2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax With A Solid Axle Swap - Four Wheeler Network

Jack Stanko wanted a vehicle that he could fit the whole family in, safely travel down the freeway with, and still tackle the toughest trails around in. Stanko lives in Reno, Nevada, just a stone’s throw away from the Rubicon Trail. It isn’t an inexpensive option, but when you do the math, a tow rig, a trailer, and a wheeling rig can easily equal the cost of this Duramax. 300M RCV axleshafts that are 30-spline at the differential and 35-spline at the Solid Industries knuckles combined for sharp steering to help the long truck fit on tight trails. Nate’s Precision even retrofit the huge factory 2500HD brakes and installed Yukon Hardcore Locking Hubs to keep the front High Angle Driveline from spinning on the street. Stanko has collaborated with Nate Jensen of Nate’s Precision on several vehicles in the past, from full-blown buggies to leaf-sprung, solid-axle Duramax trucks. Jensen and crew built a completely unconventional suspension that keeps the ride height low with 42-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs and handles exceptionally well on the pavement while allowing for gobs of suspension travel off-road. The front suspension uses a triangulated four-ink with a bellcrank steering configuration to eliminate bumpsteer, while the rear suspension uses a three-link. Source: www.fourwheeler.com