Can anyone tell me the difference on a 2000 Ford F350 Superduty Monobeam axle or anything other than a mono?
The Mono-beam axle is a solid front axle design, as opposed to an independent front suspension. The Mono-beam can be I.D.'d by the fact that it is, well, a large, one-piece axle, just like the rear axle. The independent front instead has what looks like a short driveshaft coming out of each side of the differential, going to each of the front wheels. The solid axle is stouter but provides a much more harsh ride and cannot handle uneven surfaces and road imperfections (i.e., potholes) without flinging the passengers in the cab about as well as the independent front suspension can.
May 28, 2018