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Old 10-06-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Zone lift kit coming tomorrow....

So here is my question. The 3" kit for my 2010 JK unlimited sport says it's a complete kit. But yet on the zone off-road website it shows some add-ons for this kit. Adjustable front track bar, drop pitman arm and front control arm cam locks for camber adjustment. Are these really needed for just a 3" lift?

I'm also going with 33's instead of 35's since I only have 3:73 gearing. Do u guys think the tires will be too small? Thanks for the inputs.

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Old 10-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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So here is my question. The 3" kit for my 2010 JK unlimited sport says it's a complete kit. But yet on the zone off-road website it shows some add-ons for this kit. Adjustable front track bar, drop pitman arm and front control arm cam locks for camber adjustment. Are these really needed for just a 3" lift?

I'm also going with 33's instead of 35's since I only have 3:73 gearing. Do u guys think the tires will be too small? Thanks for the inputs.
Oooook thanks. ?

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Ok- hadn't spotted this one. First up, I'd HIGHLY recommend an adjustable front track bar for a lift of more than 2" to re-center your front axle. So yes, get that. Drop pitman arm, absolutely not necessary for a 3" lift. Cam (a misnomer, as they don't actually adjust camber, as the name implies, but caster) bolts I would NOT recommend, as they tend to cause more problems than they solve. Instead, get a good set of adjustable front lower control arms to adjust your caster. You'll likely have a fair bit too little after the lift.

Next up, 33's may look a bit small, but with quick disco's, you'll have plenty of room to flex the hell out of it on 33's.

Sounds like you're on the right path. Post up if you have any questions! Best of luck- Mark W.
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Ok- hadn't spotted this one. First up, I'd HIGHLY recommend an adjustable front track bar for a lift of more than 2" to re-center your front axle. So yes, get that. Drop pitman arm, absolutely not necessary for a 3" lift. Cam (a misnomer, as they don't actually adjust camber, as the name implies, but caster) bolts I would NOT recommend, as they tend to cause more problems than they solve. Instead, get a good set of adjustable front lower control arms to adjust your caster. You'll likely have a fair bit too little after the lift.

Next up, 33's may look a bit small, but with quick disco's, you'll have plenty of room to flex the hell out of it on 33's.

Sounds like you're on the right path. Post up if you have any questions! Best of luck- Mark W.
Thanks Mark,
Don't understand when these MFG's say it's a complete lift then tell u "oh you'll news this and this" ie. The lift includes a rear track bar relocation bracket for the rear but nothing for the front.
So I will stay away from the cam bolts and pitman arm. I'll get the adj. T/B.

Do u guys just measure from the center of the wheel to the edge of the fenders to figure center for the axle.
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Hah- yeah, there is not one truly complete lift kit on the market.

The center of the wheel method is a PITA- I go by edge of the tire, or throw on my spare steelies (no tires- easier to measure) and go by the outside edge of that- Mark W.
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Don't understand when these MFG's say it's a complete lift then tell u "oh you'll news this and this" ie. The lift includes a rear track bar relocation bracket for the rear but nothing for the front.
So I will stay away from the cam bolts and pitman arm. I'll get the adj. T/B.

Do u guys just measure from the center of the wheel to the edge of the fenders to figure center for the axle.
The "complete" kits include everything you need to get you lifted and on your way, but if you want to do it right and get your alignment all correct, you'll need the trackbars and control arms. I went a few months with my lift before getting control arms and trackbars. It was fine, but ride quality was compromised. The rear trackbar relocation bracket gets the rear axle pretty close to centered, but I don't like the idea of that thing putting more stress on the factory bracket that it mounts to, so I ditched that and put an adjustable rear trackbar back there instead.
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Hah- yeah, there is not one truly complete lift kit on the market.

The center of the wheel method is a PITA- I go by edge of the tire, or throw on my spare steelies (no tires- easier to measure) and go by the outside edge of that- Mark W.
Thanks again Mark. I figured the tire but wasn't sure
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Thanks again Mark. I figured the tire but wasn't sure
Well it's done. Zone off road 3" lift installed. Rides better than stock. Don't laugh at the stock tires, I'm getting my new Maxxis 771 A/T on Thursday.
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Holy grainy pictures, Batman! Congrats, dude. Is it me, or is your rear axle a fair bit towards the front? Mark W.
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Holy grainy pictures, Batman! Congrats, dude. Is it me, or is your rear axle a fair bit towards the front? Mark W.
Sorry, I know the pics are bad it was dark and the iPhone camera sucks. No the rear axle isn't towards the front. I went out and double checked after you wrote that. Just a shiity picture. I'll get better pics in the day and when I get the new sneakers put on Thursday.

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