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Bigsexy
02-10-2009, 08:51 PM
hey everyone, i dont no much about metal here.. but i want to get a set of rock sliders built for my truck, its a 96f150 and i want them out of tube instead of square.. wat will be strong enough, and what should i ask for? and wheres a good place to get steel from, as close to abbotsford as possible..cheers] thanks

4Lo
02-10-2009, 08:57 PM
Alder Steel would be your closest yet cheapest choice IMO. I always get a good deal on material there. Bring cash and buy cut off's.

Moondog
02-10-2009, 09:31 PM
use exhaust pipe if you go to a tire shop they will give you there used stuff for free[36]

TWOZEROFOUR
02-10-2009, 10:24 PM
Galvanized fence "tube" is free.. also will never rust [36] better than Dom as well

m j
02-10-2009, 10:57 PM
rocksliders are a wearing item. should be cheap and thick

I would say a good place for 2" sched40 or bigger

as said above go see Vern at Alder Steel on fraser hwy ~ 247th
if you can drive your truck there you can hold the pipe up next to it to see if the scale fits your wants

mus-Tard
02-10-2009, 11:03 PM
PVC plastic

Bigsexy
02-11-2009, 12:17 AM
PVC plastic

ya thanks

StinkFinger
02-11-2009, 12:23 AM
i agreee with mj this is the place for good old pipe its cheeper and more dent resistant than tube
alder steel is your best bet or emco on perdovill

Stetson
02-11-2009, 08:22 AM
what about Blue Steel :dontknow: http://graysmatter.codivation.com/content/binary/zoolander_face.jpg

Squishy
02-11-2009, 11:59 AM
what mj and stink said, sch 40, id probably use 1.5"

Bigsexy
02-11-2009, 01:19 PM
so 1.5 or 2'' sch 40 it is then.. thanks guys [cheers]

Stetson
02-11-2009, 04:52 PM
Hey Brandon, I understand everybody is welcome to their own opinions, as we are all offering, but looking at you sig, you run a f150 with 6" lift. 1.5" is going to look lost on your truck, and youll prob rack the heck out of it with a full size. Ive run 1.5" on Toyota's which looks ok, as they are a much smaller vehicle. Have a friend with 1.75" which looks great. I would at least use 1.75, if not the 2" on a truck your size. Not a big fan of poo pipe, but I understand the cost difference. when people mention types of pipe denting, pipe comes in different wall, 1.20, 2.20 etc. obviously a 2" 1.20 wall is a bad choice as its too thin for your application over such a large diameter, but in a 1.5" diameter would do well. you get the pic. good luck on your build, have fun [cheers]

turbomustang
02-11-2009, 07:01 PM
2" sch 80 pipe

turbomustang
02-11-2009, 07:02 PM
i beleave pipe is better for rock sliders because pipe yes not as strong in a roll over as dom or tube but it has the better ability against crushing therefore when smashed against a rock it doesnt' dent like dom it does but not as easy,.

m j
02-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Hey Brandon, I understand everybody is welcome to their own opinions, as we are all offering, but looking at you sig, you run a f150 with 6" lift. 1.5" is going to look lost on your truck, and youll prob rack the heck out of it with a full size. Ive run 1.5" on Toyota's which looks ok, as they are a much smaller vehicle. Have a friend with 1.75" which looks great. I would at least use 1.75, if not the 2" on a truck your size. Not a big fan of poo pipe, but I understand the cost difference. when people mention types of pipe denting, pipe comes in different wall, 1.20, 2.20 etc. obviously a 2" 1.20 wall is a bad choice as its too thin for your application over such a large diameter, but in a 1.5" diameter would do well. you get the pic. good luck on your build, have fun [cheers]
you seem to have pipe and tube sizing confused
2" sched 40 is Outside Diameter 2.375" Inside Diameter 2.067" Wall Thickness .154"

Cwheeler
02-11-2009, 07:55 PM
Pipe is measured by ID

FU Toolbag
02-11-2009, 08:30 PM
Hey Brandon, I understand everybody is welcome to their own opinions, as we are all offering, but looking at you sig, you run a f150 with 6" lift. 1.5" is going to look lost on your truck, and youll prob rack the heck out of it with a full size. Ive run 1.5" on Toyota's which looks ok, as they are a much smaller vehicle. Have a friend with 1.75" which looks great. I would at least use 1.75, if not the 2" on a truck your size. Not a big fan of poo pipe, but I understand the cost difference. when people mention types of pipe denting, pipe comes in different wall, 1.20, 2.20 etc. obviously a 2" 1.20 wall is a bad choice as its too thin for your application over such a large diameter, but in a 1.5" diameter would do well. you get the pic. good luck on your build, have fun [cheers]

before you get off calling it poo pipe, learn something about it. It has it's place, and for a rubbed surface, it's perfect. In fact, I'ld go with a shced 80 instead of a 40. It's extra weight, but well worth it there. And a 2" sched 40 and 80 are the same externally. The added material is on the inside.

harvester_sorrow
02-11-2009, 08:51 PM
pipe is measured ID, tube is measured by OD.

StinkFinger
02-11-2009, 11:25 PM
pipe is more of a general size some what related to the id http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominal_Pipe_Size
where as tube is the od

mark
02-13-2009, 08:58 AM
pipe is measured ID, tube is measured by OD.

yup

m j
02-13-2009, 09:38 AM
pipe is more of a general size some what related to the id http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominal_Pipe_Size
where as tube is the od

and to add....
pipe dimensioning has no relevence to the strength, the lil numbers stamped into the pipe will tell you the strength
if you got the $$$ you can get anything you want in pipe dimensioning
common available pipe here is a53...etc etc...
before you flap that pipe is for sewage you would have to know what he is using for pipe and how to read the numbers stamped into it

weird part is I dont like pipe yet I got stuck disgorging that ^