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Old 11-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #14001
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Yeah that's my main concern is how thin the composite is. It looks like if I move it up a few inches there is a bunch of cross bracing that goes on the underside of the bed. Maybe put a bottom plate there ?
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #14002
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Spread the pressure across the bed with a metal plate or something that will distribute the load...
Yes ! That's what I'm thinking.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #14003
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So crawling isn't wheeling hard :what:
That was why I specifically said crawling wouldn't affect it so he wouldn't think I meant crawling when I said wheeling hard. Haha. But yes crawling is wheeling hard just not in this case. I do plenty of crawling and have destroyed a lot of parts doing it...
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #14004
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It's not a lot of stress on the bed (bouncing around) compared to the desert speed that he does.

It's a different kind of stress Jake, with crawling or difficult obstacles its the unnatural angles & frame twist from those extreme angles that will trash a bed just as effectively as mobbin' a wash at 70 hitting ruts & berms, probably the difference is with crawling it happens over time (fatigue) & mobbin would have a tendancy to happen all at once (hard hits at speed)
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #14005
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It's a different kind of stress Jake, with crawling or difficult obstacles its the unnatural angles & frame twist from those extreme angles that will trash a bed just as effectively as mobbin' a wash at 70 hitting ruts & berms, probably the difference is with crawling it happens over time (fatigue) & mobbin would have a tendancy to happen all at once (hard hits at speed)
That will happen but I doubt throwing the tire in the bed like was suggested will make that happen any faster or slower while crawling.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:18 PM   #14006
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I just don't think I'll like the n fab bed rail mount and don't really want to spend $1,000 on the tire gate swing out .
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #14007
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Just strap it down like i keep mine

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Old 11-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #14008
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Here's the tire gate flat mount state . Plates look to small ?
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #14009
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Just strap it down like i keep mine

Yeah was also thinking that also. Couple guys do something similiar .
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #14010
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That will happen but I doubt throwing the tire in the bed like was suggested will make that happen any faster or slower while crawling.

Agreed..
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #14011
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I just don't think I'll like the n fab bed rail mount and don't really want to spend $1,000 on the tire gate swing out .
Doesn't Nfab have an angled mount? I know Fabtech use to have one
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #14012
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #14013
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I think that one would be worse than the flat on.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #14014
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What about those tire gate things? Where the tail gate is replaced by a tire carrier? I'd imagine those aren't too expensive....
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #14015
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #14016
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Oh whoa. At that point you might as well just get a new rear bumper. I thought they would be like half that
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #14017
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This is what I use. y ratchet strap and some hooks from home depot and it holds up great. was mobbing today and didnt even move.
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