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.