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 ORD High Clearance HD Engine Crossmember

The factory GM engine crossmember just doesn't do the job on anything more than a stock truck.  They are notorious for cracking out, can get in the way of steering and suspension modifications and don't do much for the strength of the frame.  We've solved these problems with our new HD Engine Crossmember.


We stiffen the frame by bracing the factory motor mount brackets to the crossmember and increase over-axle clearance by keeping the tubes tucked close to the motor and rearward of the factory crossmember's location. Prototyped and in service on our shop K5 (Wally) since 1998, it's now a full production item helping your truck perform better and last longer.

See fitment notes here, we also offer our engine crossmember together with our motor mounts at a discounted price, click here for more on that.

Application Engine Notes Price
GU32005 Engine Crossmember for '73-'87 ('91) GM Fullsize Trucks, Suburbans and Blazer/Jimmy Gen I Small Block
Truck must have 2" or more suspension lift
Instructions $189 Buy Now
GU32005
-Big Block
Engine Crossmember for '73-'87 ('91) GM Fullsize Trucks, Suburbans and Blazer/Jimmy Big Block, Gen III-V (LS type) Small Blocks,
6.2L Diesel
Truck must have 2" or more suspension lift
Instructions $189 Buy Now


Because these are so commonly purchased together, we now offer our HD motor mounts and HD engine crossmember together as a package at a discounted price (they are normally $359 together).

  Application Engine Price  
GU32006 Combination ORD Motor Mounts and Engine Crossmember for '73-'87 ('91) GM Fullsize Trucks, Suburbans and Blazer/Jimmy Gen I Small Block $325 Buy Now
GU32007 Combination ORD Motor Mounts and Engine Crossmember for '73-'87 ('91) GM Fullsize Trucks, Suburbans and Blazer/Jimmy Big Block, Gen III-V (LS type) Small Blocks,
6.2L Diesel
$325 Buy Now

Notes:

  • Installation requires drilling 3 holes in the bottom flange of the frame rail, otherwise it bolts in
     

  • Our crossmember does typically work with Gen III-V GM engine swaps, though oil pan details and engine placement do factor in.  For those swaps you'll want our big block version.
     

  • The difference in the small block and big block versions are 3/4" more oil pan clearance with the big block version.  A small block will fit with our big block crossmember with some extra room, but a big block typically won't work with the small block crossmember.  Early small blocks with an aftermarket pan are typically safer using the big block version as well.
     

  • Our engine crossmember does not clear Cummins oil pans
     

  • Crossmember comes with necessary grade 8 bolts, pinchlock nuts, and hardened washers

  • Our engine crossmember can be installed with the engine in the truck but the factory crossmember will typically have to be cut to be removed

  • Allows easy access to motor mount bolts

  • Oil pan clearance will vary with motor mount type and condition, oil pan type, factory tolerances, etc.  Best clearance is typically with our Competition Style motor mounts, #GU32001

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