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tubeing wall thickness ?

so i've decided to make a set of rock sliders with my buddy ... I plan to use 1.5 " diamter tubeing ... Should i use .120 wall ? i know thats really strong and what most roll cages are made out of but i probably don't need it quite that strong ... i'm concerned about weight .. any ideas ?

what wall diameter for like a baja bumper front or rear with no hitch ?

what diamter for front and rear bumpers with a hitch ? i assume 1/8 with a hitch cuz thats what james duff uses but 2" diamter.
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If it's just for looks, .063" is easy to work with but not very strong. I would use something like 0.120" wall for anything that is likely to take a hit.
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If it's just for looks, .063" is easy to work with but not very strong. I would use something like 0.120" wall for anything that is likely to take a hit.
Since all the stuff i have planned for the future is basicaly for body protection and nothing to do with looks i guess i better stick with the .120

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depends on material.
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Steel motorcycle racing frames are often done in 0.049" or 0.063" tubing because these have an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and are easily formed, even in chromoly. One problem is that they dent fairly easily though. Not good for bumpers or sliders, IMO.
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industry standard is .120 or .188

much thicker then that and you need a NICE bender to bend it.
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