Subscribe to a magazine

Rear Suspension

Back to article View Gallery
5 of 7
The truck’s frame was shortened 10 inches and has been augmented with steel tubing to form rock sliders and the rear exo-cage. The rear axle is from an ’86 Toyota (it is 3 inches wider than an ’85 housing) and is filled with 4.88s and a Detroit No-Spin. The rear leaf packs are based on Downey 2-inch lift springs and flex enough to make Jell-O envious. All that movement is held in check by a wishbone-shaped track bar that uses spherical rod ends to prevent binding.

Advertisement