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Bumper tube sizing

Well i really want to build one of thoes prerunner bumpers.But i dont know what size tubing to use for it. kinda like this one and what pricing on the tubing would be Name:  IMG_1060-1.jpg
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that looks to be between 1.5" -2" or so. just send a PM to the guy who owns the truck, im sure he would be glad to help.
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1.5" or 1.75" .120 is the way to go. Any bigger/smaller than that looks goofy on our trucks...

I just bought some 1.75" .120 DOM last week and it cost $3.72/ft mild will be a bit less than that. It could also be different since you are in TX, only way to find out would be to call the metal supply house.
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I think that is off a full size truck that the guy cut down and made to fit his ranger.
I think it came off an f150.
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1.5" or 1.75" .120 is the way to go. Any bigger/smaller than that looks goofy on our trucks...

I just bought some 1.75" .120 DOM last week and it cost $3.72/ft mild will be a bit less than that. It could also be different since you are in TX, only way to find out would be to call the metal supply house.
you got a good price!




I looks like the main tube is 2 inches and the other tubes are 1-3/4. maybe its my eyes though...
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you got a good price!
Yea, and to think when I bought steel last (about a year ago) I paid $2.75/ft for 1.75" and $2.62/ft for 1.5" DOM... should have stocked up.
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since I only want dom in the high stress areas, Im going to stockpile HREW get many sticks.

also, Ive heard the prices of steal are going down...
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id use 2" for it. i mean it cant hurt to make it too strong. especially if you are gettin yanked out by someone or if you hit something with it... like a deer
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1.5" or 1.75" .120 is the way to go. Any bigger/smaller than that looks goofy on our trucks...

I just bought some 1.75" .120 DOM last week and it cost $3.72/ft mild will be a bit less than that. It could also be different since you are in TX, only way to find out would be to call the metal supply house.
I agree. I personally like 1.75. Its what I used for my sliders and what I will use for my bed cage and front/rear bumpers

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you got a good price!
that is what i was thinkin!

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Yea, and to think when I bought steel last (about a year ago) I paid $2.75/ft for 1.75" and $2.62/ft for 1.5" DOM... should have stocked up.
lol it would have been more cost effective to buy gas at 2.50 a gallon and stock pile that.

but steel seems to be just as bad in price. i remember it used to be cheap!
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id use 2" for it. i mean it cant hurt to make it too strong. especially if you are gettin yanked out by someone or if you hit something with it... like a deer
1.75 is PLENTY strong. It takes a whole hell of a lot to beat up on it. why would you add more weight for no reason?

not to mention, IMO 2" looks funky..
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like most of us said 1.75 is perfect. 2 is huge compared to 1.75 as a visual effect on the trucks.
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Yup, you don't really need 2"...

1 1/2" Mild held up pretty well against another truck...





Destroyed a Toyota pickup with mine... lol
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ok, i was wrong lol. sometimes bigger aint better!
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thank you guys i was trying to get a idea of what was most used so i think im going to get some 1.75 now
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