Just not that ALL solid axle setups ride completly horrible, and are not even worth considering. The difference in ride quality is very much worth is when you are trying to lift your Stock IFS to run bigger than 33s.
I've never said it horrible either. Each their own.
Maxed out mitsu IFS with cut off bumpstops will always ride worse than a well set up solid axle. There is no question about this.
I've always been against maxing out IFS, for all the same reason you are talking about. Plus crancking your torsion bars up doesn't provide you with much benefit at all. It doesn't add any more room to put bigger tires, reduces articulation/drop (not that there is much of it anyway) etc. Personally my torsion bars are cranked just a fraction to level truck out.
95% of the people here will never have the need for a solid axle, but ride quality is not a valid reason to discount it.
Absolutely, just as having it as option doesn't mean every one needs SAS to do any sort of wheeling. Monty on 33"s is plenty capable. 95% or maybe even 99% of trails out there are passable in such set up. One needs to grow into mods, define one's needs if one needs rock crawler then SAS is pretty sure way to go, but if you prefer expedition style travel or just occasional adventure while truck serves as DD then there are a lot more things to consider. Yes there will be a spot or trail or rock you couldn't crawl over but is it really a "need" or really just desire for bigger better toy?
Anyway, performing such swap as on this LC is a lot more straight forward since it already had solid axle suspension set up. So "only" needed to adapt new much stronger axles so it may be considered was relatively easy way to beef up stock set up.
On Monty though it's whole different game. You need to make sure everything is fabbed right, there are a lot more possible gremlins to come out. If you stay relatively close to home in your wheeling it's fine. If you are trying to cross Sahara desert one might be safer with good stock IFS
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