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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2002, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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If you thought Chevy was going insane.

Ford also has lost it!! The 2003 Expedition will now have Independant Rear Suspension! OMG! WTF!? Also a new grille and interior and handles... uhhh losers. Atleast Chevy aint that stupid.

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Re: If you thought Chevy was going insane.

You think they're crazy for making an SUV (Station-wagon Utility Vehicle) ride better??? WTF? It's a grocery-getter. It needs IRS. What GM is doing is making their "trucks" into rolling piles of plastic. Ford is still making SFA's.


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Re: If you thought Chevy was going insane.

it's so the guys that drive the plastic trucks to go get groceries don't get door dings from grocery carts of the girls that drive the grocery-getting vehicles.

in other words, the trucks these days are lamermobiles too.

it ain't a truck unless you can hose it out.



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i could be wrong but i think chevy invented the independent front suspension. so ford beat em to the rear. the way things are going, chevy won't be far behind.
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Re: If you thought Chevy was going insane.

i think IFS was created by GM also, remember when the 4wd S10's came out? IRS is/was supposed to come out this year on GM pickups.

i ain't been picking on nobody about belonging nowhere. i imagine you picked the wrong person to reply to. oh well.

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Actually IFS and FWD have both been with us since the 1940s or there abouts. Certainly not with the current batch or previous batches of the trucks...

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IFS and IRS have been successfully implemented in various vehicles *VERY* well. Dune buggies, some racing trucks, etc. Although these aren't designed like that (ours and the phords) you can't make a blanket statement that IFS and IRS are bad. Implemented properly they rock in some situations (desert/dune runnin, etc)...</font>

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Re: If you thought Chevy was going insane.

wrath, dreamer wasn't talking to you, thats why he wrote this:
2001, saying he doesn't belong here doesn't void the point he made.
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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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