Dropped Cross Mem­ber

Street Trucks - - WORD ON THE STREET -

THIS TERM REFERS to front-en­gine/sus­pen­sion cross mem­bers, usu­ally on C-10s, that raise the sus­pen­sion mount­ing points up in or­der to fur­ther lower a truck. An added ben­e­fit is that they raise the scrub line, which is es­pe­cially im­por­tant with C-10 front sus­pen­sions since they hang down very low from the fac­tory. Once a dropped cross mem­ber is in­stalled on a truck, the sus­pen­sion is usu­ally no longer the low­est point of the ve­hi­cle. Dropped cross mem­bers can be home-brewed or af­ter­mar­ket, with af­ter­mar­ket ver­sions usu­ally in­cor­po­rat­ing rack-and-pin­ion steer­ing into their de­signs, like this one from To­tal Cost In­volved En­gi­neer­ing, Inc.

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