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post #361 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 03:25 PM
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Those with 6 inch springs; what is your rear fender height? Mine seems pretty tall, but it may just be where the stands are under the front. Allowing some of the weight to tilt to the front a tad?

Anyhow, here are a couple pics, getting ready to start on the front.
Couple of what I did to fit the IRO high clearance crossmember on it with the RC kit.

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post #362 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 05:33 PM
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I've got 4" and BB. I'm sittin at 39 1/4 in front and 38 1/4 in the rear.

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post #363 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 06:17 PM
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I searched and found some hub to fender numbers.. I am sitting 2 inches higher than most with 6 in lifts.
These are 6.5 inch IRO coils, and I figure they will sag some once all the weight is back on and I drive around the block.
I'll wait on ordering the rear shaft until it all settles.
All my isolators look perfect, so I bought the new ones for spares.. LOL!

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post #364 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 07:15 PM
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I searched and found some hub to fender numbers.. I am sitting 2 inches higher than most with 6 in lifts.
These are 6.5 inch IRO coils, and I figure they will sag some once all the weight is back on and I drive around the block.
I'll wait on ordering the rear shaft until it all settles.
All my isolators look perfect, so I bought the new ones for spares.. LOL!
Excuse me. Make that 23" in the front and 22" in the rear. What were the numbers u found?

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post #365 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 09:43 PM
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I've got 4" and BB. I'm sittin at 39 1/4 in front and 38 1/4 in the rear.
Are you sure.
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post #366 of 504 Old 03-31-2013, 10:30 PM
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Excuse me. Make that 23" in the front and 22" in the rear. What were the numbers u found?
Stock from the factory was 18 front 19 rear. Unless it's upcountry, then it's 19/20 respectively.

Average IRO 6.5 lift is 24.5 F 25 R.

I left my numbers in the shop so I'll look again tomorrow; I want to say my rear hub to fender is 27 right now.

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post #367 of 504 Old 04-02-2013, 05:56 PM
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Lift is done: still have to swap front swaybar, and do some fine tuning. Drives good on the initial road test
Front hub to fender 24", rear 25.5". Guess the winch is sagging it a tad, and only have 1/2 tank.

Lift specs: RC long arms; IRO 6.5 springs, crossmember, xfer skid, rear sway bar links; Bilstein shocks; Level 8 16 x 8.5 wheels, Duratrac 265/75
Drag link flip, IRO TB drop bracket, RC TB

Still have to do the tie rod flip, inner sleeves, RCV axles, inner C gussets, Eaton E-locker
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post #368 of 504 Old 04-02-2013, 06:17 PM
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Looking good bro. Keep us updated on street ride quality compared to what you had.
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post #369 of 504 Old 04-02-2013, 06:46 PM
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Looking good bro. Keep us updated on street ride quality compared to what you had.
Feels better already, compared to the 198000 miles suspension that came off..

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post #370 of 504 Old 04-02-2013, 09:10 PM
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texlurch, would you be able to use the IRO long arm brackets up front instead of cutting the ones off the RC crossmember? I like the IRO high clearence cross member and it would be easier just to use their mounts.

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Texlurch, looks great, love yor choice of wheels. My parts should start arriveing next late this week. I plan on installing a spacer with the front springx sto compensate for the 200lbs bumper and which I will be haqnging off the frront end. Maybe an extra 1/2 to 3/4 inch?

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texlurch, would you be able to use the IRO long arm brackets up front instead of cutting the ones off the RC crossmember? I like the IRO high clearence cross member and it would be easier just to use their mounts.
It would depend on the spacing compared to the RC rod ends.
The low point on mine is now the transfer case skid. The IRO crossmember sits way above it.
Since I was using the RC kit it was just easier than trying to mix and match more mounts. I know you can't move the mounts much farther forward, at least using the RC arms. Even with the 6.5 springs the ends are almost bottomed in the arms. And you can't go back without interfering with the crossmember.

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post #373 of 504 Old 04-02-2013, 10:12 PM
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Texlurch, looks great, love yor choice of wheels. My parts should start arriveing next late this week. I plan on installing a spacer with the front springx sto compensate for the 200lbs bumper and which I will be haqnging off the frront end. Maybe an extra 1/2 to 3/4 inch?
I would say at least a 3/4. I got my springs and shocks used, with low miles, so I don't know what the previous owners setup was. I only had 1/2 tank, but the fullsize spare, hi-lift and tools are in the back and it still sits 1.5 inches higher. All my isolators are in excellent shape as well, surprisingly.
If you need some new ones I have a complete set.

Once I get my flares on and it warms up, I'll paint the cladding and bumpers matte black to match the wheels.

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Good info, I might end up doing the same thing. Did you end up welding the mounts to the IRO crossmember?

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Good info, I might end up doing the same thing. Did you end up welding the mounts to the IRO crossmember?
Nope, they are welded to the frame around the front and rear, and in the large hole in the middle, and the crossmember bolts on top/bottom, sandwiching to the frame.... so the crossmember is removeble without touching the suspension. If you don't want to weld, the two bolts in the front would hold the mounts in place when the crossmember is out.
I have a SYE as well so there is no need for any transfercase drop, but...
Due to the mounts being between the crossmember and frame I did end up with a 1/4 inch drop..

I ended up welding the rears as well; just couldn't see drilling 4 extra 1-1/4 holes in the side of the frame.

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