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Front Axle Detail

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The bottom of the 9-inch was cut and plated for extra ground clearance. Moving the front axle forward 1-1/2 inches made clearances tight between the steering components and the front track bar (witness the shaved track-bar fixing bolt). Currie Enterprises is working on a front suspension kit (named the 38 Special) that will move the front axle forward 1-1/2 inches and maintain generous clearances between the suspension and steering components. It is designed to allow use of 38-inch tires because it increases tire-to-firewall clearance.