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Cross Member Re-weld

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    tacoman101

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    So I'm really considering getting a 6 inch Fabtech Lift for my truck, but in able to use this lift I will have to cut out the stock crossmember and bolt in a much beefier one. If I ever want to go back to stock how would I. Would I have to re weld the crossmember? Thanks

    Oh, also I want to do the Deck plate mod for my truck. Could I just cut a hole in my air box without the deck plate for a little while...thanks
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    krlang

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    The reason for the deckplate is to make installation of the screen easier and have the ability to reinstall the cover if you want to water and crap from getting in there when it is crappy out.

    Its not much more work to install the deckplate when you cut the hole.

    I used a large hose clamp and a piece of metal screen from a window in the back of the garage. Bought stainless hardware at the store I bought the deckplate, along with a tube of black RTV.

    It works great.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Alright, i'll probably just get the deckplate then do it
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Also does anyone know if when I cut the cross member, if the frame rust warrenty will void. Thanks
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    mytattootears

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    Fabtech 6” lift (Hybrid). 63” Chevy springs. All Pro bumpers front/rear. And stuff
    i will let you know on tuesday, i have a 6" fabtech lift and im getting my truck inspected for rust, thats why im scared to even get it check out for that reason, i got hellof shit welded to the frame
     
  6. Apr 11, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    tacoman101

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    Sweet...keep me posted, and how do you like the lift
     
  7. Apr 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    You could def just cut a hole in your air box for now, I did the deckplate mod a couple months ago, and have never put the deckplate in. but def get it sooner than later just in case
     
  8. Apr 11, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    SAS it if you don't like the drop bracket kit since the cross member is already cut out.
     
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