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Old 04-20-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Zone 3" for my TJ?

I think I'm going to get the Zone 3" for my TJ.

1. How is the quality of this kit?
2. Do I need the shock boots? Why would I want them?
3. What is the best size tire for this kit? I'm thinking either 32's or 33's but I DONT WANT TO REGEAR!

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shock boots can trap water inside them and rust out your shocks. i honestly cant think of a reason to have them, just something to add some color to ur jeep.

something to think about as far as re gearing goes is, what gears do u currently have. as well as engine/transmission. with 33s a 4.0 on 3.73 gears isnt so bad, but a 2.5 on 4.10 gears is a dog.

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I have a 4.0 with a manual. It's a '99 Sport so 3.73's right?
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i think(really not sure) that would be correct, but you should check to make sure. there is a tag on your diff that will tell you.
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I just put this kit on my 99 Sport and I think its a real bang for the buck. I've only driven it but a few miles but overall the kit is complete, however, I would recommend an adjustable front trac bar.
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Why would the adjustable track bar be necessary?
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Why would the adjustable track bar be necessary?
its not but it will center your axle after the lift. i was able to modify the mount a little and didn't need it. actually if you don't mind one wheel sticking out an inch or so farther than the other then its not that bad.
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Why would the adjustable track bar be necessary?
It's not necessary, but I consider the trac bar a vital part of controlling the Jeep so I've always shelled out the extra cash for a good quality bar to keep the front axle under control and centered properly, I've always used JKS.
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its not but it will center your axle after the lift. i was able to modify the mount a little and didn't need it. actually if you don't mind one wheel sticking out an inch or so farther than the other then its not that bad.
Well that sounds pretty damn important!

What else should I add to the basic kit?
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I have the zone 3 zone lift.i have a 4.0 litre auto. I have 33s stock gearing. Barely noticed a power loss
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Well that sounds pretty damn important!

What else should I add to the basic kit?
If you have a winch or a heavy bumper on the front you will want to add 3/4" spacers to level it out. The only other thing I added was a cam bolt kit for the lower front control arms. Some will say they are not nessecary, they may not be but for the extra $30 the caster can be adjusted if needed. Lastly, and most importantly, a can of PB Blaster...use the whole thing!
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PB blaster?
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PB blaster?
PB blaster is a can of whup a$s for rusted bolts. It's penetrating oil that soaks around rusted or stuck bolt threads and frees them up. There is also Liquid Wrench, WD40 is not a substitute. Spray the bolts that you will be removing liberally
prior to the install, it will make removal of the factory bolts much easier.
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Helps rusted bolts break loose. Definitely a must. You will encounter many rusty nuts and bolts. I used two cans. I installed the 3'' Zone kit on my 01 Sport and I highly recommend the Adjustable track bar too. Just my two cents.

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