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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #1
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jsut for shits and giggles id like to know why everyone is going with alunium links on their 4 links now instead of dom?? is there and advantages over steal besides lighter? is it stronger ????? can you still run the same wall thickness or do you have to bump it up some or what???? lets hear it from someone who actully knows instead of alot of i think kinda answers.... i noticed hosejockey used them on cc's rig and hes got them on his rig...... so lets hear it


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Old December 12th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #2
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Old December 12th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #3
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The aluminum links have greater springback characteristics, where the DOM is more likely to stay bent. Meaning they will bend more easily, but recover. The DOM won't bend as easily, but once it gets past the threshold, it won't go back.

That and its blingy shit, yo.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #4
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buy the time you buy dom and inserts its not that much more to run aluminum usally depending on steel prices. like pp said aluminum has a much better memory and seems to hold up much better. you want to use 7075 solid stock not 6061.
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if I dont run square stock im going run 7075 solid stock for my LA's.

gotta get my shit bling yo.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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Chromo.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #7
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cause thats what cool people use.

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The aluminum links have greater springback characteristics, where the DOM is more likely to stay bent. Meaning they will bent more easily, but recover. The DOM won't bend as easily, but once it gets past the threshold, it won't go back.

That and its blingy shit, yo.
Blingy shit is what every one should have :tonka:

PP pretty much nailed that on the head.

FYI if any one needs 7075, just the material or complete links we always have quite a bit in stock all the time and offer all sorts of different ends.
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do most people run solid links or 7075 tubes and then weld in a tube end?

I will most likely go solid since I have a half a dozen lathes at work to do the work with but was just wondering.
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ill be sure to get a hold of you if i ever need anything koz... your a hop skip and a leap away from my work
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thanks for the info guys.... that is exactly what i was looking for
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do most people run solid links or 7075 tubes and then weld in a tube end?

I will most likely go solid since I have a half a dozen lathes at work to do the work with but was just wondering.
7075 is for the most part an un weldable alloy. 7075 links are typically made from solid (thats how we do them), I have seen some 7075 tubing before but I have never gone that route. 7075 taps and drills very nice.
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as for chromo, i have seen it used in comp only rigs, and is quite amazing...1.5", 120 wall cromo lowers that held up - but they had a twist, a piece of 1/8" cromo plate was welded vertically in the link along its entire length. Tiny and Scraper run them (the original Moon Buggy design, and still yet to be improved upon)

That being said, i run 7075 1.75 solid...they do bend, but i have only bent one link so much that I would not run it. (sheard the shank on a 1" heim at the same time)
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