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Old 03-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Finally got the lift and new wheels! Review of Zone 4.25" combo lift.

Being a new Jeeper, I had lots of questions about what kind of lift to get, so thought I would post up my quick review of the Zone Offroad 4.25" combo lift, in case it helps someone else out with their decision. This is exactly what I was looking for. Nothing too monsterous, but plenty of room for some 33's. I went with disconnects and nitro shocks, got the cam bolts just in case, and also added a steering stabilizer. All of this still cost me less than $700 shipped, thanks to Allen's Offroad (Allens Offroad). Both Allen and Zone were great to deal with, took plenty of time writing emails and answering my questions, and I highly recommend both of them.

I did the install myself, with the help of my trusty steed, Roxie. This was the first lift kit that I have ever done, and the instructions were great. No problems except a few rusty bolts snapping and the stock front shocks having to be cut off (again, due to rust). Oh, and smacking myself in the forehead with a wrench, but in order to keep what little bit of dignity I have left, I won't get into that, haha! I did the body lift first, then waited a week or so for my wheels to come in, before doing the suspension lift. The tires are 33x10.5 BFG All-Terrains on 15" MB aluminum wheels. A set of 5 wheels and tires ran $1510 total from discount tire, mounted, balanced, and with new locking lugnuts. I only have about 100 miles on the kit, and just a little dirt driving, but so far, I like the kit. It doesn't quite sit a full 4.25" higher, but I have a LJ, so I'm guessing the little bit of extra weight holds it down some. I have no issues with the Nitro shocks being too stiff or rebounding too hard.

Being in Houston, there aren't many places nearby I can run to quickly to test out the suspension, so I improvised. I am pretty impressed with the amount of articulation. Total was 33" off the ground in the front before the rear tire started to come off the ground.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Finally got the lift and new wheels! Review of Zone 4.25" combo lift.

Looks real good. I am considering this lift my self

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Looks good man, I am in Houston as well, let me know if you want to get her dirty..
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Great choice on the lift I have the same set up, minus different tires and you won't be disappointed in the articulation. Glad you went ahead and got the steering stabilizer in front, that will help a lot on the street.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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Looks awesome. Which gears/engine do you have? Any loss of power or weird shifting issues moving to 33s?

I have a 2000 TJ 5 speed V6, and I'm considering the same setup. I've seen a lot of good feedback on this kit, but looking for any gotchas.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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Looks great! I went 2" for now but I will deff consider this lift in the future, did you get any vibs or have to ad an SYE kit?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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I have that lift also. Ended up putting a 1" spacer in the front to make up for some sag do to my bumper and winch. I went with the dicos and not the nitro shocks. I also put in the novak shift cable. Took it to the Rubicon last weekend and the setup worked flawless. There's pics of the trip posted on the thread here under Rubicon Trail. My Jeep is the red 98. I am totally pleased with this setup.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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Just a tip, take the boots off the shocks. They'll fill with water and crap and destroy your shocks over time. This goes for even purely DD jeeps as well. Other than that, good job on the lift! Jeep looks good.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:01 PM   #9
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looks good i will be purchasing this lift real soon, question for the people in here, i have a 2004 jeep wrangler with an X on the side is it the same as the TJ?
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looks good i will be purchasing this lift real soon, question for the people in here, i have a 2004 jeep wrangler with an X on the side is it the same as the TJ?
Yes. That's just a sub model. Let me guess, you've got the 4.0 huh? TJ's were made between 1997-2006.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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Ya that sounds right gotta get my wheels and tires next ordering this lift tomorrow then found some rims for 60 each then time to find some 33in wheels

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