Mild Steel vs Chrome Moly

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panhead_pete
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Mild Steel vs Chrome Moly

Post by panhead_pete » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:54 pm

My apologies if this has been asked prior but whats the advantage with going mild steel over Chrome moly? Im hoping to build a cage that is ANDRA and DLRA compliant and there is divergence in the rules here. Thanks.
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Post by Dr Goggles » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:19 pm

Moly is stronger for the same weight ...or....lighter for the same strength.

There have been many discussions about this on landracing.com , for a dual purpose car you'll have to make the decision yourself but if it's for the salt only the choice is simple , mild..... or to quote John Lynch .." I wish I'd used hollow bar , the heavier the better"...

here the link to landracing...use the search function there to find more..

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.p ... 929.0.html
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

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Post by panhead_pete » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:22 pm

Thanks Dr. - just needed to check that if I used the CORRECT size moly the car would still pass tech. having just read that thread, it may well be MS for the build. Thanks again.
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