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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Ironrock vs Clayton

Ok, I'm buying my long arms after my next pay check but I still don't know which one to get. I know the IRO will be cheaper then Claytons but I want the best. I have been wondering for a long time why Clayton uses square long arms, is this better? I also noticed that the IRO arms go straight back then bend to go around the old short arm brackets. I am a noob when it comes to long arms so can someone please give me some insight on the two brands and guide me to the right decision. Thank you!

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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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On Mallcrawlin they're heavy advocates of Claytons. They just seem alot beefier than IRO's.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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The squre tubing is stronger. But IRO warranties and it would take a whole lot to bend one anyway. There is also much better pinion adjustability with claytons.

How much more can you get the claytons for?
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If you are planning on cutting out the factory control arm mounts then get the high clearance long arms.
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whats the warranty on IRO arms?
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The squre tubing is stronger. But IRO warranties and it would take a whole lot to bend one anyway. There is also much better pinion adjustability with claytons.

How much more can you get the claytons for?
I got a quote from IRO and Fullsizexj and I'm going to get a quote from KOR as well because I like to deal local. The Clayton shipped free for $200 more.
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http://ironrockoffroad.com/IRORguarantee.html
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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:42 PM   #8
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I would spend $200 more for Claytons for sure.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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Does the High clearance long arms for IRO go around the old brackets? I am planning on cutting the old brackets off.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #10
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The HC arms will mash the stock CA brackets when flexing. Thats why you cut them off. So you need to get the HC ones.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 01:59 PM   #11
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Clayton's actually offers a better warranty that IRO, as it covers failures of the arms, if any, from abuse, not just warranty against manufacturer defect.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 02:06 PM   #12
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Clayton's actually offers a better warranty that IRO, as it covers failures of the arms, if any, from abuse, not just warranty against manufacturer defect.
ok well Claytons FTW in that case. I would have bought them if i didnt get this kit (used) for $900: http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW
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Claytons is beefier and includes a subframe (two big perks IMHO) - also more pinion adjustability.
Claytons requires welding to the unibody and cutting off of the LCA mounts.

IRO is bolt on and can either have the high clearence or low clearence.
IRO has less adjustability and isn't as strong.

To me, if you don't mind cutting off the LCA brackets, get Claytons. If you want to ever return to stock, get IRO.

I have Claytons and am very happy with it.

Square tubing is better for lateral hits such as those that you'll see when dropping off of ledges onto the control arms. Round tubing looses all of its strength the second it is dented. But denting it is hard to do...they are much more likely to bend.
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This will never go back to stock as long as I own it. Cutting parts off and welding is not a problem. Really my only concern was the square arms because I have always seen round tubing.
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Then Claytons are for you.
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