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front cross-member modification

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yoytoda, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    Has anyone modified theyre front crossmember?

    It seems to be a huge limit of approach angle. The cross member hangs kind of low on brackets on either side. I was thinking about cutting it off and either cutting off the brackets and welding the cross member back to the frame (3" or so higher) or cutting the brackets and weld a piece of 2" square 3/16" wall as a new stronger crossmember that is 4" higher.

    what are other opinions?

    only downside would be needing fully custom skid plates...

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  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    pics taken right after oil change must have dropped the filter on the ground... oops
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I've thought about it but kinda decided to leave mine alone for now because I use my truck to design products. Down the road I might have to do it though. :)
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    what you do for skids? i was thinking if i welded a piece of 2" on a bracket to make it an angle i could use flat plate for a skid?
     

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