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Has anyone cut the engine crossmember and plated it to reinforce it so you don't have to run a 4" lift?
just looking at it and it looks like I could gain a good 2-3 inches of clearance by trimming the ttb mounting section of the crossmember.
Not looking to do much offroading except for the dunes so I don't really need the flex and articulation.
i've seen it done to a lot of trucks, but never without any lift. it's generally done by guys running 4'' lifts that are running into issues with the axle contacting the x member, so i'd say you are probably s.o.l. if you think you can go dune hopping with no lift and not have contact issues with zero lift.
^^^^sorry i don't have an answer for you on that and i'm not in the mood to search right now, but.......
i just reread this and i have a little tidbit to add for the guy who planned on using his ttb lift springs to do a sas or anyone else who plans to try it; don't do it.
the ttb springs are way the hell stiffer by design of the ttb axle and they won't flex worth a shyte with a mono beam axle. ttb springs are a heavier rate to accommodate the "wing action" of the ttb axle's movement and radius arm design. it might not make sense to some, but trust me, i read it on the interweb and i am an expert
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