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Stock Toyota straight axles have awesome ground clearance to step over most rocks when riding on 35-inch Boggers. This ’85 housing currently holds a Detroit No-Spin and 4.88 gears like the rear. Front springs are 55-inch-long conglomerates made with Mazda and Toyota leaves bolted to rear Cherokee main leaves. Getting the ultimate flex from leaf springs usually means terrible axlewrap and this truck is no exception. James had to build a traction bar that runs parallel to the driver-side leaf spring in order to keep the pinion angle from going vertical.