I'm looking at short arm lifts with the idea of upgrading to arms in the near future. I want to swap a hp30 and 8.8 and regear and lock first though. So my question is what lift would you go with in the 4-5 range? I'm looking at the Iron Rock 4.5 kit. My only concern is that it uses stock arms. How will the stock arms work and hold up?
Do everything at once, cheaper in the long run. Also, if you plan to swap from a LP to HP Dana 30, the IRO front arms will have to be changed out too, and they no longer swap the ZJ arms for XJ arms for the price of shipping.
As for which kit, I would put my own together if I was you. You can choose the best parts from all the manufacturers that way.
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Looking at the iro kit it has both front and rear trac bars which most other kits don't have just no arms which If the the stock arms will work short term, I'm not spending money on parts I'm going to swap out in a year. I'll beputing the hp30 under it when I upgrade to front long arms so will get the right long arms then
Thats it though, the Clayton rear requires different brackets for the uppers.
And I'm not a fan of the iro cross member. Have to drop the front suspension with the cross member when doing transmission or transfer case work.
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