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Old 10-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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As you can see from the picture there is a storage space in the front of the side to side frame rail, the jack is mounted to the front to rear frame rail. I want to install two stabilizers to each jack the ones going front to rear won't be a problem (I don't think ) but, if I mount the side to side ones on the frame rail there will be too much of an angle. If I mount in the storage pan I am afraid that the 1/16" metal may not be strong enough and flex.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=RickV;264621As you can see from the picture there is a storage space in the front of the side to side frame rail, the jack is mounted to the front to rear frame rail. I want to install two stabilizers to each jack the ones going front to rear won't be a problem (I don't think ) but, if I mount the side to side ones on the frame rail there will be too much of an angle. If I mount in the storage pan I am afraid that the 1/16" metal may not be strong enough and flex.[/QUOTE]

I mounted mine from the non moving square tube on one jack down to the pad on the opposite side.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:26 AM   #13
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I will take a look once it gets light outside and see if I can mount mine there somehow.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #14
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I just checked and while I could do as dunnnc suggested the BAL arms are too short (he made his own wish I had the setup to do that kinda stuff). I measured the storage area and while I can't do the whole thing (battery box is on one side) I can put a 16"x48" piece of plywood in there and screw it down that should strengthen the whole thing and shouldn't flex.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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Rick, I welded a 1 inch by 2 inch rectangular steel tube between the two front jacks, just under the belly pan you mention. That not only provides a very solid mounting point for the stabilizer bars, but also strengthens the jacks. Any welding shop could do that for you for a nominal fee.
But in a pinch, bracing the belly pan as you describe should work ok.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #16
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #17
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I mounted mine right to the belly pan that you showed and this weekend I did not have any issues out of them. I could really tell a difference up front since installing them. Now, down the road I might run into issues with them being mounted to that thin material, but for now it will work.
I decided I do need to add a set in the rear, I'm just not sure how I can do it. My rear jacks are mounted at a 45 degree angle in the rear so I will need to change that before I can add them there. That will likely be a winter project for me. Now I just need them to show back up for cheap on Amazon....
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I just checked and while I could do as dunnnc suggested the BAL arms are too short (he made his own wish I had the setup to do that kinda stuff). I measured the storage area and while I can't do the whole thing (battery box is on one side) I can put a 16"x48" piece of plywood in there and screw it down that should strengthen the whole thing and shouldn't flex.
You could also have a welding shop fab a 2 x 2 tube that will bolt to the jack posts and then bolt the stabs to that for a more rigid and permanent installation. Shouldn't be that costly and a lot better all the way around.
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