XOR: Switching The Tacoma TRD From IFS To Solid Axle

The XOR crew has been busy finishing up some of your favorite builds and tearing into some brand new projects! We decided to peek into XOR and bring you a behind-the-scenes look at what has been going on inside the shop. At this very moment, Jeremy has a Tacoma TRD on the lift and is in the midst of switching out the independent front suspension for a solid axle. Also, according to Jeremy, pivot points are a good reason.

While there are both pros and cons to either a solid axle or independent front suspension (IFS), it’s really up to you which way you’d like to go with your own build. Both are more than capable of the off-road in their own way, but there are some cons to both. The solid axle has been around forever, and the only cons are that it may be a bit heavier, and the clearance isn’t as forgiving as an IFS. An IFS has a few more components than just a straight solid axle so the chances of repairing something are a bit higher. The cast aluminum differential housings in the IFS are also not as durable as a cast iron differential housing for a solid axle.

There’s a brand new season of XOR coming this Sunday, January 13th to the History channel, and you don’t want to miss it!

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