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post #61 of 1008 Old 03-28-2010, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Apple Valley Farms, WI. This is where I got some new dents in my door, and had to winch myself out. Being open in both differentials just kept digging me a hole.

This trip I got the comment from some chevy driver, "Oh I see your mom let you borrow her Jeep for the weekend".....




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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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post #62 of 1008 Old 03-28-2010, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Some more pictures from AVF 2009.



In this picture luke and I were waiting for the group to come out of the trail so I Decided to flex it up while waiting. Luke also works at Iron Rock, some of you may have talked to him before. His XJ in the pics is 6.5", 36" IROK's, 8.25 rear end, HP30 front.




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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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post #63 of 1008 Old 03-28-2010, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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-Pat

I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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post #64 of 1008 Old 03-28-2010, 10:17 PM
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What size springs are you running right now? Cause thats some crazy flex..

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What size springs are you running right now? Cause thats some crazy flex..
Well in those recent pictures they are IRO 7" Front springs, and the rear are 6.5" rear springs... Its not the springs that make the flex, its the long arms and shocks (Doetsch Tech) that allow that much travel. I forgot to add when I put the LA's in, with the springs and arms, I also put in new shocks. They are my favorite, I would highly recommend them. I also installed upper spring retainers, the 7" springs will literally fall out when fully flexed otherwise.

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Doetsch Tech 8000 Prerunner Shocks

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I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

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5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Oh ok, well I was going to get the bilsteins from the kit, so will I still flex a substantial amount? lol

btw im getting the 5.5" LA kit

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Oh ok, well I was going to get the bilsteins from the kit, so will I still flex a substantial amount? lol

btw im getting the 5.5" LA kit
Yes they will still allow MASSIVE flex. The Dtechs are the longest shock we offer. And personally I am not down with spending that money on shocks, the $94.99 is a lot easier to go for.

And sweet, that is a very nice kit. It will keep you mildly low (compared to the 7" kit) yet you will still articulate like mad!

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I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Yes they will still allow MASSIVE flex. The Dtechs are the longest shock we offer. And personally I am not down with spending that money on shocks, the $94.99 is a lot easier to go for.

And sweet, that is a very nice kit. It will keep you mildly low (compared to the 7" kit) yet you will still articulate like mad!
Yeah, I figured if Im staying at that height, I should just get better shocks. Im just saving some much from the IRO group buy, that I can get the bilsteins for practically free.

How do you like the ride comfort. On a scale of 1-10 from 1 being like a tank, to 10 being near/better than stock.

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Yeah, I figured if Im staying at that height, I should just get better shocks. Im just saving some much from the IRO group buy, that I can get the bilsteins for practically free.

How do you like the ride comfort. On a scale of 1-10 from 1 being like a tank, to 10 being near/better than stock.
With the LA's front and rear, honestly it rides almost like stock. It for sure rides better than when it was on 3.5" and short arms.

I would say 8.

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I offer the same great products you already know about,
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5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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With the LA's front and rear, honestly it rides almost like stock. It for sure rides better than when it was on 3.5" and short arms.

I would say 8.
Hmmm, well then maybe shocks arent on my priority list.. I just want it to ride better than it does now, and want it to be like a stock ride, not some band wagon. Cause even when I go over bumps, it seems like it doesnt have a rebound or anything, lots of up and down bounce, not enough float.

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Hmmm, well then maybe shocks arent on my priority list.. I just want it to ride better than it does now, and want it to be like a stock ride, not some band wagon. Cause even when I go over bumps, it seems like it doesnt have a rebound or anything, lots of up and down bounce, not enough float.
LA's give you the float, the front ones make the most difference vs. the rear.

Bilsteins are #1, D-techs are #2 for quality. Its just the price that separates them by a good amount.

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Ok, thanks for the info Pat. I just want to make sure that I get what I need most, and something that will perform the best.

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So we got some new brochures at IRO, I was pretty excited to see my Jeep made the front page! Also some other members of the forum got featured on here.


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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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I always loved that one in the Motivational Posters thread. Your ZJ is absolutely insane.

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I always loved that one in the Motivational Posters thread. Your ZJ is absolutely insane.
Hahaha thank you

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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