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Good tubing and price?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    price I have no idea, its only 1 5/8" tube. What is it for? Most use 1.75" for cages and bumpers and such. I use 1.5" for gussets and small stuff, what would you use it for?
     
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    HELL NO thats NOT a good price. $6 a foot is physco :eek1:
     
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    plus shipping, however they deal with that. Make a post asking, someone has to know a "cheap" place in Cali for metal.
     
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    and it looks like they dont sell more then 8'.
     
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    if you scroll down, you can custom order lengths that you want.
     
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    Can't help you with price since I am no where near Cali. Most people use 1 and 3/4 DOM. I am using 2 inch. Question is are you going to bend it or is someone else. make sure who ever does has the dies to fit what you are using. I used 2 inch just cause I like the beefy look of the size of the tube. I gave the tubing shop the size and they ordered the dies so they would have them on hand. Most race cars like IMCA modifieds and stock cars use the 1 and 3/4. I recently bought over 200 feet of the 2 inch dom and it was like $4.50 a foot delivered from 250 miles away. came in 22 foot lengths.
     
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    i paid $22 for 10' of 1.5 .120 wall DOM locally. if i would have priced it before hand i would have gotten the full 20' peice for $38
     
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    where did you order your tubing from? that is pretty cheap. the reason i wasnt planning on going with 2" is because of the price. i would like to go with 2" if i could find it cheap enough.
     
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    Prices have gone way up on metal over the last fews months. I just ordered 200 feet of 2 inch HREW and payed 2.79 a foot and that was a good price (and thats U.S. metal not over seas stuff that is much cheaper). Everything I have seen with DOM over the past few months is 1.75 to 2 inch is running about double HREW. It depends on the off roading your doing. Trail running, in other words, mild to moderate, HREW works just fine. Heavy off road, lots of rock crawl and so on, use DOM. A lot of things to think about when deciding which metals, how to weld and so on. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    I got my DOM from a place in Denver called EMJ. 1-800-231-0695. Supposed to be the largest metal supplier in the nation. Not sure if they have locations near you, but probably worth a free phone call. ;)

    I ordered on Monday and it was delivered on Friday and they even took a personal check. They just wanted to be sure someone was there to unload. Good thing a friend has a forklift!!


    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151210

    try above link to other post.
    :D
     
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    1-5/8" tube is common in drag race cars b/c the NHRA specs that as the minimum size OD.
     

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