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Gm 14 Bolt Rear Axle

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The rear suspension has been reworked to improve articulation. A pair of 63-inch GM 1/2-ton-application leaf springs was moved inboard approximately 4 inches and a pair of 8-inch-travel Bilstein 5150 piggyback-reservoir shocks is mounted in an “A” configuration between the springs. Ruffstuff Specialties 6-inch spring shackles were added and a pair of custom traction bars help to keep the rearend planted. The traction bars are made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall DOM tubing with Ruffstuff Specialties spherical rod ends. The axle is a beefy GM 14-bolt that has disc brakes (affixed with Ruffstuff Specialties brackets), 4.56 gears, welded spiders, a Ruffstuff Specialties diff cover, and Ruffstuff Specialties pinion guard. Feeding the axle is a Hust Brothers driveshaft with 1410 U-joints.