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The Dana 44 front is the same tried and true axle on the front of millions of 4x4s. Some modifications to the front equipment were necessary to compensate for the lift: A block was installed between the steering arm and the knuckle, because the truck had a problem making right turns. Most people throw away the sway bar after a lift is installed because it limits movement and requires relocation. Ken Hormann recognized the importance of keeping the bar for stability, so it was lowered about 2 inches to work correctly with the suspension lift. Notice the entire axlehousing has been rotated upward.

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