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Old 06-05-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Tubing thickness?

I'm getting ready to build a tube bumper for my truck. I'm building it similar to Copykat's bumper. Main tube will be 2" and the rest will be 1 3/4". I'm going to order the tubing next week but whats a good wall thickness? .065, .120, .125, .188, . 250, or .375 are my options. Thanks
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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I went with .120 on all mine. I think it's a good balance of strength and weight. If you're mounting a winch, you'll need heavier stuff for the winch, but the rest will be fine with .120.
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