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Ironman 4x4 Suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by linwozzle, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Apr 1, 2020 at 3:35 AM
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    linwozzle

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  2. Apr 1, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Don't know about the Tundra bit Ironman lifts get great reviews from the Landcruiser crowd.
     
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    Not enough....
    I haven't heard of that brand, but Old Man Emu is nearly the at the same price point and appears to include all the same components; shocks, new front springs, and new leaf springs. I know OME has a huge track record as well. Just another option :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Apr 1, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    For that price I'd go with the OME as well.
    As a matter of fact, I did :D
     
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    I don't have them myself and came across them a few months ago. Looks like a solid set up if your looking for something different. Check the Taco forums to see if anyone there has any impressions. Personally I'd go with Dobinsons if your looking for something similar and has a proven track record. I believe there is a vendor here also (mainline overland) that carries dobinsons and can tell you more about them.
     
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  6. Apr 1, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    the ironman foam cell pros are superior to the old man emu nitrogen shocks also the fronts are adjustable. i dont have em on my tundra but have both setups on my land cruisers
     
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  7. Apr 1, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    I came from ih8mud owning a 100 series, IronMan was one of the biggest contenders on there. Their bumpers resemble the ARB ones a lot. Great products, great customer support and they continue to develop new products based on customer feedback.

    The Foam Cell shock are definitely superior to the OME, and they are rebuild-able, plus threaded spring seats for easy adjustability. So IMO they kind of bridged the gap between a disposable shock and a top shelf shock with those 2 features, plus almost a 3" shock body, pretty beefy.

    Dobinson's would be my next go, as someone else mentioned but I believe their springs are limited to 2" of lift. Always thought their teal colored springs looked cool though.

    I really don't think you could go wrong with any of the 3 companies listed here though, they're all reputable.
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    Dobinsons actually has a 3 inch "comfort" coil you can get as well
     
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  9. Apr 1, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Thats cool, didn't know that. They were still new to the US scene as I was getting out of my 100 series. They have been around Australia longer than ARB has if I can remember correctly.
     
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    My wife is daily driving my 100 Series Lexus since I got my Tundra. Booooooo!!!!
     
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  11. Apr 1, 2020 at 2:42 PM
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    I looked at em..just couldn’t get past the Green?
     
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    I feel your pain man...never shouldve gotten rid of mine.

    IMG_20150720_124946.jpg
     
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    Nice, hers is white too. Nice Blueberry
     
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    I had a full IronMan setup on an FJ62 I once owned and their stuff is just as good if not better than OME. Had OME on previous vehicles. However, I don't know how their stuff performs on the Tundra but I'm sure it's up to par.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    I wonder if they can handle winters and salt spray.
     
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    After watching the video posted above. I ordered ome. I'd love to give ironman a try, but if they end up not working out. I don't have disposable income to replace again.
     
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    Thank you, craigslist find, auto shop owner didnt know what he had, took it for money that was owed to him by someone else and sold it only for what he was owed, it was brand new, $600

    That's awesome man you will still be stoked on OME, post pics when you get it installed!!!
     
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    Any updates on this? Op their shop is like 5 minutes from my house. I just found out and will probably head over on Tuesday. I am considering for my wife’s 19 4Runner first. Then maybe the Tundra. As I understand they just rebranded not to long ago hence the switch from yellow coils to green and the new logo. The 4Runner is black so the green wouldn’t be that bad. I understand they are highly regarded in Australia like OME.
     
  21. Aug 10, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    I have the foam cell pro kit and I'm running it with SPC UCA's. I like it! Has a good road ride and is pretty awesome off road. My friends that drove my truck said that it "didn't ride like a lifted truck." It's a positive feel not like floating on a cloud yet eats up the bumps. The shocks are huge at 3" and are rebuildable. I assume you could custom tune, but I don't know that for sure.
    Had a little trouble getting it up and running. I was sent the wrong shackles and U bolts. Ironman made it right though. The price is right now because the kit is on sale.
    I bought this kit on a whim. I saved money and was prepared to spend $4K+ on a Fox or King and I am glad I didn't. I remember hearing of Ironman years ago when I had my FJ40's, so when I hear that they setup in Tualatin I said what the heck the price is right, they have the reputation, and they appeal to my driving style. Over all I'm happy. Only one gripe about the shackles fitting a little loose on the frame bushing. I posted picture of this on another thread. https://www.tundras.com/threads/shackles-question.70133/
     
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    Well I’m going to the shop in the morning. I ordered a set of @SCSPerformance wheels for the 4Runner that will be here Wednesday.
    If things go right I’m getting the stage 3. Right after I go to Ironman I’m going to go order a set of Toyo AT3’s or DuraTrac’s from Discount Tire. Looks like I’m going to need a build thread for the 4Runner. If everything goes good I’ll probably repeat the build for the Tundra next year.
     
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    Very interested in their coilovers. I noticed the collar ring appears to be on the bottom. How hard or easy are they to adjust the ride height?
     
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    I am currently testing out their Stage 2 Foamcell Pro kit on my GX460. Had ist on a few weeks with a few short road trips but haven't hit any trails yet Hope to change that soon.
     
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    Cool rig! Wife has had a used ‘07 GX470 for a number of years. She’s thinking of upgrading to a new-to-her slightly used 460. I’ll have to show her yours.
     
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    I don't have experience with them on the Tundra, but I was happy with my non-foam cells on my Tacoma. I hear really good things about the foam cells.

    Also, FWIW, I remember hearing that Ironman was founded by the original engineers for OME. I don't know if there is truth in it, but supposedly the engineers got made at ARB and left to start their own company. Whether that is true or not, I do believe they make quality products.
     
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    Wow, interesting info! OME has always made good quality products. Good to know Ironman has some of the same “DNA” so to speak.
     
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    Yeah...not that easy!. I ordered mine Pre-assembled and "pre" adjusted and they were not even close. They were set to 4 1/8" and I wanted 2.75". So I got the wrench and adjusted them on the rig. It's a 2-1 ratio, so if you want a half inch then adjust a quarter inch. If I have to do it again I'll use the spring compressor tool with the wrench. I did lift the truck and removed the tie rod connection to create some room. Bottom line is it's doable, but you want to make intelligent measurements/calculations and do it once!!!
     
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    I was a little worried about that too. Got ours pre assembled and seem to be spot on. Still have a bit of Toyota lean but that was noticed in pre install measurements also. Probably just going to leave it as it’s not noticeable just by looking at it.
     

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