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Old May 17th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Heavy duty t-case crossmember

Well i bought some steel yesturday, went a little over board and cam back with a piece of 2x5 1/4" wall tubing and other stuff. Im going to make this into a tcase crossmember.

Whats your opinion?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #2
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Should definately be strong!

I'm running a Front Range Offroad center section on mine, custom arms, bushings at the frame. It transmits a bit too much vibration.

I'm going to be going flat-belly this summer, hopefully, or as close as I can get(my double adapter isn't clocked )..

My advice is to raise your drivetrain as much as possible.. every inch under there helps.
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This alone will give 2 inches and keeps the drivetrain in its stock position. PLus it should be overkill and uses the stock mount for some comfort. Should be easy to mod when i do tuck the drivetrain... for now i just want it to run.

Still waiting on the machine shop for my block
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new plan.... same idea for keeping the stock mount only im keeping the tube flat and lifting the drivetrain
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that design looks nice, but you may need to alter it as the front D-shaft wont clear. I am presently designing a Bootyfab Lo-pro crossmember and am running into that issue.
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good point... im starting as soon as i get my engine back... its been almost a month at the shop....

I mihg tjust try it flat we'll see. Send me some pics of what your doing when you get to it
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well I made a lo-pro crossmember and here's what I came up with
it raises the T-case an inch and gives 3" more clearance than stock.
I retained the stock mount a for vibe control. slightly booty fab but it'll work.

made from 3"x" anlge iron, butchered and TIG'd back together. it is pretty strong as I picked the entire truck up by it.



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looks like that will work pretty well. I think thats kinda how im going to go... maybe lift the t-case a bit more though... we'll see
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... maybe lift the t-case a bit more though... we'll see
that is lifting the T-case against the floor and giving about "-1" clearance above, to go any higher you'd have to have a body lift or cut the floor.

you can see in the second picture how much the T-case is lifted.
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