Originally Posted by 00xj54
All the XJs have solid axles right? What exactly does this mean? What is the other kinda axle? How does it bennifit off-roading?
solid Axle means NO IFS or Independent Front Suspension
, where the wheels are independent or are not physically connected together like they would be of they were on a Solid Axle.
like the pics in the link show, in a solid Axle when one wheel goes/gets pushed up the other side gets pushed down helping to improve ground contact. IFS = hanging in midair :0.
IFS because it has more "individual" components to move can get hung up and damaged easier.
read and look at this, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/whats-matter-ifs-241328/
IFS VS Solid axle visually explained