Converting to a solid axle can improve the articulation and resilience of the suspension on a Jeep or any other off-roading vehicle. 4WheelParts sells all of the parts you need in a solid axle conversion kit designed to fit your vehicle make and model. Choose the Poison Spyder Full Width Axle Conversion Kit or the Independent Front Suspension Eliminator and Solid Axle Swap kits from Trail Gear. These kits contain brackets and may also include a shackle reversal for extra lift.
Pick the Right Kit
Make sure that the kit you choose is compatible with the make and model of your rig. To find Dodge Ram 1500 solid axle conversion kits or kits that fit other trucks or Jeeps, enter the vehicle year, make, model and submodel. Some kits also specify lift spring perch measurements or require the use of spacers.
All the Parts You Need
The Trail Gear SAS kit makes it possible to replace an IFS suspension with a solid axle. The IFS Eliminator Kit contains a front differential armor plate and gusset wheel bearing for the upper axle, as well as knuckle service kits. Depending on the kit you choose, additional parts or components may be necessary to successfully complete a conversion. You might also want to consider Jeep lift kits
or rear lift kits for other makes and models.
Make the Switch
You should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages that come with replacing the IFS on a Jeep or truck with a solid axle. The resiliency of a solid axle is unbeatable when crawling rocks and navigating extreme terrain. Fewer on the fly repairs are likely to be necessary on or off of the trail after this conversion.
If you still plan to drive on streets and highways, a solid axle may sacrifice ride quality. You might consider modifying the IFS with ball joint spacers, a dropped differential and sway bar and upgraded shocks
. You can also install a long travel kit for front axles. All of these options can improve articulation and strengthen your suspension for off-roading. 4WheelParts has the lowest solid axle swap kit prices backed by a 90-day Price Match Guarantee.