popular tubing sizes

sigmatero

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Besides 1 3/4” (cages), what tends to be the other most popular tubing size for offroad race truck parts? I’m getting ready to order a bender and am curious what most other folks are using for the smaller tube sizes.

Thanks!
 

atomicjoe23

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It all depends on the series you are going to race in and the weight of your vehicle. . .most of these vehicles are built to a series rule book which stipulates the tubing diameter and wall thickness for specific weight ranges. The rule books also specify which tubular members need to comply to the rules. . .not all of them do, this where most people try to save some weight. You will mostly see 0.120" WT tubing used. . .I have occasionally seen the use of 0.090" WT for non-critical applications.

As far as diameter goes, for critical structures the smalles the rule books allow is typically 1 1/2" for the lightest vehicles. . .can't remember what the max. weight is for 1 1/2" tubing is but it's pretty light. Most full-on TT's use 2" tube.
 

Baileigh Inc

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Besides 1 3/4” (cages), what tends to be the other most popular tubing size for offroad race truck parts? I’m getting ready to order a bender and am curious what most other folks are using for the smaller tube sizes.

Thanks!
What are you looking to build? I spend 45-50 hours a week on the phone with the off road crowd and can tell you what dies are most common.
 

ErikShallbetter

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1.25 for light bars and small stuff.

1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 should let you build almost anything.

Pro-lites use alot of 1.5 OD
Pro-2 uses alot of 1.75 OD
and my class 3 bronco is all 2.0 in the cab.
 
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