Toyota Independent Front Suspension - Big ToysPosted in Product Reviews on September 1, 2005 Comment (0)
In the classic 1985 film Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly, had a bunch of wacky adventures while traveling back in time in a stainless steel DeLorean, but the most significant part of that film to my brother and me was the sweet lifted Toyota pickup that Marty dreamed of having. I've come to find out the same holds true for many other Toyota owners. Just after that film came out, Toyota developed its first Independent Front Suspension (IFS) for 4x4 trucks. As with most OEMs, the folks at Toyota were trying to open the 4x4 trucks to a larger market, and figured that these better-riding suspensions would help them stay in the forefront of the minitruck shopper. Luckily Toyotas already had a cult following of owners ready and willing to modify their 4x4s, and when this new suspension showed up, the aftermarket was quick to support it. We often dream of traveling back in time like Marty just to get our hands on an '85-or-earlier solid-axle Toyota, but if you already have an IFS Toy, then consider these options when you are ready to take it up to the next level. As with most IFS suspensions, we would rather see you choose a kit for maximum performance and travel instead of one that just gives you major height for big tires.