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Aaron Womack
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I am looking for 8' of DOM tubing for my high steer links and can't find anything locally and I am trying to save shipping costs buying locally since it is so heavy.  I am looking for 1.5" x .250 wall or 1.25 x .219 wall or a combination of both, 5' of one and 3' of another.  If anyone has bought locally (contact for materials) or has extra you need to sell let me know.  This is one of my last items needed to get my rig back on the trail.

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Aaron Womack 

1978 Jeep Cherokee, 360, TH400, QT (soon to be PT), Dana 44HD/Dana 60, 4.88's, Lincoln Locked Rear, Spartan Locker front, SOA/SF lift, 36" OZ's, recentered H1's, liberal fender trimming, 2x4" tubing rockers

 

2006 Dodge 2500 5.7 Hemi, 6" lift, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers

January 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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No local suppliers of DOM around here, I go to Tulsa for mine I have some 1.5-.120 if that will work, have you got your adapters yet?
January 2, 2011 at 4:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Here you go Aaron this is where I buy from unless my local guys at CGYS have it.  He is in Tulsa so if your over there you could save on shipping but UPS is only one day shipping. http://www.kore4x4customs.com/features?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=74&category_id=40

 

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January 2, 2011 at 11:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aaron Womack
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Thanks for the info guys. I do have my inserts already so I have to stick with the 1.5". I actually found someone on Pirate that is cheaper than the contact in Tulsa. It was $90 with shipping.
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Aaron Womack 

1978 Jeep Cherokee, 360, TH400, QT (soon to be PT), Dana 44HD/Dana 60, 4.88's, Lincoln Locked Rear, Spartan Locker front, SOA/SF lift, 36" OZ's, recentered H1's, liberal fender trimming, 2x4" tubing rockers

 

2006 Dodge 2500 5.7 Hemi, 6" lift, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers

January 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aaron Womack
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Thought I would share my contact I found for DOM tubing.  They are very cheap, and even much cheaper than anything I found locally after shipping!  It is Red 9 Fabrication and Speed and their number is 859-292-7339 ask for Mike or Gene.  They are out of Kentucky and they were about $3/ft cheaper than Kore 4x4 after shipping.  They had tons of sizes in stock and were packaging and shipping as I paid for it.

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Aaron Womack 

1978 Jeep Cherokee, 360, TH400, QT (soon to be PT), Dana 44HD/Dana 60, 4.88's, Lincoln Locked Rear, Spartan Locker front, SOA/SF lift, 36" OZ's, recentered H1's, liberal fender trimming, 2x4" tubing rockers

 

2006 Dodge 2500 5.7 Hemi, 6" lift, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers

January 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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If your ever in or around Ft. Smith the Come Get Ya Some guys have cheap prices on DOM also and Bud's Iron and Metal in Van Buren usually has a bunch of HREW tube.   I use K.O.R.E. when I need it in a hurry and CGYS doesn't have it.   Like I said K.O.R.E. is one day shipping to NWA.

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January 8, 2011 at 4:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Marv
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I used onlinemetals.com for D.O.M. when I was doing my stuff last year.  They were very reasonable, and shipped quickly.  they will also cut to exact lengths if you have the #'s ready when you order.  I have bought from Ken at K.O.R.E. as well, but he is kind of expensive on his tubing prices, but the closest to NWA. 

January 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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the only problem with having tubing shipped is they have to cut it in 8' lengths, lots of waste that way, I like full sticks.

jourgens steel in tulsa delivers over here twice a week, 75$ freight on 1 stick or 1000 sticks

their # is 1-800-678-1511, talk to Chris

January 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Green Hornet
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You can always try Wheeler Metal Supply in Rogers out by the air strip.  They have DOM as well as about any other kind of metal you can think of.

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Green Hornet

January 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Green Hornet
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Sorry, its actually Wheeler Metals.  Here's there info.  They do have DOM, I checked.

www.wheelermetals.com

12903 Highway 62

Rogers, AR 72756

(479) 986-8736

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Green Hornet

January 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aaron Womack
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Green Hornet at January 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Sorry, its actually Wheeler Metals.  Here's there info.  They do have DOM, I checked.

www.wheelermetals.com

12903 Highway 62

Rogers, AR 72756

(479) 986-8736

That's funny, because Wheeler and Westark are the first two places I always call when I am ordering steel and Wheeler and Westark both told me they couldn't even get DOM.  Who did you talk to at Wheeler?  I would rather have a local supplier for the future if the price is reasonable.

