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Front Rockwell Axle

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The frontend build sheet is nothing short of impressive. The axlehousing is an Ouverson Violator unit and it’s fitted with 2 1/2-ton Rockwell guts. It has an Ouverson Bull Gear Stud Girdle, an Ouverson Violator Full Spool, Ouverson knuckles and “C’s,” stock Rockwell hubs and spindles, gun-drilled Ouverson Violator axleshafts, and a Wilwood pinion brake with a four-piston caliper. Thorson built the four-link suspension and the links are made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall tubing. Each link is internally sleeved and plug-welded and fitted with Ballistic Fabrication spherical rod ends. Rounding out the front suspension is a 14-inch-travel Sway-A-Way RaceRunner remote-reservoir coilover, Sway-A-Way RaceRunner remote-reservoir bypass shock, and a custom Acme Rigging-made limiting strap at each wheel. The big 54-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC tires are aimed via hydraulic steering that includes a PSC pump and double-ended ram.

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