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Old 02-23-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Zone Offroad BB and BL

Has anyone got any experience with either the zone offroad 2inch BB or the 1 inch BL?
is the alignment cam kit needed for the BB?
Should i buy the steering stabilizer also?
I'm hopefully going to buy both and install on my TJ

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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I put the 1.25" zone body lift on my LJ and everything was great and seemed to be good quality.

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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I'm installing a 1.25" tomorrow on my TJ, I'l let ya know how it goes, But i've been told on this forum that any BL works. the cheap ones just as well as the expensive ones
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Okay thanks. Anyone else?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
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I have the Zone 2" BB and it is very nice. I also did the alignment cams, steering stabilizer and nitro shocks. That being said, I recently installed a heavier front bumper and winch so I am going to install OME springs front and rear. My 2" BB is only about 2 1/2 months old and will be available in a few weeks, if you are interested. I am only selling the spacers, but this might get you a good start and save you some money.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:49 AM   #6
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I have the Zone 2" BB and it is very nice. I also did the alignment cams, steering stabilizer and nitro shocks. That being said, I recently installed a heavier front bumper and winch so I am going to install OME springs front and rear. My 2" BB is only about 2 1/2 months old and will be available in a few weeks, if you are interested. I am only selling the spacers, but this might get you a good start and save you some money.
Are you going to do the tc drop with that? And won't the shocks be to short? I'm getting the whole reason your doing it because it's going to be like a 2" lift with the weight added. Eventually I'd like to do this to.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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Should I get a bb and 1 inch bl or bb and 2 inch bl?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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2in BB and 1in BL.. It is highly recommended to not go over a 1.25in BL.. As no more than that is needed for the BL purposes. Don't forget you will need a MML as well with a BL
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2in BB and 1in BL.. It is highly recommended to not go over a 1.25in BL.. As no more than that is needed for the BL purposes. Don't forget you will need a MML as well with a BL
What's an MML again?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #11
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Nvm it motor mount lift. But why would I need one? Is it Absolutly nesisarry?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #13
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it helps alleviate the steeper driveline angles caused by suspension lifts.
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not necessary. and xj knight, i dont think u need a MML with a BL, although it helps keep everything in the engine compartment (fan shroud) in the right place
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #15
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"Are you going to do the tc drop with that?" I bought new bolts and washers at Lowe's, It was easy and no vibration problems
"And won't the shocks be to short?" I spoke to Zone customer service today and they said the shocks that I bought from them with the 2" BB should be fine to use with my new springs. After I install the new springs I will offer the Zone 2" BB spacers for sale.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:38 PM   #16
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Talk to AOR for zone lifts Zone Offroad Products...

He might be able to do a combo pack for you .
I would do the mml with the bl it will save you some bs work
All jeeps are differnt you might need the tc drop you might not .I have 2 jeeps one needed the tc drop one did not .
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:52 PM   #17
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finished the 1.25 zone BL. looks really nice and stupidly easy, much easier than the 3" PA BL on the 2002 Ranger I did a year ago. I'l post pics tomorrow. I sit as tall as a Escalade now...
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I just installed the 2" BB. It was very easy to install. It took me about 5 hours at a reasonable pace and a lunch of course. I thought the directions were lousy, heck they weren't even for the 2" BB. I assume it they for a BB of a different rise, but it still didn't give me the warm and fuzzies.

I went with the gas shocks after reading on the the Zone site that they were valved specifically for a TJ and a post that said they actually improved the ride. The ride ended up being much more rough and "bouncy" than I anticipated... not good for my DD.

The real disappointment for me is that after the install an issue I had previously seems to have become worse. Before the lift my TJ measured an inch less gap in the front wheel wells than the back. Now there's a two inch difference. 1 inch was "meh". Two inches is bothering me. I saw someone else mention this in the AOR? / Zone thread. I'm guessing it's a coincidence.

Lastly, I did develop a new vibration at 70mph. I know this because now my dash sounds like a tiny little machine gun. I have NOT had it aligned yet or performed a T Case drop.
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if your talking about the gap between the tire and the tub I'd say your springs are weak and going up made it worse you need new springs . my 2000 broke a spring after a BB its the added presure .
your vib i'd say add some washers and new bolts drop the the tc down .
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if your talking about the gap between the tire and the tub I'd say your springs are weak and going up made it worse you need new springs . my 2000 broke a spring after a BB its the added presure .
your vib i'd say add some washers and new bolts drop the the tc down .
Thanks. I kind of figured the front springs were sagging. Of course now I wish I would have just gotten the Rc 2.5" lift. Some day I'll get the motivation to tackle this again and correct my error.

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