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Another benefit of mounting the shocks outboard is it allows you to keep the bed for hauling stuff. Shocks that are capable of controlling the large amounts of travel offered by Deaver springs often have to come through the bed to get the axle to full compression. This results in a cluster of tubes for a bed cage and zero space for hauling large objects. Ellis’s bed has tubes that tie into his rollcage, but they still allow ample storage as compared to some prerunner style trucks.

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