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Hilton created the front four-link/coil-spring suspension using Rubicon Express Jeep TJ-application 5 1/2-inch-lift springs, Bilstein 5150 piggyback-reservoir shocks with 255/70 valving, and links made from sleeved and plug-welded 1 1/2-inch-diameter DOM tubing. Ballistic Fabrication QA1 rod ends reside at each end of the link arms. This suspension locates a Chevy Dana 60 axle that has been beefed with 5.13:1 gears, an ARB Air Locker, Yukon 35-spline chrome-moly inner and outer shafts, Poly Performance drive flanges, and 3/4-ton pickup-application disc brakes. A hydraulic steering system makes pointing the big 42-inch tires easy, and the system consists of PSC components including a high-output pump and double-ended ram. The steering links are made from 1-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall tubing and they're fitted with Ballistic QA1 rod ends. The hydraulic fluid for the steering system is cooled via a transmission cooler mounted behind the engine radiator.