So I'm looking into lifts and I cannot decide what i want to go with! I don't have much money but I want to get some more ground clearance! Been looking at zone lifts. Can't decide weather to go with the 3", 4" or 4.25". I'm planning on running 33's and just trying to scope out my options.
The 3" and 4.25" do not come with control arms and I've heard the stock ones aren't strong enough when flexing? I don't know. It's my DD and weekend wheeler. Any advice would be awesome!
id get the 4.25 for now. the body lift will allow you to tummy tuck later. as for the control arms, the stock ones flex on purpose they are designed to bend a little bit. when you save up some more cash you could then get some better control arms. i'd also budget for a sye and mml. also getting a front adjustable track bar is better than drilling the hole the zone kit will require.
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You don't want their control arms. They are standard bushing types and put a lot of stress on your brackets that can lead to them being ripped off. Go 4.25" with should come with the 1" mml that will lessen or eliminate the need for a TC drop. Then save up for good CAs from Currie, Savvy, or Metalcloak along with a SYE/CV driveshaft when you can.
I could get away with 33s if I just go with a 3 in suspension lift, correct?
You'll hear from folks on this site saying that they've run a 2-3" lift for years with 33s and no problems. They'll post up pictures of the Jeeps in a parking lot of flat piece of dirt thinking it proves something. The fact is, 3" is only enough if you never leave asphalt or you enjoy riding your bumpstops all day.
Here is my Jeep with 3.25" of total lift offroading. You can see how close I am to my fenders even with very little flex. My Jeep was just sitting there since I took that picture. I ran on my bumpstops pretty much all day and added an additional inch before my next offroad trip.