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9. Stock 2 1/2-ton military axles have approximately 12 degrees of downward pitch engineered into their shape. This helps offset the massive amount of cargo weight the military trucks may carry. When the guys at Chuck's Trucks re-weld the axlehousing, they remove all but one degree of that pitch. After narrowing, the axle is painted before it receives the customer's choice of brakes and locker.

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