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    Question What is a c-notch?


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    Im just wondering what a c-notch is?

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    It's when you cut out your frame where the back axle is so your back end can go lower. You but in a replacement piece that is shaped kinda like a c - hence the name c-notch. Do a search on here and you should be able to find some pictures.
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    Originally posted by 95Tahoe
    It's when you cut out your frame where the back axle is so your back end can go lower. You but in a replacement piece that is shaped kinda like a c - hence the name c-notch. Do a search on here and you should be able to find some pictures.

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    wow thats alot to cut out! Does that weaken the frame a lot? I would like to race when i get my truck so would i see any problems? Maybe i will only go with a 2/4 drop instead of the 4/6.

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    it dont weaken the frame unless it is done wrong, if done right i think it can impove fram stregth

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    Originally posted by 95Tahoe
    Here's a pic of one I just found

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    Actually, that isn't a C-notch. That is a step notch. There is a difference between the 2. In the pic above, the frame is completely cut out and replaced with a tall step notch.

    A C-notch is substantially shorter and only calls for cutting some of the frame and is bolted to the existing frame. I'll try to find some pics to compare..

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    What you have to cut for a 4/6.


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    Originally posted by Mark


    Actually, that isn't a C-notch. That is a step notch. There is a difference between the 2. In the pic above, the frame is completely cut out and replaced with a tall step notch.

    A C-notch is substantially shorter and only calls for cutting some of the frame and is bolted to the existing frame. I'll try to find some pics to compare..
    I stand corrected. Here is a pic I found of a c-notch. I think it is Loki's truck.

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    Hey those pictures are copyrighted or something ....looks like all the work here is done...but nobody covered monster notches
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    Originally posted by 5-8CHEVY

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    ok so the c-notch only cuts part of the frame. Now does anybody think it weakens the frame and is it safe to do a little drag racing with?

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    Originally posted by qwerty
    ok so the c-notch only cuts part of the frame. Now does anybody think it weakens the frame and is it safe to do a little drag racing with?
    I don't believe it will weaken the frame. The notch plate is much thicker than the actual frame. It provides plenty of reinforcement.
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    I believe it actually strengthens the frame.

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    Re: What is a c-notch?

    Originally posted by qwerty
    Im just wondering what a c-notch is?
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    CKTA i sent you a private message.

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    so the step notch will go lower than the c-notch? or to go lower you would use a step notch?

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    Originally posted by FullSized
    so the step notch will go lower than the c-notch? or to go lower you would use a step notch?


    A step notch will allow the vehicle to sit much lower when layed out. A standard C-notch generally gives 2-3" of additional suspension travel with the bumpstop installed. Look at 5-8's website for an example.

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    Originally posted by jcscoops
    I believe it actually strengthens the frame.
    True dat...i've known plenty of guys that drag with their notches, and have no problems..
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    i notched the frame on my dually( c-nothed ) since we are being technical. I hauled my tahoe to slamboree in oklahoma city and back about 600miles one way if i remember right. my trailer weighs about 1,000 lbs & my hoe weighs right at 6,000( I wieghed it at the drag strip one time). had no problems rode like a dream.

 

 
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