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Old 02-18-10, 06:46 PM   #1
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Racks

Steel or stainless steel...

I'm wondering if stainless is stronger or weaker. Stainless obviously has the advantage of rust prevention, but won't do me any good of it's broken.

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Old 02-18-10, 07:01 PM   #2
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Are you asking about building racks or using them?
The Utility and Touring sections will have more answers about their use.
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I'm primarily asking about the tensile strength of the various metals.
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304 stainless has about 1/3 the yield strength as 4130.
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304 stainless has about 1/3 the yield strength as 4130.
Cool! So I can go with 1/2 the material and still be stronger.

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