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Talking about axles, are the stock rear axles in bronco full float type or semi float type?
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I did a comparison on the front axle options vs a D44. From Spicer’s catalog, the M210 front has 1/4” smaller ring diameter but about 1000ft-lb higher torque rating.

The key will be the CV’s and how they handle it. I really thing the M210 is a stout competitor to a D44 axle in almost all arenas. Flex would be one where the SFA will top.
 

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One more wish there it is, we need a bronco with Dana 44 solid front axle..after all we can't compromise "FLEX"
That being said, the Rubicon video showed some really good flex. The only issue is the forced articulation one gets with a SFA. I think the IFS is going to be a great competitor and open eyes. With a locked front axle, there are very few and specific time where that other tire needs to be forced down. I’d be curious how many keyboard warriors have wheeled a TTB vs a SFA FSB. I have and I can say the TTB lacked from the sway bar. That’s taken care of with the BL.
 

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I did a comparison on the front axle options vs a D44. From Spicer’s catalog, the M210 front has 1/4” smaller ring diameter but about 1000ft-lb higher torque rating.

The key will be the CV’s and how they handle it. I really thing the M210 is a stout competitor to a D44 axle in almost all arenas. Flex would be one where the SFA will top.
Good info on the Advantek axles here: https://spicerparts.com/parts/axle/automotive/advantek-axle-technology

I think the IFS is going to be a great competitor and open eyes. With a locked front axle, there are very few and specific time where that other tire needs to be forced down. I’d be curious how many keyboard warriors have wheeled a TTB vs a SFA FSB. I have and I can say the TTB lacked from the sway bar. That’s taken care of with the BL.
Not a full size bronco, but a 76 & that series had one of the best designed front ends available, so I was sad to learn of the IFS in this gen. But the more footage I see with the Moab trials, I am becoming more & more impressed by what this Bronco is capable of. A lot of people are saying they are getting thrashed, but might not understand that hard bumpers skid plates & rock rails are intended to take punishment & if you are going to use this truck it will get trail memories to take home, but I see nothing major at all. Oh yeah I am a believer that sway bars were meant to be disconnected, if not all together abandoned, just adapt your driving style. If that hydraulic unit ever fails on me, it's straight to to crap can.
 

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Good info on the Advantek axles here: https://spicerparts.com/parts/axle/automotive/advantek-axle-technology


Not a full size bronco, but a 76 & that series had one of the best designed front ends available, so I was sad to learn of the IFS in this gen. But the more footage I see with the Moab trials, I am becoming more & more impressed by what this Bronco is capable of. A lot of people are saying they are getting thrashed, but might not understand that hard bumpers skid plates & rock rails are intended to take punishment & if you are going to use this truck it will get trail memories to take home, but I see nothing major at all. Oh yeah I am a believer that sway bars were meant to be disconnected, if not all together abandoned, just adapt your driving style. If that hydraulic unit ever fails on me, it's straight to to crap can.
You could go manual Sta-bar disconnect like most Jeepers do. Pull some pins, swing them out of the way and hit the trail.
 

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You could go manual Sta-bar disconnect like most Jeepers do. Pull some pins, swing them out of the way and hit the trail.
Yeah I use to do that on my XJ & got sick of it , so one day I tossed both sway bars and never looked back. Ran that way for > 10 years, never had an issue. Never trailed always driven to & from the trails.
 

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Here is some more good info on the advantek axle
 

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If you are going to a D60 front, you will have a long list of upgrades to bring the rest of the vehicle up to that level. The cost adds up quick.
Yeah, but the very people who will pay to switch to SFA will probably go whole hog. We’re talking 4” lift and 40’s too.
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