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Old 09-23-2003, 12:47 PM   #15
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4x4 Fords used to use the famous (or infamous) Twin I Beam IFS setup - long swing axles that gave lots of camber change through their travel. These were notorious for tire wear on the edges of the front tires.

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Rusty,

That statement is only valid for a pre-99 Super Duty. Everything built on the Super Duty chassis with 4WD has the solid front axle.

And you are right, the older ones were real bears with tire wear whenever you loaded the front end such as with a snow plow.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Adk Rebel:
That statement is only valid for a pre-99 Super Duty. Everything built on the Super Duty chassis with 4WD has the solid front axle.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Rich,

I was responding to the posts immediately preceding mine which stated the 96 Ford 4x4 had IFS. There was some debate on that, and that's when I stated that Ford USED TO USE the Twin I Beam setup. I suppose I should have amplified my statement to detail specifically that I was referring to pre-current Super Duty designs, but that's what I meant.

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ADK REBEL, Is The ELM TREE ( Monty's) in
Keene still closed????
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30yrtc,

I haven't been to Keene in quite a while. I really don't know. If I can find out I'll let you know.

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... i had a quick question ...
I heard that it was cheaper to put a solid axel on a Chevy Truck than the IFS ... but I was wondering what the difference was and what is so special about one or the other ... I do not want to do any hard-core off-roading, but if i had to i could... if that makes a difference in picking one over the other!...
I would be putting this axel on a band new chevy truck with the cat diesels in them, and i want to put a lift on it and all the toys that go along with that. But i did not know what kind of axel to put in the front for it to be easier to lift. I understand that the solid axel is going to be easier because there is less conponents to deal with but what does anybody suggest?
Let me know, if you could e-mail me ASAP with suggestions my e-mail is diesel00hickchic@yahoo.com

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