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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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.