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post #1 of 78 Old 01-29-2016, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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XJ IRO long arms on a 3" lift

Just wondering if it can be done with a 3" lift, been thinking about it it hard and have decided I wanna LA my 3" and get longer shocks and bumpstop accordingly, any help on this would be appreciated

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post #2 of 78 Old 01-29-2016, 11:34 AM
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Call IRO and ask them. I have been to their shop lots of times, and they are always friendly and glad to answer any questions about their parts.

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Call IRO and ask them. I have been to their shop lots of times, and they are always friendly and glad to answer any questions about their parts.
Thanks, I'll give me a call, just wondering if anybody has done it without major clearance issues
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It probably can be done but it's pretty pointless
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Three quarters of the stuff people do on this site are pointless. It doesn't stop anyone from enjoying it or others from enjoying it and replicating it. People do stuff because they want to, normally, not because there is a particular use or benefit. No reason to be negative, jon.

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Well I really don't care if you think it's pointless or not, if you read up it's not pointless at all, longer shocks give you more travel, more travel than a short arm can handle, at 3" of lift, and moving to 33s will keep the COG low and stable plus will flex like most 4.5" LA kits
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Here, took me 30 seconds to search. Still doesn't make sense to spend that kind of money on long arms when you could get a nice short arm kit or go to 4.5" if you really wanted long arms and not worry about anything.
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/lon...120872/index2/
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Here, took me 30 seconds to search. Still doesn't make sense to spend that kind of money on long arms when you could get a nice short arm kit or go to 4.5" if you really wanted long arms and not worry about anything.
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/lon...120872/index2/
Oh look I can search too... http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/low...24-12-a-32980/

Also if you can't read what I put, I said I wanted to keep the COG low at 3", I can already max out my short arms with my 3" lift. I don't want my jeep any taller, I'm on rocks mostly, so 3" with lots of travel will keep my jeep planted and very stable. Also I'm not really worried about fitment, I was just trying to see if there were any big issues like unibody getting in the way with the iro arms, they will work just with some bumpstopping which I'll need with 33s anyways
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There are a bunch of longer or adjustable lower control arms. There are still people on 6.5" with short arms. I'm just trying to save you some money
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If you fit the long arms under the Jeep with 3" of lift, report back and let us know. And take some measurements before and after so we can see how much travel you were actually able to gain. That way you have hard data to back it up when your done and no one can tell you it was useless.

Are you going to look into someway to mount the shocks higher? Or lower the lower mount? I imagine the long arms will be able to droop farther than your shocks. Even if you bump stop first, measure the longest shock you can run without bottoming out, you will have lots of droop with those long arms. Fitting a longer shock at full compression will allow more extension at the other end.

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The shocks are gonna be limiting straps to make sure your 3 springs don't come loose at the top. This will leave you replacing shocks that are gonna get torn apart. Then there's the track bar which will be set to your 3" height, it won't stretch! I think you'll be in a class of your own for a long time coming. Jm2

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There are a bunch of longer or adjustable lower control arms. There are still people on 6.5" with short arms. I'm just trying to save you some money
I've got adjustable lowers with Johnny joints and I max them out to the point they hit the shock mounts on my axle, that's with my 3" and the 3" lift shocks, surprised me that they already traveled that far so longer shocks will help but only if I can get more travel from my control arms
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If you fit the long arms under the Jeep with 3" of lift, report back and let us know. And take some measurements before and after so we can see how much travel you were actually able to gain. That way you have hard data to back it up when your done and no one can tell you it was useless.

Are you going to look into someway to mount the shocks higher? Or lower the lower mount? I imagine the long arms will be able to droop farther than your shocks. Even if you bump stop first, measure the longest shock you can run without bottoming out, you will have lots of droop with those long arms. Fitting a longer shock at full compression will allow more extension at the other end.
The next 2 weeks or so I'll have the LA ordered so hopefully in the next month I can have them on and do some measurements for y'all! Thanks for everybody's input, also I'm leaving the shocks at the stock mounting points and just getting longer ones, once I get the LAs on I'll remove my shocks and see what I can do then measure from there, I'm excited, I just finished installing spartan lockers front and rear so now I'm looking to finish up my suspension and keep it low COG here's a pic of my current setup flexed out, typical 3" and short arms
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I say go for it. I was going to do it with my ZJ with 3 inches on 35s. But ended up getting rid of it by the time I had a chance to do it.


Not sure why people are so negative about it. Its all about dropping the tire at low as it will go.


(at most youll have to add some bump stops. Youll have problems with the long arms hitting the floor.)


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I say go for it. I was going to do it with my ZJ with 3 inches on 35s. But ended up getting rid of it by the time I had a chance to do it.


Not sure why people are so negative about it. Its all about dropping the tire at low as it will go.


(at most youll have to add some bump stops. Youll have problems with the long arms hitting the floor.)
Thanks! Idk why they are so negative either.... I personally love the idea of big tire/small lift, hell when I first got my jeep I ran 31s on no lift and loved it
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