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Front Rockwell Axle

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The Dana 60 front axle from 2001 is long gone, replaced by a 2 1/2-ton Rockwell. This axle has been beefed with Ouverson Violator 2-inch, 47-spline axleshafts; an Ouverson Violator Locker; Patooyee’s Parts pinion brake; and an Ouverson Bull Gear Stud Girdle. Locating the axle is a four-link setup with triangulated lower links using Blue Torch Fabworks brackets at the axle and parallel upper links. The upper links are made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.250-inch-wall material and the lower links are made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.375-inch-wall material. All of the links are fitted with spherical rod ends. A pair of Beard limiting straps keeps the suspension from overextending. Suspending the truck is a pair of 16-inch-travel Sway-A-Way RaceRunner dual-rate remote-reservoir coilovers. A pair of 4-inch-travel bumpstops helps to absorb the last few inches of suspension uptravel. The hydraulic steering system includes its own PSC pump and PSC double-ended ram.