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Looking for opinions on long arm kits. I stuffed my 4.5" springs and 2" spacers on my 86 over the weekend and for sure need aftermarket arms. looking into doing IRO long arm kit.
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Synergy, Clayton, TNT, RE. IMO, no on the IRO.
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Synergy, Clayton, TNT, RE. IMO, no on the IRO.
Whats your reasoning for not on IRO? Do you have first hand experience?




I have serious offroads like them
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are you leaning toward any particular set-up such 3-link , 4- link , radius arm? do you care if the transfercase crossmember is three piece or one piece? some set ups use frame rails and you keep the stock crossmember. Can you weld? what about doing frame stiffeners first? B.Lee's offroad has a 3-link also.
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Whats your reasoning for not on IRO? Do you have first hand experience?




I have serious offroads like them
IMO, the adjuster on the top driver side CA is complete ****.
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B lees 3 link is what I'm going to get when I go long arm.
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are you leaning toward any particular set-up such 3-link , 4- link , radius arm? do you care if the transfercase crossmember is three piece or one piece? some set ups use frame rails and you keep the stock crossmember. Can you weld? what about doing frame stiffeners first? B.Lee's offroad has a 3-link also.

want to mainly stick with 4 link, but everything I have seen about Rustys, RE, and Rouch country; I have only heard good about IRO and B. Lee. and the IRO can be orders with an adjustable UCA instead of that flimsy caster adjustment As far as transmission cross member, right now I am running an AX5/NP207, but will be swapping over to AX15/NP231. so not too sure if the crossmembers are similar or very different. also I will be doing center section stiffeners and can weld like a ****, do it most of my day at work. I will be doing the stiffeners when I do the long arms. right now my rig is in full blown build mode and also I should note that I am doing a 4.3l v6 swap... personally, my rig is going to be pretty **** when its done
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sounds like a great plan. If going with 4-link, I believe your choices are limited to Synergy, Rusty's competition four link and maybe TNT. Have you thought about cutting off and replacing the LCA mounts on the axle? I plated and boxed the stock mounts, came out pretty nice IMO.... should be easy for you. The combo of frame stiffies and long arm gives a way different ride to the XJ. Feels more solid and road bumps disappeared.
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Whats your reasoning for not on IRO? Do you have first hand experience?
oh god please, no, not this again!


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If money is no problem i would go tnt customs,The crossmember/skid plate is big and tucked up under the jeep better then most others.
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Looking for opinions on long arm kits. I stuffed my 4.5" springs and 2" spacers on my 86 over the weekend and for sure need aftermarket arms. looking into doing IRO long arm kit.
I just recently last month put a IRO Critical Path 6.5 kit on my 99 XJ.

It's an awesome setup. The Camber Adjust once set up PROPERLY is a one time deal and solid as a rock.

If you need fresh pics, let me know.
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That caster adjuster is garbage flat out. I've seen a couple removed and the kit was upgraded to a real upper and a few broken bolts. I can call a turd a diamond all day but it's still a piece of ****

If you need fresh pics don't ask because no one wants to publish the fact that they bought a kit from a company that tried to reinvent the wheel and failed
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That caster adjuster is garbage flat out. I've seen a couple removed and the kit was upgraded to a real upper and a few broken bolts. I can call a turd a diamond all day but it's still a piece of ****

If you need fresh pics don't ask because no one wants to publish the fact that they bought a kit from a company that tried to reinvent the wheel and failed
I can appreciate your opinion and feedback, but getting personal crosses the line a bit.

Condemn a product because a few failures? Nobody is perfect.

If nobody ever thought outside the box or tried to be innovative, do you you think you'd ever be driving what you are now?
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Clayton hands down, I really like their stuff. My friend put a long arm lift from Clayton on his wj everything I saw was top notch craftsmanship wise. I bought my kit from Sirius offroad haven't put it in hero 2.0 yet, I am doing it soon. You don't need to necessarily do the stiffeners first you can just cut out that section of the stiffners. But best to do it first if you can.
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Originally Posted by Reble View Post

I can appreciate your opinion and feedback, but getting personal crosses the line a bit.

Condemn a product because a few failures? Nobody is perfect.

If nobody ever thought outside the box or tried to be innovative, do you you think you'd ever be driving what you are now?
Alright. I'm going to say it. How is his statement a personal attack? I see nothing directed towards you as a person. I see his input on the product. A product that I agree 190% with him on.
If someone giving their personal opinion on a product that you have only had a week hurts your feelings, maybe the internet isn't a place you you.

Iro caster adjuster design is a horrible design. Dangerous also. I have seen tons fail.
Yes I will condemn a product that has had failures. Even more so when it's a safety issue. Rc and rustys both had track bar failures. They got **** for that too.

You want to get butt hurt because someone called the lift you use ****? Gtfo with that Crap.

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