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Re: Chevy IFS front axle\'s (HOW STRONG)
I don't think its a matter of how much horsepower/tq it can handle, but more about how much abuse. You can break it pretty back with a stock drivetrain, so how hard you wheel it will determine what breaks.
Traction is going to be your big issue. If you have no traction (highway tires offroad, for example), you probably aren't going to break anything by means of power. If you suddenly gain a lot of traction though, stuff WILL break.
I don't know what truck this is in, hopefully you have a 3/4 ton Tranny/rear end. A 3/4 or 1 ton rear end will handle the power, so i say go easy when in 4wheel drive. If you don't go crazy with teh skinny pedal, you should be ok.