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post #1 of 14 Old 12-31-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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rustys off road or iron rock lift

looking to do someting between 4in -6in and probably going to run a 255 75 17 tire on the jk moab rims.

what are the pro and cons between the to different companys and are there better lifts out there?

and wht are the pros and cons of a 4in and a 6in

thanks for the help
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-31-2010, 09:37 PM
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The IRO lifts are three link in the front for the long arms and most of the other companies like Rusty's is a 4 link which is what is a stock configuration. All in personal preference though.

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post #3 of 14 Old 12-31-2010, 10:42 PM
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I had same problem ,i really liked the Rusty's 4.5 lift but i went with the IRO 4in. critical path lift because it is a long arm lift and the standard rusty 4.5in lift is a short arm,both these lifts are close on price so i went with LA for hopefully a better ride and maybe a few less DW issues,Rusty's just came out with a LA 4.5in. lift but it is over 2k. dollars,i just ordered my IRO for 1350 dollars and they have free shipping til Jan. 5.Mine is a DD so i didnt want to go over 4in. lift and wanted to still park in garage
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-01-2011, 06:48 AM
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IRO FTW Rusty's over hyped high price garbage for wj's

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post #5 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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next question would be should i get a straight 6 or a v8
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 07:51 PM
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v8, and definitely IRO over Rusty's. i have several rusty's pieces for my WJ and im happy with them, but the IRO critical path kit is way better than any short arm lift, including the Rusty's kit, for the same price.

Rusty's new long arm kit is ridiculously overpriced too, i believe its more than the full Clayton kit, which is often considered the best (or one of the best) kits for a WJ out there.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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whats the reliability and life span of the v8 ove the 6?
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:01 PM
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IRO hands down.
You will see just as much life or more out of the V8. I see plenty of Grand's for sale with V8's with over 250k miles.
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:12 PM
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Another vote for IRO. I have lots of rusty's parts on the TJ and XJ, and the IRO 3" lift on the WJ. The IRO parts are way better built and their customer service is great, rusty's not so much.

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post #10 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:16 PM
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Yet another vote for IRO...everything they make screams quality and they have reasonable pricing as well.
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post #11 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:17 PM
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And another vote for the V8 to boot. As long as you take care of basics like coolant flush and oil change it will be fine for an easy 200k.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:43 PM
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Both motors are very good,i think the I-6 is a little more reliable,but they've been around alot longer too.I have the I-6 in mine but i got a killer deal on it with only 63k miles on her but i really wanted a v-8,you just cant beat the sound and power of a good ole v-8
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 08:58 PM
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next question would be should i get a straight 6 or a v8
So you're asking what type of lift to get when you haven't even bought a WJ yet? Get the best truck for you first, then ask around about that. If you're thinking of something like 6", you're obviously thinking about 32's or 33's. With that much lift and that much tire, don't even think about it, get a V8.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-03-2011, 09:30 PM
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V8 with the IRO 6.5" critical path
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