i have the iro kit on my zj and love it very solid and well built. the only drawback to it is that most alignment shops in my area have no idea how to do an alignment on an over the knuckle steering set up.
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011
Hmmm... I'm not an expert, but why would better components not be dot approved?
I'm not sure either but thats what I've heard also. I'm running the IRO steering also and love it so far. Inspection is up this month so I guess I'll find out. Worst case scenario I'll put the Rugged Ridge or stock steering back on it for the day.
I love my IRO OTK and learned this the hard way, if you plan on running one of their lifts its beneficial to have the OTK. I had the Currie and had to get rid of it because it will not work with their long arm lifts. Even the stock steering set up has to be modified to work with their lifts.
well i guess that sums every thing up my iro critical path 5.5 will be here tomarrow. will i be able to use my stock tie rod for like a week or to. i got the adjustable arms so should i be able to pull the arms all the way back for now. and just not turn lock to lock so it wont bined i just need to get it back and fourth to work. does this sound possible. sorry to hijack my own thred haha .
Nice! Good luck with that. Ill just tell you that working on it mostly myself but with some help here and there it took me 4 weeks to install my BB + OTK steering. Though there was a lot of down time in there as well. But just as a warning since you said you'd need to be getting to work.
I'd have a ride or backup car ready to go for plan B just in case.
iro's control arms in the front push the axle so far forward that the joint where the tie rod conects to the outher thing i forgot sorry some one fix my mistake. his at full lock right the ss and at full left the sway bar axle mount if im corect.
ps i just got my critical path kit its so beefy and awsome the first thing i said when i picked up the first arm was f&*%k yea