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Old 02-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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4.25 zone lift kit. is nitro better than standard

I was wondering if it better to go with nitro shocks than the standard shocks that come with kit. I'm planing to get this kit next month. I heard that the nitro will make it rougher since the jeep is light, is this true? The jeep is my DD but I do go off road on weekends. I do want it to ride good on the streets 2. By the way I have 1998 2.5 wrangler. 4:10 gear with everything stock except wheels. I'm running 31 duratracts and plan on running 33 later on with the lift and once my tires wear out. Thanks foe all the help

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Cadenas, I'm not sure if the Zone springs are soft or not, but if they are not soft then the shocks you use will probably not have a huge impact on the ride quality. I also have a TJ as my DD and I went with a short-arm 4" RC lift, which unfortunately gave my jeep a pretty rough on-road ride feel despite using RC Hydro shocks which are supposed to be softer than the nitros... Long story short, I'd pass on the nitro shock upgrade. Incidentally, my lift came with nitros (I bought the hydros as well and never installed the nitros), so if you want to buy a set of brand new nitros later on, shoot me a PM, as I'm looking to sell mine for cheap.

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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I got the nitro cause they were black and match well with my silver jeep.... My jeep rode rough before and after left I couldnt tell the difference.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Nightop thanks for the info. I think I'm going to stay away from the nitro shocks.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Coasttrash do like the lift? What wheels do have one? How much more clearance did you get? Does any one else run this lift, if so I will like to know what you think about it and does any one have the quick disconnects with it?
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I like it seems to flex pretty well. I also have the quick discos that some with the kit. The kit install really easy probably easier if two people did it. ha

here is a terrible picture of it flexing

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Thanks, that picture really help. I think I'm going with regular shocks and getting the quick discos. What size are your tires if you don't mind me asking? Really like the way your jeep looks.
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33s but there is room for 35s if you get flat fenders.
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I was told the nitros are better off-road but for a dd that doesn't go off-road much, the hydros would probably ride better. I went with the hydros.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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I just put that kit on my wife's TJ. With the Hydro shocks. Rides better then stock IMO. Talk to Allen here in the Forum. AOR is him name. He will hook u up with a sweet deal. No regrets putting that lift on. Running MB Chaos rims with 33" duratrac's.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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I run a 2" BB with Zone Nitro shocks and I am very happy. It is my daily driver and I take it offroading lots.

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