Full Cage, in addition to all the above, it is necessary to bring the car with these uninstalled elements to our workshop:
• Fuel deposits
Cable and Fusible Box
• The roof
• Front and rear seats
• Side doors
• Heater, air and heating
• Back suspension
In case of not being able to meet these requirements, the price of the workforce is €37 + VAT for each hour of assembly and disassembly.
Is it compulsory to pay VAT?
Purchase and Transport
Is it compulsory to pay VAT?
Except in the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla you have to pay the IGIC through your customs office.
Can I organize the shipment on my behalf?
Yes, by choosing as the option “Received in factory” and by notifying it in advance to the collection.From the notification that the ark is finished, it has 30 natural days to carry out the collection.
I don’t see my car on the lists... what can I do?
This can happen because we don’t have that vehicle model available, and in that case, we need to have in our facilities a carrossery with the completely dismantled interior to be able to digitalize it in 3D and be able to develop our firewall cages.This 3D scan and development process has an economic cost that we can assume in its entirety as long as the vehicle model has sales potential for us.Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
What are the manufacturing deadlines?
All our products are made on order.The estimated manufacturing deadlines are approximately 30 working days corresponding to our working calendar.
Can I send you the carrossery through a carrier or another person?
Yes, informing us of who the person you have delegated to do so and coordinating.
Regulations and homologations
Can I use the Track Day security arc for public use?
Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the use of antiviral cage on the public road.Consult the legality with the competent authority of your country before making the purchase.
In Spain, the Rear Cage are homologable for the vast majority of vehicles and must be homologated to be used on the public road.
In Spain, the homologation of the Full Cage depends on several factors.It depends on the current regulations applicable in the laboratory in which the homologation is made.
It is also necessary to complete a minimum measurement: from the lowest part of the back, tracing an imaginary semiesphere to the front, it must have at least 96cm of distance to the Pillar A, the roof and the parasols.They must be homologated to be used on the public road.
Can I use the gate bars, optional on the Track Day, to circulate on the public road?
Depending on the country, there are different legalities regarding the use of the door bars on the public road.Consult the legality with the competent authority of your country before making the purchase.In the case of Spain, it is not legal to circulate by the public road with reinforcement bars at the doors.
How is a Track Day arc homologated to circulate through the public road?
Depending on the country, there are different requirements and/or legalities regarding the use of antivulco cage on the public road.
In the case of Spain, the homologation of the security arc must be made by hiring an engineer.This engineer elaborates a project that is presented to the ITV for its check and verification, with its corresponding rate.Once you have the ITV OK, the security arc is introduced in the vehicle’s own technical file.