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Old 09-04-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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3.25" lift questions

Im getting ready to purchase a 3.25" lift. For my 2001 TJ. Anyone who has done one know what else I'll need to budget for?
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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If you are looking at rough country I would suggest the 3.75" vs the. 3.25". The shocks are a bit harsh, so just buy opt out on the shocks and buy some skyjacker, or bds hydro's. If you have a heavier rig, or plan to add a winch, and or armor then avoid rough country. Their spring rates are very low and don't support additional weight very well.

I would also look at zone offroad. The 4.25" kit is a very nice entry level kit.

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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I don't want to go too high I was thinking between 2.5-3.5" lift.
I need all my links and control arms replaced as well they are shot. Any good lifts that will replace those as well?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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I am looking for a comfortable riding lift not too rough. If I need to go 4" I will but I'd like to stay a bit smaller. I checked out the zone off-road lifts. I like them but I need to know if they are stiff or soft suspension. I have a limited budget so I can't make it rain at 23 years old
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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I ordered the zone 3 in lift and I'm happy with it check out derran at rock ridge 4x4
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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The zone lift has a soft riding hydro shock. The 4.25" is a combination lift that uses a 3" suspension and 1.25" body lift. I would suggest replacing your stock control arms with new stock control arms. Most aftermarket arms are crap and not as good as stock. The control arms that are worth buying use a real Johnny joint at both ends. The metalcloak duroflex bushing control arms are also making a good name for them selves.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:44 AM   #7
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If I go with 3" do I need to do a SYE and drive shaft conversion? Or is it preference?
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:10 AM   #8
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If I go with 3" do I need to do a SYE and drive shaft conversion? Or is it preference?
I have the Zone 4.25 lift kit on my 01 tj. That is a 3 inch suspension lift. No driveline mods needed. I went with their hydro shocks. The ride is better than stock.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:23 AM   #9
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Thanks guys! I'll probably order the zone3" lift when the money comes in haha.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:49 AM   #10
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The 4.25" kit comes with a mml. In most cases that takes care of any drive line vibrations. Some have had to add a couple fender washers under the skid as well.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:55 AM   #11
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OP, what size tires will you be running to need a 4.25" lift?
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:28 AM   #12
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I bought the 4.25 and only installed the 3in lift and am running 31s currently. I think its great! I did go with the nitro shocks and its a little hard but Its not my DD and I like it for the trails. I plan on going 35s soon (well when funds allow) so at the point ill be throwing on the BL/MML

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I'll only be running 31 cooper at's.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:52 PM   #14
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I have a ZONE 3 inch lift with ZONE Gas shocks, ides great on 33x12.50 BFG's 8 inch wide DC@ wheels. Comes with the T-case drop and no SYE needed.
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Do I need a sye and cv drive shaft with a zone 4" lift with a t case drop.
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Do I need a sye and cv drive shaft with a zone 4" lift with a t case drop.
If you take it offroad than yes. If it's a street cruiser than a transfer case drop would possibly suffice.

One more reason the 4.25" kit is better than the 4" kit.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #17
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With a 4" lift Will the drive line bind up when I flex?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:58 PM   #18
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Depending on your budget, you could also go with the DPG Off-road OME kit.

http://dpgoffroad.com/products/old-m...-wrangler-kit/
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Depending on your budget, you could also go with the DPG Off-road OME kit. http://dpgoffroad.com/products/old-m...-wrangler-kit/
Thanks but wow that's way outta the price range for right now I like the kit though. Thanks for the input man
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Depending on your budget, you could also go with the DPG Off-road OME kit.

Old Man Emu Ultimate TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com
Costs more but you get a good set up. No need to lift your Jeep way up in the air and put on crappy shocks to run larger tires. Not many understand this.

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