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Old 03-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Zone 4.25" Combo Lift

Pulled the trigger on the Zone Combo lift today for my '99 Sport! I've been wanting to lift for years, but am finally able to do it. It should arrive next week, and I'm hoping to at least get the BL and MML done next weekend. I will update here as thing progress, and try to keep the profanities in the garage......

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Do yourself a favor and spray penetrating oil on all the nuts and bolts you will have to remove. Congrats on the lift!!

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Especially the rear upper shock bolts, well all of them really. If you can get an impact for those, that is your best shot.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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I plan to do this same thing. I just pulled the trigger on their 3" lift, but when I upgrade to 33's this summer I will also do the MML and BL.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have been spraying PB already in anticipation, and I think I will be buying an impact this weekend to get ready. Already read through the instructions once and will probably do that again prior to starting as well. I'm a little nervous about the shock mounts - still original shocks on there (14+ years, 152K miles)!
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I've been there done that with this same lift, shoot me a PM if you need anything.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #7
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Thanks very much, GS! I may very well take you up on that.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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This lift is for sure more bang for your buck! I went with the quick discos, no regrets. Going to get defenders and a winch soon
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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Impact???? pssh I did mine with the guns. Do you even lift bro?? Just playin I wish I had an impact when I did mine it would have gone on a lot easier!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #10
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Got mine installed over the weekend...probably took me 15 hours to do it myself. The only extra things I had to deal with was that I had to change my exhaust hangers slightly to prevent rubbing on the passenger side rear shock.

Also 2nd and 4th gear were hard to get into with the OEM rubber shift boot...so $10 at Autozone solved it by getting a Pleather shift boot.

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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I actually used the kids nap time today to go test bolts that are notorious for causing problems. None of them, after a little TLC with some PB (all shock mounts, engine mounts, body mounts, etc.) gave much resistance a couple needed a breaker bar, but I think that the BL an MML next weekend should go pretty well. Hopefully I haven't spoken too soon!
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #12
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Let me know what you think of the quality I am ordering this lift at the end of the month
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:52 PM   #13
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Here is how mine looks after the 4.25" combo was installed. Flares are also trimed 1". It's sure nice to not have the skid plate lowered!



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Old 04-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #14
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I just put the BL and MML portion on over the weekend, will do the suspension in a couple weeks. BL was cake, I had problems getting the first MM lined back up after taking it out....instructions fail to tell you to loosen the 4 bolts holding the t-case to the skid plate which helps when you're aligning the motor mounts back in.
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The instruction tell you to disco the front control arms. If you have some tall jack stands you don't have to. Also it helps to borrow some strut compressers from a auto parts store for the front springs.
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I am planning on doing this lift in about a month when i get home from school and I want it to go as easy as possible. That being said, what is an impact? Will it help the install significantly or is it doable without it?
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The instruction tell you to disco the front control arms. If you have some tall jack stands you don't have to. Also it helps to borrow some strut compressers from a auto parts store for the front springs.
I used a ratcheting tie down strap...may not be the safest for "pinching fingers risk", but it worked for compressing the springs enough.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #18
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I am planning on doing this lift in about a month when i get home from school and I want it to go as easy as possible. That being said, what is an impact? Will it help the install significantly or is it doable without it?
It is totally doable without an impact wrench, in fact most areas are too tight to get a impact wrench into. But once bolts are broken free with a socket, then "air ratchet" will save some time and prevent sore/bleeding knuckles. I used the air ratchet mostly on the motor mounts, shocks, and alternator.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #19
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Just installed the zone 3 inch lift as well. Mine already had a 2 inch body lift with mml so I didnt do the 4.25 combo. But heads up on the rear track bar, the bolt holding it in on the passenher/frame side was rusted tight to the sleeve inside the bushing, hopefully yours wont be like this as some peoples arent but some are haha if this happens, youll have to use a grinder or sawzall to cut the bolt out and then a hammer and somethimg else to punch it out. Turned a 5 min bolt removal into a 2 hour job and a drive up to lowes to get a new bolt. And x2 on the sprimg compressors, you can rent them from autozone for 55 bucks and return them once your done and get money back, just be sure to place them 180 degrees apart or as close to it as possible, these things can get scary if not used properly. But quality of it all is great! I love it and actually lifted it a bit more than 3 inches.
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My wife bought me a set of Craftsman spring compressors last year for my birthday in anticipation of the lift. Should have been the other way around, but they have already served well on a couple other vehicle projects. UPS tracking says it will all be here Thursday. Can't wait!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #21
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Big box showed up last night. Little box should be here today. The big box only had 2 sway bar end links, though. Are the other 2 in the box with the shocks?
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Sway bar end links or sway bar links? Only two end links are included because only the front top meed the end links. There should be 4 sway bar links though.
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Big box showed up last night. Little box should be here today. The big box only had 2 sway bar end links, though. Are the other 2 in the box with the shocks?
I believe that is because the rear links are standard in the kit and fronts are a "choice" between standard and quick disconnect...so they in the other box with the shocks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #24
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Second box showed up today with shocks and front away bar links and end links. All is present! I think the BL and MML will happen this weekend, and the SL will happen next weekend if the weather cooperates.
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Im trying to figure out if mine already has a mml on it. PO put a 2 inch body lift and I put on 3 inh zone lift with it, I have little to zero vibes withoit dropping tcase and assume its because I have mml. Does anyone have a picture of what the motor mounts look like stock so I can compare?
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MML is just a block of metal between the mounts and frame. If the bracket is bolted straight to the frame, no MML.
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Headed outside to get started on the BL and MML. Pics to follow.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #28
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Have fun. The side bolt on the steering block is sort of a pita...but not bad if you go through the tire well to get to it.

Also I found than long socket extentions saved bloody knuckles expecially on the body mounts near the gas tank.
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Do yourself a favor and spray penetrating oil on all the nuts and bolts you will have to remove. Congrats on the lift!!
Awesome advice! Anytime I plan on wrenching, I'll spray down nuts in advance. Usually days in advance to really let the penetrating oil do its work.
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Pulled the trigger on the Zone Combo lift today for my '99 Sport! I've been wanting to lift for years, but am finally able to do it. It should arrive next week, and I'm hoping to at least get the BL and MML done next weekend. I will update here as thing progress, and try to keep the profanities in the garage......
Nice!! I've been planning, then re-planning, then scratching my my plans and starting over, and I keep coming back to the Zone combo. I really was leaning towards an OME for a while, but for the price, the Zone is like a sore d** k......can't beat it! Good luck!

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