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post #1 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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could this lift kit for zj's be better than IRO?

I am searching for a lift kit and i came across this kit from topgun customs.
i originally had my mind set on IRO's 3.5"kit for my 93 zj 4.0L should i stick with that or go with the tuff country from top gun? the IRO kit is $548.96 shipped and that with the t-case drop kit and SS added on.

http://store.topguncustomz.com/Store...059&i=25474216

tuff country lift kit of 3.5"
4 coil springs
4 lower controll arms with bushings (front and rear)
front and rear trac bar bracket
hardwear bag
$530 not includeing shock's,SS or t-case drop kit

the only bad thing is that shocks are sold seperatly


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post #2 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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Your going to find that most kits are not complete. The IRO kit doesn't have adjustable control arms, but has the trac bars, the TC kit needs shocks, and track bars, adjustable control arms. If you going to lift 3.5 and never do long arms, you might want adjustable short ca's. Either way you look at it you'll spend over a $1000 to do it right.

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that is true,very true but also i don't really do any hardcore offroading and such. just alot of hunting,camping ,fishing, some mud spots. no places to really flex it out around here where i live just really light stuff and alot of sand.lol will that still need CA's? i will buy them later on but are they a "need to have right now" type deal?

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:29 PM
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it's not about hardcore offroading, it's about riding comfortably and not having stuff wear out extra quickly.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:39 PM
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I am searching for a lift kit and i came across this kit from topgun customs.
i originally had my mind set on IRO's 3.5"kit for my 93 zj 4.0L should i stick with that or go with the tuff country from top gun? the IRO kit is $548.96 shipped and that with the t-case drop kit and SS added on.

http://store.topguncustomz.com/Store...059&i=25474216

tuff country lift kit of 3.5"
4 coil springs
4 lower controll arms with bushings (front and rear)
front and rear trac bar bracket
hardwear bag
$530 not includeing shock's,SS or t-case drop kit

the only bad thing is that shocks are sold seperatly

Hey Just thought I would give you something else for you to look at.

http://www.bds-suspension.com/kits/446H

I have had a lot of guys who use their Jeeps for moderate to light off road really enjoy the ride and performance of the BDS 3" lift. There are plenty of lady Jeepers out there that have thanked me for suggesting this kit for them. Here are a couple of pics, let me know if you need anything else.
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:49 PM
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Hey Just thought I would give you something else for you to look at.

http://www.bds-suspension.com/kits/446H

I have had a lot of guys who use their Jeeps for moderate to light off road really enjoy the ride and performance of the BDS 3" lift. There are plenty of lady Jeepers out there that have thanked me for suggesting this kit for them. Here are a couple of pics, let me know if you need anything else.
Looks nice!

Adj trackbars and longer rear swaybar links would be nice IMO. And show the shock comp/ext lengths.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:51 PM
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You have a 1993 ZJ - unless you've replaced your control arm bushings you will have some that are cracked and rotted on a vehicle that's over 15 years old. Lifting your Jeep increases the likelihood that you will get death wobble as a result from worn out stock components such as those control arm bushings. I'd recommend a thorough inspection of not only the control arm bushings but also the trackbar bushings, balljoints, hub bearings and steering tie rod ends before you lift your Jeep.

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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ride comfort is good but im not a noob to rough rideing, (slammed 240's and civic's) but im sure it wouldnt hurt to get the ca's shortly after the lift is installed,and i know there are alot of guys out there rideing w/o ca's on a 3.5"lift right now. but every zj is differant so i guess ill just have to take that chance

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all new bushing will be replaced prior to lift

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-05-2009, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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and i belive the iro lift comes with new trac bar and bushings with the kit. i could be wrong tho

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