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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 02:53 PM
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mud and rock\'s is IFS tough enough

i am building a toy out of a chevy k1500(94)4x4 and i need to lift it to go where i am trying to go ie. rock crawling and deep mud. now i have been told ifs just isn't very tough. but i just blew up a 4:56 r&p bouncing on some rock's and the only other parts that were damaged was two ball joints. I think that is pretty tough ,but maybe i just got lucky. the cost of a axelswap is little steep!
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Re: mud and rock\'s is IFS tough enough

Wasn't strong enough for me.

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Re: mud and rock\'s is IFS tough enough

It's not as steep as replacing a R&P & ball joints after ever trip... [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

If your careful you can get some respectable wheeling from an IFS rig, but it has it's limitations... especially in the fronts strength & articulation. I have taken my 97 IFS into some pretty rough spots.. mind you I only have a 4" lift w/ 33's. But, it's no rock crawler, and never will be. If your target is big rocks w/ big tires, you need to sell it and find an older solid axle truck. My opinion.
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