Fabricated a set of compression strut rods for a 2006 2500 HD Chevy. I used 1.5″ 7/32 wall DOM tubing. Tube is threaded 1 1/8″ 12 thread. I cut tube to length and welded dead end together.
Old Mcgaughys stainless strut on right, my strut on the left.
Mcgaughys thin wall tubing on right compared to the DOM tubing the DOM will not bend like the thin wall did.