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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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has anyone installed the cheapo ironrock lift?

i was so amazed at how cheap the iron rock 3.5 base lift is (330$) that i thought its too good to be true. i dont plan on really playing with my rig, mostly i want the 4 new shocks and new front springs and the ground clearance for deep snow/ muddy roads. is it worth getting? plus if it looks goofy with stock wheels/tires, my wife might let me buy new ones soon

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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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You are going to have to spend at least double that amount. That is not a complete kit with everything you need.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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At the least get the other iro 3.5 lift. It costs a little more. Because it comes with the adj trackbar.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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well that sucks. so is it just the adjustable track bar that i need? the lift kit won't even be good enough for basically dirt roads and 1.5 feet of snow?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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well that sucks. so is it just the adjustable track bar that i need? the lift kit won't even be good enough for basically dirt roads and 1.5 feet of snow?
For a 3.5" kit you need front and rear adj track bars to center the axles, shocks, coils, longer sway bar end links, and you should have at least adjustable upper control arms to help get the pinion angles right.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:24 AM   #6
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It's not all you need it was just cheaper to buy the kit with the front adj track bar instead of buying it later.
Also if your planning on new and bigger tires. You might need new rims depending on what you backspacing is.
As all the veterans on here say its not cheap lifting these
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #7
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you don't "have" to have all this mess. Yeah, it's nice to have the adjustables to make it drive like a cadilllac, but no, you don't "have" to have their adj. trac bars. you can get away just fine with the brackets if you're just going to be driving it. Yeah, it's gonna have a little bump steer too....but it's just a little. IMO you'll be just fine with trac bar brackets and the intro lift for dirt roads and snow. Most everyone here at one point or another had an intro lift. If you have any intentions on ever wheeling it decently hard you'll want adj. trac bars....but drive the hell out of it til then.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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these things came with enough ground clearance for snow and muddy roads out of the factory
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:55 AM   #9
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well that sucks. so is it just the adjustable track bar that i need? the lift kit won't even be good enough for basically dirt roads and 1.5 feet of snow?
I dont know about the 1.5feet of snow but I do know a TJ with quick disconnects, A/T tires, and hydro shocks at stock height does perfectly fine on dirt/muddy roads. I don't see you having any problem on a dirt road with a 2"bb, good shocks, and A/T or T/A tires. That way you don't have a lot of components to change out and it hit around $350 (if you buy from IRO).

I'm planing on doing a 2"BB on my ZJ with new coil spring isolators and hydro socks. (adding quick disconnects later) I plan on taking my rig on logging roads in Upper Michigan.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #10
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Did you even bother searching on this forum for the kit you are looking into? There is a plethora of information in regards to that vendor, and what you may or may not need. You may also get a better price quote, and exactly what you need, if you got in contact with JeepForum member Kolak.
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