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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.
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
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
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
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