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    1-1/4 tube arms. A-arms on all 4 corners and I used 1" for the bracing of arms (rear).
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    My plans called out 1.3125 OD. Not sure if thats considered pipe or tube. For my ongoing repairs Im using .120 wall. Yall do what cha want.

    Im not screwin around.
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    I'm sorry I guess I miss read what it's being measured by . I thought it was 1 inch OD not . 1 Inch ID . Anyways I spoke to Bruce today and I think I'm going with 1.5 with .083 if it's available if not I 'll go with .095 . A Arms and all .
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    I used to build High Power Rockets...you cant over build a rocket, you can only under build. Seen many casastrophic failures under powered ascent. Same is true for Buggies- about under building I mean. Get the .095.
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    Houston, we have a problem. Don't want to say those words when it's still Saturday morning of a three day Roost fest.
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    Well I will difinitely be careful in the wall thickness for sure . I just wan it to be safe and fast and fun . Thats all .
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    Hi John,
    I built several of the ST2's, used 1.5” 0.060 square tube for the base frame, 1.25" 0.095 wall for the main frame and 1" .095 wall for the bracing, have not had any issues and we beat the crap out of the buggies, with an R6 engine they weigh in at 830#'s wet.

    If you're going to follow the plans,.... I would suggest that you layout the base frame tube on a sheet of mfd board and set your components in place before you start to build out of tubing, you may find you have to stretch the frame at the rear or maybe the middle to be able to get the motor in front of the rear drive area, and have enough leg room depending on how tall you are. I used R6 motors and found they would not fit in the existing plans unless you wanted to run a jack shaft setup and mount the motor up fairly high. I had to extend the rear section of the base frame 5" to fit me and the engine.

    The other area you want to check is the height above your head, when you have your seat sit in it and measure the height to the top of your head, and make the A and B pillars taller and wider at the top than the plans call for, I had less than 2”,s and that is not enough for a helmet or bounce room for your head.

    The front lower A arms are also a weak point you may want to add a lower bent tube to the A arm as a truss to keep them from bending.

    Have fun they are a blast to drive when your done.
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    That is all good advice for anyone building an ST2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilermaker View Post
    That is all good advice for anyone building an ST2.

    I second that. I also did not like the idea of the jack shaft and the up high engine. The jack shaft wasnt the deal breaker for me, having the engine way up high was though. F__ks with my Center of Gravity too much. I wanted my engine down low and thats where I have it.
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    Sqweeker Do you have any pictures of your buggies that you built .
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