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Iron Man in this particular armor has consistently been a peer to Thor(counting prep stuff too).
Mokk/Worthy Grey Gargoyle: Here is Iron Man's fight with Mokk. Thor's last encounter with Grey Gargoyle was not going so well for him. He along(with his people) got turned into stone several times and he was getting briefly manhandled at the end(but Thor was holding what Gargoyle wanted so he smiled). The reason Grey Gargoyle's arms were so big at the beginning is because he was wearing a costume if you didn't already catch on to that. Note that Mokk's stone powers are even more powerful yet Iron Man was immune to it. Another thing that really makes this feat impressive is the fact that Grey Gargoyle could take a slice from Desak's axe with no injury. Desak can cut King Thor. I wouldn't say Grey Gargoyle is Thor level but he is strong. With the Worthy amp however he's a solid Thor+ level threat.
Crimson Dynamo: Iron Man was actually fighting pretty evenly with an amped Dynamo despite him being sneak attacked until High Evolutionary joined in. Crimson Dynamo fought Thor too and was seemingly winning until Volstagg's Dragon interfered. The Dragon was briefly brought down by Dynamo's blast which is interesting because Thor feared he would physically struggle with the beast. Iron Man was also confident he could blow the thing's head off in a single blast.
Thor himself: Thor was stalemated by Iron Man. Thor is angry because he thinks Iron Man betrayed his people, while Iron Man just wants to stop his friend from being evil. Notice how Iron Man does more damage than Dynamo and Ulik despite them both being able to give him a good deal of trouble. Also notice how Thor was oneshotted by Ulik after being weakened by his fight with Iron Man similar to how Ulik got oneshotted by Thor a bit earlier after one of his own fights with Iron Man. Iron Man also knows how to control the atmosphere and nullify Thor's weather powers. This is something more minor but Iron Man was able to travel and attack exactly as fast as Thor. He was in the radius of a lightning blast that overloaded "Winterman" with no issue as well. That makes sense due to the fact that Tony could shrug off a full power lightning blast while not braced and take enough Divine Transmutation to shut down his suit, turn Thor into Donald Blake, and greatly weaken a powerful yet scared El Diablo.
Taranus(Ulik): Taranus and Iron Man fought Terminus on a roster of avengers where they're the clear MVPs for a while. They eventually started landing some critical hits on Terminus. Iron Man's blast did more damaged than Taranus' lightning hammer attack. Taranus eventually Destroyed Heimdall and still managed to fight a serious Thor right after. Heimdall isn't as strong as Thor but he has gave him trouble in the past. They were both holding back and Heimdall eventually stopped fighting because he didn't want to hurt Thor. On a side note this also seemed to be a pretty good reaction speed feat for Iron Man if you watch closely during Ulik and Heimdall's second fight.
Terminus: Terminus' showings against the Avengers/Alpha and Mighty Avengers show that he's weaker than he used to be. However they also show he's still strong enough to give the likes of Thor, Hercules, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man himself trouble while in teams for a while. Iron Man eventually destroying a big chunk of Terminus' armors along with lobotomizing him with a charged blast is impressive. Keep in mind Iron Man wasn't going for the kill when they fought in the city.
Juggernaut: Juggernaut is depowered but him being weak is wrong and I've got plenty of showings that prove otherwise. He brutally beatdown Professor Hulk(with no armor). You may argue it was kind of cheap but it's still impressive. Professor Hulk fought well against Thor, twice. In the second instance Hulk had gone insane and Thor was bloodlusted with Warrior Madness. I do think Thor should beat both of them if he actually uses his powers. Anyway Thor with the help of Luke Cage only manages to break his helmet off and get swatted away after attacking him for several pages. Iron Man with his sonics however seemed to nearly kill the guy in seconds.
Red Hulk: Rulk was given a beatdown by Iron Man. He was fighting fodder zombies so he already should've been braced for attacks, but Iron Man hit Red Hulk in his back so hard that he not only looked to be in extreme pain, he coughed up blood(Red Hulk usually only loses blood when he gets hit in this face). Iron Man's assault had Red Hulk down and reeling for two pages. Thor attacks Red Hulk not long after. It's actually possible that Iron Man's beating could've added on to the effects of Thor's beating considering Cap mentions Rulk took two beatings back to back. Now you before you say "What's the point of this? Thor is stronger than Red Hulk and Iron Man isn't!" I gotta question the logic there. Take a look at this.
Wonder Man: Ionic Wonder Man is strong enough to down the likes of Thor and Wolverine with his punches, but he disperses(due to instability) when bullrushing Iron Man's durable shield. He also was taken down pretty easily by a prep device Iron Man built into his suit. Tony had reacted to and caught Simon's angry punch standing his ground, despite the floor and wall breaking from the force.
Zodiac Taurus: Zodiac Taurus was a quite a powerhouse for the Avengers to handle. Thor and Iron Man took the same amount of hits(one of the scans is a recap of Thor getting knocked out). If you look at the sky, Thor was knocked out long enough for it to go from day to night time so at least a few hours. The sky was the same before and after Iron Man was KOed so he couldn't have been down for any more than 12 hours. As far as the actual damage they could do, Thor sent Taurus flying farther with his one cheap shot. Taurus shrugged it off and two-shotted Thor faster than he could react. Iron Man comes back immediately after that and still lands his hit after basically giving Taurus a heads up. Iron Man had him skidding back, drew a bit of blood, made him yelp loudly, and literally knocked the spit out of him with his first hit.
Mangog: Mangog was so strong for Thor that he had to resort to BFR. Iron Man amped himself a bit and did the most powerful Uni-beam in history to briefly stun Mangog. In reality it didn't do much, but it is a lot since everything Thor did had even less effect.
Now I don't think Iron Man would beat Thor or take a majority to be more precise but he definitely gives him a run for his money.
Invincible Iron Man(2008) #504-505; Thor(2007) #620.1; Thor(1998) issues 49 and 77; Iron Man/Thor #1-4; Free Comic Book Day 2010 (Iron Man/Thor); The Mighty Thor(2011) #9-11; Thor(1966) issues 322 and 489; The Amazing Spider-Man(1963) #694; Alpha-Big Time #1; The Mighty Avengers #32; Thunderbolts(1997) #150; Incredible Hulk(1968) issues 402 and 440; Hulk(2008) #25-26; Avengers(2010) #2-3; Avengers Annual; Avengers Assemble(2012) #1-2; Thunderstrike(2011) #3-5