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Does anyone feel like a woman with IFS???

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Bachenstien, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    Bachenstien

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    What are the advantages of crappy IFS?
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    With IFS, you get a better ride, ability to go over more types of terrain at greater speeds.

    Remember the H1 has independent suspension. As does the LM002 and just about every all terrain vehicle.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    yeah it has IFS front and rear.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    what? :confused:
     
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    I could drive around in a pink volkswagen beetle with rainbows and unicorns on it and I would still not feel like a woman.

    Dont let the design of your front suspension determine your sexual security
     
  6. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    lol i know. i was joking.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    but ifs can't take a beating like solid axle, tire size is limited before this happens[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    hahaha. Do you?
     
  9. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    It takes a different type of beating. Trophy trucks run IFS with 39's at 120mph+ with no issues.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    It's all in how you build it. GM has weak tie rods. Always have. Too much truck, too big of a tire, weak OEM tie rods = breakage.

    Put 38s on a stock dana 30 and start going over big rocks and you will see breakage.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    don't they also use solid out back though? I don't understand why, to circumvent the use of cv's?
     
  12. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    true but there are better axles than a dana 30
     
  13. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Correct. Their are better IFS than a stock GM setup.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    I heard bad stuff about a dana 30. I have heard really good things about stock toyo rear axels
     
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    In my opinion it's no contest. Solid front axles (SFS) are tough as nails and have tons of articulation. Also, lifting the vehicle to insane heights (over 3-4 inches) is easy and cost effective. Any serious rock crawler chooses solid axles.

    However if you are a normal Joe who uses their Tacoma for everything from being a daily driver to some fun weekend off-roading, IFS gives a smoother ride with less unsprung mass over generally smooth terrain. IFS lets you drive really fast with a lot of control, and IFS handles better on the pavement while you can still tackle some rough terrain.

    So, unless you want to trailer your rig and cart it around to just do rock crawling IFS will be a far better system overall.
     
  16. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Makes perfect sense. Thank you
     
  17. Nov 25, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    It depends what your doing with them, I have dana 30 on my jeep with upgraded axle shafts and 37's it works fine but if you start bouncing any tire off some rocks it will break somewhere in the drive train.
     
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    ifs vs solid axle again...

    Go get this magazine, and read the ifs vs solid axle article...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Nov 25, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    I have put my toyo through some abuse and nothing has broken in the front end. Its really good.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Generally speaking the front suspension takes more abuse than the rear, and the passenger side takes more abuse than the driver's side. The rear doesn't need to be quite as supple as it's just following the front over obstacles, so a solid axle will do.

    Also, most desert rigs are 2wd and a solid axle tends to be more reliable than CV shafts on IRS. You can push crazy power through the axle without worrying about CV angles and such.

    From what I can tell, the main difference between trophy trucks and class 1 buggies is the rear suspension. Buggies use independent rear suspensions while the TTs run solid axles.

    Nicely done. :thumbsup:
     
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