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Old 02-26-2008, 08:38 AM
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I used 4Crawler sliders with the heavier 3/16" square tubing. They will not move, nor dent, nor bend. FWIW, Roger uses 1/8" for the outrigger legs as they are plenty strong and it saves weight. But the slider tubes are 3/16", both the outside tubes and the tube under the body pinch weld. The square tubing actually is a bit thicker in the corners where they get the most abuse, around .250.

I have built two sets of sliders with simple square tubing now, using 1/8" for outrigger legs and 3/16" for the slider tubes. Bombproof. Flapsander and Hammerite restores them to like-new.

You will find plenty of uses for your 1/8" tube. Or, I bet Altitude will swap you FWIW. Just 'splain it to 'em.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:24 AM
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To further complicate the issue... different materials will have different yield strengths. the cheaper welded tube will bend before a DOM seamless tube with the same wall thickness. The yield strength will also affect your ability to fab curves in it. With a stout hydraulic bender, the DOM is not a problem (within reason) but with a manual tubing bender, a lower strength, thinner wall may be the difference between a nicely formed curve and a kinked mistake.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:01 AM
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all the .120 wall dom in my cage bent fine with a manual pro tools so did the misc HREW in there too. Maybe in a pipe bender or with much heavier wall but there are no kinks in my cage, only behind the wheel.
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