I'll integrate the strut mounts into the truss connecting to the outer C. The full length is as @GLTHFJ60 described, a primary attachment point for links, but also to strengthen the cast side (I know there are not many documented failures, but while I'm at it...). My lower links will be tied into the truss and the upper portion of the C with a ball joint saver tied into that (so I can still drive off trail if a ball joint fails). The truss will be low profile, so I'm hoping not to lose anything in regards to suspension travel.Easy enough to just make a upper mount. Then you don't worry about hitting things with a big ass truss as much..
It's not a right or wrong thing, I'm just wondering why Jits is doing a truss from inner C to inner C. That's a lot of weight and potential loss in suspension compression. I have not heard much by way of tube failures due to the Cast long side (CAD section he referred to) section. That may be it tho..
How much torque are you putting out? I've actually thought of running a 454 vortec just because they're cheap locally.I've had a few issues with my Dana300 in the strength department, but it's likely magnified due to the amount of torque my engine puts out. I don't think that you'll have as many issues with a vortec.
I should probably just go 203/205 and if I need deeper gearing I'll go with something in the axles since it's pretty cheap to do in the dana's.Torque is multiplied, so the 4BTxgear ratio= whatever is going into the D300. Yours will be doubled, but may be "nicer" in application due to the auto.
I've not dynoed my truck, but I should be in the neighborhood of 400-500ft/lbs of torque.How much torque are you putting out? I've actually thought of running a 454 vortec just because they're cheap locally.
Exactly. I suspect that with smoother power application via the automatic that it would be better. Having the doubler would probably negate that fact though.Torque is multiplied, so the 4BTxgear ratio= whatever is going into the D300. Yours will be doubled, but may be "nicer" in application due to the auto.