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Old 05-04-2011, 04:45 AM   #11
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Those GMC's are pretty slick! Congrats!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:48 AM   #12
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very cool! Is it a 3500? Solid axle up front, or IFS?

I'm jealous of your trip! Hoping to do a similar route in the next few years.
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Its a 3500. Not sure about the axle. How do I tell? Whats the difference?
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:08 AM   #13
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Hmm, trying to think of the most clear way to explain. Your rear axle is a solid axle, it is a heavy tube beam that goes all the way from one wheel to the other, with a lump in the middle that houses the differential. If you have a solid axle up front, it will look very similar.

IFS (independent front suspension) has a framework in the center that houses the differential and is part of the frame of the truck, so it doesn't move. Then at each side there are arms that go out to the wheels, and the arms move to allow for suspension travel.

Pictures always help.

SFA=Solid Front Axle

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #14
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Solid?
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:34 PM   #15
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very cool! Is it a 3500? Solid axle up front, or IFS?

I'm jealous of your trip! Hoping to do a similar route in the next few years.
Troy.
Its a 3500. Not sure about the axle. How do I tell? Whats the difference?
I'm thinking it must be a solid axle job, since Quigley's IFS conversion doesn't raise the body.
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Nice FLEX photo Dave!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:56 PM   #17
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A fantastic run.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #18
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Great looking rig, and a nice route to Alaska....mosquito netting would be a good idea
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