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Unread 02-06-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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iron rock offroad 4.5 premium lift, or rubicon xpress 4.5 lift?

the rubicon kit is $400 more but is it worth it?
they all come with the same thing i believe cept the IRO comes with shocks

any one have experience with these kits?
im a college kid who only has the cash to do this once lol

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch..._Code=IR-Z4PLK
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Jeep/Z...px?part=RE8000

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Unread 02-06-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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Rubicon is not 400 dollars better than the IRO kit, and you get shocks with IRO. Put the 400 towards your tires. My vote is for Iron Rock Off Road.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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RE is a better kit, but like zjones said its not that much better, X2 on the IRO kit.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 03:44 AM   #4
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I run the RE control arms only , super flex`s , good arms . The s/flex is a harsher ride than a rubber bushing but flexes more . RE`s kit doesn`t come with shocks , I never noticed that , that makes that kit pricier that I thought . IRO has excellant customer service , so does RE from my personal experience . RE has my parts here in 3 days , NOBODY else does that for me (not IRO , and not KOR, no offence to either, note my location) . The price difference isn`t $400 , it`s $324.24 , but add in the shocks your gonna need , and suddenly , that difference is even greater , approx another $2-400 (+the $324.24) more depending on the shock choice .

So far , if it were me , I`d get the IRO kit with the adjustable arm upgrade , JKS disco upgrade , adjustable rear track bar upgrade (not seen , but I`m sure Josh or Darrick can do it 4 you), and maybe a shock upgrade if desired . I think you`d still come out thae same as th RE kit in price , but now , the IRO kit would be the "bomb" .

IRO with upgrades is my vote

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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:01 AM   #5
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I favor a hybrid approach using parts from JKS, RE, Teraflex, and Old Man Emu. This way you are not tied to components that are included in any given kit which may not be qualitatively what you would like.

PM me if you'd like to put together a custom lift - I offer aggressive discount on RE products and the lowest allowable prices on the other components.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 05:02 AM   #6
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kolak to the rescue!
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Unread 02-06-2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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I like the IRO kits personally... and not the that taxes are on their way in.. I should be ordering my 3.5" IRO custom kit soon.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:14 PM   #8
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wow lots of imputs, sorry kolak but i rather just get one kit and be done with it, thanks guys, IRO it is !!
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:21 PM   #9
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IRO! they have more parts and you can just call them up and ask any old question.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #10
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IRO for sure, if you have the extra 400 bucks, you could upgrade the kit with a full set of adjustable control arms AND bilstein shocks. Now THAT kit would blow Rubicon Express away!

Plus you get the double shear track bar included, that kit is so bad ***.

If you did those 2 upgrades, it would be like getting the RE kit with free bilstein shocks.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:42 PM   #11
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id personally listen to kolak..
whenever i do my 4.5" im gonna piece it together
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:51 PM   #12
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id personally listen to kolak..
whenever i do my 4.5" im gonna piece it together

Thank you - I really appreciate that!


I've owned Grand Cherokees for 17 years now, since they first were released. I've gone down the road of buying complete kits for the sake of simplicity, and the hybrid approach gives you a much higher quality lift.

The comment about wanting to purchase a single kit that was made in one of the above posts is amusing to me. It would be a LOT easier for me as well to just sell complete RE kits. I could make just as much profit and only have to deal with one vendor, vs. dealing with 7 or 8 to do the lift properly. But I've always wanted to give Jeepers the best possible components for their dollar, and that's just not possible with the prepackaged lifts. The time I invest doing so is well worth it because we don't have issues with the lifts with death wobble, etc. I assume the customer's time is valuable as well, so though it may be a little more complex to discuss a hybrid lift than just clicking and buying a prepackaged lift, you will save time and likely money in the long run.
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #13
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Unread 02-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #14
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you could peice it together like kolak says..but if you order a complete kit i would go with IRO...great guys and they will answer any questions you have..

also try to get the adjustable control arms if you can..if you cant do all of them do atleast the lowers adjustable.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 01:42 AM   #15
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you guys are not getting it. kolak offers a hybrid kit as a complete kit. to the OP i would email kolak. he will help you out and be able to match a "kit" to your budget. this is the route i wish i went years ago.
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