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Old 01-14-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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Any Add-ons to Zone 4" Lift to make it complete??

I am seriously considering purchasing the Zone offroad 4" TJ Suspension lift for my jeep (4" TJ Suspension System). All the reading i have done to date has come up with nothing but positives for this lift albeit there is not much feedback out there due to it being relatively new on the market.

My question is - Is there anything extra i need to purchase in order to make this lift worth while or provide for a complete, ready to go with no worries, lift? I have no prior experience with suspension mods and am nervous about buying a kit that only half does the job. So if anyone could provide me with an indication that this kit is okay to do a 4" lift WITHOUT having to purchase anything else i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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This is also one of the kits I'm considering along with the Skyjacker so I'm in the same boat. Sorry I don't have any words to help but am also curious what other people have to say.

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #3
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Really need some help here peeps!!... care to jump in whenever.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:16 PM   #4
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Is there no one out there with the experience or know how to assist me? I would like to make this purchase with all the knowledge i can get.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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When I ordered my 3'' lift from them I emailed Dave from the customer service and got his advice. I would recommend the steering stabilizer and I think that the transfer case drop comes in the kit already. Go with the Nitro shocks instead of the gas for a better ride.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:19 PM   #6
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the 3.5 and 4.5 rubicon express lifts recommend and require respectively the SYE and custom cv rear drive shaft. I'm still trying to figure out why they are the only ones that require this mod. they're lifts are quality. A LOT of people run them. I'd just like to know why other 4" lifts operate fine without vibes using the trans drop kits.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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I dont understand your last question in the last post^

Basically anything over 3 or 4 inches, you need the rear drive shaft upgrade, sye, TW Drive shaft or the like, and a few other nicks and nacks depending on lift and situation. Basically when your lifted higher, you get more flex, which sets your pinion angles off which are supposed to be corrected by stuff included in the RE and Zone lifts but not always entirely. you just end up putting more tension and wear on the DS and axles etc from how the suspension acts on them. So, if you dont wana break stuff, you upgrade, or drive easy.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
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basically the question was how some get along fine without the sye and tw drive shaft and others need it. I'm not trying to cheap out and fix anything later. I spoke to a shop that said they would measure the rear drive shaft to see if it's necessary. just seems to me that if you need it then you need it, no getting around it.
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The Zone 4" lift uses cams to fix the pinion angle...which is why it rarely requires an SYE when installed properly.

The RE kits don't include those probably...and I've also heard they tend to lift a little higher than what they're actually rated at (ie. The 3.5 might actually lift it 4-5" depending on accessories, bumper, etc). 4" is the mark where even with a tcase drop or mml, you still usually have drivetrain vibes.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:10 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone. With all this in mind i will call Zone offroad and discuss with them exactly what i need.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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If you use Google to search this site, I've posted a few times about my 4" zone kit to answer this exact question for others. In short, I ordered nothing extra except for the steering stabilizer and the upgraded shocks. Other than that, it was a complete kit and I didn't end up with any vibrations at all. And yes it may net more than 4" as stated above; I got more around 5" - 5.5", but then again I have the 4cyl and I'm lacking any extra armor underneath (for now).
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If you use Google to search this site, I've posted a few times about my 4" zone kit to answer this exact question for others. In short, I ordered nothing extra except for the steering stabilizer and the upgraded shocks. Other than that, it was a complete kit and I didn't end up with any vibrations at all. And yes it may net more than 4" as stated above; I got more around 5" - 5.5", but then again I have the 4cyl and I'm lacking any extra armor underneath (for now).
Thank you very much for this response. Exactly the sort of information i was looking for.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
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Thank you very much for this response. Exactly the sort of information i was looking for.
No problem, anytime. Good luck with whatever lift you decide to go with; hope your rear shocks come off easier than mine did.

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