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Greg Kimble

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Curious what center line radius those of you building cages are using, the GCR states 3 times diameter or 4.5" CLR.  Anyone going larger?





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I've got a few dies but for the cages I've been doing 6.5 clr on both 1.75 and 1.5 material.  The only 1.5 cage I built was for the SM though the Ranger has some 1.5 bed and engine cage tubes.  The others have been 1.75.  The clr of available dies is going to vary depending on who makes the bender.  Some of the low cost DIY kits only have one maybe two options but something like a Pro Tools or JD2 (I have a Model 3) for 1.5 you should have a good variety from 4.5 to 7.5 clr.  The 3x tube diameter is used as the minimum for the name brand dies I've seen/used.  Guys that build more complex chassis or even cages can use different clr even for the same size tubes in a single design.

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