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cab mount chop?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacoman15, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    tacoman15

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    ok so i am going to install billys on all 4 corners, eibach springs, AAL, and 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers in the front and I am going to run 285's. i have read that it is a good idea to cut the cab mounts and reseal them but i talked to a guy who owns a 4x4 shop and he said that with the setup i am going to run there is no need to cut the cab mounts. is this true???
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Depends on the Backspacing of the Rims you will be running. With my 5BS rims, and the same set up as you, I would have to chop my mounts if I did any heavy wheeling.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    even with the wheel spacers?
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    wheel spacers will make it more of a need to chop them
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    damn...well since i don't really have enough time to wheel as much as i would like, can i get away with not getting it done for a while? cause the shop i talked to charges $95 bucks an hour :eek:
     
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    I payed $150 for both sides! I was rubbing the cab mount while backing up with the wheel turned so it just depends if you have it or not!
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    yeah i need to figure something out but i just don't know a good local place
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    It doesn't hurt to wait and see if you're rubbing first.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    true true...but it is difficult for me to do any mods that take a while cause i am a full time student and i work full time so i basically have no life lol
     
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    It shouldnt rub to terribly bad on the road. I would think you would be fine on the road. But i wouldnt do much wheeling without chopping them or you might get into more serious rubbing. I had a buddy with an FJ, same deal with the cab mount, with 35s and he had to drive around on the road a little bit without doing the chop. It took him about 3 tries to get into the driveway :eek: but still doable.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    I lived that life for a while.

    Props to you.

    My advice: hold off on installing the lift at all until summer break, then get together with some other local TW members for a DIY install.

    That'll save you some coin and build experience without cutting into your studies.

    I killed my grades one semester by trying to replace my motorcycle's head gasket "over the weekend."
     
  12. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    i am going to do the install with my uncle cause he has a full garage with a lift and he is gonna help me do it. i work am waitstaff at a country club which is a season job and the season is finally stating to slow down lol so i am gonna have to do it during the week sometime
     
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    Hey guys so I talked to a local shop about doing cab mount chop and the guy said that if I do it and get in an accident the insurance wont cover my truck because its considered frame damage cutting it or something. is there any truth to this. thanks
     
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