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I priced 1 3/4 rnd. .134 wall 1026 mild steel tubing today and my results were for 100 ft. delivered to the shop I work at in Benicia Ca. I am building a cage for my jeep.

Castle Metals $2.75 a ft.
Tube Service $3.11
Tube Sales $3.85
PDM $1.68 only had .120 wall
Muffler Supply $1.68 only had .120 wall

I dont want dom I assume I am getting erw because I did not specify. Castle was going to take 7-10 days but that is who I am going with if noone has a better source.
 

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WHY .134??
 

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ya know i cant answer that? what is your reasoning? It is what i saw in the Art Morrison Catalog for $3.00 a foot.
 

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Dealboy said:
I priced 1 3/4 rnd. .134 wall 1026 mild steel tubing today and my results were for 100 ft. delivered to the shop I work at in Benicia Ca. I am building a cage for my jeep.

Castle Metals $2.75 a ft.
Tube Service $3.11
Tube Sales $3.85
PDM $1.68 only had .120 wall
Muffler Supply $1.68 only had .120 wall

I dont want dom I assume I am getting erw because I did not specify. Castle was going to take 7-10 days but that is who I am going with if noone has a better source.
Did you try Tubular Steel? If you use 2" it will be cheaper also. Be sure to buy your tube before april 1st, All the mills have given notice of a price increase effective that date. Another option is to find a friend or 2 and buy your tube in a lift quanity, may get you a bit of a price break.
 

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Not exactly what you are looking for, but I bought 300' of 1.75" , .134" DOM from EMJ steel for 2.25 / ft. That included shipping to me from Chicago(I am in Jackson, Ms).

The closest EMJ steel supply to you is in LA.

EMJ LOS ANGELES
10650 Alameda St
P.O. Box 640
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: (323) 567-1122
Fax: (323) 563-5500

Call them. They have the best pricing I have found by far.


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I THINK THEY USE .134 FOR NHRA SPEC.

MOST PEOPLE INCLUDING ME USE 120 WALL.
I JUST GOT 2" 120 WALL FROM PDM FOR 1.43 A FOOT FOR 200 FT.
LAST TIME I GOT 500 FT FROM TUBE SERVICE FOR 1.27 FT FOR 1.75 120 WALL.
 

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well what should i use? it has to be 1 3/4 because i bought the die for my friends bender. wouldnt dom be better ?

i will try emj tommorrow.
P.S. attention Station i emailed you the other day about some hydro stuff waiting to hear from you [email protected]
 

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sounds like they gave you a price on DOM....ok to use it if you plan on doing the 100 mph desert racing thing...but if you're gonna rock crawl then cheapie mild steel is fine. Here in Phoenix, I get a 20 foot stick of it for 28 bucks....that's $1.40/foot. You need to be more "specific"....and don't assume ;)
 

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anyone else have an opinion.
 

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Dealboy said:
I priced 1 3/4 rnd. .134 wall 1026 mild steel tubing

.....SNIP.....

I dont want dom I assume I am getting erw because I did not specify.
You don't want DOM, but you asked for 1026? Do they even sell ERW in 1026?
 

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Station said:

The closest EMJ steel supply to you is in LA.

Your off by 350 miles!!

EMJ-HAYWARD

31100 Wiegman Road
Hayward , CA 94544
Phone: (510) 487-2700
Fax: (510) 487-5513
 

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called emj and for .134 wall dom is $3.87 delivered. so my question is now do i need dom or not ? i am just a recreational rock crawler no competition but i want to live if i put it on the lid.
 

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called emj and for .134 wall dom is $3.87 delivered. so my question is now do i need dom or not ? i am just a recreational rock crawler no competition but i want to live if i put it on the lid.
Why again are you going .134 wall? That seems to be an odd size vs. what is used normally.
 

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Re: Re: any better price than $2.75 foot on 1 3/4 .134 wall rnd.

Eric said:


You don't want DOM, but you asked for 1026? Do they even sell ERW in 1026?
That's what I was thinking...
Dom is made from 1020 in sizes under 10 guage (,134 wall) and from 1026 in 10 ga. & over.

ERWis made from 1020 , (16 ga. or .065 & lighter are made from 1010)

Seamless, either hot finished or cold drawn is made from 1026.

Honestly, I thought you got the price for DOM, based on the price(which was good for a first time buyer). Seamless would prolly be more than double that, and ERW about a 1/3 cheaper.
You'll find that steel suppliers will jump around a lot on price, till you start buying alot from them. If you plan on doing alot more cages, buy from the place you like the best, or with the best delivery schedule, and stick with them- It'll make dealing with them much better and the price will start to come down when you start buying more.
 

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My club just put it's annual tube order together and got these for $


1.75"x.120: $1.02 per foot
2.00"x.095: $0.88
1.00"x.188: $1.63 DOM
2.00"x.120: $1.15
1.50"x.120: $0.89
1.75"x.120: $1.97 DOM

Everything is HERW unless noted.
 

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Dealboy said:
called emj and for .134 wall dom is $3.87 delivered. so my question is now do i need dom or not ? i am just a recreational rock crawler no competition but i want to live if i put it on the lid.
Can o' worms: *crack*

Many,many cages have been built with 1.75, .120 ERW with good results. I don't know of a single bolt-in or weld together cage manufacturer that uses DOM. For a recreational wheeler, and a daily driver, DOM probably isn't what you want. Even though it is rated at 75,000 psi tensile, (1020 ERW is usually around 48,000psi) it can cycle fewer times before cracking. I'm talking in a place where a tube meets a tube and you have a place that's flexing that meets a place that's ridgid. It's hard to build a cage for a Jeep that is structurally perfectly desiged and doesn't flex or shake alot going down the road.

Which one will survive a nasty rollover better? If the DOM isn't fatigued at the joints from years of service as a daily driver, then by all means, the DOm will. Which would I use? ERW aka HREW.
(my buggy uses both- but it's not a daily driver.)

I would feel comfortable with .120 wall *if I built it*
 

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thank you for your opinion i am probably going to go with .120 wall unless i hear any different.
 

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I just bought mine and I went with DOM...I would recommend it.

1.75" .120 wall DOM

Tube Service is roughly...

100' = $2.62/ft
200' = $1.99/ft


Delivery to SJ was free!
 
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