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Hi all

Looking for opinions on some raised tx case crossmembers for a dual tx case setup.
Have looked at allpro's, and www.budbuilt.com. Wondering which design is better the ladder type or solid 3/8" bent plate. seems like the budbuilt one gives better clearance and looks good, just wondering about strength.
 

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I would make one front 3/8 plate but I have heard good things about the "budbuilt" X-member. Fab one up it's not that hard to do.....Good Luck <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm not running dual cases, but am running 2 Budbuilt x-members (one under each rig) and can say w/o a doubt - strength is not an issue. I have banged the hell outta my first one and have only scratched the paint. that x-member is one of Bud's prototypes and I think his newer ones are even stronger than that one. Bud's will also lift your tranny and give you better clearance. my new one lifts my tranny 1.5", so I gained around 4.5" of clearance total <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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do a search - been tons of posts on this..


Here is the one I made, and the difference in clearance with the old one (not on there anymore just the new one)..




 

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HEY Brandon!!!
Thanks for the help with the LC clutch MC!
It works great and finally my clutch feels solid!
I made my own Xmember and created a skid plate that goes back to protect the rear and also forward to protect the front output section. I also made "mini rock sliders" that protrude downward next to the bolts that hold the Xfer case to the skid plate to prevent them from being sheared off should I slide over some rocks. I can't post pix from work, but if you go back a couple of months, you can find one of my posts and see the Xmemebr pix....I raised the drive train so I only have about 1.5-2" below the frame....I run a 2" body lift and used factory exhaust maniflds on the 4.3 I dropped in....plenty of power and I hoping that whenI go to 38's(run 35's now) that I won't have to give up too much performance.....D44 coming soon...
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Build your own. Here is one I built for my dual case setup. It has dual mounts.

<IMG width=700 height=467 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/cross member.jpg">
 

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Ya.. I've got one of Bud's first DualCase X-member's for a V6 toy and it rocks...

Here's some sample pics..



 

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Originally posted by Just make it stop Skyetone:
<STRONG>Lots run a FROR or like styled and have never had probems. I will soon as soon as DRM who sells a likestyled template gets mine to me for alot less than FROR</STRONG>
Och! My head hurts, can U start writing in english please! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I mean DAMN!
 

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Originally posted by Canuckbuzz:
<STRONG>Ya.. I've got one of Bud's first DualCase X-member's for a V6 toy and it rocks...

Here's some sample pics..



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Nice high clearence crossmember, but ...damn! those traction bars stick out like a snow plow <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by SeaBass44:
<STRONG>Nice high clearence crossmember, but ...damn! those traction bars stick out like a snow plow <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Ya those are the extra control bars that come with a procomp front end lift. They bend around rocks nicely... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> The ones one there are Replacements from Procomp. Seems there is a lifetime warranty on there Parts...

They will have to do untill I get all the parts together for the SAS..
 

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Other than the miss of when DRm sends it to me that was english leagalease <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
BTW here is that pic from cazz and alot like what I am talking about <IMG width=550 height=413 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/x-member.JPG">
 
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