Re: YJ I.F.S. swap
If I remember the White Jeep correctly at TTC it did quite well. But if you look at it you'll see that it has 2.5 ton rockwells for centersections. Also if memory serves it had 4 wheel steer and a fairly long travel suspension. This vehichle was built for playing in the snow in Canada where a beefy IFS system would be fine, but your pictures show why IFS blows donkeys on the rocks. When your tire goes up on a rock the differential gets closer to said rock. THIS IS BAD!!!! If you don't believe me I can post pictures of the skid plate off my Tacoma after running a mild 3.5 rock trail. IFS has its place, like on race trucks, but on the rocks it is a really bad idea. The article in Off-road made references to Jeep being used for rock crawling. It's kind of a shame, the Jeep had a nice rear steering reverse rotation dana 60 and an atlas Tcase. It seems the owner just started hitting the pipe a little too hard when it came time to build a front suspension. So in conclusion IFS on the rocks is bad, mmmkay? In a related topic I saw an ad somewhere for a company down south that makes 12" lift for ifs 1/2 ton chevys that's retains the Inferior-Front-Suspension. I used to see tons of Chevys whose front ends wore out every 3 months due to the additional strain of 33s on 10" wide wheels, imagine 44s[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. As for the Jeep itself it was metalic green and has "Brush Buster" graphics on the hood and rearend. I can't imagine there are many like it.
Happy Jeepin'... with solid axles[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
So many Jeeps... So little time[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]