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Front Dana 60 Axle

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The factory 10-bolt front axle has been replaced by a Dana 60 sourced from a GM 1-ton pickup. This axle has a variety of mods including 4.10:1 cogs; an ARB Air Locker that’s actuated via on-board CO2 provided by a Power Tank; USA Alloy 4340 chromoly inner axleshafts; Superior Axle & Gear chromoly 35-spline stub shafts; Longfield Super Axles 300M U-joints; Ruff Stuff Specialties diff cover; and Warn Premium lockout hubs. A beefy custom hydraulic-assist steering system allows Hays to effortlessly and reliably point the big Cooper tires. The steering system includes a pump sourced from a Frito-Lay delivery truck; an owner-ported steering box that’s mounted on a reinforced frame and strengthened with an Off Road Design bolt-in steering box brace kit; West Texas Off Road hoses and fittings; PSC hydraulic ram; Off Road Design high-steer arms, and owner-fabbed drag link and tie rod made from 13⁄8-inch-diameter, 0.375-inch-wall material with 1-ton-application Moog rod ends.

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