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lower a arm cross member

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Old 10-23-2015
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lower a arm cross member

I saw in some pics a bar type cross member that bolts to the rear lower control arm and connects the two sides together. I was wondering where you buy it and is it a good idea to have it. I only saw it on a few pics of trucks that had the coilover shocks. And another question. I saw some pics of trucks with the coilover conversion and they had a bar on each side roughly where the torsion bars used to be. Just wondering if someone could tell me why. I havent seen those parts for sale. They didnt look home made either.
 
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The lower brace is mostly done as a custom. Dixon brothers now VDF sell one or any decent shop can build one. Just helps prevent bending of the lower arm mount under abuse.

I built mine a few months ago. Pretty easy over all. Also serves as a mount for my skid plate.

The rear brace bars you see are from the RCD lift (or some custom on a superlift that has had coilovers swapped in) they support the whole front suspension from shifting rear ward. Over kill in most cases but nice too have.
 
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Thats pretty much what i figured. Just wanted to confirm. I might make the one that goes across from side to side. Thats a good idea to have the skidplate go to it. Thanks man.
 
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Thats pretty much what i figured. Just wanted to confirm. I might make the one that goes across from side to side. Thats a good idea to have the skidplate go to it. Thanks man.
No problem, did the pics I posted show up, on my phone and I can't tell.
 
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Im on my phone too but no i dont see them and i think i can usually see pics on my phone.
 
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No pictures showed up that I can see.
 
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Dang mobile app.... Pics are In my build thread
 
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Lol. I hear ya. K. Ill check them out. Thank you.
 
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