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just wondering what thickness dom you guys used to make your cages? trying to decide between .80 and .120. I'm doing rear bumper first i think.
 

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In my race car cages I use .120" when doing mild steel ir DOM. .080" is perfect for chromoly, but remember that chromoly is stronger to start with so the wall thickness can be thinner. Mild steel might not hold up to a hard roll over impact at .080" thick, but again I am refering to heavier vehicles and highet speeds.

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.095 is a great thickness for UTV parts. You could probably get away with .083 but it will most likely dent what ever you hit with it. Worst case make the main runners out of .120 and all the straight sections in the Cage can be .083
 

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I prefer .083 chromolly. But if I were to use dom, I'd use .095. And I hate HREW, but if you use that, use .120 for the main tubes, and something thinner for the straight support tubes.
 

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Thank's for the advice . I was considering 120 for the impact bars and 80 for braces. Local places only have dom ,no chromolly .
 

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.095 DOM is plenty strong for the side by sides .120 starts getting really heavy .095 is what I'm using on cage I'm building for my cage right now.
 

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I think the diameter of the tube plays a roll in how thick also. Some people build cages with 1.5" but it seems the popular is 1.75" and usually is required in some racing. So if you are using 1.75", I would think .095 would be sufficient, but 1.5" and you may want to consider .120 in some areas.

I had some leftover 1.5" .120 so I built a bumper out of it. It does seem quite heavier then .095 like todd918 said. Probably a little overkill but now I can use it as a push bar and not just a bumper haha

 

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well i picked up some 1.75 x .095 yesterday. now i got to clean the garage.
 

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My cage is .095 1.75 DOM and it seems to be plenty. I also used .095 1.5 4130 on my Teryx
 
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