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Old 05-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Lifting my TJ

I am currently sporting a 1999 TJ 4.0 Sport. which by far is the greatest vehicle i have owned! My next project is a lift, tools and equipment is no problem. I want to do 4 inches, for know I will install a transfer case lowering kit and eventually do a slip yoke. I have 33 inch tires ready to be installed. Any suggestions? I am really steering towards the Skyjacker Sport lift.

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When I was searching the forums opinions on skyjacker were not good. I went with a zone 4.25 combo and 33's and it looks great! It claims no tcase drop needed due to the motor mount lift, but I still had to drop mine a tiny bit with some washers. No big deal other than having to make a little room for the gearshift which was hitting the back of the console.

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thanks, I was also looking at the zone combo. Did you do it yourself, if so was it fairly easy?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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If you are going to a 4in Suspension Lift there are a few things to think about. I would not recommend a T-case drop. I only have 3 inches of lift and I had a drop and my T-case mainshaft went BOOM. 4in of suspension lift i would recommend SYE and CV-axle and also adj track bar. 3in of lift should be ok with T-case drop depending on how hard you push it.

I would also think about how far you are willing to go with it. If you think that you might want to go bigger later it might be better to just save up the extra money and do it the way you want the first time.
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If your not doing the sye now, I would strongly suggest the zone combo and also through a MML (motor mount lift) in there as well. You may be able to get by with no transfer case drop, but this will make sure you minimize the tcase drop if you need one.
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If your not doing the sye now, I would strongly suggest the zone combo and also through a MML (motor mount lift) in there as well. You may be able to get by with no transfer case drop, but this will make sure you minimize the tcase drop if you need one.
^^X2....I went with a Skyjacker lift & tc drop a little over a year ago, and I've been changing it over slowly since then. Go with the Zone Combo and save yourself the 1 1/2" tc drop.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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great thanks guys, any one got pics of there jeep with the zone combo on 33s?

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