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post #1 of 16 Old 04-23-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Wj 3" IRO lift ?'s

hey guys, I've been eyeing the IRO 3" lift for some time now, but being a student, money is tight. Would I be alright if i just got the shocks and coils? I'm hoping to get away without the track bar and sway bar links. Has anybody tried this?

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-23-2013, 10:58 AM
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hey guys, I've been eyeing the IRO 3" lift for some time now, but being a student, money is tight. Would I be alright if i just got the shocks and coils? I'm hoping to get away without the track bar and sway bar links. Has anybody tried this?
sway bar links you can get away with without having but you need a new track bar.

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i wanna say the sway bar end links are part of the kit. if your on a budget contact kolak ( member on here ) he is an iro vendor. i've got the same kit with adjustable trackbar. great lift for the money...

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Or go with the OME HD, great kit from Kolak and good on the budget too!

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The other option is to save up and buy the full kit and do everything at one time.

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You live in Minnesota, go down there and talk to the guys. Darrick hooked me up as I was in your type of position (student, low income) and he got me some stuff that was used for test fitting and such. I have this lift with an adjustable track bar and Bilsteins. I first had Doestch tech 8000's and went to Bilstein's shortly there after. Take a hint.

Plus it's fun to look at all their parts and other lifted Jeeps there.
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Or go with the OME HD, great kit from Kolak and good on the budget too!
the IRO 3" is much better on the budget

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the IRO 3" is much better on the budget
True, not by too far though.

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Thanks for all the input guys. I did end up going there and talking with the guys. I just wanted to know people's opinions on here before I went down there. I just enrolled in an even more expensive school though, so I'm probably going to just keep the BB for now.

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You live in Minnesota, go down there and talk to the guys. Darrick hooked me up as I was in your type of position (student, low income) and he got me some stuff that was used for test fitting and such. I have this lift with an adjustable track bar and Bilsteins. I first had Doestch tech 8000's and went to Bilstein's shortly there after. Take a hint.

Plus it's fun to look at all their parts and other lifted Jeeps there.
you sound like me. Im about to switch shocks too. Wh did you switch? specifics?

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you sound like me. Im about to switch shocks too. Wh did you switch? specifics?
I switched because those DT8000s rode hard. I got Bilsteins from Kolak on here. Think they are 5100s. The shock everyone else runs, brushed aluminum tube with black boot covers.

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I switched because those DT8000s rode hard. I got Bilsteins from Kolak on here. Think they are 5100s. The shock everyone else runs, brushed aluminum tube with black boot covers.
hows the comparison?

this is what im going to do when money comes together..

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You live in Minnesota, go down there and talk to the guys. Darrick hooked me up as I was in your type of position (student, low income) and he got me some stuff that was used for test fitting and such. I have this lift with an adjustable track bar and Bilsteins. I first had Doestch tech 8000's and went to Bilstein's shortly there after. Take a hint.

Plus it's fun to look at all their parts and other lifted Jeeps there.
Hey JGC99,
Just wondering what guys you are talking about in this post? Currently on the east coast in central PA but moving back to MN in a minute ( still own a house there) would love to start building some connections for some parts back home! I drive a 2002 JGC limited and waiting the springs to complete my 3 inch Kolak lift might need some help with things once I get back!

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hey guys, I've been eyeing the IRO 3" lift for some time now, but being a student, money is tight. Would I be alright if i just got the shocks and coils? I'm hoping to get away without the track bar and sway bar links. Has anybody tried this?
If you are thinking about just shocks and coils due to money being tight you might want to instead just get a BB while you are saving up for your real lift. Some members on here have a BB sitting in their garage that they graduated from when they had the money.

I would say talk to Kolak as well to get the best for your buck. I have the IRO 3" lift on my WJ right now and I do like it but in hindsight, I would have liked to have gotten Adjustable CAs as well as more height. So, I should have just held off and gotten a different lift (Long Arms probably)... oh and Bilstien 5100 are GREAT!!!

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Ya if it was me I would wait until you had the money to do the 3". A BB is just an intermediate step that costs people more money in the long run. Likely with a BB you'll want bigger tires, yet can't fit the same size tires with a 3" as a 2". Just easier to buy things once. I think for mild off roading yet still maintaining everyday drivability, you can't go wrong with a 3".

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In that post I was telling him to go visit IRO. They are based in Shakopee Minnesota. They are very friendly there and always willing to help out

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