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Old 07-07-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Okay so next week I plan on buying my pipe bender and start making truck armor, a lot of Texas guys have already heard my plans and stuff. But the point of this thread is to ask the customers opinion about pricing. There's 2 ways to go about making sliders and stuff and 1 way is tubing and 1 way is piping. Tubing would be .140 wall and is what most companies use and has that shiny bare metal finish and is lighter. Piping would be .250 wall and super strong but has that black bare metal finish and isn't as smooth and heavier.
The answer y'all have to give me is:Piping is like WAY cheaper than tubing. Sliders made from pipe would cost like $200-$250 per set. But since Tubing cost stupidly more than pipe, I'd have to sell them for like $350-$450 per set.
So would y'all pay for the tubing ones or pipe? Please give me yalls answer and explanation why you chose that answer!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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And tubing/piping choice also affects the price on bumpers too. So just please take all this into consideration. If you get weld on sliders I will personally weld em on myself for free if you want.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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Well I planned on dishing out $500 for some shrockworks sliders, best bang for buck here and local pick up. Also contemplated getting skids made from them, I would pay extra no ey for lighter material also, just my $0.02
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Extra money *** not no ey
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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So thats 1 vote for tubing! Thanks man. Just need to get everyone's input. Trying to get all my plans figured out before I dish out money on this investment.
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Stronger + cheaper > weaker + more expensive.

Why pay more for an inferior product? When we are taking about protection for your vehical its a no brainer to go with the stronger product. If adding a couple more pounds means a lot more protection its completely worth it
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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And that's +1 for piping lol so now it's
1-tubing
1-piping. Need to get everyone in on this so I can figure out what the majority feels.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Here's a pic to show a difference in appearance of bare metal. The first one is tubing and comes clean and shiny and the 2nd is pipe and comes black. If you plan on painting them and using em , then the bare metal finish really shouldnt matter but some people are just picky lol FEELER:Bumpers,steps,sliders, racks and more-imageuploadedbytapatalk1341691477.149231.jpgFEELER:Bumpers,steps,sliders, racks and more-imageuploadedbytapatalk1341691770.710192.jpg
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #9
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well how much weaker are pipe sliders? and what companies make sliders out of pipe?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #10
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I'd pay more for lighter because the situations I will be in wont need .250 wall piping, what would you estimate the weight difference between a set of sliders lets say for a dcsb from the .140 & .250?
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A quick look at the sliders that other vendors on this forum are selling show that they are using the thin walled tubing.

That might be an indication of where the market is.
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A quick look at the sliders that other vendors on this forum are selling show that they are using the thin walled tubing.

That might be an indication of where the market is.
This is true but why try to copy other vendors when starting your own thing? My truck is my baby and if I had the choice between chosing thick wall sliders and thin walls, I'd pick thick. But maybe that's cause I actually take my truck offroad and put it in situations where she could get hurt.
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well how much weaker are pipe sliders? and what companies make sliders out of pipe?
The .250 wall piping would be WAY stronger than the .140 wall tubing.
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Here's a pic to show a difference in appearance of bare metal. The first one is tubing and comes clean and shiny and the 2nd is pipe and comes black. If you plan on painting them and using em , then the bare metal finish really shouldnt matter but some people are just picky lol Attachment 159006Attachment 159008
Are both able to be powder coated?
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I'd pay more for lighter because the situations I will be in wont need .250 wall piping, what would you estimate the weight difference between a set of sliders lets say for a dcsb from the .140 & .250?
Good question and good point. What are the load capabilities of each, although piping is heavier gauge, how much more can it stand up to?
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #17
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Is the piping and the tubing the same type of metal ?
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Tubing is what armor is made of. All companies use it. It includes HREW and DOM tubing. Pipe, as pictured by OP, would be the schedule 40's and such. Which is thicker, heavier, dirtier, and meant for fire sprinkler systems in commercial buildings.
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Tubing is what armor is made of. All companies use it. It includes HREW and DOM tubing. Pipe, as pictured by OP, would be the schedule 40's and such. Which is thicker, heavier, dirtier, and meant for fire sprinkler systems in commercial buildings.
Thicker and heavier and yea dirtier but can be powdercoated/painted and look nice. Youre a pro so you prolly know tons more than I but pipe is meant for way more than that. You and I both know that lol. Down here in the south pipe is used on a ton of stuff, including home made armor and bumper. Just may not be as common in the Cali area cause y'all are all ballers out there lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent.
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. Pipe, as pictured by OP, would be the schedule 40's and such. Which is thicker, heavier, dirtier, and meant for fire sprinkler systems in commercial buildings.
And gas lines , that's why I asked

Isn't that type of metal more brittle than the metal used in tube OP ?
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