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Old 07-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Help! 3" Zone Lift installation

I have a 3" Zone Suspension Lift i need to get on and not a clue where to start or how to begin. If you all know useful help videos, pictures, or experiences, or even live close by post some links for me. THANKS

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Old 07-07-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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Every tool you own!!!
Seriously, Jack stands, floor jack, (a second small floor jack if available), long heavy pry bar, long socket ext for upper rear shock mount, (penetrating oil and luck back there). Front upper shock stem sometimes tough, if you have metric die set to chase the threads first, do it. Most everything else not that hard to take apart.

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Old 07-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Lots of tools. Your in MD? Look up element offroad or else Maryland jeeps on Facebook it's the same thing. Lots of guys in Md who would be willing to help if you asked politely. The install isn't hard per se, but can be difficult because of rusty bolts and if it's your first lift kit. Goodluck. Post back if you need any help!
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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Rent a set of strut compressors from the auto parts store. Do not rent the coil spring compressors. If your current front shocks are difficult to remove then just snap off the shock shaft or cut it with a cutting wheel. I found that an impact wrench works best for removing the rear shock bolts. Do not forget to soak all bolts with Kroil for a few days prior to starting the project.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Rent a set of strut compressors from the auto parts store. Do not rent the coil spring compressors. If your current front shocks are difficult to remove then just snap off the shock shaft or cut it with a cutting wheel. I found that an impact wrench works best for removing the rear shock bolts. Do not forget to soak all bolts with Kroil for a few days prior to starting the project.
good to know thanks man.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #6
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The number 1 stumbling block are seized bolts. PB blast every bolt especially the rear upper shock bolts. If they break, you're in for a fun repair. I'd make sure every bolt that needs to be removed can be turned before trying to install parts. Nothing is worse than coming by seized bolt after seized bolt while you are trying to get it done within a time limit.

The rear trackbar relocation bolt is a pain to get off if you don't have an impact wrench. One of these may come in handy. Impact Driver- Craftsman-Tools-Mechanics & Auto Tools-Automotive Specialty Tools
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I have a 3" Zone Suspension Lift i need to get on and not a clue where to start or how to begin. If you all know useful help videos, pictures, or experiences, or even live close by post some links for me. THANKS
I did the zone combo lift. Check out my build on my signature and any other questions just ask me an ill answer them.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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I did the zone combo lift. Check out my build on my signature and any other questions just ask me an ill answer them.
that helps getting a good look at it thanks

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