|08-06-2013 09:32 PM|
|AOR||Dropping the tcase may get rid of that small window of vibration. Easy enough to remove if it doesn't. I also always recommend an adjustable front track bar with every 3"+ lift. The front skid should be removed if you plan on any serious articulation while wheelng. That is when you will see the front DS interference.|
|08-06-2013 09:04 PM|
3" Zone Lift
Have had my 3" Zone lift installed for about a month now and put somewhere near 300 miles on it. Have it on 31's (til I can afford bigger) and the only slight vibration I have it from about 25-30 mph, before and after there is very little to no vibration what so ever. Taking into account I didn't drop the t-case or skid plate (spacers come with kit) and using factory drive shafts as well with no issue. The ONE BIG THING I would suggest replacing is the front track bar. Install instructions say to make another hole to realign the existing track bar by drilling a new hole 3/4" to the right of the center of the existing hole. In my experience at least, the alignment on the front axle will be off around 1/2" which tends to be a pretty major issue. After the lift I had a nasty death wobble problem and even after alignment, I could still make it happen at higher speeds (around 45-50mph) if you haven't had that happen to you, grab a clean pair of underwear for your test drive. I installed a JKS adjustable bar (best on the market for the TJ imo), got the axle back into proper alignment (which for me was about 15 7/8" from the frame rail to center tire line) and can now hit bumps at 70mph with no wobble at all, rock solid.
I would like some input whether or not I should go ahead and drop the skid plate and all or just leave it alone. I still have the front drive shaft skid plate installed as well which according to Zone should be removed as well with no particular issues yet.
|02-17-2013 10:06 AM|
|02-15-2013 10:25 AM|
That looks awesome, i just got my Zone 3" delivered to my house two days ago. Going on in one week, pretty pumped up now that i saw your post lol.
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|02-18-2011 05:36 PM|
|Discount Tire||Very Nice! Thanks for the link and thank you for your support in Discount Tire co.|
|02-17-2011 09:12 AM|
|02-17-2011 07:58 AM|
what wheels are those?
The jeep looks great.
|02-16-2011 04:23 PM|
|02-16-2011 08:37 AM|
I know you haven't had it on there long. How are the Nitro shocks on the street? That seems to be a popular debate. Had a chance to get offroad yet?
Looks great, btw!
|02-15-2011 10:00 PM|
|02-15-2011 09:55 PM|
I hate that you posted this lol...
this is my next purchase for the jeep, just waiting to see if i hit bonus by the end of march...really wanna pull the trigger NOW though lol
|02-15-2011 09:37 PM|
|02-15-2011 08:43 PM|
|ratuna||Stock shaft thats why I went with the 3" I wanted to keep the cost down, eventually I'll probably get the SYE and CV shaft so I can ditch the T-case drop. But it works as-is for now so I'm happy|
|02-15-2011 08:34 PM|
|terminator012||Are you running the stock drive shafts or do you have SYE???|
|02-15-2011 08:29 PM|
Only other prob was the upper shock mounts on the passenger rear, I didn't heat them up because they were pretty close to the gas tank and some lines/hoses coming out of it and they both snapped! What a PITA it was to extract them, ended up having to re-tap one of them to 3/8"-16
Drives and handles very good after the alignment, I've had it up to 60mph with no vibes whatsoever Reverse is a little trickier to get into now tho, if you don't really get it in there it grinds and pops out.... I'm guessing the T-case drop might have something to do with that?!?
|02-15-2011 08:17 PM|
|terminator012||That looks good. I am seriously considering that lift. Other than your axle problems, where there any other unexpected problems?? How does it drive and handle. Did you get any vibrations after the install.|
|02-15-2011 04:51 PM|
3" Zone lift on my TJ
I finally got some decent pics of my new lift. Basic 3" Zone lift with 33x12.5x15 Duratracs. I measured from the ground to the bottom of my rockers before and after. 16.25" before 22.75" after.... 6" total difference, not too bad