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cronic 4x4
12-02-2007, 01:24 PM
I am going to build an exo cage for my 85 xtra cab what type of pipe or tubing is the best considering safety and costs to build .Basically whats the best bang for the buck ? :dontknow:

12-02-2007, 02:36 PM
I belive DOM is the strongest and more dent resistant, But Sch40 is more cost effective. it depends if your building a exo so you can roll your truck or your building one incase you "might" roll your truck.

12-02-2007, 07:28 PM
1 3/4 erw 120 wall is best bang for the buck

12-03-2007, 12:21 AM
cromoly is the best to use for any cage , dom is cheaper way, sch40 wut you wanna use for bumper and rock sliders has a way high impact strength compared to dom

12-03-2007, 09:41 AM
DOM for sure

12-03-2007, 09:54 AM
for the price and what you get erw is the best for what your going to do. If you were building a straight up comp buggy DOM would be the only way to go for it to last.

12-03-2007, 01:27 PM
pipe is the cheapest than herw than dom than chomemoly but i would use pipe its the storngest for exo thats most are build out of is pipe my 2 cent

12-03-2007, 01:43 PM
galvanized fence poles.............

12-11-2007, 10:57 PM
thanxs guys i needed some help with the type of steel too. so i guess pvc wouldnt work haha.

cronic 4x4
12-14-2007, 07:12 AM
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12-14-2007, 07:27 AM
ok hers the deal and ive done lots of feild testing and book resurch

the most expensive
the strongest pound for pound
it must be tig welded and heat treated to retain its strength caracteristics

mild steel dom

still pricy but the best of the cheaper materials dose not requier anny special welding practices


normal tubing
its great stuff to work with its generaly a thinner walled lighter softer material than compabril sized pipe it will bend & dent much easyr than pipe will but will have the same structual propertys as a heaver thicker pipe
its easyer to work with and not that much more expensive than pipe

pipe shed40
if you use pipe there is nothing wrong with it it will be heavyer than anny of the tubing products but substantialy cheaper make sure it is GRADE B thids is the only pipe that caries a structual rating and i have seen first hand the diferance in material quality between grade a gass pipe and grade b pipe it is huge and becomes verry aperent when working with bolth

thats just my two bits and what i have learned along the way

12-14-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks StinkFinger,, solid info