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Stinger Axle

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In this ant's-eye view, you can see how the Stinger mounts pretty much in the center of the axle and runs parallel to the driveshaft. Being rigidly attached to the axlehousing causes it to become an extended arm that transmits the axle's torque twist directly into the center of the chassis via the shackle mount. The shackle allows for fore and aft suspension movement and provides a quiet, cushioned mount. A Heim joint attaches the Stinger arm to the shackle. Its sole purpose is to allow the arm to twist with the axle's articulation. Part of the beauty of the Nth design is that every part only has one job to do, so there is no binding or fighting of components during flex.