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Hey there everybody I wanted to some of your alls opinions on building a 2 or 4 seat cage out of 1.5 inch schedule 40 anodized aluminum pipe. Im a TIG welder/fabricator for a living and I use this material daily. Personally I think it would be awesome, CNC bent, fully TIG'd, could add any kind of accessory and rigid. What do you guys think anyone interested?
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todds custom billet builds an aluminum cage. very light. I'm not much of a fan tho. aluminum just isn't as strong as steel, and they tend to sheer more than bend like steel does.

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That's true however it depends on how the cage is designed, an aluminum cage could be made stronger than a steel one while saving weight
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That's true however it depends on how the cage is designed, an aluminum cage could be made stronger than a steel one while saving weight
im not smart enough to discuss i do know that out of the hundreds of utv's and hundreds of off road races cars i have seen over the years, i have only seen one aluminum cage and that was on a "show" style rhino...

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Time to break the norm! Lol. I'm definitely building my own since the company I work for builds wakeboard towers with this pipe that withstand over 5 g's on a shaker table.
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Post pictures when you are done.
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Time to break the norm! Lol. I'm definitely building my own since the company I work for builds wakeboard towers with this pipe that withstand over 5 g's on a shaker table.
What about a real life roll over test, a shakaer table is nice for a stress testing teh joints but need to have a real like impact test. Cool idea...

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Yep that was indeed the plan as well once it's finished right now we're going through a few different designs trying to decide which one to make our first prototype with
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Send cardbaord templates to a company like Twisted Stitch and they will make you an exact fit to your cage.
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