Last month, we covered almost everything that had been done to my 1994 Dodge Ram up to this point in time. If you missed out, I was rehashing all the old modifications that had been done to this single cab project truck, affectionately named Jinxy. A lot of work had been done over the years, so I didn't want to start halfway through a truck build without giving some background on the project we were covering. Meanwhile, Off Road Evolution in Fullerton, California, was busy adding their custom EVO four-link kit to the front of my '94 Dodge. The EVO kit is a good four-link and track-bar kit that will allow a ton of controlled suspension movement while not being too harsh on the highway thanks to the use of Johnny Joints in the suspension links instead of steel spherical bearing rod ends. After all, this will not be a race truck and instead a toy that will still be driven on the street where comfort is appreciated. The EVO kit will be more than capable of holding up to any prerunning, rockcrawling, trail running, or mud whomping I choose to do with this truck.
Off Road Evolution got a good ways into the front and rear end, but due to a modification of the plans and a part not showing up quite in time, we were unable to finish the entire suspension. But even if we had finished the suspension, we still could not have put it back on the ground because the modified Dana 44 axlehousing still has to go back to Currie Enterprises to be finished before wheels and tires can be bolted up to it. Tune in next month when we finish the suspension and meld a stock C.A.D. Dodge axle with a '79 Ford Dana 44 axlehousing.
We'll be finishing the suspension and adding a front anti-sway bar in the next issue. I'll also be dropping two axles off at Currie to make one sweet front Dana 44 axle for the front of this Dodge.