The Outlaw – An IFS IRS track jeep with rear steering

The Outlaw – An IFS IRS track jeep with rear steering

03/11/2021

Its been some time since I started thinking of doing something different and challenging.

BHPian sreejeshmp recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Its been some time since I started thinking of doing something different and challenging. So a crazy thought made me build a Jeep with IFS and IRS. Now every Jeep on the track, especially in Kerala, is with fiddle-brake/cutting-brake for faster turns, but it is not easy for me to do both like turning steering and meantime pressing switches for fiddle brake. So I thought of implementing rear steer. Rear-steer with a solid axle is easy to do but as the Jeep is for speed tracks, the handling side will go for a toss.

So I thought about rear IFS and searched Google and Youtube and found the real Outlaw – The IFS rock-bouncer buggy. Then the planning started and was searching for cheap and the best parts. In case of IFS, we have only one option in the shelf – that’s the Thar CRDE IFS diffs, which is DANA 30, small and lightweight. Got one set from our member, Swastik Vijay. Had discussions with our former member Sudarshan Bhai and Vijayananda Prabhu, who were always helpful for all my ideas.

They explained the drawbacks and places where to take care while designing and building. Now the build begins!

Thanks to sreejeshmp again. Check out comments for more info, updates and pictures.

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