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Front Dana 60 Axle

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The front axle is a Dana 60 pirated from a ’91 Chevy 1-ton Crew Cab pickup. It has 3.73:1 ratio cogs, 35-spline outer axleshafts, Warn hubs, and an ARB Air Locker. The front suspension consists of 60-inch Deaver Spring long-travel leaf springs in a spring-under setup, Sway-A-Way RaceRunner remote-reservoir shocks, Prothane bumpstops, and a modified Currie sway bar. The 37-inch BFGs are pointed via a Howe Performance hydraulic-assist system that includes a 1 1/4-inch ram and steering box. The steering system also includes an aluminum reservoir with filter, ZF hydraulic pump (from a Freightliner FL60 semi-truck), and a B&M plate-style cooler with fan. The push/pull steering has a drag link (seen in this photo running parallel to the driver-side leaf spring) in sync with the leaf spring main centers for minimal bumpsteer and axle push. The steering stops have been adjusted to the maximum, which gives the Sub a tight turning radius for its size. The front skidplate is mounted with quarter-turn fasteners so it c