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Does anyone know how to make the devious gas tank work while leaving the stock crossmember in? They give you a thin crossmember to replace the stock one with which the stock one supports my 6 link. The crossmember they give with it is about 2" x 1" which doesn't seem safe or like it would last. Does any one know of a way to make this work? My other options I got are to cut the tank 2 inches shorter so that it doesn't hit the stock crossmember or notch the cab so it can sit farther foreward. Anyone know of a way to make this fit with out cutting a $500 tank?
 

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I would call devious and see what they say. Maybe they will tell you its strong enough. If not then maybe you can re-enforce it yourself
 

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I called and Jeff was in the back working but the guy I talked to said it is strong enough but my 6 link is welded to the stock crossmember. I was thinking of nothcing the section of the stock crossmember so the tank would fit and then reinforce it.
 

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1x2 is plenty strong. I used it on my gas tank crossmember and other people have too. It's not like you're supportin the world with it, just a gas tank :D
 

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Ohh... hm... I dunno then. How thick is that crossmember they make for their gas tank? If your wishbone connects to it, I'd wanna make sure it's plenty strong like you're talkin about, heh.
 

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It is only 1" x 2" which might work for a few years but I want my truck to last. I might just cut 2" off the tank. Spend $500 to have to hack it up. I am not happy.
 

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Problem is my 6 link is welded to that crossmember so I have no choice. I got a place that will notch out the amount I need and re-weld and then pressure test. I should have just done a custom tank for the stock location but too late.
 

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i cant believe no one has asked this yet but whats the wall on the 1x2 crossmember they gave you. chances are its plenty thick enough to hold that 6 link and tank. just weld it extra good. another option if you can weld is just build your own. either use like 1/4" sheet steel and build one to your specs or find a tubing with 1/4" wall that will work and make one. i wouldnt even think it would have to be 1/4" thats hella thick. ask around tho. dont cut into your $500 gas tank
 

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or just put a fuel cell in the bed? That'd be a hell of a lot easier...
 

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dude your getting all worked up about a mount that can be replaced for less the $20, jason makes the mounts and sells them seperate from the links, so I dont understand why its such a big deal about your 6-link mounts....

I plan on using the stock tank with my own crossmember, I'm gonna make is out of some 1"x 2" with a mucho grande wall thickness, and then I'm gonna raise the back of the tank like jason did...
 

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Other problem is that my friend is doing all the work on the truck and said that if I want to use a different crossmember I can take my truck the way it is and go home. HE said "no crossmember is going to be as strong as stock and he won't use any other if he is doing the work. The stock is the size it is because it holds the whole rearend together". Thats what he says.
 
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