Tubing alternative? Docol R8

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Tubing alternative? Docol R8

Post by dpkilty » 27 Mar 2015, 09:07

I know the book was written to include materials that are easy to find, relatively inexpensive, and safe. Three very important criteria. But just for the sake of discussion....

I ran across this booth at the PRI show and didn't think much about it (I just thought it was a chassis maker...) but then read an article in an industry magazine and got to looking at a new tubing called

Docol R8

http://www.aedmotorsport.com/catalog/pr ... ol-tube-r8

Looks like its a bit tighter tolerances, lighter weight, just as strong as Chromoly, and easily weldable. Most of the chassis tubes are DOM which is plenty strong and easily found. I wonder if this Docol R8 product is a justifiable alternative though...

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looks like a plus side that it may have for it is that it can be ordered in Imperial or Metric versions for those outside the US.

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Re: Tubing alternative? Docol R8

Post by bgkast » 27 Mar 2015, 10:55

Probably overkill for this project.

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Re: Tubing alternative? Docol R8

Post by dpkilty » 27 Mar 2015, 11:07

bgkast wrote:Probably overkill for this project.
Agree...

Not even sure how much the stuff is. AED carries it but you have to request a quote...

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