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Mild Steel vs Chrome Moly

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:54 pm
by panhead_pete
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.


Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:19 pm
by Dr Goggles
Moly is stronger for the same weight ...or....lighter for the same strength.

There have been many discussions about this on , 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.. ... 929.0.html

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:22 pm
by panhead_pete
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.