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I finally sold my jeep and am building the 4runner. It's an 88 v6 sr5 w/95000 miles. It's in great shape. I've already torched the ifs out of it and am preparing the front axle and every thing else you gotta do to turn a bone stocker into a crawler. I do have one question, why do you only use the t-case mount on the front crawler and not on the rear case also? Seems to me that there would be a lot of torque being exerted on just one mount. Wouldn't two be better? Also before you roast me, I've been a jeeper for many many years and this is my first 'yota. I'm learning a lot and it's been very interesting dealing w/ something completely different.
 

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Well to not answer your question Ive seen several x-members that mount both t-cases. I am building a toy at this time also and I intend on supporting both t-cases. Hey I am a Jeeper with a new toy project too. I did keep the Cj5 though. I am going to build my 83 toy to crawl w/ 5.29s, AA dual t-case, waggys f/r, 36 12.5s on 8s, p/s w/ high cross over, and intro bob to the bed.Then when its all done and I am wheelin that the Cj frame comes out and in with the new. I figure the 5 will be down for one year and I am not not wheelin for a year. Good luck.
 

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I bought the dual crossmember from allpro, but I have the v6 and the crossmember is designed for 4cyl. I haven't tried to bolt it up yet, they said only slight mods to make it work, however it only has mounting holes for the front case. I have the dual marlins, w/ stock front gears and 4 to 1 rear gears. 185 to 1 will be fun. I had 70 to 1 in the jeep. Good luck on the jeep also, I will own another jeep someday, you can't own one for that long and not have it leave an impression on you.
 

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There are alot of designs out there for the x-members. do a search here. Most mount to the front case cuz of convienience of mounting points to the frame. I know alot of people that run this way without problems. You can also run some that do mount to both cases (budbuilt?) but most setups do only mount to one case or the other. I will be running a rear mounted DRM setup that bolts to the rear housing on the second case.
Do a searsch it will teach you much
 

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The main reason is because ther is absolutly no torque transfered to the t-case mount. Because it is married to the transmission, the torque is transmitted foreward to the motor mounts. The only purpose the transfer case mount serves is to support the trans/transfer case. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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