Originally Posted by TahoeBen
Check the stick "TJ lift reviews". Tons of info and the good and bad on many lift options
The problem with that is the fact that the vast majority of the fellas in there have such a small sample of experience with different suspension components, that the review might as well be invalid. Most of the time, they've got experience with stock and whatever they swapped out the stock parts for.....add in a little expectation bias--you spend a good chunk of change on this stuff so it has
to be better than stock, right?--and that review is heavily biased toward a very positive review whether it deserves it or not. Believe it or not, it normally doesn't. Stock parts are much better than most give them credit for. Gullible people fall for clever advertising and the shiny Qtec mag pictures and throw their logic to the wayside.
Zone, for example...they get seemingly perfect reviews across the board. The fact is, most reviews are from first-time, budget-conscience Jeep owners that don't have any experience with anything else. It's tough to really screw up a spring so that really doesn't provide a very good basis for a review. It's easy to come up with a nice-riding shock so that will produce similar results. Now take a look at the critical components from Zone--the control arms and track bars. Look around at people that have actually used this stuff and you'll not find positive reviews. Users like geiman started out with that stuff and I'm sure he gave it all great reviews until the junky control arm bushings started to wear out on him. He's upgraded to much better parts and I'm sure his opinion of Zone has changed. Zone themselves doesn't even use their own products on their showcase MJ, at least not parts that I've ever seen come out of their house. That's just one example, RE is another great one.
Rant over, hopefully I made my point.