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Ironman Suspension experiences?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ibanez6224, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Hola, looking for any experiences with ironman suspension? My guy is super high on them and suggested installing their lift kit in my '19 Tundra. I'm in the process of getting new wheels/tires and was looking for a good 3" lift. He's suggesting the ironman kit. This guy has 40 years experience in suspensions/off-roading, so his opinion carries a little weight with me, but just wanted others opinions.

    From my research it looks like they're big in Australia for overlanding, but not so much in the US. Looks to be something geared toward Toyota's and their Australia counterparts.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Never heard of it. Just be sure your lifting with shocks and not urinal cakes, I mean spacers. LOL Just my 2 cents
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Never herd of Ironman- maybe someone else will chime in too help ????
    Good luck
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  4. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Edit: shocks don't lift but the coils do
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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  7. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    If you’re in the USA I would stick with an America based company. If you need any warranty/service stuff it would likely be simpler to not deal international
     
  8. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    They have a presence in the US (matter of fact they have a supply warehouse locally), just don't seem to be super popular.

    https://ironman4x4america.com/
     
  9. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Local is good. They might be great quality, just unlikely many people have heard of them stateside
     
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    Just wanted to bump this. Anyone know of or have these?
     
  11. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    I have them. They've been fantastic so far and look great.
     
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  12. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Ivan "Ironman" Stewart was a Toyota off-road racing legend in the '70's and '80's.
     
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    I know who Ivan is - just never heard of this suspension- lol
     
  14. Jan 27, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Witch kit you go with? Any pictures?
     
  15. Jan 27, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Here's a shot.

    IMG_20190913_152517.jpg
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Hello, bumping this to seek more information from anyone with personal experience.
     
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    Also interested in these. Trying to decide between ironman/ome/ dobinsons. I've had ome on my fj60 and 1st gen tundra. They were a little stiff, but rode well. Have read dob's and ironman ride softer.
     
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    These have made the short list with dobinsons.
     
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    I've never used Iron Man, but I've heard only great things. I run Dobinson's on my 4runner and the ride is fantastic both on and offroad. I think the Aussie's really know what they're doing when it comes to suspension.
     
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    I think most people who swear by OME haven’t had anything else, it is very stiff. I’ve had OME, Tough Dog, Bilstein 5100 and Fox 2.0. Tough Dog would be my first choice but none in the country right now and Trail Tailor isn’t sure when the next order will be here. My buddy has Dobinson and I’ve driven his truck and the ride is great so that’s what I went with, should be installing next weekend.

    I got the following for $835.

    Dobinsons front 3” springs
    Dobinsons front shocks
    Dobinsons Rear shocks
    Proform Fab 1.5” shackle
    KYB Top Hats
    Energy Suspension rear leaf bushings

    Talk to Mike at https://exitoffroad.com/ he hooked me up with a discount code.

    I was going to try the Bilstein 6112/5160 combo but best I could find it would cost about $250 more. As much as I like Bilstein I’ve had enough of them that leaked within 30k miles and their warranty is terrible.
     
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    I talked to Mike as well. But, the 2.25" springs from Dobinsons are out until the end of May.
     
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    Interested to see pictures when you install it. What diameter shocks are these? Interested in the kit as well.
     
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    I ended up going with dobinsons also
     
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    Did You install your suspension yourself?
     
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    how does it compare to fox 2.0?
     
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    I had Fox on a 100 series landcruiser, in 2 years I had the rear shocks rebuilt twice. On a daily driver I don't think I would get something that needs rebuilding again, I would stick with OME, Dobinsons or Ironman. These forums have a way of making a guy go way overboard and spending money on parts that are not needed.
     
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