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Bed Cage for suspention

I need to know where to start. I will be building it myself. And All I want is to know where to start from. I know I need to cut sections of the bed out, or even remove it completely. I dont want to do that. So my goal is to have a cage that isnt higher then my bedrails. So I will have to fab one myself. Since everyone that makes them make them higher then the bedrails. And since I whave all of the stuff, I dont need to pay $600 for someone else to make it for me. So let me know what you think.
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What are you wanting to do with the bed cage? Longer travel shocks? Coilovers? You are going to have to cut out atleast a bit of the bed floor. Even if you got a cage that stayed below the bedrails, you'd have to cut the floor for the shocks/suspension to run through.
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I know that. I just didnt want to remove the bed. I just want to go with long travel shocks.
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Trent has a full bed cage... but then again... he got rid of the whole bed and has the fiberglass bedsides. You can search for his truck to get pics (he's Splitfire on here but doesn't post anymore). Do you want to do a FULL bedcage? or just shock hoops in the bed? If you're just looking to do the shock hoops, then you'll need to cut holes in the bed floor where it mounts to the frame, and where the shocks need to run through. Full bedcage... you're gonna lose the bed. Good luck though... let us know what you come up with...
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How to build a bed cage...
http://www.desertrides.com/reference/bedcage.php

Read it, learn it, live it.

And FYI, shops don't build hoops that tall because they feel like it, they do it because it is the right way and is needed with the length of shock used... sure you can use a shorter shock and make it shorter, but wouldn't you want as much shock as you could get?
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