Re: If you thought Chevy was going insane.
independently suspended drive wheels have been around forever, but i don't think they've been on trucks forever.
properly implemented a fully independent suspended vehicle will blow the doors off anything with solid axles. if GM had another four inches of travel i think people would complain less about it.
i know my plan is to build a fully independent suspended vehicle (i think it'd be funny to do it on a 73-87). i've got it mostly figured out, i just don't know how to find a simple shock absorber/spring solution. works or showa coilovers would be the simple solution, but that's a lot of money. without the right geometry you couldn't use regular coil springs and shocks because you wouldn't have enough travel (i'm looking for 10-16" total).
think about it, with 5-8" of sag you can clear anything with 35" tires that your friend can with his 40" tires and his 14FF and dana 60. and since no matter what you'll probably have preload adjustable shocks, you can raise your ride height when you want to hit the dirt. the rest of the time you can have the sag so you can have the ride of a lexus.
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