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Old 02-25-2008, 02:28 PM
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So I went to Altitude Steel today at lunch (thanks for the recommendation Drew, they were super cool) and got a bunch of steel for my winch bumper build and for some sliders...

now that i got it I am thinking twice though.... I bought 1/8 wall thicnkess 2" x3" tubing for the sliders... is that stout enough?

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nope, go with at least 3/16 to 1/4 1-8 will bend up like a banana
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I think 3/16" wall is the most common
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anybody want any material? at least it was cheap...
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yeah, now that i'm home holding it up there it is way too thin. i'll use it somewhere else. I think I am going to go for the 2x4 x 3/16 for the sliders unless you guys think i should use 1/4 thick stuff. maybe it's time for a trailer build with the 1/8 stuff, maybe that'll be the tire carrier for the rear
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FYI

1/8th" IS .120 wall or 11 gauge

it's fine and will not bend like a RLM cage

it's fine for sliders, but not bumpers.
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yep, .120 wall. thats what I got first. so maybe it's ok for sliders? Jim, hope you don't mind i just went ahead and started getting the stuff to do them myself... would you be willing to bend up a couple tubes (step thinggies) for them?

am planning on 1/4" for the front winch bumper main "tube" with some 1/2" plate to mount the winch.

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I used 1/8" on mine. It works, but I don't really like it. they do bend and don't hold up well, by which I mean they dent.

If you can, i'd upgrade to 3/16, but if you don't want to, the 1/8 will work.
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The ones on my 4runner I made out of .250 wall 2" HREW and 2.50 wall 2x4 tube. They haven't bent at all and the wife uses them a lot!

If it were me I wouldn't use the .120 for sliders at all unless you plan on replacing them when the get dented up, or dont care. the .1875 wall will be okay IMHO
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I've got a set from Marlin on mine, made from .120 HREW. I threw them on because they were so cheap I figured why not. I picked up a couple good dents in them in Cruces, like Daisy said, plan on replacing them every couple years if you use them.

I had a set of 2x4 .250 wall I built for my old 4Runner, they were bulletproof and I also used them a fair amount. That set replaced a pretty dented set of tube sliders on that rig. When I replace the current ones I have, I will be doing the .250 square tube route

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