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Old 11-28-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit on a TF?

Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit on a TF?
If so how do you like it? Any pictures?

Thanks Jim

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Old 11-28-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

The C-channel boxing plates and X-plates look like they would be a much stronger setup.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:50 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

They have always had a reputation for high quality products but I think their price might stop a lot of guys with less than deep pockets. I'd have to build and sell about three trucks making a decent profit on each to be able to afford that unit. If money isn't an issue I think you would be really happy with it.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:41 AM   #4
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

Thanks mr48chevy, I've only found 2 suppliers of full frame boxing plates and X-Member Progressive Automotive and No Limit. Because I have a dyno'ed 383 stroker with 517hp I really need both! Progressive was $819 and No Limit was $550.
I'm only look at the frame X-member No Limit X-Member-Kit not the whole frame!
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

imo you don't get a lot for that price and you still have to cut, fit and weld each piece
you can buy a lot of metal for $550 + $100 shipping
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:37 AM   #6
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

Well at this point of my build, I decided I don't have the needed hot cutting tools to easily and in a timely fashion make my own boxing plates and X-member, so I pulled the trigger and bought it. Now to completely strip everything off my frame so I can get it reinforced then got the rear c-notches in and mount my new Moser Ford 9 inch... I plan to at least drive the old girl for the first time this summer!
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:31 AM   #7
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Well at this point of my build, I decided I don't have the needed hot cutting tools to easily and in a timely fashion make my own boxing plates and X-member, so I pulled the trigger and bought it. Now to completely strip everything off my frame so I can get it reinforced then got the rear c-notches in and mount my new Moser Ford 9 inch... I plan to at least drive the old girl for the first time this summer!
Keep us posted with pics, Iím in the same boat as you but with less HO
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:15 AM   #8
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

I bought the Progressive Automotive boxing plates,they were nice but still a lot of trimming and grinding,If I was to do it again I would just buy some 10ga steel and make myself
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:49 PM   #9
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Well at this point of my build, I decided I don't have the needed hot cutting tools to easily and in a timely fashion make my own boxing plates and X-member,...
i used a $9 harbor fright 4.5'' grinder to cut steel plate
tf frame is pretty much the same dimension front to back,
when i bought the steel i had them shear it to the frame width
10 gauge channel or rectangular tube can be bought for x-members

most universal kits that need to be cut and welded in
don't take a whole lot more labor to make in the first place
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:11 PM   #10
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I can tell you no limit has good customer service. They pick up the phone and answer questions. My tank was damaged during shipping and they sent a new one no questions asked. I will pay a bit extra for this kind of customer service and American made quality product.
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:43 PM   #11
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

I did all the boxing, cross members and rear notch myself for under $200.

I do like the looks of the Progressive Kit though!!
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I did all the boxing, cross members and rear notch myself for under $200.

I do like the looks of the Progressive Kit though!!
Great work, but man thatís a lot of steel! What are your horsepower goals?
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:37 PM   #13
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Great work, but man thatís a lot of steel! What are your horsepower goals?
Thanks!! Honesty for what I'm going to run it's probably overkill. I have a 383 stroker for it that I doubt is over 450 hp. I just wanted something different than the original cross members that were there. Plus room to grow into more HP.

I wanted to do tube, but don't have a tubing bender.
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lol...Thanks Ogre!!! Appreciate it!
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

Dagel’s has a simiar kit to the No Limit one. The price is much easier to swallow too.

I’ve been having trouble with their website, but the have an ebay store.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-C...-/150720399006
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:02 AM   #17
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Re: Has anyone used the No Limit X-Member Kit?

Well I caught a nasty cold that has knocked me down for the last 3 weeks, so I'm back to working on the No Limit X-Member Kit! 1st pic is of everything stripped off the frame.
Then 1" steel pipe and a 2" steel pipe cross members welded in so frame can't move.
Then the next one is the factory cross members removed, needed to cut in half to remove...
the last one is the No Limit slid into place just for a visual...
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Cleaned sanded then painted inside of frame and X-member frame pieces.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:14 PM   #19
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Notice I took the 1" tubing X out, it picked the passenger rear corner up 1/4" from the weld heat in the center, it was the last piece I welded in! Driver's side in, then passenger's side, and so on...
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I guess I should just make an install post for this so if anyone wants to see it like I did, it's a littler easier to find as I couldn't even find 1 picture of it anywhere!
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