Why is a solid front axle better?
A solid axle setup can improve traction over big bumps and hills as well as gain more torque from the differential as there are fewer parts that power must transfer through, says aftermarket manufacturer Fab Fours in a comparison between both systems.
Is a solid axle swap worth it?
Doing a straight axle swap has more pros than it does cons. That is if you plan on using it as an off-road vehicle. It makes your vehicle all around better off road, more suspension travel, and smoother flex.
What does solid front axle mean?
A beam axle, rigid axle or solid axle is a dependent suspension design, in which a set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft. Beam axles were once commonly used at the rear wheels of a vehicle, but historically they have also been used as front axles in four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Do solid axles have CV joints?
Solid axle vehicles run the CV joints within the axle housings, which negates the need for a rubber boot around the joint itself and reduces the requirement for two joints per side down to one per side this means longer-lasting CV joints.