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Old 03-27-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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3 inch Lift with tires help

Ok been doing alot of reading and have come up with this kit and tire combo.
I would like to know what else I might need to buy or instill with this lift kit.

Zone 3 inch

also I cant decide what size tire to go with a 31 x 10.50- 15 or a 33 x 12.50 - 15 I am thinking Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac.

I would love to see any photos of your jeep with a 3 inch lift and 31s.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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Here's a good site to look at with lots of different lift and tire size combos...

The Jeep LJ | Jeep TJ Lift Pics

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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Here's my TJ with a TeraFlex 3" and 33" Tires on 15x10s
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I put the same lift on with 33" MT Baja MTZ.
Pick up a JKS adjustable track bar.
I put one on and I feel it was the best $ I spent. The Zone kit, and most, want you to redrill the hole for stock track bar and it ends up pretty close to the edge. The rear track bar takes some drilling but the bracket is held in with 4 bolts so it is ok in my eyes.
I also got a great deal on all of it delivered to my door, so PM me if you want and I will tell you who to get a quote from. I don't want to upset any of the vendors on here because I might need something from them soon
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Double Post sorry. Forgot Pictures[IMG]

ZONE 3" with 33x12.5x15 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ wrapped around ProComp 7031 series

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I have the 3" zone lift with 255/75/R17 bfg mud terrains on the new 2013 rubi wheels! Here's a link to several pics of the lift and wheels

http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/ha...src=wap&page=1
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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With the 3 inch zone lift did you need to replace any thing else or do anything Like a motor mount lift or drop the transfer case?
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With the 3 inch zone lift did you need to replace any thing else or do anything Like a motor mount lift or drop the transfer case?
The lift comes with everything you need as far as parts to install. You'll replace all shocks, springs, and sway bars. Also it comes with a rear track bar relocation bracket you can install but several people avoid that and buy an adjustable track bar. I used the bracket and it works fine. It also comes with a tcase drop kit I installed that also and have no vibrations at all. Motor mounts aren't necessary unless you have a body lift.

You'll need lots of tools most important are coil spring compressors to install the new springs you'll need a heavy duty drill and a nice socket set air wrenches make install easier too. Jack stands are a must to hold up vehicle
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You won't find too many guys running 31's w/ a 3" lift because a lift is not needed to run 31's. That would too look odd with that combo. Before slapping 33's on there, what engine/trans/gear ratio do you have ?
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You won't find too many guys running 31's w/ a 3" lift because a lift is not needed to run 31's. That would too look odd with that combo. Before slapping 33's on there, what engine/trans/gear ratio do you have ?
That's a very good point. I'll add that I have a 4.0L/5spd w/4.10 gears.
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I have a 4.0 auto sport not sure what gears will google it (that guy knows a lot of stuff) and for tools I have a hammer, adjustable wrench, and a flat heat screw driver I am sure that's plenty. LOL JK I plan on buying a spring compressor and have a real good set of tools ( used to work as a mechanic ) and don't mind buying more.
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No need for a spring compressor, I rented one and it wouldn't fit... then I found out I didn't need it anyway.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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I'm in the middle of doing my 3" lift/rear axle swap. My front is done, just waiting for some parts on the rear.
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Don't do 31's it will look funny IMHO.
I would opt for 33's with the 3 inch IF you went with a 1 inch body as well. I had the 3 inch and 33's and rubbed a little off road. I want a tummy tuck so I went ahead with the body and motor mount lift.

I think it looks better with the 4 inch as well...
32's would be perfect with a 3 inch.

4.10's will be a good gear for wither one. I have 4.10's and like it!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #15
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oh, I also agree with the adjustable track bar. I did the relocate hole thing and I never could keep it from loosening and popping. I would have to tighten the bolt once every week or so. But when I put the adj. track bar on...voila never loosened or popped again.
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There should be a plate on your gear housing on both axels that tell you the gear ratio. i have 3.73 and it is a little slower and rarely need 6th gear anymore but it is fine for me.
I bought the 4.25 Zone combo kit
3" suspension lift minus the t-case drop
1.25" Body lift minus the radiator relocation kit
1" motor mount lift
for A few bucks more than the 3" suspension lift, sold the MML and BL and added a couple of washers to drop the t-case and no vibes. Plus I sold the 2 for more than the additional cost I spent on them.
And the person that bought them paid less than the cost new from Zone.
Win for all.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #17
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oh and when doing the front just go ahead and disconnect the brake line brackets. i fought with getting the passenger side spring in for about and hour. noticed the line was at full max, unhooked it, popped spring right in.

I will say that i had a few issues. One shock wouldn't come out top mushroomed out. one bolt broke on front sway bar disco. 3 bolts broke on top of rear shocks, these were fun to remove. All that I completed the entire job by myself in 2 1/2 days. and i would say the issues above cost me a good 6 hours if not more. I jacked it up Friday after work, completed front on Saturday. Finished it and pulled it out of the garage and test drove it Sunday at 9pm.
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I think my rear end is 3.07 and I am sure this only my first lift kit I will be installing and I will be buying a bigger one once I start playing in the dirt. The big reason for the 3 inch was I think it is the highest with out messing with drive shafts brake lines axle and other things in order to do it right and know more about jeeps.

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