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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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ZJ lift questions!

Hi!
I have a 94 ZJ and I recently just bought 33's. So now I'm looking to lift it. I want at least a 4" lift, but I'm looking for suggestions on which kit to look into. I like the rough country one, but I've never known anyone with a lifted ZJ, just XJ's! So I need some opinions!!

Also, if anyone knows where to get colored extended brake lines, that would be super helpful!! I'm looking to find a set of pink ones.

Thanks!!


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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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I just put the IRO 4.5 inch kit on mine a couple weeks ago. I havnt had a chance to wheel it yet as I ran into a cash flow sitch and still need to replace my ball joints and get it aligned before I can drive it up to any trails. With the little bit of goofing around I've done with it so far, it has a pretty decent ride even with the cheap shocks and it flexes pretty good too. Again havnt actually wheeled it yet but but from what I've seen so far I think it'll be pretty legit on the trails.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Either contact kolak from my SIG, buy the Rubicon express or iron rock offroad kits. RC is okay but not the front runner. Do not go with fat bobs or rocky road outfitters.


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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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What he said, there's a ton of these exact threads on here with your exact question.

It's all about money, use, money, who's installing, & money.

I had RC stuff on mine and replaced it as soon as I could! It's cheap for a reason, I don't think it last long in my opinion, or at least not for me it didn't. I drive mine everyday and play as often as possible.

I replaced it with ironrock offroad components, would have liked a complete new kit but funds didn't allow for that so had to put pieces together when I could.

Moral of the story...do it right the first time or spend it twice.

Ironrock offroad has a great complete kit for under $1700 IMO

ironman4x4fab.com has really good stuff

And kolak is the absolute best around that we will all swear by, and he can piece components together from different manufacturers
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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I here good things about IRO. They have a 4.5" kit Ive been thinking of getting the springs to replace my 3.5 ranchos and 2"fat bobs bb. They only gave me 4" together. So now Im thinking w/o replacing the rest of the stuff and just getting the springs and adjustable control arms. Now that its been a year and one of my stock control arms just went. But anyways Ive heard good things about IRO.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Lets not forget Iron Man. He's got some nice beefy stuff. I have the motor mounts and if the rest is over built like that then it's a good product. http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/index.html
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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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Lets not forget Iron Man. He's got some nice beefy stuff. I have the motor mounts and if the rest is over built like that then it's a good product. http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/index.html
I did mention him....sheesh
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the input guys! (: I appreciate it. I think with all your suggestions and all the research I've done, I'm going to go ahead with the IRO 4.5 lift. (:
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #9
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critical path long arms. not that much more and well worth the money to make it better.

at the end of the day you will liley be adding parts and stuff to make the 4.5" kit work. might as well do it the first time.
trust me
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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^^^ He has a point. I should have mentioned this in my forst post but wasn't thinkin about it at first... if I was going install the 4.5 inch IRO lift again, I would get all of tie rod ends, drag link, and ball joints and have them on hand so i could replace them while i was installing the lift. If I had the funds I would also have the adjustable CA's on hand as well, but if that's not possible then at least change the stock control arm bushings as its relatively easy to do and they are probably blown out anyway. Even if you do go woth the critical path all the TRE's and ball joints should be replaced just to help avoid the possibility of death wobble.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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i guess it depends. if you are going to get the kit without control arms... well... you will upgrde eventually. and if are one of those guys that wants all adjustable arms.... well....... its a short jump for the long arms......
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