Originally Posted by Workin' 4 Toys
Me too, and alot more if it had a straight axle in the front. They are DONE when they put a IRS in them, after seeing them still put IFS in a 1 ton, it would not surprise me they put it out back.
I went that straight axle route with a Dodge once. I just wasn't impressed. My first and last Dodge. The 360 CI with the 2:73 drive gear was a joke... But at the time, it's what got them their EPA sticker numbers.
However, I spend a lot of time in a truck and have learned to appreciate the ride control of IFS. Each to their own for specific needs. A straight axle serves an entirely different purpose as opposed to an IFS setup. Straight axles can be used for the install of a locking ring gear, thus a true four wheel drive component. Otherwise 4 X 4 = two axle drive ONLY. One pulling wheel on each axle with limited-slip at best. The is no such thing as a 4-wheel-drive this day and age on a factory install purchase.
Good reading here though W4T. And I still like your Ford machine. They are the nicest looking truck of them all IMHO...