I just had the best weekend ever. I got a 4" lift from Zone and this thing had everything mapped out perfectly. A little more drilling than I would have liked, but it all worked once I had the right tools. The most stressful thing that happened was the back top shock mounts. We broke 3 out of 4 of them and spent the entire weekend trying to buy something to get them out. Beware of this if you ever lift your TJ yourself. Also, the front shock towers started spinning and the nuts would not come off. A tip on this is to just break them off. The shock is not as strong ast the mount. Made it much easier. Except for the 20 minutes we spent devising a more sophisticated plan.
^ if it's the budget kit, about $550 I bet. Zone is what I've been planning on going with. I've heard no negatives about the company and they seem to have a solid company and support line. Plus the Cherokee guys are loving their products.
No SYE required. The kit included a trasfer case drop. Once the drive shaft CV joints go, I will upgrade the drive shaft, but for now it is working with no vibes.
Can't wait to get it dirty. Planning on a Rausch Creek trip in October.
You might try nixing that TC drop and instead use washers. Most TC drops are .75"-1".......sometimes you can get by with less.....hence the washers. Ultimately, you also might think about getting a SYE/DS combo. TC drops are only a bandaid. You lift a vehicle to gain clearance for bigger tires, so it seems counterproductive to lower your TC skid, negating that increase in ground clearance. Your Jeep looks good. Let us know how well she articulates.
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Rides great so far. It is the Zone 4" Suspension for $529. I found on 4x4broupbuy they would send the kit with no shipping costs. I agree with the dropping of the tranfer case to an extent, but the tires are the part that actually gives the most clearance. I am going to try some more trails and see how it performs. If I find myself dragging, I will get the SYE and DS combo and take out the drop kit.
I also put the zone 4" on my 2005 rubicon. I would recommend rock n road to purchase talk to Clay. He upgraded mine to the nitro shocks and added the zone steering stabilizer for 590 shipped.
Also had the rear shock problem.
My quick solution get a drill bit drill it out go buy a new nylon locking nut and bolt and lock washer there is enough room to fit in a small wrench above the frame rail. I started the thread the slipped the shock mount in and then started the factory one that did not break off. Also the factory nuts are welded to the body so that's why it's best to drill it out.
Takes about half-hour it happened to the inside bolt on both rear shocks.