Originally Posted by IronMaiden
Fixed it for you......
Lets lay some facts on the table and see what the wise spend really is.
IRO Premium 7" Long Arm Kit: $2,499.99
Clayton Offroad 7" Long Arm Kit: $2,999.00
Now lets compare.
Upper control arms:
Fixed (no option for adjustable)
Fully adjustable with Currie Johnny joints
Lower controls arms:
Bent tube (DOM or cold roll) which provides some extra clearance but significantly compromises strength. Rears are adjustable. Adjustable front costs $100 extra
2" x 1/4" thick square tubing. Bulletproof Clevite bushing at the axle and Johnny joints at the frame. Fully adjustable.
D*ouche Tech by default. You are better of running without shocks then running these pieces of crap. Bilsteins are a $250 option.
None. Clayton knows that most guys who buy his kit are building a hard core trail rig and will be spec'ing out their own shocks; most likely after replacing the weak factory shock mounts for additional clearance.
No frame stiffener and no truss
Frame stiffeners and rear axle truss
Free of defects in materials and workmanship . . . blah, blah, blah, . . . two paragraphs of fine print.
Lifetime warranty. You break it, he replaces it. Period.
So there you go. The facts. The better value
is a no-brainer.