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dustin_mud

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About to start a garage overhaul and looking to finally adding a tube bender to the mix. What is everyone’s preference?

the three I been thinking about
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Big4x4ride

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Had a 32 before, and just bought another one. Read many complaints about the Roguefab one. Used a Pro Tools several times, no complaints with it either. Personal preference, the JD 32 though.
 

Blitz

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Ive got a JD2 with air/hydro ram and 1 1/2” die. Love it. But not using it for my new build……..
 

Blitz

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is there a purpose behind that or just to be different?

A bend technically creates a weak spot in the tube but mainly doing it to be different. Ran across a chassis that he did nothing but notches and thought it looked pretty neat. So giving it a try. I’ve been working on the new one for that last few weeks. Will start a build thread eventually.

But will you have enough triangulation? LOL!!!
It will have plenty of triangulation….
 

fourwheelerjeff

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A bend technically creates a weak spot in the tube but mainly doing it to be different. Ran across a chassis that he did nothing but notches and thought it looked pretty neat. So giving it a try. I’ve been working on the new one for that last few weeks. Will start a build thread eventually.


It will have plenty of triangulation….

cool deal, anxious to see what it looks like.
 

dustin_mud

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The way I’m leaning, uses JMR dies, compact for my small garage and will do 180 with one pin adjustment 56B0F8F9-3489-4AD7-B53F-1C270F218A2D.jpeg
 

offroadman83

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I had a pro tools hd... worked well. Have an affordable bender [brother does] and we have used once.. its pretty okay.