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Old 02-11-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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4 inch lift

Looking to purchase a 4 inch lift for my tj. Need suggestions on good brands. I'm not looking to buy a lift that sags After a few months. Help me out

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Depends on your budget. The Zone 4.25" combo lift is a very good lift for the money.

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Depends on your budget. The Zone 4.25" combo lift is a very good lift for the money.
How much do they go for ? I'm not really lookif to go higher than 4 inches because I'm only getting 33s for now and also getting smittybelt Flairs so with that I'll gain even more clearance. I would say I have a budget of around 600 or close to it.
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How much do they go for ? I'm not really lookif to go higher than 4 inches because I'm only getting 33s for now and also getting smittybelt Flairs so with that I'll gain even more clearance. I would say I have a budget of around 600 or close to it.
I agree, for your budget, a Zone 4.25" combo lift is the way to go. Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26 That is what's on the red Jeep with 33's.
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I have been looking into zone. Why do you all recommend the combo kit verses the 4 inch suspension
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I have been looking into zone. Why do you all recommend the combo kit verses the 4 inch suspension
To do a 4" all suspension lift the right way, it means installing an SYE, adjustable control arms, etc. which is way way over your budget of $600. If you go with one of the cheap 4" all suspension lifts, you will wind up with a huge transfer case drop (which completely defeats the purpose of the lift) and terrible lower control arms and bushings, and you will be replacing it in a year or so.

A combo kit includes a 3" suspension lift, and that allows you to use your stock control arms (which are better than the aftermarket lowers on the cheap lifts), Your suspension geometry stays closer to stock which means better handling, and with the motor mount lift instead of the transfer case drop, you don't loose ground clearance. The 1.25" body lift is barely noticeable, and it sets you up for other mods (like high clearance skids). It's just an all around better way to go unless you've got tons of cash and can piece together the 4" suspension lift with the best quality parts.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:05 PM   #7
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Yea zone 4.25" is best for the price. I've already got a 1.25" body lift and I'm buying a zone 3" soon.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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does the 1.25 body lift interfere with the automatic shifter or transfer case shifter ?
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I just installed my body lift and motor mount lift today 4 hours total with me and my friend and we have never installed one before. easy as hell to do the body lift, just spray bolts down with PB blaster a few days before and your golden. The motor mount lift was a little harder but still easy ( I don't have a/c) just have to jack motor up and down a lot to get things lined up.Next will be the suspensions lift. gonna do it in a few weeks. just watch the video some people have online before installing, it helped out a
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does the 1.25 body lift interfere with the automatic shifter or transfer case shifter ?
It's been a while since I helped install one, but IIRC, the kit comes with a transfer case shifter bracket that lowers the shift linkage in the tunnel. FWIW, the Novak shift cable is a great upgrade to get away from the factory tc shift linkage and makes whatever bodylift or tummy tuck you want to do easier. Novak's 231 & 242 Cable Shifter Kit
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I agree, for your budget, a Zone 4.25" combo lift is the way to go. Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26 That is what's on the red Jeep with 33's.
What is that black lining that runs underneath the passenger side door on the gold jeep called and where can I get that?
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:14 PM   #13
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I decided to go with the zone 3 inch lift because I also am planning to purchase smittybilt fender Flairs. I figured it might make my tires look too small having that much room

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