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That is 30 percent more.

By my calculation 1.8 MM Should be .070. Inch. That's pretty thin material.

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Still better than the .055 thickness. LOL! Remember they use the fancy dual phase 980 which is suppose to be super strong so they can use thinner wall material. LMAO!!!

If they used .095 would it really add that much weight? I would take on extra weight to have .095 at least on the frame.
 

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Still better than the .055 thickness. LOL! Remember they use the fancy dual phase 980 which is suppose to be super strong so they can use thinner wall material. LMAO!!!

If they used .095 would it really add that much weight? I would take on extra weight to have .095 at least on the frame.
I agree. .095 in that material would be great.

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Yeah the Dual Phase 980 is good acts like spring steel. However since we already pay in excess of 30K for a machine I would kick in another 1.5 for Chromoly or even just DOM tubing with .095 and for shits and giggles 120 wall on the load bearing tubes. The measurements I got were right at 1.72mm to 1.82 mm but the powder coating mils is unknown.
 

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From my recon the dual phase stuff is sourced out of the country, and heat treating isn’t don’t because according to their specs it reduces the tensile strength. This isn’t chromoly where it’ll work harden or get brittle if heat effected. The steel they used is specifically designed to be good in cycle loading like what these cars go through. But that looks suspicious. Hope they make it right.
 

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looks more like flaking powdercoat to me but hard to see in a pic. can you see metal separation? would be the first time ive seen a frame fail there, usually at the front bulkhead or rear frame downtubes
 

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looks more like flaking powdercoat to me but hard to see in a pic. can you see metal separation? would be the first time ive seen a frame fail there, usually at the front bulkhead or rear frame downtubes
Oh you can definitely see the separation..... metal is brittle there from the weld, look how it follows the weld
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