I think the point that we are making is that IFS will get you 99% of the places that a typical off roader is willing to drive his 50k rig.Not sure why several people keep trying to make the case that IFS isn’t as bad as others are saying it is.
It just comes down to usecase. If the intended use is rock crawling, then yes, IFS is ‘that bad’. If the intended use is anything else, then IFS is fine and usually better.
Of course it is not as good for rock crawling and there is nothing you can do which will make it better. But.... as you say for everything else it's fine and often even better.
The annoying thing about the Wrangler though is that usually a solid axle rig has the major advantage of a huge payload capacity, but the Wrangler's payload is shit. I actually cannot even figure out how they managed to make a rig with such a small payload limit.
Don't get me wrong. I love my wrangler and I'd only trade it for a 79 series land cruiser. Which I can't get here.
Solid axles also have the clear advantage of being MUCH MUCH MUCH easier and cheaper to modify.