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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:32 AM
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Rear Crossmember options

Mine is rusting through. Not bad enough to deadline the truck, but something to put on my list of things to do.

What's new these days? What are the options besides the galvanized stock replacement?

... and off topic: Any reason to NOT go with KM2 255/85R16 tires?
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Old September 5th, 2011, 10:46 AM
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A good welder. Many of them in the UK are patched. Just depends upon where the rot is and how bad.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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KM2 255/85s i've been running them for three years with a med-duty 2 inch lift and i'd say they're above average. they tuck nicely in the wheel well. mine have balanced well, road quiet and wear well too. >30k and i have >40% tread left. they are soft so if you are climbing big rock they will perform well but slice easily. i run mine with 35-37lbs on pavement and 13-14lbs off road.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:15 PM
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A good welder. Many of them in the UK are patched. Just depends upon where the rot is and how bad.
Anyone know of a good welder in NoVA?
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Ken, I was happy with the guy that did the welding on the chassis on my Bentley -- http://www.eagleoneresearch.com/

Jonathan might be able to help you out as well.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Anyone know of a good welder in NoVA?
Ken, I can squeeze you in if interested.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 07:40 AM
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I just did a rear xmember replacement int my 94. In addition to the rear cross, I found the chassis was pretty rotten just past the fuel tank. If you end up that way, I have a ROW steel rear crossmember plus extensions for sale. I got it through safari rover in FL but needed a custom job.

I'm selling it for 350 and I'm about 4 hours. If you're interested, I could drive down with it since my company is also in Arlington as well. Let me know and I can send you pics.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Ken, I think Matt's would work for you if your cradles are ok and is a great price, and we could probably get it down via the underground parts express.

I'd help you do it, but I really don't have time, and it's a nasty job - you'll want to do it in a garage and allow a full weekend if not more depending if you have ever pulled your fuel tank cradle before or not
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Old September 7th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Ken, I sent you the link via email to Safari HP where I bought it. Lemme know before I bump it back into the for sale rotation.
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Matt, I got the link. Thanks for sending. I think that I'm going to go a different route though. Appreciate the offer.
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