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Old April 15th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default 1.5"outter diam, tube into a 2"outter diam tube?

1.5"outter diam, tube into a 2"outter diam tube both with 1/4in wall. can you slide them together? one inside the other or would it not work before i go out and buy some tube
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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yeah that will work good
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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DOM yes HREW no. The weld seam on the 2" OD will mess you up.
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due to tube tolerances, they may be a tight fit. the 2in tube with a .25 wall could have an exact 1.5in inside diameter

agree with rocky, DOM. HREW would have a weld seam you would have to grind out of the inside diameter of the 2in
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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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no

ID will be 1.5"
OD will be 1.5"
that doesn't work

unless you want to grind the OD of the 1.5" DOM down to 1.49, then get a big fawking hammer out and pray.
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Depends on many factors. Sometimes it'll fit, sometimes not. If the pieces are small, you put the inner in the freezer for a few hours and heat the outer with a torch or heat gun, then assemble them quickly.

I'm doing this to lengthen my tie rod. 1.25 DOM, 0.250 wall, adding in a new section and running 0.75 solid rod through it all. I don't anticipate a major problem. Your mileage may vary, though.
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assembly lube works wonders but it will be a bitch
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