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Old 05-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Front Locker? IFS?

Soo, can someone explain a Front Locker and Independent Front Suspension?

IFS means i have no front diff, so how would you put a front diff locker on? o.O
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You still have a Front diff but you don't have solid axle tubes coming out of it. instead you have CV Shafts.
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You still have a Front diff but you don't have solid axle tubes coming out of it. instead you have CV Shafts.
exactly what ninja said
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You still have a Front diff but you don't have solid axle tubes coming out of it. instead you have CV Shafts.
Yup.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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So when putting on a Diff locker for the front is there a risk of damage to the CV shafts at all since it isnt a axel?
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So when putting on a Diff locker for the front is there a risk of damage to the CV shafts at all since it isnt a axel?
There is about the same risk as a normal axle since inside the axle there are drive axles.
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So when putting on a Diff locker for the front is there a risk of damage to the CV shafts at all since it isnt a axel?
if your talking about damage during installation then not likely but if you are talking about using the locker in rough terrain then yes you could find yourself in a position where using a locker could cause premature failure of a CV Shaft. most cv shafts are not as strong as solid axle setups.

But if your asking if anyone on this forum would not install a front locker because they had front IFS? I don't think you would find anyone that wouldn't.
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So my last question is

IFS without a locker produces the same results as having a unlocked, or LSD rear diff?
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So my last question is

IFS without a locker produces the same results as having a unlocked, or LSD rear diff?
This will explain it better.


http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...nd-i-hope.html
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