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#1 Chris Bradley

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:33 AM

I was looking into investing in speed rail as well as fittings for the purpose of car rigging mainly. I've worked with both 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" speed rail but I was curious what people's preferences were when it came to rigging. Feel free to include pictures as well as tips. I'm always open to learning from others.
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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:21 AM

Maybe Sanjay will interject his wisdom. 

 

1-1/2" speedrail would be stronger than 1-1/4", but will the extra weight and cost be needed?  Do you already own a lot of 1-1/4" fittings and speedrail?  If so, from a versatility standpoint, you might want to stick with 1-1/4" car mounting hardware.

 

But I'm not a Grip, so take the above for what it's worth.


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#3 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 10:42 AM

I use 1-1/2 mostly because its the most versatile tube size. It fits scaff rigs as well as most construction fittings.

And JD is right, its much stronger.

Having said that, if I had to choose the perfect tube diameter for rigging cars it would be 1-1/4.

It is more than strong enough and is more streamlined. 

 

I just cant be bothered spending all that money in getting a whole second set of fittings and tubes.


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