Originally Posted by Stephanie13boucher
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.