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Front Rockwell Axle

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Unique for its front “grader-ball” suspension, the buggy gets huge flex for little cost, thanks to a triangulated single link. The grader-ball uses a trailer-style ball and mount sourced from a road grader and welded to the frame crossmember. A matching coupler, mounted to the axle via a solid V-link, is welded shut so that it can’t separate from the ball. From there a pair of coil springs control the 2 1/2-ton Rockwell axle and an owner-fabbed panhard bar locates it laterally. Front shocks, fashioned from hydraulic rams, deliver 25 inches of travel.