We've been working on independent front suspensions during the last few months, testing parts, breaking parts, obtaining ideas, giving ideas, creating plans.... And we think we might have some good, hard-core IFS stuff for you in the not-too-distant future. But for now, we have to back our old favorite, the solid-axle swap onto IFS trucks. If you're planning on something like this, then check out this buyer's guide to see if one of these companies might be able to help you.
Calmini Applications: Xterra, Frontier (also available for Hardbody and Pathfinder) T
All-Pro Off Road Applications: '86-'95 Toyota trucks and 4Runners, '95-'04 Tacomas Th
Blitzkrieg Motorsports Applications: '67-'98 Chevy fullsize The Guts: 12 to 16 inch
Fabworx Applications: '88-'98 Chevy IFS fullsize The Guts: (SALLC) Straight-Axle Lo
Off-Road Direct Applications: GM IFS fullsize The Guts: Bolts onto existing mountin
Independent 4X Applications: Isuzu '87-'91 Trooper, '88-'95 Rodeo, Amigo, and pickup
Off Road Unlimited Applications: 2WD and 4WD Chevy IFS fullsize trucks The Guts: Co
Sky-Manufacturing Applications: '86-'95 Toyotas The Guts: 5-inch lift solid-axle an
Applications: '88-'06 Chevy IFS fullsizes, Ford Ranger, and '80-'03 F-150
The Guts: Solid-axle swaps to get ride of IFS or TTB in the front of 4x4s, bolt-on solid-axle conversion kits.
Information: Fabritech Motorsports, www.setstr8.com, (buy at) www.ntwonline.com or www.broncograveyard.com
Front Range Off Road
Applications: '86-'95 Toyotas, '95-'04 Tacoma
The Guts: 1/4-inch plate front spring hangers, 3/8-inch plate shackles, graphite-impregnated polyurethane bushings.
Information: Front Range Off Road, 970.881.2418, www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com
Applications: '86-'95 Toyota
The Guts: Yields up to 21 inches of travel using a '79-'85 Toyota front axle, Marlin front springs, all hardware included, Bilstein shocks, high-steer arms, pitman arm, shock hoops, spring hangers, crossover steering system, and new brakes and brake lines.
Information: Marlin Crawler, 559. 252.7295, www.marlincrawler.com
Applications: Jeep Liberty, new IFS Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Guts: TBA
Information: Rusty's Off-Road, 256. 442.0607, www.rustysoffroad.com