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Steel Plate Ground Clearance

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One trail advantage the Toyotas have is with breakover angle. With the transfer case on the Toyota located more towards the front axle rather than centered in the wheelbase, Toys could clear ledges fairly well given their longish wheelbase, and they also excelled at climbing. The stock transfer-case crossmember that Toyota used was fairly sturdy, but it was a simple affair to construct any variety of plate-steel replacements that improved ground clearance by nearly 2 inches.