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Old September 9th, 2010, 04:47 PM
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rear tire carrier and sliders

I am going to build a set of sliders, and a rear bumper with tire carrier. The carrier will also hold jerry cans, high lift, and possibly a cooler. My question for you guys is this: will 3/16 thick rectangular tubing be strong enough, or do I need to go with 1/4?

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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:01 PM
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The safari gard ones that came on my wife's truck are only 1/8". I've used 3/16 in the past when I built my own. I think 1/4" is overkill considering what you have to attach them to.
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Thanks. Any other opinions??
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3/16 for you sliders will work perfectly... But, I would use 1/4 for the rear bumper, since it will have to to support more weight.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:19 AM
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I used 1/8 "u" that were 1.5 x 3 x 1.5 for my rear tire carrier and a 1/4" plate for the rear bumper. I wouldn't go thinner but I don't think thicker is need either.

Never had an issue yet with 2 years counting.

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