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The vendor membership is not available right now so I'll just post this here for the time being. I have a recently prototype weld in crossmember for wrangler jk's to hang ford bronco and f150 ttb front suspension. With the v8 swaps pretty common now I wanted to get an affordable IFS setup for the JK to make a competitive long travle front end better for pre runner or race applications. This weld in crossmember can utilize all factory ford parts or go aftermarket. But now there's another option other then a 1 ton axle swap. I'm working on finishing the first install and build right now but if you're interested please message me. I know this part is not for everyone or even most people, and there will be plenty of haters, so you don't need to go bashing the product because you love solid axles. A lot of pros are running IFS on their rigs so I want to try and do the same at more affordable price.
 

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That's right, for 3 years We were doing jeep rentals and guided trips at Hollister Hills, which we will be doing again once all the State restrictions are lifted. But we(I) have been doing jeep builds and side work as well for the last 5 years, including one SEMA build But that's us, Venture Jeeps, Inc.
 

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Very cool idea, I have been interested in TTB for a while.

Does it work with the 8 lug D50 stuff?

The only thing I will say is, although I think the idea is neat, I also, unfortunately, think it probably won't sell very well. I hope I'm wrong though.
 

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I'm not as familiar with the dana 50 stuff other then you can use the short dana 50 shaft in the dana 44 if I'm not mistaken but I think the beams are close to the same. As far as selling, I'm doing it for me. There is a company that is selling a true ifs kit, but starting price is 35K, this can be done for less then a 3rd of that. This first jeep I'm selling but I want to install it on a jeep I plan on keeping. I know it'll be frowned upon but for the few that are looking for something different, it is available now. A jku, with this front suspension, trailing arm rear and a Hemi conversion, would be able to keep up with some bigger money rigs. 1 jeep I have is a hemi swapped jku on 1 tons. Its fun and fast, but it's heavy. I just like building jeeps different then everyone else.
 

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What are you thinking for ballpark price on the cross member? And any desire to one for a TJ/LJframe? I would also second the dana 50ttb platform, since I have one kicking around.
 

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I don't think I will be coming up with a design for a tj/Lj. I think it would less wanted then for a Jk, even though I think an LJ would be awesome. As far as price goes, All I can say right now is for sure less than $2000 but I'll have an exact price in the coming weeks. I just want to get the word out and get some interest built up
 

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Steering and everything to make it work or just a crossmember to hang the beams. I gotta say for 2 grand I’ll build anybody a crossmember to hand the beams on any rig. Not talking shit, I like the idea but 2 gs for only the crossmember seems excessive


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Its going to less the 2k, I just don't know how much less or the exact price yet. I thought the same thing(easy to make) when we started this project 7 months ago, Just take all the existing measurements from a bronco and bam, done, but that was not the case. Clearance issues, proper caster and camber, (al designed for approx a 4in lift) proper articulation and strength of the cross member went into this CAD design. Until I get the first one done I can't give an exact price, I'm hoping around $1500 which I think is a decent price for what it is. But again, I wont know for sure until a few more weeks.
 

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The problem with supporting the D50 is that it's a hell of a lot more work for the "bolt on and go" crowd to make the D50 work whereas you can make a D44 8-lug using a bunch of 80s Chevy truck parts. The D50 needs work to add radius arms, coils and then you're still left with a stupid short driver's beam unless you extend it.
 

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So here's pics of the jeep getting the first ttb crossmember. (hopefully it'll let me post pics) 2012 JK 2dr, 70K miles with a 6 speed. Front end collision that wiped out the original axle(happens all the time even from the smallest front end hits)

Did a motobilt back half kit, high clearance inner rear fender wells, shock towers, and rear fuel cell relocation skid and cell. Rear suspension is a single triangulated 4 link on 1 1/4 heims, original Rear dana 44 with 35 spline are and 35 split Yukon gold axle shafts, and full truss. Also running 2 wheel speed sensors on each rear wheel since the front is not abs. I'll post what I have, if you want to see something else just ask, and if you have questions on this back half kit, also ask. [URL="[/URL]

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