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Old 06-03-2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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Hi,

I have been thinking about adding scissor jacks in the middle on my Silverback 33RL. But I look at the frame and start wondering, "Do I really want to drill holes in that awful thin-looking metal, and what will it do for my warranty?" So I'm drifting in the direction of the cast aluminum screw jacks instead.

Anyone else have misgivings about drilling the frame there?

Rich Phillips
There are brackets that clamp around the frame so you dont have to drill/tap into it. Do a search there are pics and instructions for DIY.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:36 PM   #12
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Hi Offroad,

Got it -- thanks.

I'll have to look at my rig and see if I have a cross-member like that that I can tie into. I had been looking at the main frame members themselves.

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Old 06-03-2015, 08:07 PM   #13
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Hi Offroad,

Got it -- thanks.

I'll have to look at my rig and see if I have a cross-member like that that I can tie into. I had been looking at the main frame members themselves.

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Rich, look at what I did. Had a welding buddy weld a piece of tubing that slides into the 2" tube over the axle, then welded the jack onto that smaller tube. Then he drilled a hole thru each tube and secured with a bolt. So if I wanted to take the scissor jack off(for some reason), just take the bolt out and slide it out.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:13 PM   #14
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Hi Timex,

Another great option, depending on what the underside of my Silverback has for a setup.

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