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Superlift TTB drop bracket is breaking!! What to do?

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Hey guys,

the passenger side drop bracket for the TTB on the superlift had completely cracked off on one side (can be easily seen from the passenger tire) and now the other part where it mounts to the engine mount is starting to show cracks too. Soon it'll completely break off and I'm not sure whats gonna happen then. Have any of this happened to you guys? What should I do? :(
 



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Start your dang SAS! :D :p That really sucks, so now you have a front axle with a broken R&P and some broken TTB brackets...sounds like the TTB doesn't like you! If you plan on starting the SAS soon, I say just start it sooner. If it's gonna be a while, buy a Skyjacker drop bracket.
 






send it back, i think you get a free replacement one that is supposedly upgraded, but even those still suck.... skyjacker is the best ttb lift out there... or do the sas
 






hit it with a hammer.
 






I have seen where people have welded up those cracks, but they also tend to weld the bracket to the frame while doing so
 






I have a set of the Skyjacker class II's. They are built VERY well, very heavy. But on the flip side they are not cheap. But I can't see ever breaking them unless you do some dumb crack like jumo your truck 45 feet in the air.

If I where you I would go with the Skyjacker's.

I check Flebay and found this Lift

Eric
 






bmxking5 said:
Start your dang SAS! :D :p That really sucks, so now you have a front axle with a broken R&P and some broken TTB brackets...sounds like the TTB doesn't like you! If you plan on starting the SAS soon, I say just start it sooner. If it's gonna be a while, buy a Skyjacker drop bracket.


:D :p Thats what I told my wife! Its now on the priority PRIORITY list! I'm hoping that superlift will replace it for free! I mean how are you gonna sell a lift kit and not last for more then a year!!! :confused: I was talking to a friend and he also suggested having it welded an adding some extra support bracket for it!
 






Oh! HAPPY NEW YEARS GUYS!!!!
 






BTW, how long can I drive like this until I find time to get it fixed? Do you think its safe to drive for now?

Know of anyone with this same problem?
 






How are we supposed to know that when we don't have a picture of how bad it is? :rolleyes: Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'd want to drive around a bunch with a broken bracket for my suspension. :p ;)
 






I've been meaning to put up a pic so you can see what I am talking about but I've been at my parents place this whole weekend and don't have the link cable for my digital camera. I'll post one up as soon as I get home!

I don't want to drive around too much either, even though I gotta go to work tomorrow... I may take off tomorrow and maybe even the next day until I get it fixed.

I was just wondering if anybody else had this same issue and how long were they able to drive it for!
 






I was able to use the bro-in-law's cam.

Here are some pics of the drop bracket:
 

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In the pics above the crack seems seperated a lot because of the way the truck is parked, which is on a sloped road.

When parked on flat level road, the crack is sligtly seperated. I've noticed, when I am driving, that the truck does sway side to side like a see-saw motion when I drive on un-leveled road. That can't be good, can it?
 






Unbolt the beam from the bracket, jack up on the bottom of the bracket until in place, and weld that **** up.
 






j602 said:
Unbolt the beam from the bracket, jack up on the bottom of the bracket until in place, and weld that **** up.


"unbolt the beam from the bracket"... you mean where the pivot point is?
 












Would I have to support that beam once I remove the bolt? And after I'm done welding it, whats the easiest way to get the beam bolted back up?
Thanks for your help!
 






I've broken ALL the drop brackets on my superlift. If you pull the part and send it back they will send you a new one. You have to pay shipping. I gusseted the new bracket before I installed it.
 






You'll probably need to unbolt a couple other things to get the beam moved away from the bracket. Support the truck with jackstands, remove the beam and support it with blocks/jackstands, jack up on the bracket, weld it up, and replace the removed parts.
 



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Dang, that seems too involved!
 






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