3. We purposely ordered the crossmember narrower than Scott's normally builds them because that would make the control arms longer, which would translate into more suspension travel. The downside of that is it means we'd have to make compound cuts in the tubing to adapt the crossmember to the wider frame dimension. We could have narrowed the frame to match the crossmember, but then we'd run into clearance problems around the transmission, and it would mean making extra wide body mounts. Once again, the chop saw proved invaluable in this effort, and O.C. Auto Shop's Mike Kim made quick work of the complex cuts, while the author MIG-welded the parts together.