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Old 02-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #31
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Also, I highly recommend purchasing an adjustable trackbar for the front...relocating the hole like Zone recommends will likely end up causing problems down the road due to the hole wallowing out either causing the trackbar to become loose (thus causing death wobble) or causing the entire hole to rip out of the mount (thus potentially causing a major accident when your axle goes one way while your Jeep is going the other). JKS is a good choice if on a budget...Currie is the way to go if you wanna do it the best you can and have a little extra cash to spend.
So I got my kit ordered yesterday and was told it will be here mid next week. Great deal @ $499 including shipping. You have gotten me thinking with the above part of yuor quote. My questions are:
Have you done this yet?
If so how did you do it?
Did you use the bar relocation brackets for the front and rear trackarms?

I am looking at getting adjustable front and rear trackarms to eliminate having to drill a hole that will very well wear out over time and cause a bigger problem. Now I also have read that rear trackbar might hit the gas tank or other things. I know your Jeep is a 2000 and mine is a 98 and I really think there is no or not much difference. Did you run into this? (again if you have already replaced the trackbars)

I appreciate all your help.

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #32
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The hole only wears out if you still it like they tell you. Get the right sized bolt and drill the corrected sized hole and it works fine. It still weakens the plate however so anything over 33s I would weld up some extra plate to back it. Thts what I'm doing when I'm workin on my next proj.

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #33
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Where did you get the lift for 499 shipped.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #34
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So I got my kit ordered yesterday and was told it will be here mid next week. Great deal @ $499 including shipping. You have gotten me thinking with the above part of yuor quote. My questions are:
Have you done this yet?
If so how did you do it?
Did you use the bar relocation brackets for the front and rear trackarms?

I am looking at getting adjustable front and rear trackarms to eliminate having to drill a hole that will very well wear out over time and cause a bigger problem. Now I also have read that rear trackbar might hit the gas tank or other things. I know your Jeep is a 2000 and mine is a 98 and I really think there is no or not much difference. Did you run into this? (again if you have already replaced the trackbars)

I appreciate all your help.
I installed my JKS adjustable in the front...it's a very simple install. Unbolt the old one, bolt in the new basically. If you get the body lined up to the axle just right, you can just adjust the trackbar to fit perfectly and it should be close. You do have to drill one of the holes larger and it's a pretty large drill bit (9/16" if I remember right)...in order to drill that hole larger I had to unhook a few of my suspension components (tie rod and possibly drag link...can't remember) just to move them out of the way so I could drill straight. Again, unbolt them, move them out of the way, bolt them back in once finished. It really is a very simple job though...and don't forget to grease it once installed.

For the rear, I used the bracket Zone provided and installed it exactly as described...it's a pretty solid bracket. I think I did use one less bolt for it...for some reason I seem to remember it calling for bolt in various locations on it and we had one extra bolt it called for and no extra holes in the bracket to use it in. Regardless, it was very solid. For the front adjustable trackbar...don't drill the hole or install any brackets. Just use the original hole. If you want to reinforce it like UnlimitedLJ04 has mentioned in other threads, that's fine obviously, but I didn't do that using the stock hole.

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The hole only wears out if you still it like they tell you. Get the right sized bolt and drill the corrected sized hole and it works fine. It still weakens the plate however so anything over 33s I would weld up some extra plate to back it. Thts what I'm doing when I'm workin on my next proj.
I used the right size hole and right size bolt...still wallowed the hole out. I think my bushing was getting worn out or something cuz no matter how tight I made the bolt, the trackbar still shifted (bolt didn't).

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Where did you get the lift for 499 shipped.
I don't recall what I paid but it was a lil over $500 shipped I believe when I bought mine last year (and I bought a few extras)...but one of the cheapest places you'll get it is Allen (username is AOR). Send him a PM on here...he's a vendor and will treat you right.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #35
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Yeah man, I'm not sure if the bushing is worn or the bolt is just slightly wrong. I had shifting like you at one point. But torqued it back down hard and never had a problem again. it doesn't make sense that one hole works and another wouldn't, so it has to be some piece of hardware or something failing. Bushing bolt etc. I agree with you about the adj being nice but I'm gona plate the back of the braket with 1/4 in steel and drill tht as well I shouldn't have any issues then
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:54 AM   #36
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Hey guys I'm really looking into getting the 4.25 Zone lift combo with some 33's and I was wondering if it is a good lift that can take a beating when on the trails
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #37
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s3nt3ncd3, that extra bolt from the rear trac did you re-use your stock bolt on the rear trac bar bracket? That extra bolt is to replace the trox bolt. Atleast thats what I used it for.
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s3nt3ncd3, that extra bolt from the rear trac did you re-use your stock bolt on the rear trac bar bracket? That extra bolt is to replace the trox bolt. Atleast thats what I used it for.
Something like that...I think we stripped one out bad and reused the old one or something. I was thinking the extra bolt we had was a small bolt like what was used on the relocation bracket, but maybe I'm wrong. It's been so long I definitely could be mistaken.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #39
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if i do the zone lift will i have to extend brakelines? what else needs to be done when kit is installed other than the sye and tracks?
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #40
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if i do the zone lift will i have to extend brakelines? what else needs to be done when kit is installed other than the sye and tracks?

