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All the XJs have solid axles right? What exactly does this mean? What is the other kinda axle? How does it bennifit off-roading?

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The front and rear axles are solid vs IFS like a Liberty, 05 and new Grand Cheokee etc.
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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,

IFS VS Solid axle visually explained

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