Originally Posted by Governor
I thought that was the whole point of independent front and rear suspension was to keep it planted at all four corners. It certainly works that way on my ATV.
The main advantage with Independent suspension is having less unsprung weight, so the shocks can work better over bumps at speed. Live axles give a bit better articulation offroad because as one side is lifted, the other side is pivoted down.
You can make independent suspension travel more, but then you will have more body roll on road. The GC is much better onroad than the Prado, but in the end you have to pay a price offroad for that. The prados with KDSS have a bit less body roll onroad, and more articulation offroad.