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New BEEFY x-members installed!!!

Well after installing my tow hooks.. I was kind of worried about the frame tweaking if I were to be yanked out.. or to pull someone else out.. so I beefed it up a bit... 2 x-members.. 2x2 1/4" steal tubing..should be good and rigid back there now.. got some action pics of my installing them too haha (cold out and snowing a bit)

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nice cheap fix huh?
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$10 for material from a friend is cheap enough.. haha
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looks good but you need to tie it together better. more than 1 bolt per side
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not bad that stuff is goin for like $3.00 a ft ropund here
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looks good but you need to tie it together better. more than 1 bolt per side
this was a temp fix.. within the day lol... I'm probably going to weld it to the frame when I get a chance... there was only room for one bolt per side soo...
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try welding a piece between each, with only one bolt the frame can still twist.
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i would make one that is held on with the bolts from the hooks from side to side
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try welding a piece between each, with only one bolt the frame can still twist.
x 2

There is really nothing increasing the strength that way if you pull hard on one of the frame rails. Tie them together with a couple of pieces.
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I see what you're saying.. ya.. I'll get another couple pieces and wedge them between each x-member and weld them...
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try tieing them together by making a X shape... and is it snowing??? lol
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I'll be making a "K" between the two when I get my hands on some more material and a welder...and YES, it was snowing while I was installing
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