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post #16 of 54 Old 03-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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That hasn't been my experience. If anything, I've had a harder time finding 15" tires. Maybe Montana tire shops are just weird like that...
There are hardly any if any at all new vehicles using 15" rims so it's not strange that a tire shop would have fewer selections in 15".

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post #17 of 54 Old 03-23-2013, 11:51 AM
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There are hardly any if any at all new vehicles using 15" rims so it's not strange that a tire shop would have fewer selections in 15".
That's what I was told as well. Everybody has upgraded to at absolute least 16", bigger even.

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post #18 of 54 Old 03-23-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yea my old tires were junk. Came with it when I bought it. Goodyears (forgot what kind) tread was shot on all but 1 and even that was horrible..curb rash cause they didn't know how to park and leaky! (Thankfully it wasnt the rims) does anyone have any good tips to clean up my rims? Can I repaint the gold areas once I get them cleaned up?

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Yea my old tires were junk. Came with it when I bought it. Goodyears (forgot what kind) tread was shot on all but 1 and even that was horrible..curb rash cause they didn't know how to park and leaky! (Thankfully it wasnt the rims) does anyone have any good tips to clean up my rims? Can I repaint the gold areas once I get them cleaned up?
Well you can if you want to spend all that time taping it off. Or you could just paint them black or plasti dip them black. With plasti you can peel it off later but either way, the tear drop limited rims look great black. That gold is ugly as ****.
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I just did a 2"bb and plasti dipped my rims. But I have baby 225 70 16 long trail tires:/

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post #21 of 54 Old 03-25-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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So does everyone agree that this kit (with the the added hydro shocks) is a good buy?
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=ZLK

OR this one?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/76117_700.htm
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post #23 of 54 Old 03-25-2013, 12:42 PM
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Get the iro with good shocks and you'll be set.

And at 2" with 31's these things will keep up with reasonably built tj's. I was just out with a bunch of tj's and jk's and they were amazed how I could keep up, even with my ****ty tires.


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IRO all the way. Upgrade to Bilsteins eventually and you will be SET!

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But the shocks that are with the IRO kit will fit the lift right? I just want to buy the right thing off the bat
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But the shocks that are with the IRO kit will fit the lift right? I just want to buy the right thing off the bat
Yes they will work & IRO will stand behind their product, but you have an option to upgrade to Bilsteins at the time of purchase. IRO says the Bilsteins are a nicer ride, but the Doetche Tech shocks have longer travel for flex. Last time I asked, all their personal rigs have D-Techs, & so does mine.
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Are extended sway bar links needed/ recommended for a 2" BB?

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Are extended sway bar links needed/ recommended for a 2" BB?
Probably not, but call & ask IRO. They're the experts on the lifts they sell & they don't sell you stuff you don't need... Unless you really want it, of course. I'd say that if you are going to take this on the trail, get the JKS quick disconnects for the front swaybar.
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They aren't really needed but they're nice to have. If you're going to disco then you will want at least longer links or it can be a righteous pain to get things reconnected.


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post #30 of 54 Old 04-24-2013, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hey I'm kind of bringing back an old thread but SPRING IS HERE IN WISCONSIN! Have a couple questions before I confirm all plans to boost my jeep.

I'm getting the IRO 2" BB with the hydro shocks, I was doing a little more searching and found that I could get new coil spring isolators too and stack them with the pucks to get (roughly) 2.5" Link: http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ

Would this be a good idea to do? I was looking around my springs the other day and saw that my isolators are kind of run down to a point where if I take the spring out they will just crumble apart.

ALSO should I extend my rear spring retaining posts? Found a good thread on how to do so: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/e...posts-1388945/

Finally! Should I rent a spring compressor from an auto store? I'll be using these instructions for my lift and it recommends it: http://kevinsoffroad.com/sharedinsta...allbbzjxj.html

This is my daily city driver. I live in Milwaukee and the streets SUCK. This truck will be taken off road in Upper Michigan. It will pretty much see a lot of old (and some new) logging trails.

Thanks for all the help!
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