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Unread 07-31-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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WJ IRO 3" lift questions

I am about to order the IRO 3" lift for my WJ and wanted to ask for those of you running it, which shocks do you recommend between the doestch tech 8000's, the nitro's, or the basic ones provided with the lift? And are there anything else I will need to make it work correctly, like the A-arm spacer? And what about the brakelines? Sorry for the questions, but I haven't ever lifted a WJ.

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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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I would recommend a high pressure monotube shock rather than any of the low pressure twin tube shocks you mentioned. You'll get far better ride control, handling, fade resistance and rapid shock responsiveness vs. a twintube shock.

I'd be happy to assist you in choosing a shock to go along with your lift - send me a PM and we'll chat.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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I would love to go with the bilstein's or the MX6's, but for right now I can't afford them and will have to go with one of the cheaper options. When funds are greater I will get with you on a better set. The only reason I am going to be able to purchase the lift right now is because of the 100.00 off sale they are having.
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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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Anyone want to share their experience with the three above mentioned options before I place the order?
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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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I have the basic shocks. Rides just fine for me.

To answer your second question, i didnt need anything extra. Just slapped the kit on, and I was on my way
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Unread 07-31-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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I have MX6 shocks and love them....
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Unread 08-01-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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I have the 3" IRO with MX-6's and hate them.I've been waiting on my Bilstein order from Kolak for months to get the mx-6's off.They just dont adjust give a good ride in my opinion no matter how much adjusting you do.Fronts work pretty good but the back is either too hard or too soft depending if you have cargo or people with you.They will be for sale cheap when they come off if anyone is interested.They have 15k on them.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #8
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I just went with the basic hydro's for now. Later I will replace them with something better if they ride rough. I had read several good reviews on the MX6's before, but have read a lot of bad reviews on them lately. I will go with bilstein's or OME's if they are too rough.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #9
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I went with the DT8000's, they ride a little rough, but nothing I can't deal with. Like you, I wish I could have forked out the $$$ for the Bilsteins, but hey, I am still happy.

I also just got the lift and put it on, the only additional things I added were JKS quick discos and the IRO adjustable trackbar. Its pure USDA Beef.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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me to i have a WJ and looking into the iro 3 inch lift
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Unread 11-26-2010, 02:05 AM   #11
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I've been runnig the IRO 3" lift for about a month and a half now.

I love my DT 8000's. Gives it a little bit sportier ride, especially with the Addco rear sway bar. Built in bumpstops were a big point for me, not to mention they are BEEFY , They rock hitting potholes at 40 MPH. I never worry about them breaking when I'm acting like an idiot. I think they are one of the best shocks in their price range. many of the wranglers say they are too stiff but they should have ordered the 3000's anyways. 8000's flex really well as far as i've pushed them and hopefully i'll get some really good flex pics soon. The Tracbar that comes with the kit is BEEFY as well.

I highly suggest the Addco and the bar pin eliminators. when you put the front shocks on, you'll be like "wtf, that doesnt look right" because of how poorly the bar pins fill out the lower bushings. Addco is just an amazing upgrade at any level, not necessary but a notable upgrade.

No new break lines, no A arm spacer.

I dont have any rubbing with Cooper Discoverer STT's 245,75R16 in flexed situations but i'm sure i would with 265's.

I put shock boots on, BPE's, Addco, and wheel spacers a month after the lift.


IRO's directions were great(if you follow them...Yes the swaybar links go on the back ) and the $100 off the shipping is great. not to mention the kit is on sale.


my calculatons with the lift and the new tires put me at 4.5 inches of lift with kit and tires. It ended up being 6" lift in the front, and 5" lift in the back.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 05:27 AM   #12
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I have had the kit for a few months now and the rough country shocks were off within two weeks. I replaced them with bilsteins and couldn't be happier. It rides like stock now and doesn't bounce all over the road when you hit a transition in the road.
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  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 07:23 AM   #13
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just realized this is an old post
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Unread 12-07-2010, 08:33 PM   #14
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So did you end up getting the IRO 3"?? would like to see pics
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Unread 12-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #15
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The Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget 3" IRO with JK rims, 255/75r17 with no rubbing.
Heavy duty IRO A-Arm. Well worth the buy.

Future mods:
ARB front winch bumper
Front long arms
T-case skid
rock sliders
Rear bumper designed by the wildman(me)

Golden nugget simple and sweet.
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