Is half inch wall tubing strong enough for drivetrain?

That’s… not tubing. Tubing is hollow.

It’s definitely strong enough, but it’s going to be very heavy because it’s solid bar stock.

3 Likes

You can maybe get away with 1/2" wall if you’re careful, but I’d highly recommend 3/4" wall just to be safe.

31 Likes

Good to know, 3/4" sound strong. Although at that point maybe go one inch to be safe?

13 Likes

If you have the weight to spare, it wouldn’t hurt.

5 Likes

Either you’re being sarcastic, or my understanding of this question is way off.

Guys, gals, and nonbinary pals, the post about the 2011 Drivetrain came back up in a thread yesterday, and y’all are falling for an equally hilarious troll once again…

Chief never fails to amaze me

10 Likes

Truly innovative.

2 Likes

While half inch wall is nice, I would advise going to with hollow rather than solid tube, as it increases the strength to weight ratio significantly.

3 Likes

I think the original post was a troll :wink:

2 Likes

1/2" wall thickness should be OK, unless team 558 is defending. They have been awarded a few of our banana-shaped frame bits.

I think there’s some 1" thick tube around somewhere. Should be able to use that.

Why stop at half when you can go bigger and steel. Here’s a pic of our 2022 frame being fabricated.
No worries, I’ve got some round bumper material from Markie Mark’s Plywood and Emporium

25 Likes

When you mistake the 120" frame perimeter for 120 feet

4 Likes

Man, these blown up scale replicas of Bilbo’s ring for 4K are really getting out of hand

12 Likes

Blame it on the CAD team.

2 Likes

:expressionless:
The troll is weak with this one.

1 Like

We prefer 4 inch wall. This is from when I pocketed our drivetrain at work a couple years ago

4 Likes

This takes swerve drive to a whole new level. Freight trains and container ships will swerve to stay clear of you.

1 Like

We should do more of our machining in house, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

11 Likes

I prob play too much csgo. When I saw this photo I thought this is csgo Inferno B site