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Off Road Supplies For Race Teams

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Industrial Metal Supply (IMS) supplies the metal and hardware used in many of the off road vehicles seen at racing events in the Southwest, like King of the Hammers, Baja 1000, Mint 400, and even on display at SEMA.

"Without metal, off-road vehicles are nothing," writes Steven Olsewski at Off Road Extreme. "Whether it is from sheet or tubing IMS has helped teams stay on top."

"IMS has formed partnerships in the off-road community in several classes including UTV, Jeep and Truck categories." and "we are able support them by helping with their metal needs, like DOM tubing or sheet metal" says Megan Humpal of IMS.

For 2018, IMS’s offroad event schedule includes involvement in King of the Hammers, Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Races and the Off Road Expo in Pomona, she said.

The Metal Before the Glory

Olsewski headed to an IMS store to take a closer look at where off-road rigs start and “see the metal before all the glory.”


"Starting with the proper high-quality material is the first step to a successful project," he says. "If you are a fabricator, walking into the warehouse at a metal supply place is where the wheels start turning. There are endless racks of tubing, steel plate, and aluminum to make all your wildest project ideas come true."

In addition to the metal, IMS has machines to cut sheet and tube down to size, as well as a full line of fabrication accessories, Olsewski notes.

"Seeing a warehouse as large as IMS’s made our mind wander with endless thoughts and possibilities for future projects," he says. "Taking a trip to your local metal supply store can also help figure out the type of material that could be used in particular areas of a build. Sometimes seeing it first-hand makes the decision that much easier."

Convenient Hours and Locations

"With an enormous motorsport community in the Southwest, IMS is well positioned to help out the teams and weekend warriors with seven locations that are open six days a week," Humpal says. "Race teams often need to pick up material ‘right now’ whether they find themselves short on metal or need a repair."


Customers can walk-in to our shop or call ahead to Will-Call material, whether they need one stick or two bundles of steel tubing, according to Humpal.

"We also have the ability to cut material to the size desired, whether it’s tubing, sheet or plate. There really isn’t any other distributor that stocks aluminum, steel and stainless in sheet, plate, bar and tube. Additionally we are the only solution that also supplies welding tabs, grinding wheels and even welders," she says.

"Whether it’s a few pieces, or bundles and skids, IMS is the off-roaders’ solution for metal due to the simple convenience," Humpal says. "We stock all the metal for same day purchase and can deliver large volume orders the next morning." Working on that off road vehicle and in need of a heim joint, spacers, steel bushings or DOM tube inserts? Contact IMS for a selection of various sizes in many specialty metals & these product lines.

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