I though of 50 different ways to build a truss with coil mounts and the fact that you only have about 2" of tube on the driver side of the axle. The best way I found was to box the drive side as much as possible, and triangulate the lower mounts to hold the axle in place and the driver upper that goes off the top of the diff off your truss. The problem is how to connect the truss to the driver side without getting in the way of the coil bucket. This pretty much rules out the idea of using tube to connect the two sides of the axle unless you raise the coil bucket up tall enough to clear the truss, which in my opinion looks like shit and either limits your travel or limits to keep a low lift. This leaves getting steel plate and bending it around the housing similar to BTF's truss.
If your putting the axle under a full size rig, the center of the leaf spring pads are just a little bit wider than the stock coil buckets, but if your putting the axle under a jeep or smaller truck the coils will have to lean in a lot in order to go to the stock. really putting the axle under a full size rig is a lot easier than under something smaller.
It is going under a 89 jeep yj, fuel injected 5.0 ho mustang engine, 39.5x18 boggers, and a lead foot. I also like the rocks. I have to make coil mounts on the 86 hp dana 60 and I figure I would truss it b/c there is not a lot of room to weld on the drivers side axle tube, and this would also give a place for four link mounts, plus it makes the axle stronger, so i figures why not. Looking for ideas, pics would be nice.
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