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Old 12-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what the differences are in the regular IFS, Xtra 10, and Xtra 12? I have a 1996 XCR with the standard IFS. I was wondering if it would be worth while to put the Xtra 10 up front. My dads 1997 XLT has Xtra 10 and it lands WAY smoother than mine in the front. I have heard to not use the Xtra 12 though. What does it take to put the Xtra 10 up front on my sled, i inspected both and it looks like the only difference is the shocks. Is that true? Also, what shocks would be the best to get if i do decide to do this. Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The xtra 10 has longer shocks, radius rod, and steering rods. I'm in the middle of swaping xtra 10 shocks in my sled. I'm making my own radius rods and steering rods too. It raises the front up atleast 5 inches. DO NOT use xtra 12 unless you want to do ALOT of work. I'm using stock IFS trailing arms and they work fine.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been working on the conversion too. i am using extra 10 shocks that measure about 15 1/2 inches. My old shocks were about 13 1/2 inches. I am also having to make my own (extending the stock ones) radius arms. I have heard you can just bolt in larger shocks, but that is not working on my 1996 XCR. It doesn’t allow the shock to drop out all the way unless you extend your radius arms. Are you lengthening the sway bar? Mine seems like it is going to come up about 1/2'' short on both sides (it looks close but i don't want it coming out). On my 1996 XCR the steering rods are much different than my dads 1997 XLT with extra 10. On my sled i noticed that the steering rods are hitting the bulkhead when the suspension drops out (limiting the shock from fully extending)-so i am going to have to cut some of the bulkhead to allow the steering rods to go low enough.
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