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Old 12-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Zone 3" installed.

So I got my buddy's 3" zone lift put on. Took me about 6 hours with his help to put in on. That's right on with the instructions. I skipped a few steps by not undoing the front lca's and drag link. Kit added just over 3" but needs some time to settle. Now this kit looked pretty good. The springs looked nice, the shocks looked cheap but we will see go they do. The end links also looked cheap but we replaced the front with the jks quicker discos. We didn't use the tc drop, we used the 1" MML since he already had a BL. He said he has vibes so he is probably just going to add the SYE. But all and all it was a good kit for the price. I didn't like how we had to redrill for the stock track bar. If anyone is interested in this kit get the adjustable track bar for 130 more. It's worth it. Ill get some picks on here and update how it does on the rocks. I just wanted to give my experience with the kit if anyone else was interested in it.

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Just googled for this last night and didn't find much. Are the shocks upgraded to the nitros or what came stock with the kit? Isn't there a track bar on the front and back? I'm not up to lingo on these yet.

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Here's the 3in zone lift I'm running 33x12.5
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Just googled for this last night and didn't find much. Are the shocks upgraded to the nitros or what came stock with the kit? Isn't there a track bar on the front and back? I'm not up to lingo on these yet.
You can upgrade the shocks to nitros. He got the standard. There is a front and rear track bar to center the axle. The kit has you drill a new hole for your front track bar. It's better to buy an adjustable front track bar instead.
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Here's the 3in zone lift I'm running 33x12.5
That's good flex. I will have to show him what he can expect.
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You can upgrade the shocks to nitros. He got the standard. There is a front and rear track bar to center the axle. The kit has you drill a new hole for your front track bar. It's better to buy an adjustable front track bar instead.
It aligns the axle? When you install one do you adjust till both wheels are sticking out evenly, that's what it's for? Why is nothing done to the rear?
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That's good flex. I will have to show him what he can expect.
It's still got some more to
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It aligns the axle? When you install one do you adjust till both wheels are sticking out evenly, that's what it's for? Why is nothing done to the rear?
The rear has a bracket that comes with the kit that bolts to the axle and raises the stock track bar up and centers the axle. If you install an adjustable in the front you would take measurements to get it back centered.
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It's still got some more to

Yea it looks like you have a lot left. Looks good. How do you like the ride?
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I have the nitro shocks its definitely a better then stock I'm happy with it I kinda just got this lift while I save up for a big change etc 35s new axles gears bigger better lift what not.
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I have the 4.25" combo with just the 3" suspension on now and love it! I put it on by myself over about 2 1/2 days going easy. Once I get 33's on it I'll move on adding the BL and MML, but just the 3" from the suspension made a huge difference.
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I have the nitro shocks its definitely a better then stock I'm happy with it I kinda just got this lift while I save up for a big change etc 35s new axles gears bigger better lift what not.
Good to hear!
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Could anyone recommend a good but not to expensive adjustable track bar? I'm looking to get this lift but the redrilling didn't sound very good to me
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Could anyone recommend a good but not to expensive adjustable track bar? I'm looking to get this lift but the redrilling didn't sound very good to me
The drilling actually was one of the easy parts for me wasn't that big a deal
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The drilling actually was one of the easy parts for me wasn't that big a deal
How did you prep it afterwards? Death wobble on most come from when that bolt gets lose and wobbles the holes like you drilled larger. Even if you tighten it once the holes larger the bolt can always wiggle in there. Unpreped that's going to be a nice rust starter being exposed metal.
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How did you prep it afterwards? Death wobble on most come from when that bolt gets lose and wobbles the holes like you drilled larger. Even if you tighten it once the holes larger the bolt can always wiggle in there. Unpreped that's going to be a nice rust starter being exposed metal.
Haven't had any death wobble the bolt and hole were well fitted and tight and I live in so Cal so rust isn't to big of an issue but I just keep an eye on everything.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:57 PM   #17
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The drilling actually was one of the easy parts for me wasn't that big a deal
Well it isn't really the difficulty I just don't like drilling my jeep anywhere lol. I have some death wobble, some times worse than others and a friend just told me a good adjustable track bar would get rid of that? Does that sound right to you guys?
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Just one more question. Op u said he has vibes but didn't do the tcase drop. If he only did this kit and did drop it, it shouldn't get vibes correct. Lovethetrails you should be able to answer that too. I just want his 3" lift kit and have no issues or other things to buy besides the adjustable arm like you said op.
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Just one more question. Op u said he has vibes but didn't do the tcase drop. If he only did this kit and did drop it, it shouldn't get vibes correct. Lovethetrails you should be able to answer that too. I just want his 3" lift kit and have no issues or other things to buy besides the adjustable arm like you said op.
Ya I installed it just as its supposed to be tcase drop and all and I get absolutely no vibes. Clear 33s I haven't even herd any rubbing when flexing its deffinetly a easy simple kit well worth it go for it dude
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Just one more question. Op u said he has vibes but didn't do the tcase drop. If he only did this kit and did drop it, it shouldn't get vibes correct. Lovethetrails you should be able to answer that too. I just want his 3" lift kit and have no issues or other things to buy besides the adjustable arm like you said op.
Yea if you do the tc drop you should have no vibes. We were trying to not do that with the MML but there where still vibes. So he ordered the SYE and we will go from there.
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SYE plus Upper rear control arms + Rear Drive shaft + angled track bar bracket , I hope
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Ya I installed it just as its supposed to be tcase drop and all and I get absolutely no vibes. Clear 33s I haven't even herd any rubbing when flexing its deffinetly a easy simple kit well worth it go for it dude
Awesome! Thank you.
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SYE plus Upper rear control arms + Rear Drive shaft + angled track bar bracket , I hope
Yeah see that's why I asked. I hear people say just sye (which I didn't want to buy more than whats in the kit) but than others say 2-3 more parts on top of that.
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looks good man! thanks for the posting your experience! im still torn between the zone 3", 4.25", or the RC 4"
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Yup , much to do . The SYE gets installed in the TC which then requires a CV or DC type driveshaft which ever name is prefered but its the same shaft . The rear then gets rotated so the pinion raises up to where the pinion and the DS are pretty much at the same angle lking like a straight line more or less. Thats usually done with at least new adjustable upper control arms or a combination of uppers and lower rears. Then you need to reconnect the track bar to the axle which is now rotated so you now need a new track bar bracket for the axle end that is angled . It then usually requires an adjustable track bar so it fits in the new angled bracket being the OE bar don't usually line up correctly at this point . Much more to installing an SYE than just the SYE kit.

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