I haven't done anything to my brake lines. I got a front JKS tracbar. So far I haven't had to do the SYE and no vibes.
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Where did you get the lift for 499 shipped.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #42
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Bump.....how are these 4.25 combo lifts holding up?
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:39 AM   #43
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #44
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I am getting ready to pull the trigger and buy either the 3" suspension lift or the 4.25" combo kit both by Zone.

My question is if i buy the 4.25" can i install the 3" suspension lift now and wait to see if i want to add the BL and MML? If i like the look i may just sell these parts but it sure is cheaper to buy the 4.25 kit versus the 3" and later buy a BL and MML.
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Yes, you can install the 3" SL now and wait to add the BL/MML if you want. I've had the 3" lift for about 4 month and plan on adding the BL/MML soon.
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After doing a lot of research and reading I think I am going to get the zone 4.25" combo kit over the RE 2-2.5" budget boost. I have a 2000 TJ Sahara, 4.0L i6 auto, currently running 31"x10.5 pro comp all terrains. Will it make a huge difference if I continue to run the 31" tires until they wear out, they are almost brand new (complete noob question sorry). I will probably get the jks front adjustable track bar and the steering stabilizer. Would I have to regear after the install and/or after I went to 33" tires?. Once again noob question but does the disconnect option mean? What would that do if I got it?
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Zone 4.25 help

I also am gonna roll with the zone lift. Says my backspacing needs to be 3.5 inches how can i be sure of that to run my 33x12.5
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I also am gonna roll with the zone lift. Says my backspacing needs to be 3.5 inches how can i be sure of that to run my 33x12.5
You need to get wheels with back spacing
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I'm currently in the market for a TJ to be my daily driver (short drive to work) and a beach buggy during the summer. While talking to a friend of mine last night, he recommended not getting a lift due to drivability issues that he has experienced on Jeeps with lifts. Any input on this from anyone running lifts? The only reason I am asking about this is because he said it in front of my wife and she is now concerned about it since she will drive the jeep occasionally. I'm looking at the Zone combo lift so I can run 33's.
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I'm currently in the market for a TJ to be my daily driver (short drive to work) and a beach buggy during the summer. While talking to a friend of mine last night, he recommended not getting a lift due to drivability issues that he has experienced on Jeeps with lifts. Any input on this from anyone running lifts? The only reason I am asking about this is because he said it in front of my wife and she is now concerned about it since she will drive the jeep occasionally. I'm looking at the Zone combo lift so I can run 33's.
I purchased the Zone 4.25 but only installed the suspension lift 3" and sold the MML and BL which ended up making the total of everything cheaper. I have been running for over a year now. the kit i bought did not come with a T-case drop so i purchased bolts and bushings at local hardware store. i later developed a case of major vibes and had to purchase the adjustable control arms for the rear. Vibes all gone. But both of these should have been eliminated by the MML and BL. i just personally dont like the look of BL. one thing to remember is all Jeeps are different and my issues are not the same issues that anyone else has.
If you decide to pull the trigger start PB blasting all those bolts, especially the rear shock mounts. I broke one on each and now have 2 nice access holes in my tub.
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i bought the jeep with a 3"bl should i replace it with the 1.25bl

where did u get the combo lift for 499 shipped
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i bought the jeep with a 3"bl should i replace it with the 1.25bl

where did u get the combo lift for 499 shipped
This looks like a very old thread, maybe he got a promo price back in 2012?
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:50 PM   #53
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lol didnt even look at the date
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:58 PM   #54
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I recommend ordering it through "RockRidge 4wd" via Ebay to get free shipping:


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PM, "AOR" his prices will be the best, ordered mine a few months ago from him

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