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roll cage size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sams78chevy, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. sams78chevy

    sams78chevy Registered Member

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    So my tube bender is on the way and I was just wondering what size you all out there made your roll cages out of. I was going to make my inner cage out of 1.75 but alot of my buddies told me to go way bigger but I think it is just because they want me to get a really big die for all of there bumpers and such. But anyways thanks for the help.
     
  2. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    1-3/4x.120 will work. it also depends how much tube you use, a 10 point 1-3/4" cage is probably much stronger than a 6 point 2" one :dunno: i am doing a 1-3/4" incab with a 2" outer exo. it also depends on how much room you want to give up inside the rig. a 2" or bigger tubing cage is gonna interfere more than the 1-3/4" a tighter center line radius of the bender die will help, i would say look at other users cages on ck5 and that will give you a pretty good idea what works. by the way if your buddies want bumpers tell em ok but you are gonna buy me the die to bend em! :D
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    1.75" is fine. Cage design is infinitely more important than tube size.

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  4. gauder

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    1 5/8" is good for a cage, 1 3/4" for a roll bar.
     
  5. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    1.75 or 1.5 120 wall is pretty much standard for cages. Most fabricators use one of these but I've seen more fullsizes using 1.75
     

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