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Unread 12-22-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Help me choose a lift

I have been looking at 3.5in lifts front to rear to kits. I have narrowed it down to the the Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee Suspension Lift and the IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Foundation Series Kit . this is my daily driver/ lite wheeler.

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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Benchmark Series Lift Kit

Dont cheap out if it is ur DD. the adj. trackbar is worth the extra money plus youl need one anyways.
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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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The Rough Country lift comes with new LCAs and a TC drop. Plus the new LCA bushings and possibly less chance of DW from worn stock ones?? I going back and forth between these two lifts as well but I'm leaning more towards the RC side.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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I'm told that IRO gets most of their lift kit parts from RC Ans then sold under their label.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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get the IRO kit unless you plan on buying adjustable upper control arms
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Unread 07-09-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
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I have the IRO front to rear swap. The front springs were stiff. The front trackbar came with a moog end, now Im sure its chinese. I ordered replacement and it came completely unmarked so I know its a cheap import. Get an adjustable rear trackbar, JKS is what I have now super nice. I honestly think a double shear front is the way to go period. I think four springs is the way to go also so you might as well go to 4" lift. Talk to people about shocks cause cheap ones suck I had hydro and they were ok for about a year then they started leaking.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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I'm told that IRO gets most of their lift kit parts from RC Ans then sold under their label.
Whoever told you that was wrong. While IRO does sell a RC kit, the stuff sold under the IRO name is definitely their own design. Compare a IRO and RC kit side by side and you will see a difference in design and build quality.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 01:07 AM   #8
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I'll take your word for it...how much better is the iro vs. rc? I just bought the zj last month. Tires and lift next month. Kind of on a budget. That'll be $4k in 2 months, so wondering if I can live with RC.
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