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I think you have much of your answer then. Remember Ti tubing isn't made in the quantity that steel is so any added processing effort will cost more then if done for thousands of like tubes (as with steel). Additionally the shaping, forming and machining of Ti comes at a higher cost just due to the greater difficulty of working with this material.

Now did you know of the straight gage VS butting before you posted this thread? If so are you of the belief that there's other differences too? Andy
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