Tube size/wall for trans mount

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Re: Tube size/wall for trans mount

Post by mk e » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:18 am

RCJ wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:15 am
With the larger dia. thinner tube once you start adding tabs ,welding, etc..It would fail at those points.I know the argument would be to redesign the mounts to spread the load or you are not welding correctly but those did not work as good as adding mass back in to the pipe.
That makes sense....all the brackets and attachments are much easier with heavier wall tubing. With thin tubing the contract/weld length/area needs to distribute the load and that means more time making the brackets, adding gussets and welding. But with heavy wall almost anything seems to work fine, way faster......but I just love ridiculously light weight parts :)
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Re: Tube size/wall for trans mount

Post by BOOT » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:35 pm

RCJ wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:15 am
With the larger dia. thinner tube once you start adding tabs ,welding, etc..It would fail at those points.I know the argument would be to redesign the mounts to spread the load or you are not welding correctly but those did not work as good as adding mass back in to the pipe.
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