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Hair removed the stock leaf-spring front suspension and replaced it with a new custom coil-spring suspension that locates the Ouverson Ultra Locker-equipped, hydraulically steered Rockwell 2 1/2-ton axle forward 9 inches. The coils give over 14 inches of lift and the three-link bars have spherical rod ends at each end to allow plenty of flex. A pair of limiting straps ensures that the suspension doesn't overextend. Braking is accomplished via a custom driveline brake that uses a Dana 44 rotor. There's a single Rancho RS 5000 shock at each wheel.