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Old 08-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Review and comment on my proposed Lift and tire setup

Rig is a 2003 Wrangler Sport

Proposed setup:

4" Zone TJ Suspension system with Nitro Gas Shock Upgrade
33X12.5R15 C BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Raised White Letters
15x8 Dick Cepek DC-2 Machined w/Black Accent
TeraFlex Rear Lower Shock Mount Relocator Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited

It seems as though the Zone lift has everything you need, but curious if anyone has an opinion on that. I am hearing that a drop pitman is not needed. Also, a speedomoter change to account for the larger tires. Also, is anyone familiar with the gearing that comes on the 03 Sport? Depending on that answer will help choosing how many teeth in the speedo gear I need.

Anything that I am missing?

Here is a list of the stuff in the Zone package:

- Four new Zone coils are included that are capable of being fully smashed down and they will always come back to their original height.
- Front and rear extended sway bar links are included. These links come with urethane bushings to increase performance and reduce body roll.
- A rear track bar relocation system is included to perfectly center the axle under your TJ.
- A minimal transfer case drop is supplied to correct the driveline angle while maintaining as much ground clearance as possible.
- 2" bump stop extensions are included to protect your vehicle while still greatly increasing wheel travel
- Four new massive lower control arms are included. These greasable arms are made from 1-3/4" x 1/4" wall DOM tubing!
- New rear pinion cam plates are included to rotate the rear pinion for proper drive line angles.
- The system is completed with 4 new Zone shocks that are specifically valved for your TJ to perform well both on and off road.

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Rig is a 2003 Wrangler Sport

Proposed setup:

4" Zone TJ Suspension system with Nitro Gas Shock Upgrade
33X12.5R15 C BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Raised White Letters
15x8 Dick Cepek DC-2 Machined w/Black Accent
TeraFlex Rear Lower Shock Mount Relocator Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited

It seems as though the Zone lift has everything you need, but curious if anyone has an opinion on that. I am hearing that a drop pitman is not needed. Also, a speedomoter change to account for the larger tires. Also, is anyone familiar with the gearing that comes on the 03 Sport? Depending on that answer will help choosing how many teeth in the speedo gear I need.

Anything that I am missing?

Here is a list of the stuff in the Zone package:

- Four new Zone coils are included that are capable of being fully smashed down and they will always come back to their original height.
- Front and rear extended sway bar links are included. These links come with urethane bushings to increase performance and reduce body roll.
- A rear track bar relocation system is included to perfectly center the axle under your TJ.
- A minimal transfer case drop is supplied to correct the driveline angle while maintaining as much ground clearance as possible.
- 2" bump stop extensions are included to protect your vehicle while still greatly increasing wheel travel
- Four new massive lower control arms are included. These greasable arms are made from 1-3/4" x 1/4" wall DOM tubing!
- New rear pinion cam plates are included to rotate the rear pinion for proper drive line angles.
- The system is completed with 4 new Zone shocks that are specifically valved for your TJ to perform well both on and off road.
Why are you getting the Nitro upgrade?

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Old 08-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Sounds good to me...the only thing that you may need is a sye kit and cv driveshaft. It says it comes with a tcase drop kit but it may not be enough. I know it wasn't for me when I put in the RE 3.5
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
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Why are you getting the Nitro upgrade?
It sounded like an interesting upgrade for not much money. What is your opinion on shock boots?
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It sounded like an interesting upgrade for not much money. What is your opinion on shock boots?
Did you talk to anybody about the shocks, from what I understand, it is a stiffer ride. If you like that, thats fine. No shock boots, only good to trap dirt, dust, water, and mud.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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Sounds good to me...the only thing that you may need is a sye kit and cv driveshaft. It says it comes with a tcase drop kit but it may not be enough. I know it wasn't for me when I put in the RE 3.5
What is a good sye kit? And cv shaft ? On the cheaper side but still good quality.
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AA SYE and Tom Woods DS.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #8
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^ what he said....just in case, AA means advanced adapters
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:19 AM   #9
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Did you talk to anybody about the shocks, from what I understand, it is a stiffer ride. If you like that, thats fine. No shock boots, only good to trap dirt, dust, water, and mud.
I have not talked about it with anyone that has them. I am reconsidering at this point. I will also not get the shock boots due to your insight. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:23 AM   #10
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I'd pass on the shock relocators, just notch out the lower spring buckets. If you want you can come get my brand new pair of RE shock relocators for free, although it might not be worth the drive lol.
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Hey, I just noticed that the Backspacing on the DC-2's are 3 5/8. Is that enough?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #12
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Yep. I run 3.75" BS on my wheels, pretty common. The DC-2s are 3.675". I know a LOT of people who run them.

And thank you for not wanting the Dick Cepek Crushers(penis tires).

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