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Old 08-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Questions about lifting and doing 33's

Just got my first car, an '02 TJ and I love it! It's totally stock so I have a couple questions about lifting it.

I got used 33x12.50x15 ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrains super cheap from a friend. I'm looking to get 15x8 Cragar Soft 8 wheels and the Zone Offroad 4.25" combo lift.

What backspacing do I need in order to not rub?

The combo lift is a 3" SL, 1.25" BL, and 1" MML. Will that take care of driveline vibes or will I maybe need a few washers under the TC skid? I'm hoping to not need an SYE and new driveshaft, at least not in the near future.

Are any other modifications required when doing that lift? Anything involving the steering? I don't know much about TJ steering...

I've read something about the axles being too far to one side and not centered after a lift. Could somebody please explain that?

Sorry for the question overload, I'm a newb at this. Looking for some wisdom from you veterans

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I got the zone combo lift on my tj with 33's and they have 4" backspacing. I would recommend doing 3.75" backspacing if possible. Also everything you need is in the kit and I have zero vibrations and didn't touch the t case nor get an sye or driveshaft. Any more questions just ask.


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Old 08-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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I'm running 15x8 black Steelies with 3.75" backspacing. I think it's just about right.

ETA....I don't think anyone can answer your questions about avoiding the SYE as apparently every jeep is a little different. I will say that I was in the same boat and ultimately decided to just go with a 4" lift and do the the SYE. Just seemed like less hassle than doing the BL and MML. I'm not sorry I did either. I have zero driveline vibrations.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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I got the zone combo lift on my tj with 33's and they have 4" backspacing. I would recommend doing 3.75" backspacing if possible. Also everything you need is in the kit and I have zero vibrations and didn't touch the t case nor get an sye or driveshaft. Any more questions just ask.


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3.75" will make my tires stick out a little more, correct? Is 3.5" too much?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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When referring to suspension & body lifts, I see where a lot of our members use the abbreviations "MML" & "SYE".

What do these two terms mean?
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When referring to suspension & body lifts, I see where a lot of our members use the abbreviations "MML" & "SYE".

What do these two terms mean?
MML = motor mount lift

SYE = slip yoke eliminator

also BL = body lift
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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So can I get away with not doing new track bars and a steering stabilizer? Will I need to down the road?
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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So can I get away with not doing new track bars and a steering stabilizer? Will I need to down the road?
Anything over 2", it is good to either get a new track bar or bracket. Although the steering stabilizer has nothing to do with it, it would not hurt later down the road if you have small vibrations.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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Thanks so much for all the info guys, I truly appreciate it! I'm seeing the user AOR on here sells Zone Offroad lifts at a really good price. He wants my shipping info and credit card info for ordering. Does he work for Zone Offroad? Is he a reputable vendor? Just don't want my credit card info going anywhere sketchy.
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AOR is amazing to work with i've heard. i would not be sketched out by it. in fact, i was close to doing the same thing one day, but something came up in my money, so i had to pass. :/
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #11
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I just ordered the Zone Offroad 4.25" combo lift w/ swaybar quick disconnects. I should have it in less than a week, can't wait to put it on! 33's are in the garage and wheels are on the way.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #12
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AOR is amazing to work with i've heard. i would not be sketched out by it. in fact, i was close to doing the same thing one day, but something came up in my money, so i had to pass. :/
Who is this AOR fella? I'm looking to get a Zone combo lift as well. How do I get in touch with this person or vendor?
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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AOR (Allen's Offroad) is a dealer for Zone Offroad products here on the forum. Go to his vendor page here and post asking about the combo lift. He'll message you more info.

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