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post #1 of 9 Old 08-11-2013, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Iron rock offroad 4.5 lift kit

Planning on buying a IRO lift for my 95 grand cherokee zj but I'm not sure what else I will need to buy.. I'm not planning to wheel it very hard, so I want it to be safe on the road at almost all times. If you know anything can you help.. Thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 05:57 AM
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welcome, the search button is in the top left corner, this has been covered on multiple occasions. But in short, the lift, you CA bushings are probably shot so you need to replace those, you're going to need new front lower ca's for sure, honestly you might as well get all new ones if you have the money. Save yourself the hassle, get adjustable track bars that are the correct length. If you're keep your stock rims you need wheel spacers. Will probably need extended brake lines. Also get ready for death wobble and replacing half of your stuff in the front end.

search around, because there's lots more info depending on tire size etc.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 07:09 AM
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The 5.5" CPLA lift is $265 more than the 4.5" SA, I'd do that route. Or you can order the 5.5" kit and have them send 4.5" springs instead of 5.5.

Either way, you'll need to address the front driveshaft if it is a CV joint at the diff and start thinking about steering upgrades.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 04:18 PM
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I just put on an IRO 3.5 lift.

Added adjustable trac bars front and back.

Should have added control arms initially, as I have just put on new adjustable front lowers. Really improved the highway ride tremendously. Once I get the money saved up I will be replacing the remainder of the control arms both front and rear.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 06:00 PM
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I recently just did an IRO 2" BB - but I actually replaced all control arms with IRO adjustables - because my bushings were shot anyway and I figured once I went 2" - that I'd probably eventually (errr soon) want to go to at least 3.5, so I broke down and went with the adjustables.

I added IRO front & rear track bars, new sway bars too.

I cannot believe the difference on the road/highway. Everything feels so much stiffer and more responsive. It wasn't cheap, but I'm glad I changed out everything at once.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 12:26 AM
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I'm an IRO dealer so if there's anything I can assist with, please send me a PM. I also have Bilstein shocks on special and carry all sorts of other goodies for your lift.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 01:17 PM
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I'm an IRO dealer so if there's anything I can assist with, please send me a PM. I also have Bilstein shocks on special and carry all sorts of other goodies for your lift.
Go with this guy, if i ever have money again then I will. Stupid Jeep always breaking.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well my dad is thinking about a rough country 4" since they come with some new control arms.. And I new to lifts so any advice would be nice.. And I have some 32 by 11.5 waiting for the lift
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-14-2013, 04:29 PM
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Well my dad is thinking about a rough country 4" since they come with some new control arms.. And I new to lifts so any advice would be nice.. And I have some 32 by 11.5 waiting for the lift
Search rough country lifts. Not highly recommended. Go iro or re

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