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Old 02-17-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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lift kit suggestions

I want to change out my 2" pro comp for 3 or 4 inch lift I just can't decide on which lift I've got about a 900 to 1200 budget right now since I'll be buying an sye kit as well. I do moderate wheeling nothing to extreme

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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I'd recommend the zone 4.25" kit...great kit for the price and allows you to not have to use a tcase drop since the 1" mml is included. Also looks great with 33" tires.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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I was thinking about putting a lift together with re or skyjacker soft ride springs rough country long arms bump stop extensions track bar relocation brackets (for now) jks quick disconnects but can't decide any input would be appreciated
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I was thinking about putting a lift together with re or skyjacker soft ride springs rough country long arms bump stop extensions track bar relocation brackets (for now) jks quick disconnects but can't decide any input would be appreciated
Skyjacker and rough country... Two not so great choices. Jks on the other hand is good stuff. Like owen said, look at the zone 4.25 combo. Great stuff and the mml fixes vibes without dropping tcase. Amd its below your budget!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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You might want to look at the Metalcloak lift kits. They get pretty good reviews for ride quality and they look like fairly complete kits.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #6
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I know rough country isn't the best but ive read some good reviews on the long arm upgrade and haven't seen to many negatives
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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Just keep in mind a long arm kit tends to get hung up a bit more easily with certain obstacles.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:15 AM   #8
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X3 on the Zone 4.25 Combo
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:33 PM   #9
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I'll probably be buying the zone kit with some Better shocks and some control arms after that thanks for the input
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #10
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Here's a picture of my before and after. Its the zone 4.25 combo lift and so far the only bad thing about it is that I'm not used to driving a lifted Jeep.

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Here's a picture of my before and after. Its the zone 4.25 combo lift and so far the only bad thing about it is that I'm not used to driving a lifted Jeep.
Whats the big difference you noticed while driving? Mine is stock and no lift so learning. Thanks.
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The biggest thing I've noticed is that it pulls right. It also has very slight bump steer but its still manageable. Other than that its not much different.
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The biggest thing I've noticed is that it pulls right. It also has very slight bump steer but its still manageable. Other than that its not much different.
Have you not had it aligned yet?
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I did but it still pulls slightly.
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Did you align it yourself or take it somewhere?
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Brought it to the local shop.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #17
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Brought it to the local shop.
Id take it back and tell them its still pulling. Make them fix it. It shouldnt pull after an alignment. On your 4.25 kit did you get an adjustable track bar for the front or drill the new hole?
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I got a jks adjustable track bar.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:41 PM   #19
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I got a jks adjustable track bar.
As long as you kmow for sure its tightened down to the correct torque setting and adjusted to the correct length id head right back up to the place of alignment and get them to fix it. If not your tires will wear unevenly.
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As long as you kmow for sure its tightened down to the correct torque setting and adjusted to the correct length id head right back up to the place of alignment and get them to fix it. If not your tires will wear unevenly.
Man is there anything about jeeps you don't know?? Amazing!! :-)
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The biggest thing I've noticed is that it pulls right. It also has very slight bump steer but its still manageable. Other than that its not much different.
Your jeep looks killer!
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As long as you kmow for sure its tightened down to the correct torque setting and adjusted to the correct length id head right back up to the place of alignment and get them to fix it. If not your tires will wear unevenly.
Also found an incredible off road custom shop literally less than 10 miles from my house. They will do my lift and tires next week!! So pumped.
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Man is there anything about jeeps you don't know?? Amazing!! :-)
Hahah yes theres tons i dont know but im learning more everyday. In the meantime im just relaying what i do know. But thanks
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Also found an incredible off road custom shop literally less than 10 miles from my house. They will do my lift and tires next week!! So pumped.
And thats awesome!! Glad you finally got it figured out and found a place. I cant wait to see pictures!
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Thinkin about doing the zone kit myself. Why not the 3" kit? Also if I do the 4.25 kit do I need to go with a trac bar?
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Thinkin about doing the zone kit myself. Why not the 3" kit? Also if I do the 4.25 kit do I need to go with a trac bar?
I had this same question so I'll just paste a comment someone made on my thread.

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Here's a suggestion for you...instead of buying the Zone 3" lift, buy the Zone 4.25" combo lift. The combo lift includes Zone's 3" suspension lift, a 1.25" body lift, and a 1" motor mount lift...all for like $70 more. That way you can use the suspension lift and use the motor mount lift instead of the transfer case drop (which comes in the normal 3" kit). You will have the 1.25" body lift left over if you don't use it to sell off (Make your $70 back) or keep for later. It's a shame to lift your Jeep only to lower your transfer case skid...kind of defeats the purpose.

You don't need new control arms for a 3" lift. You also do not need new track bars, but a front adjustable tb would definitely be the best option...it will keep you from relocating the mounting hole on the axle thus weakening it. The stock rear track bar will be fine, unless you want to spend the $'s to upgrade it.
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I had this same question so I'll just paste a comment someone made on my thread.
Water Dog said it perfect. Not needed but highly suggested. I run the 4.25 kit and unless your ready to weld reinforement plates on with the stock TB...Get an adjustable front. The rear will be fine with the relocation bracket.
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Thanks for the help! I hope that kit rides good on the street. Think that's what I'm going to go with.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:38 AM   #29
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What's that bump steer you should probably look into getting a steering stabilizer. That tightens up the front end and allows for less slack in your steering. I picked mine up from www.roighcountry.com
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What's that bump steer you should probably look into getting a steering stabilizer. That tightens up the front end and allows for less slack in your steering. I picked mine up from www.roighcountry.com
A steering stabilizer won't correct the problem, it just masks it. Incorrect steering/suspension geometry causes bumpsteer.

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