The IFS vs SFA Thread

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Would seem to me you found your vehicle. Stick with the Wrangler. Personally I'd prefer IFS. Handles the road much better than SFA.
If I so choose to lift it, I'll deal with the issues that come along with that. I want a Bronco because I want a Bronco. Had (3) in the past and look forward to my 4th in the near future. IFS or SFA won't sway me away from it.
The point was, the Bronco is/was supposed to be the competition for the wrangler. Not for the dead FJ Cruiser and Isuzu Vehicross.
 

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The point was, the Bronco is/was supposed to be the competition for the wrangler. Not for the dead FJ Cruiser and Isuzu Vehicross.
Yep and there are already plenty of SUVs for people who want comfort and accoutrements that a Wrangler is lesser equiped to provide. My interest is at least having one other Wrangler type vehicle (the new Bronco) to provide some competition and alternative in that class.
 

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It pains me to know more about this front end as of today and not say anything. This thread will be buzzing come summer time. That is all I will (promised to) say.
Just DM me Chris, I won't tell nobody.
 

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Just DM me Chris, I won't tell nobody.
I know you won't. I'm pretty excited about what I learned though. Some of it was totally unexpected, but I got the answer in a very slick way forcing someone to backpedal.
 

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I know you won't. I'm pretty excited about what I learned though. Some of it was totally unexpected, but I got the answer in a very slick way forcing someone to backpedal.
did you 'stick' it to 'em?

Did they give you a 'straight' answer?
 

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It pains me to know more about this front end as of today and not say anything. This thread will be buzzing come summer time. That is all I will (promised to) say.
Only reason this thread would be buzzing is if a SFA will eventually be available. Otherwise, this thread dies.
(until someone swaps one in anyway)......
 

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Only reason this thread would be buzzing is if a SFA will eventually be available. Otherwise, this thread dies.
(until someone swaps one in anyway)......
I like where you're headed with this. Tell me more about how one would do the swap.
 

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I like where you're headed with this. Tell me more about how one would do the swap.
for_ranger_frame.jpg

Second susp X-member has to go. Coil buckets could stay. EPAS torn out, replaced by

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://i.stack.imgur.com/GLRa2.jpg&imgrefurl=https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/21995/electric-power-steering-column-noise&docid=m01zDoJb0QG6GM&tbnid=EeK24EC4dVuT4M:&vet=10ahUKEwj_1M3Gx4nnAhWmVN8KHXl2DH0QMwiqAigBMAE..i&w=398&h=370&safe=off&bih=907&biw=1680&q=steering columd electric power steering?&ved=0ahUKEwj_1M3Gx4nnAhWmVN8KHXl2DH0QMwiqAigBMAE&iact=mrc&uact=8

Or maybe

https://www.jegs.com/i/EPAS-Performance/563/1006/10002/-1

Frame looks flat enough to mount a manual steering box. I'd consider going long radius arm 78/79 suspension (they shouldn't theoretically, but they flex like crazy), but probably not the best of them in ride quality. That way, no upper links to try to fit in as V6 ECO turbos and exh may be in the way on both sides. Then track bar of course.
 

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I like where you're headed with this. Tell me more about how one would do the swap.
for_ranger_frame.jpg

Second susp X-member has to go. Coil buckets could stay. EPAS torn out, replaced by

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://i.stack.imgur.com/GLRa2.jpg&imgrefurl=https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/21995/electric-power-steering-column-noise&docid=m01zDoJb0QG6GM&tbnid=EeK24EC4dVuT4M:&vet=10ahUKEwj_1M3Gx4nnAhWmVN8KHXl2DH0QMwiqAigBMAE..i&w=398&h=370&safe=off&bih=907&biw=1680&q=steering columd electric power steering?&ved=0ahUKEwj_1M3Gx4nnAhWmVN8KHXl2DH0QMwiqAigBMAE&iact=mrc&uact=8

Or maybe

https://www.jegs.com/i/EPAS-Performance/563/1006/10002/-1

Frame looks flat enough to mount a manual steering box. I'd consider going long radius arm 78/79 suspension (they shouldn't theoretically, but they flex like crazy), but probably not the best of them in ride quality. That way, no upper links to try to fit in as V6 ECO turbos and exh may be in the way on both sides. Then track bar of course.
lift it high enough and all the link will fit!
 








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