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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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That "bud" site has some interesting stuff and thanks for he link. I got mine from this site.... both the cross-member and the extra tranny skid.... http://www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com/products.htm It has good points and "bad" points. The good is the clearance. The bad is the strain on the 7 rear transfer case bolts.
 

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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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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
 

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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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I made my own FRORFAB type crossmember. I would have loved to have just bought his, but I was afraid that with my exhaust routing it would not work.

Crossmember pic

It has been holding up well with the power of the Supra engine, and minus one mounting bolt (it broke off when I tried to remove it)
 

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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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