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Unread 06-28-2012, 06:26 AM   #1
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anybody have ironman suspention setup?

Saw the ironman suspention on jeepinbyal. Anybody have or know anything a out this stuff? I did a fair bit of research and it seems okay... guys in other countries seem to like it... anybody know how it works on a kj?

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Unread 06-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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tommudd was working doing a demo kit on his KJ. He was doing a writeup on the jeepkj forums. I dont think he has installed it yet, but I've heard some say good and bad things about them. Need someone to volunteer.
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Unread 06-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Guess it looks like I'm the lab rat....
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Marlin sent me the kit last week for testing
I'll be installing it next week for testing and will do writeups etc on how it does compared to the OME springs
Just for some back info I have ran OME 927s for 100,000 miles and currently have OME 790s on the front of mine for over 50,000 miles now
I have also had over 20 KJs that have went through my garage and received OME 927s etc so have a pretty good idea of how they ride with various shocks
I'll post up as soon as its installed
Oh and they have trim packers which you can get as well, ( 5 and 10 mm available ) I'll be running a 10 mm trim packer along with a 1/4 inch top plate
Now something else you may want to look at is the fact that the rear shocks are the same length as stock
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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OME 927 compared to the Ironman in height, yes I keep extra's sitting around for S&Gs
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Thanks tom, deff lookin foreward to seeing the pics and the writeup! And yea, I figured the spacers would be necessary for leveling.

What's the deal with stock length rear shocks and lift springs? Any thoughts on potential damage to the shocks because of this?
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Could be damage
I'll be doing some measuring when flexing and will run them for a while to see what happens.
They are a progessive rated spring so that will make some difference as well
I'll be installing the rear springs/shocks today or tomorrow hopefully
also will be measuring to see how it sits compared to my current setup
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Unread 06-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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Sweet! You're the man!
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Unread 06-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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the springs look thicker, or is it just the color throwing it off? i was looking at there stuff a while ago and they seemed like they bite off arb a lot, or just rebadge some stuff. is the kj lift new from them? i was talking to one of thier guys last year at a show and they told me they had nothing for the kj for lifts.
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Unread 06-28-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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The front springs are thicker for sure, noticeable difference.
I know they just started shipping at least the KJ/KK springs into the US. Marlin had contacted me before Easter Jeep Safari about them and just got them in last week, so slow boat over

The powder coating on the springs seems thicker and a higher quality than whats on the OMEs

Of course everything I say about either OME or IronMan is just my personal opinion , not paid endorsements or anything
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Unread 06-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
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I know its very premature but any guess on what tire size this kit will allow?
Oh, and i emailed jeepinbyal this morning about all this and was informed the spacer trim rings also come in 15mm.
So I'm thinking that with the supposed 1.5" from the springs plus the 15mm (about 1") from the spacers it should be about 2.5" front lift which hopefully would match up with the rear lift.

Oh and I just noticed my dumb a$$ can't spell suspension. Wow. I'm awsome!
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Unread 06-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #12
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guessing but 245-75-16s look like the best size just like the OMEs
and yes there is a 15 MM packer as well, Marlin just sent me 2-5's and 2-10s'
I'm starting with 10 and building from there since the final outcome is unknown at this time

I was going to mention that suspension was spelled wrong but thought I'd give you a break today !
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Unread 06-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #13
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Yea, i had a rough night. Low on sleep.
Can you stack those spacers? Or is that unsafe?
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Unread 06-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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15 mm is as high on the trim packers as you would want to go
then of course you can 3/8 inch clevis
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Unread 07-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #15
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Tom, I see you threw the lift on. Eagerly awaiting the report as to how it actually rides.
You are the man!
In the mean time, could we get some pics of the whole jeep to see how it sits?
Oh, and is the clevis lift just an adjustment? Or a part I install? I crawled under her a minute ago and didn't see a way to adjust where the clevis sits.

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