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Old 04-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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My body lift to suspension

So when I bought my jeep it had a 3" body lift. Within the next two weeks I plan on getting a 4" skyjackers lift kit to start. Price is tough to beat and I'm broke.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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I would never put that on my Jeep honestly. The 3" BL needs to go for sure so you can either cut it down to 1-1.25" or you can remove it all together. I would look at either a OME kit or BDS. If price is that much of an issue just go with a 2" BB and start saving. What size tires do you have?

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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I have 33" on
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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I can only find 2" ome suspension lifts
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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I want 4" under $1000
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:08 PM   #6
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Check out zone lifts. You could fo the 4 inch suspension kit or the 4.25 combo which is 3 inch suspension and 1.25 body. Great stuff at a great price. You can get it roughly for 500. And its good quality too. Definately not the best but by far the best for the money imo.. I put the 3 inch suspension on mine and love it. Id recommend it all day long for the 400 bucks or so.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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What brand?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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Zone is the brand. Or zone offroad. Either work for a google search with jeep tj infront
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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I dont have the 4.25 combo but many here do and im sure will chime in. I have the zone 3 inch lift and a 2 inch body lift. Pretty similar, just .75 inches off. I also trimmed my stock flares for the flat style without breaking the bank. But here she is:


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Old 04-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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4 Results for: Suspension Lifts Jeep TJ Wrangler | Ruggedly engineered suspensions from Zone Offroad

Way better (and a smoother ride) than SkyJacker or Rough Country.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #11
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You won't be able to do 4" for under $1000 without running into big problems.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #12
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You won't be able to do 4" for under $1000 without running into big problems.
I don't offroad often maybe once every 2 months do to my job
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #13
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I don't offroad often maybe once every 2 months do to my job
What do you need 4" of lift then? You can do it but it will not be a very comfortable ride.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #14
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Ya i would say steer clear of 4 inch straight suspension unless your goimg to do it right and spend some money. If you want 4 inches id do the 4.25 combo. Or something similar if you decide not to do zone. But i highly recommend zone. Its good stuff and is priced very competitively.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #15
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I mean my 3" body lift isn't comfy lol and when I do go offroading it would be nice to have some clearance and flex.
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What's wrong with 4" straight?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #17
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I mean my 3" body lift isn't comfy lol and when I do go offroading it would be nice to have some clearance and flex.
3 inch body lifts can be dangerous too. Especially while offroading. It puts alot of stress on the frame. Id take that off as soon as you can.
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I've got the Zone 4" suspension and 4.25" body...I run a 1" Brown Dog motor mount. I am happy with the results

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #19
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With just a 4' 'kit' you will get driveline vibrations that are not fun. You will need a new rear driveshaft, a Slip Yolk Eliminator, and some adjustable upper control arms. Either that or a Transfer case drop or possibly a drop pitman arm. It gets complicated and I am no expert but that is the jist of it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:22 PM   #20
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So my best bet is to get a 3" suspension and maybe make my body lift down to a 1.25"
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #21
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So my best bet is to get a 3" suspension and maybe make my body lift down to a 1.25"
Yes. Definately remove your 3 in body. The 1-1.25 body lift part is optional but always nice for the bit of extra clearance.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #22
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I've got the Zone 4" suspension and 4.25" body...I run a 1" Brown Dog motor mount. I am happy with the results
I hope you mean 1.25 body lift not 4.25 haha
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:33 PM   #23
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So my best bet is to get a 3" suspension and maybe make my body lift down to a 1.25"
That is what I would do. That is probably your best bet.
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With just a 4' 'kit' you will get driveline vibrations that are not fun. You will need a new rear driveshaft, a Slip Yolk Eliminator, and some adjustable upper control arms. Either that or a Transfer case drop or possibly a drop pitman arm. It gets complicated and I am no expert but that is the jist of it.
Zone 4" kit comes with parts to adjust pinion angle a bit and transfer case drop. I added motor mount lift. I have removed their transfer case drop and have used washers instead. I will be removing them one at a time till vibes come then cut their blocks to the height I want.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #25
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Im running zone 4inch lift with 33s for over a year with trans case drop I dont have drive line vibs yet but I am noticing that its hurting my seals starting to leak diff oil I plan on getting a sye/cv when I get a new axle its also my dd

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