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Old 04-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Zone Offroad 4" TJ Suspension System

I'm thinking about getting this, or the 4.25 combo lift. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I love my 4.25" combo and many on here love theirs too. Great value and no TC drop!

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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I was thinking about starting this topic earlier today!

I have heard all about the 4.25 combo kits, but not much about the straight 4.
I have looked and havent found much information on it in this forum, or any 4 inch lift for that matter. So information would be of great help

Reading the install instructions (today actually) i say they had the skid plate drop and all that with that kit. Im assuming you need an SYE so you wouldnt need the skid plate drop? am i wrong?
Any info would be great!
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The 4" kit is not all inclusive and will require you to purchase additional items. The fixed length control arms contain poly bushings, which are hard on your frame mounts. The kit does not include an adjustable front track bar. Additionally, if you plan to actually use your rig the the transfer case drop is not going to cut it. You will need to buy rear upper adjustable control arms, SYE/DC shaft, and angled rear trackbar bracket.
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You do get everything to install the lift TC drop , drill new hole front trac bar , relocated rear trac bar bracket , and upper control arms brackets . I put mine on couple years ago since I have changed everything but the springs . It is a good starter kit
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The 4" kit is not all inclusive and will require you to purchase additional items. The fixed length control arms contain poly bushings, which are hard on your frame mounts. The kit does not include an adjustable front track bar. Additionally, if you plan to actually use your rig the the transfer case drop is not going to cut it. You will need to buy rear upper adjustable control arms, SYE/DC shaft, and angled rear trackbar bracket.
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i installed the 4" kit and ended up having to get all the extras
ide do it again though..
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:02 AM   #7
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good info, i feel like i would be more satisfied with this rather than the combo. how hard/expensive would it be to replace the poly pushing. not to mention, how important is t?
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I just installed the 4.25" combo over the past couple weekends. Fairly straight forward, although I am going to need to lower the transfer case just a bit until I can get an SYE in there. You know what they say - every Jeep is different! Good luck!
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The 4" kit is not all inclusive and will require you to purchase additional items. The fixed length control arms contain poly bushings, which are hard on your frame mounts. The kit does not include an adjustable front track bar. Additionally, if you plan to actually use your rig the the transfer case drop is not going to cut it. You will need to buy rear upper adjustable control arms, SYE/DC shaft, and angled rear trackbar bracket.
I just had the 4" susp zone kit installed and IT DOES come with everything you need. That is of course if u are ok with dropping the t-case and re-drilling the new hole for the track bar bracket. And per my local off-road shop they recommended staying with the stock trac bar as he has had numerous jeepers come in with ride issues on their adjustable tracbar.
You also don't need the SYE/CV kit right away. I do plan on doing that in the future to lift the t-case back up, but as for being 2 weeks into the lift I don't have any VIBES.

I am very happy with this lift and feel it is one of the better ones in the "starter suspension" lift category.

Also OP. if u don't mind the t-case drop for now, u will spend a lot less in labor if u go with the straight 4" susp lift.

Here's a pic of mine on 33s
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:17 AM   #10
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You could save all the labor and only be out the cost of a case of beer for you and a friend or two by doing it yourself. If you can turn a wrench and operate a drill, you are golden!
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I would be doing it myself, and with my friend who Is great with cars so installation isn't an issue, I'm just looking for the one that will be better as a kit. The combo has sort of a three in one deal and I like that, and it has more clearance under the car, they are both the same cost, but you guys know more than me so, your opinions are highly appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
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good info, i feel like i would be more satisfied with this rather than the combo. how hard/expensive would it be to replace the poly pushing. not to mention, how important is t?
If you're just replacing the bushings with the same thing when they wear out, it takes little time at all. Once you have the arm unbolted, the "bushings" easily push out and you can have a new set pushed in just as easily.

The bushings in the arms on the Zone 4" lift I ran for a while only lasted a year before they self destructed. The cheap stamped/rolled metal sleeve they give you easily comes apart and starts destroying the bushings.

That type of arm/bushings is also very hard on the control arm mounts. If you wheel more than just simple trails, your mounts will take a beating and this could possibly happen:



If you stick to the streets, the kit could hold up much better than it has for me. But if you enjoy wheeling more difficult terrain, keep these things in mind.

The only things I'm still using from the kit are the coil springs; those will be replaced at some point in the near future.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #13
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I have the 4" zone lift, i opted for the standard shocks. Its a pretty rough ride, but its not my dd, so it does not bother me. I was very happy with the kit and had fun installing it myself. I would recommend getting a front adjustable track bar because it was a pain in the ass drilling the hole out and getting the axle into place, and it seems like it would be easy to wear out and create a wobble.
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I just had the 4" susp zone kit installed and IT DOES come with everything you need. That is of course if u are ok with dropping the t-case and re-drilling the new hole for the track bar bracket. And per my local off-road shop they recommended staying with the stock trac bar as he has had numerous jeepers come in with ride issues on their adjustable tracbar.
You also don't need the SYE/CV kit right away. I do plan on doing that in the future to lift the t-case back up, but as for being 2 weeks into the lift I don't have any VIBES.

I am very happy with this lift and feel it is one of the better ones in the "starter suspension" lift category.

Also OP. if u don't mind the t-case drop for now, u will spend a lot less in labor if u go with the straight 4" susp lift.

Here's a pic of mine on 33s
I exclusively use my rig for offroading thus I would never voluntarily lose 1"-2" of clearance under my tcase skid. In fact, the stock shovel on my rig was discarded in favor of a flat tcase skid. If you do not mind losing ground clearance then you could definitely consider this kit complete.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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i like the zone kits. everyone complains about the ride quality but if you compare it to other kits around the same cost zone is definitely the most comfortable.
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What size tires is everyone running with this lift?
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What size tires is everyone running with this lift?
33s but moving up to 35s when money allows. There is modification needed to run anything over 33s if you want flex.

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