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Post  B-351 June 14th 2016, 11:49 pm

I have seen several drag cars running no rear crossmember on there trains. Is this something that I should do?

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Post  whatbumper June 15th 2016, 10:55 am

With a front motor plate and mid plate a lot of people dont run one. We build them into cars as part of the chassis so we use them. We also like using them if people are running a stock case just in case something happens and the case breaks then it will hold the transmission.

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer.

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Post  richter69 June 15th 2016, 12:10 pm

I dont, and there is no need to make the trans case a structural part of the chassis when a front and mid plate are used along with a trans mount. Id think a stock case would be at more risk using all 3 mounting points vs an aftermarket case.
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Post  whatbumper June 15th 2016, 1:35 pm

richter69 wrote:I dont, and there is no need to make the trans case a structural part of the chassis when a front and mid plate are used along with a trans mount. Id think a stock case would be at more risk using all 3 mounting points vs an aftermarket case.

That's not where I was headed with my statements Jon if you are referring to my post. Having a mount doesn't make the transmission structural it keeps it from spinning when someone uses a stock case when they shouldn't. A properly designed mount puts zero stress on the cheap rubber mount we use on the trans.

Plus if you use the mid plates we use you can pull the motor without removing the transmission. Ours stays bolted in. You can do that with only a mid plate but it won't like you.

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Post  richter69 June 15th 2016, 5:49 pm

Ya but nobody ever does the mount correctly and it does make the case part of the structure most times and breaks the case.
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Post  cool40 June 15th 2016, 9:33 pm

I don't run one but use limiters on it and the engine. It is a good idea to have something under it in case of a failure. Cool
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Post  richter69 June 15th 2016, 10:48 pm

For the record my limiters run from the mount holes back to the driveshaft loop
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Post  cool40 June 15th 2016, 11:56 pm

I think I got the idea from you hErO... Laughing Laughing here's a pic should I run a rear crossmember  on my glide? Tubsin013
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE June 16th 2016, 3:55 am

Meh, I'm in the camp of using a crossmember & an OEM rubber tailshaft mount to help hold the trans up off the track surface just incase something ever happens.
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Post  BigRigTech June 16th 2016, 9:15 am

I use one with both front and mid plates but it's only there to keep my C6 under the car should it detonate. I use a stock rubber mount bolted tight to the transmission but the studs on the bottom of the mount have lock nuts that are NOT all the way tight so it can't put any stress on the tailshaft. It doesn't support anything, it's more of a "tether" of sorts....LOL I also have fore/aft limiters from my engine to the k-member.
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