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Aaron Womack 

1978 Jeep Cherokee, 360, TH400, QT (soon to be PT), Dana 44HD/Dana 60, 4.88's, Lincoln Locked Rear, Spartan Locker front, SOA/SF lift, 36" OZ's, recentered H1's, liberal fender trimming, 2x4" tubing rockers

 

2006 Dodge 2500 5.7 Hemi, 6" lift, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers

January 11, 2011 at 9:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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I called wheeler a year ago and the two people I talked to didn't even know what DOM stood for. A friend called a few months ago & asked about it and they said sure we have roll cage tubing, got all excited & ran down to load up. All they had was welded seam tubing (HREW). As far as I know no one in NWA carries DOM, closest is Ft. Smith or Tulsa
January 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Trailfrog
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Good thread on Pirate for those like me that want to know more about the different types of tubing:

 

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=659544

 

January 12, 2011 at 9:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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My opnion is for what we do trail riding & extreme rockcrawling HREW is fine but DOM is better.   Basically I tell people in a hard roll the HREW will probably tweak and the DOM probably won't.  I don't think either one would ever fail in slow crawling but for competeing or the go fast stuff DOM is the only way to go.  When I build something is doesn't matter labor wise what material I use but the difference in tubing prices usually scares people away from DOM as it is always twice as much and sometimes triple.  My Jeep has a mix of both and I'm willing to bet most people couldn't tell which is which.

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January 12, 2011 at 5:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Here you go read this everything you ever wanted to know and 100x more :D

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PR-BV60/index1a.html

 

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January 12, 2011 at 5:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aaron Womack
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My opinion HREW is for bumpers, sliders, stingers, and even some roll cages.  When you make steering or suspension links they better be DOM or better or you are asking for trouble because at some point in time half or all of your vehicle weight will be on a small spot (wedged into a rock) on that tube and you want it to hold.  DOM isn't necessary for very many things (outside of race vehicles), but suspension and steering links it is at least the minimum in my opinion.

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Aaron Womack 

1978 Jeep Cherokee, 360, TH400, QT (soon to be PT), Dana 44HD/Dana 60, 4.88's, Lincoln Locked Rear, Spartan Locker front, SOA/SF lift, 36" OZ's, recentered H1's, liberal fender trimming, 2x4" tubing rockers

 

2006 Dodge 2500 5.7 Hemi, 6" lift, 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers

January 12, 2011 at 7:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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Yeah I was talking about bumpers, cages, sliders, etc.   You are right suspension and steering should be DOM at least, Chro-moly, or Aluminum all though a lot of guys have had good success with square tube.   Main thing with lower link arms and steering is it has to be thick to take the hit.  Uppers can be .188 wall or bigger but lowers need to be at least .250 mine are .688 thick with a mix of 1.5" x .250" wrapped with 2" x .250" chro-moly wrapped with 2" shedule 40 pipe which is .188" wall.  My steering and front trackbar are both 1.5" x .250" DOM.

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January 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

We Be Rockin'
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OK, we obviously have some guys that know their stuff in this club, so here's my question:  I have a Smittybilt SRC front bumper with a short hoop.   I want to cut it off at the bend and extend it to hood height to protect the radiator in the likely event of a rollover.  I have room to add a couple of support arms on either side of my winch.  Which type of tubing has the strength, and can be formed into a hoop? 

First pictumper, second is what I'd like it to look similar to, if possible.  Second picture is also what I dream about my jeep looking like!:D

 

January 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SuperD
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those are supposedly 1.75 .120 tube, id reccomend cutting the hoop completely off of the main tube & starting over, otherwise you might have some odd angles where the stinger meets up with the existing hoop where you cut it off. not to mention a strength issue where its butted & sleved together.

I only have 1",1.5" & 1 5/8" dies so I cant help ya much

January 14, 2011 at 12:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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I built Branson's entire bumper, radiator hoop, and stinger for him so if you need some work on yours give me a shout.  I've got 1', 1.25", 1.5", and 1.75" dies that are all capable of bending a full 180*.   All of Branson's tube work is 1.75" x .120" ERW.

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January 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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