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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.

    Thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by legalize_it View Post
    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.

    Thanks

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