Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

Reinforced TTB

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by Tired Iron, March 20, 2010.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^





  1. Tired Iron

    Tired Iron New Member

    Joined:
    November 12, 2009
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    City, State:
    Black Daimond, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '94 sport
    Today I went for my first romp at Evans Creek with my newly lifted 93 xlt. I found out what i can't go over, short stumps! I'm pretty sure I bent my front TTB, drive side. I finished the day of wheeling with no issues not really knowing if it was bent or not, now I see the the passenger side axle shaft has been rubbing where it goes through the arm portal. does this affect the transfere case by shoving the driveline too far back? does anybody ever weld a stiffener brace across the front member, It seems like a potential problem area for miss-guessing your clearances. I can't believe I didn't take it easy and creep up to the stump, I just plowed it. It didn't move either. I hadn't had it in for an alignment yet but the steering wheel is definatly crooked now on the pavement.

    It didn't crack anything, no leaks, still wheels really good, I am loving my x more than ever and I have a donor rig for the new front end stuff, and I will pay alot more attention to what's in front of me from now on.
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. 4x4junkie

    4x4junkie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    March 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    So.Calif.(San Fernando Valley)
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '94 Ranger, '90 Bronco II
    Yes, you can weld a brace across the front of it (this is actually common on trucks built for prerunning). However I don't think the brace would make a good substitute for simply watching out for where you're going. ;)
     
  4. Spdrcer34

    Spdrcer34 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    March 14, 2002
    Messages:
    3,900
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Bremerton, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 Explorer XL
    LOL

    If you find any pictures, or re-enforcement of the D35 TTB post them up here...

    oh yeah...check out the Pacific NW section, there are quite a few guys in the area to go wheelin' with...

    Ryan
     
  5. Maniak

    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    February 9, 1999
    Messages:
    12,116
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    89
    Trophy Points:
    68
    City, State:
    Vail, Arizona
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 XLT 4x4
    If you have enough suspension travel the shaft will rub on the axle beam window at full droop or stuff.

    We used a torch to cut the window open some more and we are still getting some rub there so I'll have to go back into that again and take some more out.

    Also, Check closely for cracks. I don't think I've seen one bent yet, but I've seen them cracked. When we put in the extended arms We found more than 7 cracks on the axle beams.

    This seems to be the common spot. Even my spare set has this crack..
    [​IMG]

    ~Mark
     
  6. Tired Iron

    Tired Iron New Member

    Joined:
    November 12, 2009
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    City, State:
    Black Daimond, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '94 sport
    I don't find any cracking in the area in the picture. In an attempt to make the truck drivable for a while, I thought I'd try something. I chained a potra power to the axle and pumped it up and found the axle is pretty easy to manipulate. I bent it back to where I could poke my fingers behind the axle in the window portal area. I chained from the pivot end, around the back of the hydraulic ram (under the rear of the engine) to the outside of the axle near the spring mount. I put the front of the ram alongside of the pumpkin.
    I have no illusions that this is a permanent fix, but it will buy some time and could be helpful out on the trail. a desperate man could do it with a hi-lift jack. so there's your trail fix tip of the day.

    If I could figure out how to stick a picture here, I would do that.
     
  7. CopyKat

    CopyKat Guest

    Check out Camburg beams, or Solomotorsports beams. I've plated, boxed, and trussed my beams and have not had issues. I had a buddy do the same thing you did but to a big ass rock. It took a bit to straigten the beam but it was scrapped shortly after.
     
  8. Totalled

    Totalled Active Member

    Joined:
    June 3, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Tumwater, Wa
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1985 BroncoII Eddie Bauer
    Learn how to drive...? (j/k) I've been through evans several times and the only suspension part I've killed was a badly built duff radius arm.
     

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!