probably a fine product. Let us know if you buy them.
I also saw an aftermarket company that is making torsion bars and the ear
tab at the rear, as well. There will be more in the near future because
more manufacturers will be going to the IFS. Finally, after almost two
decades since GM introduced it in trucks, the rest of the world might be
This is simply a Ford Torsion bar key. I bought the custom "keys" from a
similar company, compared them to the Ford part to confirm their identity
and returned the phony fake "key." The Ford part is about $30.
"Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message
| > I saw this when looking for a way in raise the front end of my 2001 z71.
| > Anyone have any input on this thing good or bad.
| > http://www.suspensionmaxx.com /
| > Dan
| > --
| > All we are is dust in the wind
You have a part number? I have a 2000 silverado that I am about to
turn the T-Bars on but prefer a better method. Do you know how these
actually lift? It seems to me that the only way to get more height is
to increase the preload on the T-Bars and I am assuming this device
gives you more adjustment? Alos, how bad does the ride and the t-bar
life deteroriate doing this?
In certain applications:
SALA IFS front suspension is the greatest!
look at all the luxury performance cars, they call it double wishbone.
Tossing out the McPherson struts in favor of the SALA IFS, because it just
handles better. But for heavy duty use, I doubt there will ever be anything
to compete with a solid front axle: i.e.. Dana or Spicer, I favor Danas or
the good old Ford (Yuck) 9". About the only good idea Ford ever had.
On Thu, 13 May 2004 19:19:23 -0400, "Refinish King"
SFA's are certainly tough but I shudder at the thought of ever having
to drive one again. They are so rough riding. All that unsprung
weight is a suspension nightmare. Hit a hole and it just keeps
bouncing. And all that weight shakes the truck when it bounces.
Again, you can't beat one for taking a beating and getting the job
done but I don't have to thrash a truck enough to have to put up with
the downsides of a SFA.
or if one wanted to actually take the truck into rough terrain.
Sorry-- IFS won't have the handling capabilities of a solid axle
setup, EVER. It's all got to do with leverage, for one thing.
Unless the manufacturers find a way to move the engine midships, and
then make the lower wheel in a flexing situation actually get pressed
INTO the ground, it ain't gonna happen.
Long travel in an independent suspension is all about long arm
lenghts. To do that, you have to find a way to deal with getting the
motor out of the way, since the pivots for the suspension wishbones
need to be as close to the center of the vehicle as possible.
When you move the motor, you have two choices- up, or back. Up is a
nogo-- you lose too much stability. Back is about al that is left--
and if you move it to the rear of the vehicle, you've just swapped
ends of your problem. All that is left is mid-engine. Which, in a
truck, is in the way.
Sure, lots of trucks don't get used as trucks. They see the street
every day. For that use, IFS is ok. However, this market trend is
ruining just about all the trucks coming out of the factories these
days. I think even the venerable Nissan Patrol is going IFS!
So, in effect we agree!
In heavy duty use, nothing will ever replace the solid axle!
Some of the luxury 4WD's? "Almost like a nightmare!"
Have set the engine behind the centerline of the spindles.
yes, i'll get you a part number soon. i'll have to find it on the box to
the old part though.
| > | > I saw this when looking for a way in raise the front end of my 2001
| > | > Anyone have any input on this thing good or bad.
| > | > http://www.suspensionmaxx.com /
| > | >
| > | > Dan
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > All we are is dust in the wind
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
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