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Ironman4x4 lift

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Whiptastichandling, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. Jul 28, 2022 at 8:13 PM
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    Whiptastichandling

    Whiptastichandling [OP] New Member

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    I ordered a 3inch suspension stage two lift kit from Ironman 4x4 for my trail premium 4Runner. I unfortunately just purchased new tires before getting the lift. They are 265s, does anyone else have a 3in suspension lift with 265s? Just trying to figure out if it would look completely stupid or not. If you have photos that would be great!!

    I considered getting a smaller lift, they offer a 2.5 front, however the rear doesn’t come in half sizes as I believe I need a 1.5 for the 4Runner to be level. They only have a 2inch in back. Is there a way to make that work and be level? The kit link is below


    https://ironman4x4america.com/nitro...ed-for-2010-toyota-4runner-with-kdss-stage-2/
     
  2. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:03 PM
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    4runGirl88

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    Found these pics on another 4runner forum:
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  3. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:48 PM
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    That’s ironic,

    I just had my lift removed along with set of barely used 285’s. Now I have the task of selling the 285 Nitto RG’s E Load.
     
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  4. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:53 PM
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    Whiptastichandling

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    what made you wanna take it off? I may be interested, curious how much shipping would be and I’d have to sell mine as well.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:54 PM
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    Not absolutely horrible I suppose, thanks for the pics!
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2022 at 9:59 PM
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    This is mine sitting at 3inches of lift in this pic (before bumper and winch install)
     
  7. Jul 28, 2022 at 10:09 PM
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  8. Jul 28, 2022 at 10:39 PM
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    My main concern was the long term effects on the drive train and suspension components. I went into it totally uninformed and unknowingly let the dealership install a spacer lift.

    I was having problems off road with the rear shocks topping out due to the 2” lift in the back. And with the 3” lift in the front the UCA’s were contacting the coil springs during full droop. It was a ticking time bomb.

    Having said that, there are apparently “right” ways to lift a 4Runner. The independent front suspension IFS is the limiting factor. It just wasn’t worth it for me personally to invest more time and money into it.

    The most important upgrade is a really good set of AT tires if you plan on off roading.

    This link tells my story;

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/shock’ing-discovery.26659/
     
  9. Jul 28, 2022 at 10:56 PM
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    sitting on 265s as well? Nice rig!
     
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  10. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:47 AM
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    - GOBI roof rack and ladder - Westcott Design Rock sliders - M.O.R.E. Underbody Skid plates - Dual ARB air compressor & ARB single compressor - LED interior lighting - Ironman 2.0 meter awning and enclosure - Ironman winch with factor55 hook - Ironman foam cell pro suspension - Ironman recovery snatch rope - Ironman recovery traction boards - lilbscustomfab Hybrid Front Bumper - lilbscustomfab BMC - RRW RR7-H Hybrid Beadlock wheels - Nitto Trail Grapplers 285/75/17 M/T - 4.88 gears - ARB front air locker - ARB rear air locker - Hi-lift jack & mount - Sony aftermarket speakers - LASFIT External LED Light Conversion - Center console organizer - Glovebox organizer - ICS phone Mount holder - C4 rear bumper with dual swing arms - C4 gas skid plate - C4 rear diff skid plates
    Here is mine the day I picked it up from getting the suspension lift with 265/70/17 (stock size but recently new tires open county at3) tires:
    F76CAEDA-87A3-49B6-B346-46EF3D45877E.jpg F43EE5D2-9290-41D1-8720-C217C1235688.jpg

    Here it is with my new tires 285/75/17 Nitto Trail grapplers
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  11. Jul 29, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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    It's going to look like you skipped leg day.
     
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    Lmao literally what I was going to comment!
     
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  13. Jul 29, 2022 at 11:44 AM
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    What's your measurement from the top of the tire to the fender in the front?
     
  14. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:21 PM
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    Whiptastichandling

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    Is that a Ironman lift? I see you too are from NC as an I. Where did you get it installed at? I am supposed to get mine put on next week, but really having second thoughts about the setup I ordered. Yours looks really good, I think it will be ok with the 265s for now.





