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I know light-weight comp buggies are cool, but what diameter and wall thickness should a buggy with Rockwells use?

As long as the axles stay underneath, the weight of those axles is cool....but when you flip hard...all of that steel is above you!!!!!!

Is 1 3/4 x .120 ERW strong enough? Would the rig be F'd after one hard roll?
 

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iron headed small block, SM465, 205, Rockells, big heavy wheels and tires and enough tube to hold it all together.......3500 lbs?
 

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Flipper said:
iron headed small block, SM465, 205, Rockells, big heavy wheels and tires and enough tube to hold it all together.......3500 lbs?
Probably add another 1000-1500 lbs. to your figure.;)
 

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my cage is 2" .120 wall - haven't rolled it yet, but I know it'd hold up. And I think 4200-4500 lbs is a more accurate guess. 5k if you're gonna carry a spare and lots of tools/beer/etc...
 

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I used 2 x .120 erw. Truck weighs 6000 lbs
Has yours been "tested" yet?
 

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well will 120 wall weld seam hold up to a roll with a buggy with rockwells well hell ya!!
the reaper is 5100 lbs and we did a three roll barrell roll at 40 mph dam it happend so fast i just started laughing.
then there was the rear endo and then there was the front endo and a couple of side rolls on its roof. b

but it all depends on your design and welding skill death is always looking for the weak

and your rig that you are talking about building 3500lbs with rockwells iron motor big drive train just ant in the book but what do i no :flipoff2:
 

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frankie finland said:
well will 120 wall weld seam hold up to a roll with a buggy with rockwells well hell ya!!
the reaper is 5100 lbs and we did a three roll barrell roll at 40 mph dam it happend so fast i just started laughing.
then there was the rear endo and then there was the front endo and a couple of side rolls on its roof. b

but it all depends on your design and welding skill death is always looking for the weak

and your rig that you are talking about building 3500lbs with rockwells iron motor big drive train just ant in the book but what do i no :flipoff2:
The 3500 lbs was just a guess (a bad one it seems) based on some of the weights I had seen posted for the pieces and parts.
 

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2" will work fine and if you can get it to come in at under 5000# I will really be impressed, and it will be stripped to the minimum to accomplish it.
 

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YELLER BLAZER said:
2" will work fine and if you can get it to come in at under 5000# I will really be impressed, and it will be stripped to the minimum to accomplish it.
I think 350 Samurai's Zuk weighs in under 4500 lbs. Even though it is a zuk, he has a full body and a substantially beefed up frame (I haven't seen it in person, only seen his comments). I figured a all tube buggy could eliminate any "unnecessary weight"
 

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A rockwell anything with big motor and cases is never gunna be under 4k lbs, unless you fill it with helium, or spend the big $$ lightening everything alloy housings etc!
 
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