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Crossover question ORD Kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    From the ORD website
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    Our draglink is bent to help clear the factory crossmember. We cannot guarantee that you will not have some contact with the crossmember, it may require some trimming to work under all suspension conditions

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    Does anybody have this problem with x-member contact? If so with what suspension and how did you fix it? Pics would be great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I have 8" of lift with ORD crossover steering and I never rubbed my engine crossmember. I think that statement is for nearly stock folks and those with really, really, really sick travel.
     
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    So I have 4" and plan on some zero rates. Should I be ok?
     
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    should be. if not grind an inch off the crossmember or something.

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  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Go with the Missouri Offroad crossmember. Good quality product.
     
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    Go with the Missouri Offroad crossmember. Good quality product.

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    Not all of us want to go through all that work.
     
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    If you don't mind tightening your bolts everytime you wheel it then go for it.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If you don't mind tightening your bolts everytime you wheel it then go for it.

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    confused? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  9. MTBLAZER89

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    /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Yeah what do you mean?
     
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    Go with the Missouri Offroad crossmember.

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    If you don't mind tightening your bolts everytime you wheel it then go for it.

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    Factory rivets very rarely come loose. Bolt in cross members will.
    I trimmed my cross member w/ a sawsall. About 5 min. I also use a straight Drag Link w/ only about 3" lift.
     
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    I have sold several of these crossmembers(100+) This is the first I have heard of problems with the bolts coming loose. The only reported problem was a customer trying to use it with less than four inches of lift and the subsequent contact between the differential and the crossmember. If someone has had this problem please contact me for future reference. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Yeah I pretty much figured if that was really a serious problem I would have heard about it before now /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Go with the Missouri Offroad crossmember. Good quality product.


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    Not all of us want to go through all that work.

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    LOL...come-on...the install took me 2 hours...
    DO it now...while that axle is out!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I also have a MOO crossmember, I installed it when I yanked the SBC and replaced with a BBC. Install went smoothly, and like someone else mentioned, I've had no problems with bolts loosening. An excellent product, Steve!
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Well, in the three Blazers I own, all three have bolts holding the engine crossmember in. I'll assume that all three used to have rivets at some point. But, if the bolt thing were always true, then anything bolted to the frame would potentially have the same problem wouldn't it? With all the stress of twisting and flexing, the ORD shackle reversals, the bolt in tranny crossmember, the side bolt in TC case mount, etc. would all potentially come loose. I would think good bolts and locknuts/washers with an occasional check would work fine.
     
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    Factory rivets very rarely come loose. Bolt in cross members will.

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    meh, use metal locking nuts + some loc-tite and they wont be coming off. If they still have ya trouble, spot weld em on. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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