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6" to long travel

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by PLC721, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    PLC721

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    is it remotely practical to remove my 6" procomp lift, weld the crossmember back in and go long travel?

    or should i build up the rear supension and settle with that set up?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    I had talked to one member either on this site or TTORA about welding all that crap back together. I do believe it's possible, he had a fabtech lift kit which cuts all the cross members off and what not... He has everything welded back on and went with some simple CO's. It is possible but it will take lots of work!
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    mjp2

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    Definitely worth it if you wheel. You'll have a lot of other welding to do it you go full long travel with bypass shocks so putting that cross member back in is a cakewalk.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    i'm not thinking full caged long travel and what not, just like all pro or something up front and a decent set up in the rear
     
  5. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    My68ur8trd

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    it wont be that hard at all to put it.

    I kept my cross member just in case, I would just brace it around the joinys when you put it back, but that member is only in compression so it doesnt see that much load under normaly conditions. but if you are jumping it ( which I assume is a possibility with you going LT) I would brace it.

    Justin
     
  6. Jan 6, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    PLC721

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    yeah i'm just debating cloning your rear set up and then calling it done for my truck, or go lt. but i do want to keep it good for camping and hauling and stuff like that.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Putting a new one in wouldn't be all that hard. I say it takes longer for us to rebuild your CVs then welding a new crossmember in
     
  8. Mar 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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    Hey how did you make out with this? Im very interested in switching from my drop bracket kit to long travel or at least findingsome solution to get more travel on the front
     
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