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Old 02-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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zone lifts. how do they rate

does anyone have any info on zone body lifts. how do they rate to other lifts?

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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I have READ that they are decent for an entry level suspension lift. I have no personal experience though.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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You get what you pay for...although I live mine and it handles on and off road nicely. But when money permits, I'm going Currie.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
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Just had my 4in Zone installed yesterday. Was having bad vibes and was thinking I would have to get an SYE/CV combo asapbut after having my girls ride in the back seat this afternoon the vibes were gone and it was easy getting into 2nd and 4th gear. That being said, give the springs some time to settle in as its pretty stiff out the box but feels great.
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Oh, and I am new to this and don't off road so can only give you road experience so far.
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Oh, and I am new to this and don't off road so can only give you road experience so far.
Im not going crawling or major mudding. Just some good trailing. I dont have the cash to put over $1000 suspension system so ill have to put a less expensive system in. I only want 2" body and a 2" suspension.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
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I have zone 4 inch lift its ok 9 months no vibes yet still have transfer case drop on it I don't recommend the Nitro shocks
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I have zone 4 inch lift its ok 9 months no vibes yet still have transfer case drop on it I don't recommend the Nitro shocks
So are you saying just stick with the regular shocks that Zone offers? Or go with a different brand of shocks?
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I have the Nitro ones there stiff I hear the basic ones are softer
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I have this lift. I like it. Got nitro shocks. Not impressed. Seems like rear has already gone bad
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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Did anyone even read his post? He asked about body lifts from zone.

Body lifts are pretty simple, straight forward, and universal. I don't see any reason zone would be better or worse than any other base body lift. Look for the type of radiator support you would prefer and the price. Otherwise they are all about the same. JKS has probably the nicest kit.
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Your input is appreciated. I was planning on nitros but now ill just stick with the basics. Im a newbie myself, so im learning as I go.
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I've got the zone combo which includes the zone 1.25" body lift. The spacers re polyurethane which is what most body lifts are. If you are doing a body lift you might want to consider doing the motor mount lift at the same time, otherwise you will need to modify your fan shroud mounts. Also the mml helps with the driveline if you ever did a suspension lift.

I've read that the spacers can add some additional vibration to the passenger seat and I do see a little bit of that, but its no big deal at all and the jeep is my daily driver.

I went with the hydro shocks rather than the nitros but I painted them black before I installed them ;-) They ride just fine.
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Also If you are only doing a body lift you shouldn't even need to upgrade your shocks since all it does is raise the tub.
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I also have the 4.25 combo lift, 3 suspension and 1.25 body. I installed all of it in my garage in a weekend and that included my air compressor crapping out and doing it all by hand. Body lift had everything to lift it, the radiator, do a motor mount lift and bracket for the 4x4 shifter. Mine rides good and shifts good. If you have a manual shifter you may have to change the shift boot. Mine would not let me go into 2 or R easy. FYI I put the nitro shock and steering damper on and love mine.
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Go with the Hydro shocks!
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Go with the Hydro shocks!
The Nitros are considerably better offroad.
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My jeep rides better than it did stock on or off road. I totally say nitros.
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I have the Zone 4.25 combo as mentioned above comes with a 1-1/4 body lift and a 3" suspension lift. The kit does come with a MML and a transfer case linkage drop down. I went with the hydro shocks and also bought an adjustable track bar at the same time. I like the ride this combo gives me which is important to me since I drive 30 miles, mostly highway, each way and have zero vibrations even at 80 MPH and this is with 33's.
The hydro shocks are better for "on road" driving while the nitros are better for "off road".

The kit comes with everything you need to do the lift right. As I mentioned already, I have zero vibrations. I would buy this kit for another jeep if I were building one.
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I've got the zone combo which includes the zone 1.25" body lift. The spacers re polyurethane which is what most body lifts are. If you are doing a body lift you might want to consider doing the motor mount lift at the same time, otherwise you will need to modify your fan shroud mounts. Also the mml helps with the driveline if you ever did a suspension lift.

I've read that the spacers can add some additional vibration to the passenger seat and I do see a little bit of that, but its no big deal at all and the jeep is my daily driver.

I went with the hydro shocks rather than the nitros but I painted them black before I installed them ;-) They ride just fine.
The body lift spacers are NOT polyurethane. Poly is too compliant for body lift spacers. Most BL spacers are nylon.
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The body lift spacers are NOT polyurethane. Poly is too compliant for body lift spacers. Most BL spacers are nylon.
Correct. I am pretty sure they are reinforced nylon.

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