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Some info on DOM vs. HREW tubing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

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    I found this post on the pirate board while doing a search and thought someone besides me would find it good reading.
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    Thanks. GREAT information. I used the Welded myself because the cost was so high for DOM. My bud that helped me with the cage and I talked about it and came to the same conclusion that the DOM was overkill for our needs. Most trail rolls in my neck of the woods are a lay over on the side and maybe one roll. Low speed stuff at that. Not hitting a wall at 200mph. As long as the welds are good your a 100times safer with that cage then a hoop or nothing. This post from weldpro who obviously knows his stuff reinforced what we had concluded.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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    i read that post when it was written over there. It made me decide on HREW. At 71 cents a foot, you cant beat that kind of deal for affordable safety!

    Sherman, Tx
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    Wow, I feel like I'm back in school. That cleared up a lot of questions I had.

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    Damn, lotsa readin' Need to go back to that one when it comes time to do the cage (soon). Thanks SMP!

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  6. smp

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    I thought there would be a few people that would find it usefull like me. Its amazing that the welded seam is allmost or just as strong as DOM at half or cheaper than DOM.
     
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    God, that was long! But worth the reading and thought. I don't think there will ever be a roll cage in my truck though.

    But we might hillbilly-rig one in a tough truck if we ever make one! I'm not 18 so if we do make one, my friend's got to drive. We were talking about going 1/2 and 1/2 on one. Anyone know of a cheap, crappy truck to tough truck that can be in Illinois by August?

    Tim
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