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1ABrian 10-10-2012 09:38 AM

new lift coming
I recenetly ordered new IRO 3.5 lift springs for my 97 JGC. The old springs were sagging causing my alignment to be off and scrub tires. Sagging springs were and is causing some death wobble because if the alignment issue. Looking forward to getting this back up where she should be.:thumbsup:

VistaCruiser 10-10-2012 05:30 PM

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Are you running a winch? Give a report on how much height @ intstall & after wheelin/settling a little.


1ABrian 10-12-2012 07:31 AM

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No winch right now. I wheel but nothing major as this is my DD. I do have a tube bumper on the front and wonder if I should replace the stock 1" spring insulator pad with a 1.5" spacer. I figure .5 more inches could make up for the heavier bumper. Heres a current pic before the actual lift springs go in. As far as settleing/saging go, I spoke with IRO and they stated the springs will go in about 4" lift and settle at 3.5 -3.75 inches with a lifetime warranty against sagging. These are the reasons I went with IRO.

VistaCruiser 10-12-2012 02:38 PM

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Nice looking rig. It's about time for me to replace front springs, so looking for some real world reports. I'm running the Rough Country winch plate/XRC8 combo to reduce some weight up front w/V8.


1ABrian 10-16-2012 02:25 PM

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well according to Fed Ex, I have new springy things on my porch at home. I will take pics, maybe even a video of the R&R process. My plan is all 4 springs, two trac bar alignment brackets and the correct rear coil spring isolator pads. My guess, w/o a lift 3-4 hrs start to finish by myself

VistaCruiser 10-17-2012 11:48 AM

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Good luck on that, hope the rig doesn't fight you too much. PB Blaster is your friend!


1ABrian 10-17-2012 02:28 PM

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Thanks Cruiser. No issues underneath. Its all been apart in the last 2 months. I installed all new CA's and bushings. So IRO was great to work with. Easy on the phone and decent shipping. They even labeled the springs front and rear. Pretty cool. I got the trac bar brackets from Fat Bobs. These are super beef parts. This weekend will be the installation of everything.
I'll bolt and stitch weld the brackets in place for rigidity

1ABrian 10-23-2012 01:11 PM

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Heres a few pics of the lift install
Old coils that Advanced Auto shipped me. Im dealing with this issue this evening....
they sent me springs for a 2WD. Boneheads Nice and collapsed
rear trac bar bracket, cleaned ready for welding
in the garage with a proper lift
a weak parking lot flex but whatever

VistaCruiser 10-29-2012 11:13 AM

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Looks GOOD!! Now wheel the piss out of it & post pics.


1ABrian 11-06-2012 04:20 PM

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Trying to deal with some driveline vibes right now from the rear. GGRRRRR

VistaCruiser 11-14-2012 07:59 PM

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It's always something, isn't it? U-joints all greased up? Driveshaft going straight from T-Case to Diff (rear trackbar alignment)? Pinion angle?


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