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Old 06-16-2013, 09:12 PM
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adjustable cross member or cut and re weld crossmember??

i have a 10 inch lift on my f350 and my front driveshaft wont fit becuase it would hit the crossmember and i dont want to turn down my transfer case.. would anybody recommend and adjustable crossmember or get a shop to cut and re weld it?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:27 PM
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I was crawling all under mine doing my 4 link with My 8 inch lift

seems like you could just notch where the DS is interfering ?

but mine is an 06 so ?
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i have a 10 inch lift on my f350 and my front driveshaft wont fit becuase it would hit the crossmember and i dont want to turn down my transfer case.. would anybody recommend and adjustable crossmember or get a shop to cut and re weld it?
Ill try to save you time and money...clock the transfer case, with that much lift the pinion angle is too great and will cause it to bind and/or wear your u-joints prematurely. Also the front shaft isnt long enough to reach(at least mine wasnt) so i clocked the transfer case as far as it goes before hitting the bottom of the cab and killed 2 birds with one stone. I still am just a hair short when the suspension is at full expansion but when its compressed its fine so as long as i dont let it go all the way up its fine. Then i was hitting the crossmember as well and had them cut it and reweld it around it.
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see i had it clocked before.. i didnt like the look of it sticking out under the truck... ive heard of cutting and re welding.. and the shaft i have will reach and the axle ha been turned up some.. is jjust the damn crossmember barely in the way.. and i only need the 4 wheel drive if i need it.. not gonna drive alot with it
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Clock it 20 deg... You won't need to lengthen the shaft if you clock it. I am running a stock front driveshaft at about 14" of lift. Who cares if it hangs down below the frame. You will be able to use your 4x4 without any issues.

Then a few options... you can find a attitude performance crossmember, or I think you might be able to get one from OUO but I don't know if he makes them and it would be worth a phone call or email to OUO, or take your stock one out and have someone modify it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:39 AM
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Clock it 20 deg... You won't need to lengthen the shaft if you clock it. I am running a stock front driveshaft at about 14" of lift. Who cares if it hangs down below the frame. You will be able to use your 4x4 without any issues.

Then a few options... you can find a attitude performance crossmember, or I think you might be able to get one from OUO but I don't know if he makes them and it would be worth a phone call or email to OUO, or take your stock one out and have someone modify it.
Do you have an auto in yours? And if so does the zf6 output shaft sit closer to the cab floor because i was limited to i believe 16 because the other end of the t-case was hitting the bottom of the floor pan at full clock thus making my drive shaft too short at full extension?
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Do you have an auto in yours? And if so does the zf6 output shaft sit closer to the cab floor because i was limited to i believe 16 because the other end of the t-case was hitting the bottom of the floor pan at full clock thus making my drive shaft too short at full extension?
Yes I have an auto. I am not sure on the length for a ZF6. When you build your crossmember you can lower the mount so it pivots at the motor mounts and rotates the motor back. Then your clocked t-case clears and it also makes a little better geometry for the rear. That is one thing that is really cool about the OUO ones, which also makes them spendy. It is adjustable for all of that. The attitude performance one is not adjustable, but I am fairly certain that the same crossmember is used for the ZF6 as the auto.... So I think the attitude performance one probably lowers the tranny mount some.
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hmmm ...... i have to think on this one..
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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Yes I have an auto. I am not sure on the length for a ZF6. When you build your crossmember you can lower the mount so it pivots at the motor mounts and rotates the motor back. Then your clocked t-case clears and it also makes a little better geometry for the rear. That is one thing that is really cool about the OUO ones, which also makes them spendy. It is adjustable for all of that. The attitude performance one is not adjustable, but I am fairly certain that the same crossmember is used for the ZF6 as the auto.... So I think the attitude performance one probably lowers the tranny mount some.
No im not talking about where it mounts, that can be the same but i mean the distance from the center on the output shaft to the bottom of the floor pan. But oh well it works for me now it would just be nice to clock it just a bit more
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