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Old 10-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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Zone 4.25" flexing pictures PLEASE

I am going to get the zone 4.25" lift. I am building the 8.8 but that is going to take me a long time to finish. I cant wait that long to lift my jeep tho. I like the idea of the zone combo lift. Its cheap enough that i can put it on while waiting to finish my 8.8. My only thing is that i cant really find pictures of it flexing.

I will have the kit in hand in a week or so but might not have time to install for another week or so.



Can someone please put up a zone 4.25" (or just another 3" lift) lift flexing to its max. I would like to see stock and with the kit and with the sway bar taken off.



Thank you to whoever takes the time to post up pictures.

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Old 10-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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Here's a few of my son's TJ from a few months ago on the Rubicon. Zone 4.25 with 33" MTR's

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Here's one of it sitting at ride height.
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hey waterdog... are the flexing pics with or without sway bars connected? I have the ZONE 3" (really satisfied with it. Great ride in my opinion). I only ask because I have yet to wheel it without the sways connected and don't get nearly the same depth of flex...which is understandable.
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The pics are all disconnected.
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did buy a pair of quick disconnect sways (ie. teraflex, skyjacker, etc...) or did he using the set that came with the lift and make his own disconnects?
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Here's one of it sitting at ride height.
What kind of wheels are those on the brown one?
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does he have quick disconnect sways (ie. teraflex, skyjacker, etc...) or did he make his own?
He has the Zone Quick Disconnects, and the Tan Jeep has the JKS Quicker Discos....The old man is always quicker than the son...

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What kind of wheels are those on the brown one?
They are 16"x8" Raceline 981 Raptors, but when I bought them a couple of years ago, they only came in the 16" size (not sure about now). I wouldn't recommend trading out 15" wheels for 16". Tires are a lot more expensive for the equivalent size in 16's and the choices aren't as good. When these tires wear out, I'm going back to 15's
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wow thats some great flex from that kit. Does he have the factory control arms?
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wow thats some great flex from that kit. Does he have the factory control arms?
Yes he does. No extras except the disco sway bar links.
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Does your son have the hrydo or nitro shocks? How do you think he likes them?
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I see he has the white shock tubes. So in the case how does he like the hydro shocks?
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I see he has the white shock tubes. So in the case how does he like the hydro shocks?
He hasn't made any comments to me one way or the other. You should PM him and ask. He's j4j on the forum.
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I see he has the white shock tubes. So in the case how does he like the hydro shocks?
I went with the hydro shocks and they give a really smooth road-drive. Never felt the nitro's so I can't compare.
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3inch Zone no body lift


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Pretty much fully flexed. Maybe had a little left to go but mainly stuffed.
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He has the Zone Quick Disconnects, and the Tan Jeep has the JKS Quicker Discos....The old man is always quicker than the son... They are 16"x8" Raceline 981 Raptors, but when I bought them a couple of years ago, they only came in the 16" size (not sure about now). I wouldn't recommend trading out 15" wheels for 16". Tires are a lot more expensive for the equivalent size in 16's and the choices aren't as good. When these tires wear out, I'm going back to 15's
Oh ok, sorry not trying to hijack the thread I'm just looking for wheels and I can't find hardly any 15" wheels. All I can find in 15s are dick cepek dc-2s and mt Sidebiters
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I love the basic pro comp d windows.
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Zone 4.25" kit on 33s




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sold! i know what lift im getn now
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How do the Zone kits affect road handling, particularly curvy roads...like is it sloppier/squishy, or do the sway bars (once reconnected) take care of it?
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How do the Zone kits affect road handling, particularly curvy roads...like is it sloppier/squishy, or do the sway bars (once reconnected) take care of it?
When i bought the kit I ordered it with JKS quick disconnects and it handled just fine. It's not the same as the 350Z I used to have and I don't drive the TJ around curves like I would the Z. I also drove around without a front swaybar at all for a while and got used to it to where I didn't even notice. Now I run Antirock on the softest setting and it does great, if I were to do it again I'd skip the disconnects.

Also I got my kit on this forum from a vendor. That gave me a good package deal a while back, PM me if you would like his user name.
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How do the Zone kits affect road handling, particularly curvy roads...like is it sloppier/squishy, or do the sway bars (once reconnected) take care of it?
Very little body roll in corners, but its not a slot car either....its just right. So I feel it handles better than expected on pavement (with the white hydros).
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sold! i know what lift im getn now
With the ride quality, product quality, cost, and functionality (you see in the pics) that is why I push the Zone Combo kit so hard...it is an awesome kit that is a great value.

Oh an I love pulling up to fellow TJ'er with 4" Spring kits and see their 2" belly drops
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Cav, Dex - thx for the info
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Yes thanks for the info and pictures.
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I got lucky and am vibe free, with the MML and without dropping the t-case. CV/SYE and adjustable arms are in the future when funds arrive.
And a picture at ride height just because



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I have around a .35" tcase drop with my 2" BB. I dont think i needed the tcase drop but i did it just incase. I would be ok even with a full inch drop. If i have to over an inch then ill go to the sye kit. Due to my slow 8.8 build i really wanna wait to get the sye kit until i have the axle in and get numbers.
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I have around a .35" tcase drop with my 2" BB. I dont think i needed the tcase drop but i did it just incase. I would be ok even with a full inch drop. If i have to over an inch then ill go to the sye kit. Due to my slow 8.8 build i really wanna wait to get the sye kit until i have the axle in and get numbers.
You shouldn't need a tc drop at all with the combo lift. The purpose of the mml that comes with it is to help on the drive line angles. Plus it gives you an extra inch of oil pan clearance. win, win.
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how taught are those brake lines at full flex? or do you have after market lines?
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X2 on the transfer case drop. I recently installed my motor mount lift and it cured all my vibes. I can't say enough good things about the Zone kit,my Jeep rides so much better now. Everyone that rides in it can't get over how well it drives. My kit came with the nitro shocks and I don't know if there is a big difference in the ride quality between the nitro and hydro shocks. Good quality at a great price.

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