Jeep vs Chevy vs Ford: Check Out How Independent & Solid Axle Suspension Works In Real Time! No Pavement Needed Preview

2020 jeep gladiator chevy silverado ford f-250

What do Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, and a Ford Super Duty FX4 have in common? They are all stars of our “No Pavement Needed” video series. This is a quick preview of the full feature video that is coming to the TFLtruck Youtube channel tomorrow. In this episode, you can take a VERY close look at how different truck suspensions work while going over rocks and rough terrain.

This video has under-truck footage for all three trucks.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon has two solid axles (front and rear) with selectable lockers in each. Our truck has a 2-inch Mopar suspension lift with FOX shocks. There is also a disconnecting front sway bar for better wheel articulation. It rides on 35-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss is all stock. The Chevy has an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle with an automatic mechanical rear locking differential. This truck has the lowest ground clearance of these three (still very good 10.8 inches). The Trail Boss rides on 32-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.

2021 ford super duty f-250 carli suspension

The Ford F-250 heavy duty truck is the largest and the tallest truck here. It has a 3.5-inch Carli Suspension lift with Deaver springs. The Pintop suspension system also offers King shocks with Carli tuning, new radius arms, limiting straps, skid plates, and more. This truck rides on 37-inch Falken Wildpeak AT3W tires.