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Mike L.
10-29-2009, 09:10 AM
Just installed the new transmission crossmember from Guy at SoCalDieasel. The crossmember is hidden and does not hang below the frame.
Very well made and strong. Comes with a skid plate option.

McRat
10-29-2009, 09:23 AM
I've been running one of these for quite awhile now, and it works well and is holding up fine at high HP levels.

Gasuout
10-29-2009, 09:27 AM
Very cool . Looks good . :thumb:

Alligator
10-29-2009, 09:32 AM
That's a nice piece Mike. How much?

hondarider552
10-29-2009, 09:36 AM
x2...

was waiting for the suncoast crossmember but I guess nothing ever turned out from that.

rdohara
10-29-2009, 09:41 AM
why is this better then the stock one? (what is the differance?)

Leadfoot
10-29-2009, 09:47 AM
why is this better then the stock one? (what is the differance?)


Ground clearance, asthetics, and it's just friggin' cool looking :thumb:

I don't think there was an issue with the stockers (seemed plenty strong), but some guys need the ground clearance and some guys want a clean "look".

McRat
10-29-2009, 09:59 AM
It's lighter, increases ground clearance, and looks better.

Suncoast is unlikely to release a product from what I gather.

SIKDMAX
10-29-2009, 10:57 AM
Awesome Mike!

Ill have to get one.

Builtlngbd
10-29-2009, 10:58 AM
Price on one of these bad boys is?

stroke250
10-29-2009, 11:11 AM
very nice!

paint94979
10-29-2009, 12:02 PM
I've been running one of these for quite awhile now, and it works well and is holding up fine at high HP levels.

LOL Pat you don't make high HP... :D that is a nice looking cross member

jonathancasey19
10-29-2009, 12:26 PM
x3 on price

Builtlngbd
10-29-2009, 12:55 PM
uhhh???? lol

dmaxfireman
10-29-2009, 01:39 PM
how much ground clearance do you actually pick up? looks like the trans pan is way more exposed now.

rdohara
10-30-2009, 10:08 AM
how much is one for 2wd truck?

McRat
10-30-2009, 10:32 AM
Same one fits 2wd. Casper currently has a 2wd trans because of SCTA rules against 4x4.

sweetdiesel
10-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Mike are you selling these now also? If so do you have 1 in stock today?

Simon

Mike L.
10-31-2009, 01:06 PM
The truck in the picture has a deep Allison pan. The skidplate needs to have two holes drilled into the torsion bar crossmember to give it a solid mount whereas the factory plate only has two bolts holding it. Holes are allready in the plate so it's an easy job. Plate can be purchased later. Price is 385.00 without skidplate option and 450.00 with skidplate.
Simon
I will have these after the SEMA show. Guy had to take a few with him to show off. I will get them when he returns.

I don't believe the Suncoast crossmember will ever be released. It is still sitting on the parts counter as of last week and not for sale. McRat was suppose to test it before its release to the public. When Pat called SC the lady there told him it could not be sold because it wasn't tested yet. :confused: Go figure.
As usual; SoCalDiesel to the rescue. Thanks Guy.:hug::D

sweetdiesel
01-13-2010, 06:15 PM
The truck in the picture has a deep Allison pan. The skidplate needs to have two holes drilled into the torsion bar crossmember to give it a solid mount whereas the factory plate only has two bolts holding it. Holes are allready in the plate so it's an easy job. Plate can be purchased later. Price is 385.00 without skidplate option and 450.00 with skidplate.
Simon
I will have these after the SEMA show. Guy had to take a few with him to show off. I will get them when he returns.

I don't believe the Suncoast crossmember will ever be released. It is still sitting on the parts counter as of last week and not for sale. McRat was suppose to test it before its release to the public. When Pat called SC the lady there told him it could not be sold because it wasn't tested yet. :confused: Go figure.
As usual; SoCalDiesel to the rescue. Thanks Guy.:hug::D

Mike
If you have one or two of these in stock now let me know? I dont need a skid plate and if they are powder coated im fine with black.

Thanks Simon

jpowel29
01-13-2010, 07:41 PM
These work really well on lowered trucks.

Mike L.
01-27-2010, 04:40 PM
I have a bunch of these in stock now. 385.00 without skid plate and 450.00 with.:D

zf>allison
10-30-2013, 08:23 PM
These work on a zf? Stock crossmembers are the same right?

Mike L.
10-31-2013, 07:00 AM
These work on a zf? Stock crossmembers are the same right?

There are no more of these.

MACKIN
10-31-2013, 08:12 AM
No demand I suppose.

hondarider552
10-31-2013, 08:58 AM
I could sell mine for a price... :eek::D

MACKIN
10-31-2013, 09:47 AM
I could sell mine for a price... :eek::D

Lets see how does this go?

Is it new , never been installed? Installed on any other truck then yours is what I mean, cause then it still classifies as new never been installed! I read that on here some where! :roflmao:

GLWTS :D

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Are they the same between lbz and LMM?

PACougar
11-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Are they the same between lbz and LMM?

The real question is whether are you going to get one from?

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Lol...

OregonDMAX
11-29-2014, 02:19 PM
DJM now makes one for lowered trucks for a smidge over 2 bills

PACougar
11-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Trust me I want a second one for my regular cab.

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Thank you, I'll look them up. Just needing to know if they are the same between models. DJM now makes one for lowered trucks for a smidge over 2 bills

coldLBZ
11-29-2014, 02:27 PM
DJM lists that crossmember for 2001-2010 p/n CM2699

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Thank you!!

hondarider552
11-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Yep, had one of the DJM ones for my LBZ. It comes form their 2wd 6/8 flip kit for their 2500/3500's.