     
  16. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:38 PM
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    Whiptastichandling

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    hahaha
     
  17. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:10 PM
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    Yup! 265 K02s
     
  18. Jul 29, 2022 at 10:22 PM
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    You’ve said that about every kit you decided on. Hope you figure it out.
     
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    Due to my limited knowledge, then study think I know enough to order, at about which time I see that kit picked apart in a forum, or a new issue from a lift I never knew was possible unfortunately
     
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  20. Jul 30, 2022 at 4:16 AM
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    - GOBI roof rack and ladder - Westcott Design Rock sliders - M.O.R.E. Underbody Skid plates - Dual ARB air compressor & ARB single compressor - LED interior lighting - Ironman 2.0 meter awning and enclosure - Ironman winch with factor55 hook - Ironman foam cell pro suspension - Ironman recovery snatch rope - Ironman recovery traction boards - lilbscustomfab Hybrid Front Bumper - lilbscustomfab BMC - RRW RR7-H Hybrid Beadlock wheels - Nitto Trail Grapplers 285/75/17 M/T - 4.88 gears - ARB front air locker - ARB rear air locker - Hi-lift jack & mount - Sony aftermarket speakers - LASFIT External LED Light Conversion - Center console organizer - Glovebox organizer - ICS phone Mount holder - C4 rear bumper with dual swing arms - C4 gas skid plate - C4 rear diff skid plates
    Yeah I am from just outside of Hickory. If you are near Charlotte I have a contact. Let me know.
     
  21. Jul 30, 2022 at 1:14 PM
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    I am in high point. I’m not oppose to driving there. I thought there was a 4x4 place near here maybe Lexington you can drive to an say I want this they say buy this and do it there not sure though. I think I may have made a mistake with what I bought and think I would have been better off going to a place like that and paying extra since I know so little about it. What’s the place you have?
     
  22. Jul 30, 2022 at 2:52 PM
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    Well it isn’t a place as much as a guy. The name of his business is:
    Queen City Overland Charlotte

    He is the one who installed my suspension and winch.
     
  23. Jul 30, 2022 at 5:10 PM
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    Why do you think you made a mistake? You didn't say what Ironman kit you bought. I am running the Foam Cell Pro for the last 2+ years with almost 30K miles on mine and I love it. I have gone hard offroad hard with mine and I had one blown shock. Ironman replaced it no questions asked. Every kit has its ups and downs.
     
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  24. Jul 30, 2022 at 5:18 PM
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    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    Looks like Ironman customer support recommended Ironman Nitro shocks when he was asking for Foamcell pro. Now Ironman not helping him to cancel the order and get Foamcell pro where many of us recommended. Ironman want to proceed with the shipment (which has not happen yet) and after he got the kit Ironman want him to pay return shipment and a restocking fee.
     
  25. Jul 30, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    Customer service can make or break a business for sure.
     
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    Got ya, thanks I’ll look it up.

     
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    I apologize, I bought the nitro stage two. I told them it’s for my wife’s car she just simply wanted her vehicle higher and ride smooth bike off roading except for occasional driving on beachEd. He said based on our needs the nitro stage two was best.

    I take most the blame I should have done more independent research instead of trying to just get her car lifted asap.

    now just trying to decide to put it on hood for best. Or eat the money and send back


     
  28. Jul 30, 2022 at 6:42 PM
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    Just from some comments Iv heard and let read about that lift kit. Also some horror stories, last thing I want to do is spend that money and cause an issue with a perfectly good vehicle. That’s why I’m thinking I made a mistake


     
  29. Jul 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    Not sure how many miles you have on it, but in my situation I drove mine right off the show room floor with the 3/2 spacer lift and didn’t test drive a 4R in stock (not lifted) form, so I didn’t have anything to compare to.

    In my case, the ride hasn’t changed significantly, but the drivablity has improved. Something else I have noticed is that I don’t have as much of a blind spot in the rear view mirrors.

    Not sure why, maybe with the mirrors sitting 3” lower I have a better field of view.

    I was very interested with the Ironman Pro foam cell shocks until I called their customer service and was told they were designed for at least a 2” lift.
     
  30. Jul 30, 2022 at 9:51 PM
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    That’s interesting, more odd facts about the company we’ll call it. I regret not looking more into this and relying on suggestions. I should have spoke to someone with vast knowledge and experience before making a choice.



     

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