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Old 07-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Zone nitro vs. zone basic

I'm pretty much set on the zone combo lift. Now just don't know If I want to upgrade to the nitro's.. I heard that the nitro's are actually not as good and ride a little stiff?.. Anyone have experience with these? also going to be getting a stabilizer, and again don't know of I should go with nitro or regular.. Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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I have the non-nitro. Nice soft ride couldn't tell you bout the nitro's. The stabilizer is only a color option so it'll match the rest.

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Old 07-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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From what I've read on here the nitros aren't set up for the TJ's light weight and they ride to stiff.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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Get the hydros. I didn't upgrade my steering stabilizer. You only need it of your stock one is shot.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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I have zone nitros and they seem stiff to me i have the 4 inch lift
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Got the hydros. To do it again (or when I can) I'm going to a gas shock, whether it is Nitros or another brand. Hydros are...okay. They just don't feel right to me.

90% of what I drive is highway too if that makes any difference.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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Got the hydros. To do it again (or when I can) I'm going to a gas shock, whether it is Nitros or another brand. Hydros are...okay. They just don't feel right to me.

90% of what I drive is highway too if that makes any difference.
I'm confuse by this? Are the white ones hydros? The ones u do not need to upgrade to?
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Get the hydros. I didn't upgrade my steering stabilizer. You only need it of your stock one is shot.
Are the hydros the ones it comes with?
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Are the hydros the ones it comes with?
Yes. I have run them over a year and wheeled a ton they are great for what they are. Haven't gotten weaker at all either.
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Yes. I have run them over a year and wheeled a ton they are great for what they are. Haven't gotten weaker at all either.
Okay Thank you. Then maybe it's not even worth upgrading, cause now the only thing it seems like they have going for them is the color now lol. Thanks again!
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Okay Thank you. Then maybe it's not even worth upgrading, cause now the only thing it seems like they have going for them is the color now lol. Thanks again!
I wouldn't upgrade. Paint them yourself
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Okay Thank you. Then maybe it's not even worth upgrading, cause now the only thing it seems like they have going for them is the color now lol. Thanks again!
I have the white ones, didnt like the color so i painted them red before decals lol I have ran them about six months heavy off road and several K highway and they are fine. My neighbor bought the nitros and I cant tell the diff
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Thanks guys!
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I'm confuse by this? Are the white ones hydros? The ones u do not need to upgrade to?
Yes, the white are the hydros. I thought I would save some $$ and skip the gas shocks, but I guess I got used to the feel of gas shocks since that was what was on it.

Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad. Lots of folk like them and they work fine, but for me I am looking forward to the day I can take them off.
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From what I've read on here the nitros aren't set up for the TJ's light weight and they ride to stiff.
They are valved specifically for the TJ so what you heard are wrong. They are pretty stiff however but on they trail you'll be happy.
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What I found on several reviews was......just because it is a nitro or gas shock doesn't make them the same. I think the RC nitro shocks have given them a bad name for being overly stiff. I found one review where a guy on a jeep Cherokee installed them. He compared them both zone and RC, and said the zone was different. He stated the Zone Nitro wasn't near as stiff. He felt it was easy to compress and the ride was nice. I have the nitros waiting to be installed, but I got them as a free upgrade. Otherwise I would have just went hydro. I am 99% road and 1% dirt rd.

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