I now have a the last socal one made on my single cab, and no one can even see it :o:rofl:

PACougar
11-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Yep, had one of the DJM ones for my LBZ. It comes form their 2wd 6/8 flip kit for their 2500/3500's.

I now have a the last socal one made on my single cab, and no one can even see it :o:rofl:

Oh yeah, on a unrelated note can you send me the address where you park the regular cab. :D

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 03:53 PM
I know what your talking abt when you have stuff and no one can see it.. You've seen pics of under mine :(

Hot COCOAL
11-29-2014, 04:26 PM
LMFAO
I know all about not being able to see what you've spent your money on, and others not recognizing what you can see!

My lift is lowered so it's barely taller than a stock truck, has much bigger tires tho... All the dress up I did to the engine is barely noticeable in the bay, and when I pop the hood when people wanna see the engine they're always like "so what have you done?"
Basically it looks like all my truck has rimz n tires

:hmm:
:dontknow:

You don't "see" a built trans, injectors, a gear swap, manifolds and pipes, the downpipe, you can barely see the top of a polished VGT...with a turndown exhaust you can only see the tip if you're looking for it
Lol

I'm fine with it tho, cuz on the road all anyone is gonna see is your tailgate
:thumb:

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 04:28 PM
http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=744&pictureid=5847 I played mine off like that's how it came from the factory. He fell for it, Got to love autozone...

Hot COCOAL
11-29-2014, 04:31 PM
:roflmao:
:laughing4:
:dupe:

hondarider552
11-29-2014, 04:48 PM
:roflmao::roflmao:


Some kid asked if my single cab was a powerstroke.... and was very serious...



I didn't know what to think :spit:

Hot COCOAL
11-29-2014, 05:17 PM
:roflmao::roflmao:


Some kid asked if my single cab was a powerstroke.... and was very serious...



I didn't know what to think :spit:

Shoulda give him one of these
:buttkick:
And while he was down one of these
:fart:

:toetap:

DaveB
11-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Yep, had one of the DJM ones for my LBZ. It comes form their 2wd 6/8 flip kit for their 2500/3500's.

I now have a the last socal one made on my single cab, and no one can even see it :o:rofl:

How does the DJM compare to the SoCal? I'd like to have one, I've always hated how the factory piece hangs down.

Harbin_22
11-29-2014, 05:46 PM
How does the DJM compare to the SoCal? I'd like to have one, I've always hated how the factory piece hangs down.

Seriously :roflmao:

Surely you guys could fab something up at the shop

moparkxracer
11-29-2014, 05:55 PM
I have one on my wish list..... Not sure how good I've been this year. Mine won't be from DJM. Seriously :roflmao:

Surely you guys could fab something up at the shop

PACougar
11-29-2014, 05:56 PM
How does the DJM compare to the SoCal? I'd like to have one, I've always hated how the factory piece hangs down.

The Socal one weighs a lot less and is tubular rather than bulk steel.

OregonDMAX
11-29-2014, 07:15 PM
I prefer nobody see anything I've done to my truck. Everyone I know thinks it's totally stock and I tell everyone it is.

Iirc joshH built his own, I can't find the thread but maybe he will chime in

DaveB
11-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Seriously :roflmao:

Surely you guys could fab something up at the shop

Haha the personal trucks are a struggle to spend time on. :spit:

Evan@LimitlessDiesel
11-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Haha the personal trucks are a struggle to spend time on. :spit:

Lies Joes truck is coming along nicely :D

juddski88
11-30-2014, 08:20 AM
I haven't finished mine yet but for those interested in making their own Allston's sells kits with a few different drop heights for the mount.

hondarider552
11-30-2014, 11:00 AM
How does the DJM compare to the SoCal? I'd like to have one, I've always hated how the factory piece hangs down.

I would buy either IMHO.

JoshH
11-30-2014, 08:34 PM
I prefer nobody see anything I've done to my truck. Everyone I know thinks it's totally stock and I tell everyone it is.

Iirc joshH built his own, I can't find the thread but maybe he will chime in

Here is the post with the pictures of my crossmember. http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/showpost.php?p=709309&postcount=30

moparkxracer
11-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the pics. Is that a stock Trans pan?

PACougar
11-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the pics. Is that a stock Trans pan?

Unless my eye calibrations off that's a deep pan.

moparkxracer
11-30-2014, 08:56 PM
I have a PPE deep one on a lowered truck. I'd like to not have to loose the pan.

PACougar
11-30-2014, 08:58 PM
I have a PPE deep one on a lowered truck. I'd like to not have to loose the pan.

Haha, I scrape my pan all the time. I went to a stock deep Allison pan because a cracked the cast aluminum on a hump in the road. Eventually I'll probably go back to the shallow pan.

OregonDMAX
11-30-2014, 09:08 PM
I got high centered on a speed bump at taco bell, had to throw it in 4wd to get unstuck, upon inspection it was the crossmember that got stuck. Thar deep pan would scrape on mine.

moparkxracer
11-30-2014, 09:46 PM
You guys must be lower then I am.. I hope I didn't just jinx myself

PACougar
11-30-2014, 09:47 PM
You guys must be lower then I am.. I hope I didn't just jinx myself

I know mines lower than yours, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

OregonDMAX
12-01-2014, 05:17 AM
You guys must be lower then I am.. I hope I didn't just jinx myself

About the same amount of drop I just have only a 265 tire whereas most of you guys got flashy 20's and a 300+ tire

bml2200
07-28-2015, 07:08 PM
So does the DJM crossmember fit lifted 4wd's?

Robby Avery
07-28-2015, 07:27 PM
Subd

JoshH
07-28-2015, 09:39 PM
So does the DJM crossmember fit lifted 4wd's?

Yes, but why?

bml2200
07-28-2015, 11:52 PM
Trans is getting built next week, figured I'd clean up the underside of the truck while that happens.