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bumper build up

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TC4x4, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. TC4x4

    TC4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Im building a tube bumper for my k5 and am wonderng what i should use for tube, i want it to be very durabable and strong, i dont want it to bend esily or get dented in, what is a strong tube that is 1.75- 2.00 inches wide, thanks
     
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  3. rdn2blazer

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    use some 2.0 DOM tube, its very strong tube and wont dent as easy as HREW tube will. its pricy though, bout 150 bucks for a random cut length of 17 to 26 ft. HREW tube is bout 40 bucks for a 20 ft length. very affordable to buy but not as strong as DOM, but its better then nothing.

    or you could go with what alot of guys use which is rectangular tube, say 6 or 8 in by 2 wide, 3/16 or maybe 1/4 max. wall thick. thats pretty heavy duty though. but it makes for a very strong bumper. hope that helps.
     

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