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Ironman4x4 lift

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

  1. Jul 30, 2022 at 11:15 PM
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    4runGirl88

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    I have the Ironman Nitro Stage 2 and love it. I don't do hardcore off roading, but do go on a lot of rocky, dusty, bumpy roads. And driving on the beach is no issue at all. In fact, I think stock suspension is fine for that in most cases.
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2022 at 6:19 AM
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    I cannot comment on the Nitro but I can say their CS has been great every time I have contacted them. The nitro lift should be equivalent to the Old Man Emu lift which is decent.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2022 at 7:28 AM
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    If those are your needs why not go with bilstein 5100 or eibach pro truck? Those are also very budget friendly. Maybe even just 5100 or eibach struts/shocks, to level it out and improve driveablity
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:39 AM
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    I originally did and returned it because it was said it be a stiff ride and I needed new uca since I got 2.5 front 1.5 rear lift. By the time I would have done that it was the same price to do a full kit that was said to be as smooth a ride as a stick runner



     
  6. Jul 31, 2022 at 9:49 AM
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    Whiptastichandling

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    I originally did and returned it because it was said it be a stiff ride and I needed new uca since I got 2.5 front 1.5 rear lift. By the time I would have done that it was the same price to do a full kit that was said to be as smooth a ride as a stick runner



     
  7. Aug 1, 2022 at 6:01 AM
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    Okay so these are my measurements to center of hub:

    22.5 drivers side
    23.5 passenger side

    Granted I added a ton of weight (front steel bumper, dual swing-out rear steel bumper, 3rd row seat), steel gas skid, Gobi roof rack, etc. so I am weighted down quite a bit plus I have a 34” E rated M/T spare on rear bumper. Had I removed all this weight I am sure my vehicle will go up 1-2 inches.
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2022 at 6:24 AM
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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
    :bananadead::bananadead::bananadead::bananadead::bananadead::bananadead::bananadead:
     
  9. Aug 1, 2022 at 6:26 AM
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    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
    We are in the same boat. Wish I would have waited to go with 285's, but thats life. I'll try to get a photo up later. Quite frankly it does not look too bad...
     
  10. Aug 1, 2022 at 6:52 AM
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    I have a similar setup and wanted to compare notes, I appreciate it.
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    I was waiting for someone to comment on their CS. I have to add my two cents as well. Ironman 4x4s customer service has been awesome for me. That combined with their constant sales they have going on led me to purchase most of my big $ mods from them. They were extremely helpful and even went so far as to recommend other companies products that I could consider for comparison. Plus, I've always received an immediate response from their chat feature on their website, so long as they are open.

    I've never been the type to leave reviews and I've always felt like most reviews you see online are a poor representation as it is always coming from someone who thinks they have been "wronged". I understand that's the whole point of customer service, but all of this is subjective. That being said, I made sure to give Ironman all the positive reviews I could and will continue to promote them just because they seem to put a high priority on these things.

    OP, sorry you're having issues with them. Just wanted to share my story.
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2022 at 2:25 PM
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    If we weren’t separated by about 2000 miles, I’d make you a deal on some barely worn Nitto RG 285’s.
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2022 at 7:45 PM
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    Just throw some spacers in and your good. :boink: ;)
    Sorry those didn’t work out for you. If I didn’t just get new tires myself I would hit you up on that offer.
     
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  14. Aug 1, 2022 at 7:49 PM
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    No worries, the 285’s were fun but I’m enjoying the improved drivability and mpg with the 265’s.
     
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  15. Aug 1, 2022 at 8:20 PM
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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
    I was gonna say, the spacers on the 265's got me good
     
  16. Aug 1, 2022 at 8:43 PM
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    No spacers for me thank you. :)
     
  17. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    If it makes you feel any better I put the Ironman 3/2 on my 4th gen and I love it. Had it probably 8 months and no problems to report.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:06 PM
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    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    I have (almost) nothing but good things to say about Ironman customer service. When I ordered mine they had a 15% off sale and just a couple days later they went to 25%. I called them about it and they refunded me the difference. The only, very small thing they did that ticked me off a little was I called them to ask if I needed to install the 1/2" trim packer to get the 3 inches and I was told yes. After installing it I had almost 4" of lift in front. When I called back about it the same guy told me I didn't need to install them. But I ordered the 10mm ones and changed them out and ended up with about 3 1/4 inches in front which I like. Otherwise I was happy with the customer service and I'm very happy with the product.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2022 at 7:41 PM
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    Whiptastichandling

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    That does, really does! Was it the nitro stage two by chance? Or the foam cell that most use and love?
     
  20. Aug 3, 2022 at 4:07 AM
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    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    I got the Nitro
     
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    outstanding! That does help thanks. Mine arrived today so hoping to have time to get it on within a week. Do you go off road much in yours? Curious because they recommended this one for people that mainly drive on roads and want a smooth ride but may occasionally take it off road on easy paths.
     
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  22. Aug 4, 2022 at 12:12 PM
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    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    I'd like to think I'm some kind of off road enthusiast but in reality I don't get off road all that much. In the Summer when we're in the mountains we do a good but of riding on gravel forest service roads and maybe something a little more intense but nothing serious. But when we move there in about another year I plan to start doing some mild trails in my spare time. I really don't have any doubts that the Nitro setup will be fine though. They didn't even tell me it was more for highway. Maybe I didn't ask, lol. I have a pretty good amount of confidence in the setup but really nothing concrete to back that up with.
     
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    that’s cool, that’s the jist of what we’ll do with occasional driving on beach at the coast or some of the easy trails. At uwharrie, you may have said and I forgot but what size tire do you run?




    QUOTE="importman, post: 373381, member: 16870"]I'd like to think I'm some kind of off road enthusiast but in reality I don't get off road all that much. In the Summer when we're in the mountains we do a good but of riding on gravel forest service roads and maybe something a little more intense but nothing serious. But when we move there in about another year I plan to start doing some mild trails in my spare time. I really don't have any doubts that the Nitro setup will be fine though. They didn't even tell me it was more for highway. Maybe I didn't ask, lol. I have a pretty good amount of confidence in the setup but really nothing concrete to back that up with.[/QUOTE]
     
  24. Aug 5, 2022 at 4:48 PM
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    Last few days of stocknwss. Monday post with lift an new rims actually kinda sad she looks good now!
     
  25. Aug 5, 2022 at 4:56 PM
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    Best wishes with your mod.

    Take it out on the trails this weekend and then after the lift so you can compare.

    I haven’t made it out on my trails yet since I made the change last week. Been busy and it’s too fricking hot.
     
  26. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:03 AM
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    Thanks, we’ll id still trade your gas mileage for my mod haha. Iv tried granny footing the gas pedal still at 17 with no mods. I just pray it doesn’t go down more. Kinda getting cold feet looking at her today shes so pretty as is! But yes we are off to uwharrie national forest trails now!
     
  27. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:25 PM
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    I will say I’m impressed with a Stock 4Runner. We just went to uwharrie to only do the easy dirt trails and ended up on top of the “mountain” fully stock no air out of tires. To get up the last large part we did use our crawl assist other than that 4 lo the whole way. Only scraped a few times hopefully the lift fixed that.
     
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    If you go again let me know and I will meet you there.
     
  29. Aug 6, 2022 at 8:28 PM
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    We may go tomorrow, if not tomorrow maybe Wednesday Thursday. Are you only available on weekends?
     
  30. Aug 6, 2022 at 8:29 PM
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    Went for one easy trail, ended up at the top.

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