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John used all the suspension and drivetrain components from the ’82 for reliability and strength. The stock springs were retained and, with the 3-inch body lift, he was able to fit 33x10.50-15 Yokohama Super Diggers on the Suburban 15x8 Rally wheels. Using only moderately larger tires helps keep the 10-bolt front axle happy. We like the location of the tow hook on the front crossmember: It’s functional but out of sight. However, it should be bolted, not welded, for optimum strength.

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