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Front Locker? IFS?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by kbrebel04, May 23, 2012.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    kbrebel04

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    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
     
  2. May 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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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.
     
  3. May 23, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    exactly what ninja said:D
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    Yup.
     
  5. May 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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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?
     
  6. May 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    There is about the same risk as a normal axle since inside the axle there are drive axles.
     
  7. May 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    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.
     
  8. May 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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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?
     
  9. May 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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