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Old 08-20-2006
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Does anyone here have the Camburg transmission crossmember?

here is the deal, I'm a lowered guy and I recently tweeked the **** outa my stock crossmember and took a little chunk outa it.

I ran accross the camburg crossmember when I was looking into lifting my truck. I ended not moving down to San Diego for this job and I don't have time to take my truck out to the desert much at all from where I live so I ended up finishing the drop I have.

My question is if you have one could you let me know if it hangs lower off the frame than the stock one did? any chance I could get some pics and measurments? I already emailed camburg about it and they didn't answer my question. They said he couldn't get the info right now (probably too lazy to go to the shop and measure one for such a quick email question). Camburg is located like 15min from me and the part looks super beefy and should stiffen up the chassis in that area which I could use in my street truck.

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Old 08-23-2006
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The crossmember is a good idea for your problem. I don't know much about it, I was curious about it too. Nobody anywhere knows anything about it, haha, figures. If you didn't get a response back from Camburg, I have no idea.
Someone posted on dezertrangers.com also about it and had very few pointless replies.
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Old 08-23-2006
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The crossmember is a good idea for your problem. I don't know much about it, I was curious about it too. Nobody anywhere knows anything about it, haha, figures. If you didn't get a response back from Camburg, I have no idea.
Someone posted on dezertrangers.com also about it and had very few pointless replies.
That was actually me who posted on dezertrangers.com I got the info I needed from one of the guys who actually works at camburg (I think he ownes the site too). It will work perfectly for me. It would be totally worth the money on any ranger aside from a bagged truck. It's way buff compared to the stock pos unit.

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Old 08-23-2006
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That was actually me who posted on dezertrangers.com I got the info I needed from one of the guys who actually works at camburg (I think he ownes the site too). It will work perfectly for me. It would be totally worth the money on any ranger aside from a bagged truck. It's way buff compared to the stock pos unit.

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why not run a raised/low profile tranny crossmember from suicide doors/ or 3rdshiftcustoms? It doesnt hang down any sits even with the frame rails and bolts directly up I dont see any problems with stregth being an issue to worry about with them most guys that go low with static drops or bags run them and never had an issue. I hear ya on the tweaking the crossmember though I bottomed out about a month ago and prob tweaked my member back like 1/8th and inch and took a little chunk out im not worried about it though truck is fine.
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By the way what drop do you have no didnt you switch out your eibachs for some DJM 2 inchers? I didnt think the eibachs dropped that low for a coil I remember you stating a while back. You have the back flipped now or still running drop leafs and hangers?
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By the way what drop do you have no didnt you switch out your eibachs for some DJM 2 inchers? I didnt think the eibachs dropped that low for a coil I remember you stating a while back. You have the back flipped now or still running drop leafs and hangers?

Long time now see man. The reason I don't want the suicide or 3rd shift is because they just look to flimsy to me. I'd rather spend the extra money on the cambug unit which looks like it could take a nuclear blast. I also want the stiffening it will provide. I drive my truck really hard on the streets and I also work or a mostly dirt jobsite. I actually offroad my truck at work all the time. twists the hell outa everything. I have to drive like a rock crawler on mild uneven surfaces that a regular stock truck could drive on no problem.

I actually installed some DJM springs on my truck today. They blow away the old eibachs I had. It sits higher which I wanted, it's level with the rear now, and they ride sooooooo much better. I would say that the eibach 2" lowering springs actually lower 3" on a non-standard cab truck. I have a 4.0l auto and the 4door supercab XLT. I have the heaviest configuration of a non-4wd ranger.

so here is the list

Suspension/Chassis Mods:
-DJM Upper and Lower Control Arms
-DJM Front Lowering Springs
-Hellwig Swaybar (Front)
-Chassis Tech Articulated Tierod Ends
-Eibach Rear Lowering Hangers
-Belltech Lowering Leafsprings
-Chassis Tech Traction Bars
-Toxic Shocks
-Crossdrilled and Slotted Front Rotors
-Hawk Racing Pads
-SVO Rear Diff Cover

it's a 4/6 drop now.

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Old 08-24-2006
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Long time now see man. The reason I don't want the suicide or 3rd shift is because they just look to flimsy to me. I'd rather spend the extra money on the cambug unit which looks like it could take a nuclear blast. I also want the stiffening it will provide. I drive my truck really hard on the streets and I also work or a mostly dirt jobsite. I actually offroad my truck at work all the time. twists the hell outa everything. I have to drive like a rock crawler on mild uneven surfaces that a regular stock truck could drive on no problem.

