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What O.D. to use for roll cage?

I guess I want to know what Outside Diameter to use for roll cage tube and is 2 inch big enough?
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Re: What O.D. to use for roll cage?

2" is the biggest you would want...I would recommend 1 3/4" .120 DOM if you have a hard top. Do a search and you can get some good info on what H8monday, pbm, jeepgod and a plethora of others have done.
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Re: What O.D. to use for roll cage?

Mobdawg has it, 1 3/4" .120 wall is pretty standard with some people using 2". Most "cheep" benders (jd2, pro tools, pretty much anything under a couple grand) will only bend up to 2" od tubing.

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Re: What O.D. to use for roll cage?

Run a search on "DOM", I've been researching this a lot in the last few weeks...there is lots of info here...you can read the hours of flame wars about pipe vs. tube, DOM .120 vs sch40. I wont go into the details because they are all here under the search...

I will tell you that after weeks of reading past posts I'm going with a JD2 bender, and I will be useing 1.75" DOM, I just bought the Millermatic 175 Amp welder that everyone recomends too...(they say a 175A welder is the smallest you should go when welding a rollcage)...

On that note...Has anyone else found that they never get to post anything new because it has "ALL" been covered before? Drives me crazy...how am I going to get my number of posts up when everything has been talked about already... :-(

Maybe with these type of posts huh?

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Re: What O.D. to use for roll cage?

Thanks Tuck... I didn't try searching on DOM. My uncle is an exec at airgas and for handling Jeep related welding it is the best buy for sure... Thanks again for the help everyone.
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Re: What O.D. to use for roll cage?

75% of the time I am using 1.75" and 25% 1.50" tubing. Mainly .120 wall for main structures, and .095 & .065 for bracing, spreaders and misc. items. I also use 1.25" for handles, cooler mounts and smaller items.
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