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Trussed Toyota Axles

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The axletubes are inclined to bend up or backward, but the truss can be on the front or bottom as well as the back or top. This Toyota front axle (bottom) actually has four different truss systems: a lower, front, and top truss as well as small axle gussets attached to the steering balls. All of these help reduce bending in different directions. Notice how the rear axle truss (top) runs all the way to the ends of the axletubes for support.