I actually installed some DJM springs on my truck today. They blow away the old eibachs I had. It sits higher which I wanted, it's level with the rear now, and they ride sooooooo much better. I would say that the eibach 2" lowering springs actually lower 3" on a non-standard cab truck. I have a 4.0l auto and the 4door supercab XLT. I have the heaviest configuration of a non-4wd ranger.

so here is the list

Suspension/Chassis Mods:
-DJM Upper and Lower Control Arms
-DJM Front Lowering Springs
-Hellwig Swaybar (Front)
-Chassis Tech Articulated Tierod Ends
-Eibach Rear Lowering Hangers
-Belltech Lowering Leafsprings
-Chassis Tech Traction Bars
-Toxic Shocks
-Crossdrilled and Slotted Front Rotors
-Hawk Racing Pads
-SVO Rear Diff Cover

it's a 4/6 drop now.

dan
Damn I didnt realize the the eibachs lowered that much more than the djms. How long have you had them installed I know when I had them in they settled close to 5.5 with the DJM ams of course. I have belltechs in mine now. Damn you have alot of work into the rear to get it low why didnt you just go with a flipkit or you put it the leafs and hangers for performance issues because you stated you drive it hard? I drive my truck pretty hard flipkit hasnt given me an issue yet lol. Back to the topic I heard the raiused tranny members are just as strong as stock from those guys but I can understand where your coming from trying to get something stronger lol. I remember on RPS shortly before I got banned you saying I had hell of a suspension configuration with what i was running lol. Also saw yout thread over there about shocks The DJM and toxics are the same shock I just put belltechs on my truck and it rides so much smoother than it did with toxics.

My suspension setup as of now Consists of

DJM Upper and Lower arms
Belltech 3 Inch dropped Coils
Alignment kit if that counts haha
Flipped Rear Axle and took off my stock leafs and put on a set of Splash leafs that gave me another Inch and a half. I had flipkit and blocks but it was sagging *** now with the splash leafs the truck sits dead level.
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I have it...
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You'd have to go in to have them fab up some special mounts for you since you're lowered... ORRRRR I have a stock trany x-member you might be interested in...
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Unfortunately, when Camburg torched out the rivets, they kinda messed up the holes on the x-member... I think it could still work... I can see about getting better pics of it if you want...
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mmm... so I was lookin' on Camburg's page and I'm thinking you must be talking about this one...

soooo yeah... n/m then... it doesn't look like it hangs down that far though...


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I already emailed camburg about it and they didn't answer my question. They said he couldn't get the info right now (probably too lazy to go to the shop and measure one for such a quick email question). Camburg is located like 15min from me
Through my experience... they don't like to deal with e-mail questions and such... probably because they get a lot of people that aren't really serious about getting their stuff... so in a way... they have better things to do than sit at a computer and answer e-mail questions... not the answer you were looking before... but that's the way I see it. You're only 15 minutes away... just GO IN... their place is sick! And they're way cool and helpful in person...

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I think the Gen3 tranny crossmembers are different than 98+
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mmm... so I was lookin' on Camburg's page and I'm thinking you must be talking about this one...

soooo yeah... n/m then... it doesn't look like it hangs down that far though...


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Through my experience... they don't like to deal with e-mail questions and such... probably because they get a lot of people that aren't really serious about getting their stuff... so in a way... they have better things to do than sit at a computer and answer e-mail questions... not the answer you were looking before... but that's the way I see it. You're only 15 minutes away... just GO IN... their place is sick! And they're way cool and helpful in person...
yea scott answered my question on dezertrangers.com. The last time I was there they were in the process of moving to the new shop so they didn't have anything there except the dvds I bought lol. I still havn't found the time to drive over there. It's a total pain in the *** to get to from where I live and work. I will have to find the time to go down there and place the order tho.

Oh and Mark, I just don't like flip kits. The belltech leafs I have in the rear ride way better than stock ranger leafs anyway. Plus it was alot easier to find traction bars for a standard leaf over axle setup.

I had the eibach coils with my stock arms for one year and then with my DJM arms for 9 months.

as for the shocks, I'm used to runnin bilstiens on everything I've had. They blow away the drop shocks for a-arm rangers any day. I was looking into a set of QA1 shocks but they won't work, the're too short.

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