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Lynn's Toyota featured one of the few drawbacks of the '85 model year: a too-narrow rear axlehousing. When Toyota changed its front suspension in '86, the front end's width grew, and the rear 'housing was widened to match the new frontend. Along with the extra width, the axle tubes grew in diameter, making the complete assembly stronger and more desirable. Lynn still has the stock '85 rear 'housing for the time being, and the super-flexy suspension articulated the 35s right into the framerail. This problem was quickly dispensed with by building a custom bumpstop to limit uptravel. The Toy' retains plenty of rear articulation, and the rear tires just barely kiss the framerail under maximum twist.

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