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#1 s'ko



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Posted 25 January 2005 - 07:19 PM

I want to make a custom bumper. What is the best size for tubing.



#2 4RnrRick


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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:32 AM

For my 4runner I use 1 1/4 schedule 40 pipe (1.660 OD X .140 wall) which is 2.27 lbs/ft.

For a buddy's Truggy that we built, we used 1.75 X .120 wall HREW which is 2.09 lbs/ft.

For my Subie, I'm thinking about using 1" schedule 40 pipe (1.315 OD X .133 wall) which is 1.68 lbs/ft to try to keep the weight down.

#3 Sweet82


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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:54 AM

I can't remember what thickness tubing I used, I'll have to go check tonight.

But in the areas where I might be coming in contact :banghead: with rocks...

I used D.O.M!

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#4 MorganM


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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:52 AM


OMG a link to Pirate 4x4? Blasphemy!

I'll save my opinion on their forums but they have VERY excellent technical articles. Hit that link and look at the "Steel" section. You wont regret it :)

#5 diluded000


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Posted 26 January 2005 - 07:00 PM

I want to make a custom bumper. What is the best size for tubing.



I used schedule 40 pipe from the BORG (Big Orange Retail Giant aka Home Depot) for my custom bumper. My low dollar pipe bender crushed a thinner walled tubing.

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