Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: OK USA
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Re: IFS vs. solid axle
IFS is a great thing. I think it can be very useful if it is designed properly. However it is my opinion that for the types of trails I go down solid is the only way to go. Ifs has many advantages over solid axles ie. smoother ride, higher center clearance, better control when suspension is being pounded at a high rate of speed. But then again solid axle performs well too. Aritculation!!!! it is beefier and more durable, it can handle much larger tires, easier to keep aligned, fewer vulnerable parts, cheaper to maintain, more aftermarket stuff available, I don't know if it is true for all but I think that you have more axle drag in mud and snow, But that is ok because of the allowed use of larger tires.
Well, hope that partially made sense
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