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blt2ski

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I was thinking twin traction beam.....

I did know that was not the best Ford FA option. The SFA was the better one at the time....

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cummins2014 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

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Fish,
Was that not the "twin traction" something or other front end?
Iirc it was ok. I was seriously thing about a 96 crew cab from Ford, the 250 was a horrible turning truck with it, vs the 350 with the sofa excellent tight radius, GM ifs was in the middle. 5' or so difference between them.

Went with a GM, not smartest choice, but still wish I had it, even with the 6.5TD.

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I don't recall the names of those Ford suspension but "twin traction" sounds familiar, but the F350 had a solid axle. Back then I had a '87 and '92 Chevy trucks.


Come on guys, you that young [emoticon] It was twin I beam . Fish , here I thought you were the blue oval guy .


Twin I beam was for 2wd models; Twin Traction Beam was for 4wd models. [emoticon]


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blofgren wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

blt2ski wrote:

Fish,
Was that not the "twin traction" something or other front end?
Iirc it was ok. I was seriously thing about a 96 crew cab from Ford, the 250 was a horrible turning truck with it, vs the 350 with the sofa excellent tight radius, GM ifs was in the middle. 5' or so difference between them.

Went with a GM, not smartest choice, but still wish I had it, even with the 6.5TD.

Marty


I don't recall the names of those Ford suspension but "twin traction" sounds familiar, but the F350 had a solid axle. Back then I had a '87 and '92 Chevy trucks.


Come on guys, you that young [emoticon] It was twin I beam . Fish , here I thought you were the blue oval guy .


Twin I beam was for 2wd models; Twin Traction Beam was for 4wd models. [emoticon]



And rusting away into dust withing a couple of years anywhere it snows was for all models.

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The 2wd was called Twin I beam and the 4wd was Twin Traction beam. I had a 96 Crew cab 250 with a 460 for awhile. Iirc it used a Dana 50 pumpkin that was mounted and swung with one of the beams.

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Here's a video showcasing Fords IFS back in 1985 on their F250 truck. I'm sure you older guys remember these commercials. Chevy didn't offer IFS until 1988 with the release of that awful looking truck which was the primary reason I pulled the trigger on the 1987 truck.

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Check out this sweet rig...

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Unobtanium wrote:

blofgren wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

blt2ski wrote:

Fish,
Was that not the "twin traction" something or other front end?
Iirc it was ok. I was seriously thing about a 96 crew cab from Ford, the 250 was a horrible turning truck with it, vs the 350 with the sofa excellent tight radius, GM ifs was in the middle. 5' or so difference between them.

Went with a GM, not smartest choice, but still wish I had it, even with the 6.5TD.

Marty


I don't recall the names of those Ford suspension but "twin traction" sounds familiar, but the F350 had a solid axle. Back then I had a '87 and '92 Chevy trucks.


Come on guys, you that young [emoticon] It was twin I beam . Fish , here I thought you were the blue oval guy .


Twin I beam was for 2wd models; Twin Traction Beam was for 4wd models. [emoticon]



And rusting away into dust withing a couple of years anywhere it snows was for all models.


So you don’t like Fords, you don’t like Toyotas. Chebbies, Dodgges and Nissans rust out too.
My guess is the only thing you do like is to complain about stuff….


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Although, with merit, the TTB front axle on the obs Fords was a much maligned design, at least for snowplow trucks. As a kid in high school, I worked more on the front axles of the 2 TTB F250s we had than the other half dozen solid axle trucks combined. And the Fords were 2 of the 3 newest trucks we had.
I remember the old Ford commercial Fish posted though. I remember my dad (GM only guy) saying they must’ve made plastic models of those Chevy trucks they’re hauling cause Fords can’t haul ____!

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Interesting how the Bronco stacks up to the competition on the suspension flex test.

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Ouch, not even 350KM on the odo and first time using 4LO...

Broken front axle at CV joint


Now this is cool. A lot more articulation in comparison to the stock IFS they replaced.

Someone’s Already Given the New Ford Bronco a Solid Front Axle


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