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I am wondering.. if you are building for comp.. Would you use chain or could you use steel whire to limit the travel.. ( on a truck )
 

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I have always used chain, the clamps that hold the end of cable together don't hold up well to sudden jerks and they tend to come off, whereas chain is more likely to hold up under those circumstances.

But, I suppose it depends on what you are building too.
 

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Originally posted by nissanminitrucker@Oct 20 2003, 08:22 AM
can you weld whire???
Not cable.. it doesn't hold well. Well, I suppose that you could try, but it' doesn't really work all that well, the individual strands get weaker when they are heated and it snaps.
 

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chain is so fuckin loud... but i suppose that if you are gonna build for comp it dosnt matter..... I just never have been that fond of chain for that application.. i have been thinking of a design for limited travel... it is built into the cable or chain itself... i am still pondering on the idea...
 

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you could always wrap something around the chain to quiet it down... You may even try brazing the cable, but I don't think that it would be strong enough.
 

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yea...the cable probably would not be a good idea... like you sian it does not hold up well to sudden jerks... but what if the chain or cable itself had its own suspention??? :0 :0 I have a theory.. :biggrin:
 

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Cable (and, yes, even the ends) is so much stronger than chain it's not even funny. The ends everyone have been referring to are the ones that you put on yourself. If you're going to run cable on a hopper, have them industrially-made. The ends are pressed and fused and WILL NOT come apart.
 

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Originally posted by BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS@Oct 21 2003, 02:09 AM
Cable (and, yes, even the ends) is so much stronger than chain it's not even funny. The ends everyone have been referring to are the ones that you put on yourself. If you're going to run cable on a hopper, have them industrially-made. The ends are pressed and fused and WILL NOT come apart.
sounds like a good idea to me, but where do you get that done? how much $$$$$$?


i still like the chains. cheap and reliable. wrap them with black duct tape if the noise bothers you.
 

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you can use a bicycle intertube and slide it over the chain, get the skinny tire kind, it will fit snug and keep the chain quit.
 

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i was thinking duct tape or clear viynl hose
 

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Originally posted by CP+Oct 20 2003, 11:33 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (CP @ Oct 20 2003, 11:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS@Oct 21 2003, 02:09 AM
Cable (and, yes, even the ends) is so much stronger than chain it's not even funny.  The ends everyone have been referring to are the ones that you put on yourself.  If you're going to run cable on a hopper, have them industrially-made.  The ends are pressed and fused and WILL NOT come apart.
sounds like a good idea to me, but where do you get that done? how much $$$$$$?


i still like the chains. cheap and reliable. wrap them with black duct tape if the noise bothers you.[/b][/quote]
Yes, it costs a lot more than chain, but it's definitely better than chain. (Besides you'll never have to worry about links breaking.)

You can find something online or try your local industrial hydraulic supply. They probably won't do it on-site but they should almost definitely have a supplier that they use.



Last edited by BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS at Oct 21 2003, 08:34 AM
 

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Use chains... If they are to noisy, look into getting Plasticote...

Most herdware stores or build-all stores have it... you open the can dip in whatever you want, and let it hang dry... It'd be perfect for chains... Otherwise the inner tube is a good idea to...
 
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