JD2 die size - 1.75 or 2.0

BlueCoyote

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Just picked up a used JD2! Came with a 1.625 die so need to get a bigger die for cage building. Since this is an ultra low $ project, and I found a deal on a 2.0 x 6 die, is there any reason not to use 2.0" tube vs 1.75 for my main cage? Does the 2.0" tube weigh very much more and is it much more costly?


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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by BlueCoyote on 07/29/02 09:19 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

Kritter

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Weight might be an issue but ergonomics of the cage is a real issue. A nice cage out of 2" will be harder to route in a mini truck

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WeldnFab

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I AGREE, THE 2" DOM IS HARD TO DESIGN ON A MINI-TRUCK, I USED 2" D.O.M ON MY FULLSIZE CLASS 8....AND IT'S GREAT BUT WORKING WITH 2" ONLY REALLY HAS IT'S ADVANTAGES ON FULLSIZE VEHICLES. I WOULD SUGGEST USING 1 5/8" OR 1 3/4" ON A MINI-TRUCK AND NO BIGGER! IT'S A LIL BIT EASIER TO BEND ALSO, THAN 2" D.O.M.


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