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Straight Front Axle

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In the mid '90s a few guys started to take up the torch and convert their IFS trucks to a straight front axle. Pre-'86 salvage parts were commonly used and the front leaf configuration was cloned from the earlier trucks. This opened the way for skilled do-it-yourselfers to convert a newer truck into a more capable trail truck. One benefit from the IFS versions was the 3-inch-wider rear axle that allowed more articulation room between the tires and rear framerails.