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Old 02-13-2013, 07:54 PM
zierer89 zierer89 is offline
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Ez dumper aluminum vs. steel

So I have the option to buy either an aluminum dump insert or a steel one with about a 400 dollar price difference but the only thing I worry about is aluminum is softer metal and will be subject to stress tears easier but the plus side is its so much lighter than steel but I feel like steel is going to last longer in the long haul. Suggestions and pros/cons would greatly help gotta make a decision in 2 days
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Jaybrown Jaybrown is offline
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Ez dumper aluminum vs. steel

Aluminum will always look new compared to steel that rusts. lighter saves fuel which is more money in your pocket.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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Ez dumper aluminum vs. steel

I've seen some that look really old and rusty. It makes the truck look old when really it's pretty new.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:17 PM
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Aluminum will always look new compared to steel that rusts. lighter saves fuel which is more money in your pocket.
Yea but as long as you take care of your equipment u can keep rust to a minimum. What I'm really concerned about is strength of the materials.
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