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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:54 PM   #61
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when lifting a vehicle you need longer control arms to position your axle correctly. Starts at 3.5" to above. So yes, technically you can get away with not needing new control arms, but your axles will be slightly out of place , positioning it back a bit and creates bump steer, and a mess of other problems. So by updating your control arms, track bar, and maybe even your tie rod will help in preventing bump steer allow you to turn better. Not to mention that changing all the springs at the same time will be more convenient and a better ride. Not to say that IRO isn't a good kit, I just think RE is better, IMO. In the end, opinions of other people dont really matter, but I thought I would throw in a little fact to justify my reasoning a little more.
If you're determined to spend that much coin, might I suggest spending another $100 or so and get this
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFZ

But if I read correctly, you can't afford the RE kit right now. All the more reason for the IRO 3.5". At nearly half the price of the RE kit, it will get you up in the air now and you can save up for unnecessary stuff like control arms and add them later.

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Unread 12-21-2008, 12:01 AM   #62
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when lifting a vehicle you need longer control arms to position your axle correctly. Starts at 3.5" to above. So yes, technically you can get away with not needing new control arms, but your axles will be slightly out of place , positioning it back a bit and creates bump steer, and a mess of other problems. So by updating your control arms, track bar, and maybe even your tie rod will help in preventing bump steer allow you to turn better. Not to mention that changing all the springs at the same time will be more convenient and a better ride. Not to say that IRO isn't a good kit, I just think RE is better, IMO. In the end, opinions of other people dont really matter, but I thought I would throw in a little fact to justify my reasoning a little more.
Yes, yes. We know, but you don't really NEED them at 3.5" as you said. But if you have the money now and you want to do it, then go for it. Its your Jeep and it will improve the ride and what not. Then when you want to go higher, you are basically set.

But I would definitely get all adjustables. Otherwise youll have to buy new control arms again to go higher. Or longarms. But you get the point.
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Unread 12-21-2008, 12:18 AM   #63
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Yeah....i might have to think about that premium 4.5". Just not sure I want to go that big. Its staying as a DD, and I dont do anything extreme. No real need for ME to go very high. I originally planned on just a BB. Lol. OK....

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Unread 12-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #64
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TTT .

Buying tires tomorrow!!!!

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Unread 12-22-2008, 06:56 PM   #65
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Ooo what kind of tires? I'd like to get new tires, but I wont until I get my lift, whenever that will be (prolly another year). My little toyo spectrum's are pretty good in the snow though, i'm suprised!
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Unread 12-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #66
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Pickin up some 31x10.50R15 BFG Mud Terrain KM's for $400 locally. In great condition
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Unread 12-22-2008, 07:42 PM   #67
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Thats a great deal! I'm jealous...
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #68
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nobody has posted for a while but i thought id show mine. just did it this weekend. its on 33s though. tight squeeze but i like it.





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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:10 PM   #69
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Looks like you could use an alignment. Also looks like your front axle is off center. I'm curious how you can turn without trimming your front fenders, I'm at 4.5" with 33's and had to trim about an 1 1/2" to be able to turn at full lock.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:15 PM   #70
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axle is off center cause im waiting for the track bar to come. but idk why imARE not rubbing. haha. like i BARELY rub when im at full turn. maybe its the offset? and i know i need an alignment haha. the wheel is perfectly straight. but camber is soooo off. how do you like it thought other wise? i was just about to send you pics
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:18 PM   #71
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wtf... why is ARE where it is in that last post. and why is it there. i musta moved the mouse typing barely
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #72
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I like it, it looks good but I'm really suprised your not rubbing the **** out of your tires.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 12:24 PM   #73
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me too i knocked on wood pretty hard when i said i dont rub though lol. i know im gonna have to trim the bumper but idc i can get a brand new one whenever i want for 28 bucks
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Unread 03-11-2009, 01:43 PM   #74
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Well hurry up get the bumper on, get an alignment, and hit some trails. I wanna know how bad they rub since this week I'll be ordering my lift, then tires.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #75
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heres a few pics someone will have to make click free for me its 3.5'' lift with 33's







sorry kinda random pics and not up to date but they should help
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