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Suzuki Samurai Axle

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A small axle such as those found under a Suzuki Samurai can greatly benefit from an axle truss for support, especially if you wheel hard, drive fast off-road, and carry a lot of gear. This custom truss was built by Randy Ellis Design. When you’re welding to thin sheetmetal housings like this, you need to use care to not warp it with too much welding heat. It’s important to use a jig to hold the housing straight, weld with low heat, and move around to weld in increments.