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Old 09-23-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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I been eyeballing iron man's control arms for some time.

IronMan 4X4 Fabrication

At first I was skeptical because of the low price but after reading a few reviews in other forums, I was convinced they are actually worth a try. I spoke with Andy and he had a set on it's way to me in record time. I got em quick and hassle-free.

Here's what he sent me:











I asked for arms that were adjustable from 14"-18" and he got it perfectly. Normally they are 15"-19" if I'm correct. Adam says he does custom lengths if needed, you just send him an email of what lengths you need and he'll make em.

The arms themselves are BEEF. They aren't 2" thick or anything, but they are strong. Welds are good, and everything is very tight. I like the fact that the threaded portion goes all the way to the end of the arm, which gives it a tight clunk-free feel even with the jam nut loose.

Male end is 1" solid
Female end is 1.25"

The bushings have grooves for grease to flow and lube the entire bushing, which is a plus. There's also a grease fitting as you can see. The arms come painted but need to be re-painted according to the instructions. They come pre-painted but to prevent corrosion and rust during storage and shipping. One of the reasons the arms are cheaper than most is cuz he does not powdercoat or paint and that cuts down on costs. I don't like powdercoating and I like the ability to paint my parts myself whichever color i please. A $4 can of good quality paint goes alot further than powdercoating.

Overall I'm very pleased with this order and I already plan on ordering one or two more of his items. If you want a set of strong upper adjustable arms at a super low price, these are it.



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Product and price look great.
When ya going to install them?
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Tomorrow.

I needed them a bit shorter than stock because I'm running drop brackets at 4". It puts my axle too far forward and the steering binds on the sway bar links. I can now pull it back 1/2" or 1" and get my wheelbase back to stock specs.
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Looking forward to the write up Mudd.

These babies are in my price range.
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If you want a write-up, I can make one. I wasn't really plannin on doin one since installing them is easier than installin shocks. But why not....
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I enjoy your write up's but you don't have to if you don't feel like stopping for pics but I am curious to here how they perform.
I've been shopping around for various parts for a lift, can't afford everything at once.
I'll end up having hienz 57 lift.
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price isnt bad. i might have to consider them since i want new upper control arms.
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Hey it's the same way here. Piece by piece, part by part. I pieced together my lift and been workin on it for almost 1.5 years now. I'm finally at the stage where I have the jeep where I want it (suspension/skids) and can work on upgrading weak parts. I think it's more fun piecing it together over a period of time rather than getting everything at once and boom you are done. I love wrenching so i enjoy every minute i'm under there with oil dripping in my eyes and into my ears, and chewing on bits and pieces of mud that falls from the exhaust pipe as you bump it with the wrench. Priceless moments.
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I like the looks of your rig, hope mine looks that good when it gets there.

Do you have a list of suspension parts that you are running?
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I like the looks of your rig, hope mine looks that good when it gets there.

Do you have a list of suspension parts that you are running?
3" rusty's hd coils
pro comp alum spacer
zone sway bar links
jks adjustable trackbar
RC drop brackets
RC lower flex arms
iron man upper arms
old man emu hd 2" leaf springs
old man emu aal x 2
RC adjustable shackle
dpg bumpstops
skyjacker hydro shocks
YJ rear brake lines
porc sye
front shaft

front oem skid
rusty's engine skid
appalachian armor's tcase skid
tomkin gas tank skid
aj's super rails
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Thanks Mudd.
Saved me a lot of looking around.
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I like the looks of the shackles Thanks for the link.
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probably a stupid question but why does those control arms have a male and female end?
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probably a stupid question but why does those control arms have a male and female end?
It's like sex. Male goes into female. Male is the threaded rod end and the female part is the hollow threaded tube (bushing end).
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Sounds like the modern day birds and the bees


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