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Old May 31st, 2012, 20:07
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Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

Does anyone know if you can use RE long arms with other brand cross members? For example, would I be able to use my RE arms with a TNT bellypan? Or Claytons, IRO, RC etc. I know RE sells their cross member seperatly, but I really like the TNT system.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 20:45
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

So it seem's like I can use the claytons crossmember, but I'm more interested in the TnT belly pan.

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Old May 31st, 2012, 23:21
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

Should be able to. The bracket width is pretty much standard. Since when do you have/care about long arms?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 10:24
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

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Should be able to. The bracket width is pretty much standard. Since when do you have/care about long arms?
Barney needs arms. Got a set of RE long arms I'm picking up this weekend. Just need a cross member. Main thing I'm worried about with TNT's belly pan is the way the arms mount vs. Clayton's or RE's.

I've read several places on the interwebs of people using RE arms and the clayton cross member. Then I found Rubicon Express sells just the cross member stuff seperatly. At this point I'll probably go with Claytons unless I hear something positive about using the TNT belly pan. Does anyone here have the measurement of the ID of the bracket for the TnT kit?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 20:44
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 23:26
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

I have a full rustys kit for sale

The problem is the lengths. I know tnt's arms are shorter than my rustys arms.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 23:33
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

I have arms, why would I want your crustys kit haha.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 00:23
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Nvm misread that. Though you were planning on picking them up next weekend lol.

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Old June 4th, 2012, 15:22
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

For anyone who see's this in the futuer, you can NOT use the Rubicon Express arms with the TNT Long arm bellypan. The RE arms mount under the rails, and the TNT arms mount between the rails. Also, the RE arms are too long.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 18:40
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

I would think clayton uses bigger joints/bolts, why not just get the RE belly pan?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 18:48
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

Because they cost of it makes using these arms that I got a good deal on, not a good deal. The Clayton crossmember has been used by others in the past.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 19:43
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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

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Re: Using Rubicon Express long arms with other cross members

If you're really worried about cost just build your own..
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:15
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If you're really worried about cost just build your own..
Don't have time or I would. I work 12-14hr days.
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