converting 100s from IFS to solid axle -- WAS Cruiser weight? - Crash test results.

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Hi Reno,
When was the last time you drove an IFS 4x4 seriously?
What sort of driving would you doing to require the additional benefit
of the full articulation of the front axle, which is one of the only
areas where a solid front axle is preferred.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Reno,
At the end of the day it all comes down to balance.
The IFS do have one or two more bushes, etc, however on the plus side
you better ride comfort on and off road.
And whilst with a SFA vehicle you have a nice big lump of metal called
the axle to hide things behind, the IFS vehicles don't have that
getting in the way because their diff tends to be tucked up a bit
higher.
OK, obviously the lower arms are vulnerable on an IFS vehicle, however
on the flip side their steering geometry is tucked up out of the way,
unlike on a SFA that has it hanging out the front looking for a tree
stump.
For each issue, there is a counter issue for either setup.
At the end of the day it will come to personal preferences and personal
requirements.
I personally have been through the discussions and cannot see any
reason not to go for an IFS vehicle for the sort of driving I'll be
doing here an abroad.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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