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8. A stiffener plate and the lower mount for the hydraulics is mounted below the crossmember. This is where we ran into clearance issues with the diesel-only dual exhaust, which in this case was a funky muffler-shop setup. After cutting the mufflers and exhaust pipes off, there was plenty of room, and we have wanted to make the pipes come out ahead of the tires anyway. On most pickups, this wouldn't have been a problem.

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