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06-23-2013 11:30 AM
Los57 Thanks guys. Time to find some dirt!
06-22-2013 09:10 PM
jwink41 Looks awesome!
06-22-2013 07:37 PM
dmoriarty That looks awesome. No more JK envy for you!
06-22-2013 05:21 PM
Los57 Finally finished. Here are the pics.

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06-20-2013 10:34 PM
Los57 The rear is in. A couple tips for those of you who might be interested in this lift. When installing the rear track bar relocation bracket you have to drill a few holes to mount the bracket. On the lower 3/8" hole drill towards the upper end of the slot. If you drill too low it makes it impossible to get a wrench on the backside nut. When you're installing the 3/8" & 5/16" nuts "blind" in the relocation bracket it helps to put one drop of superglue on the new nut & washer to hold them together. Trying to blindly get a nut AND washer lined up with a bolt is not fun. The springs go in pretty easily and a spring compressor is not necessary if the axle is lowered enough. I did have to get the handle of the lug wrench to pry one in but it wasn't a big deal. Here's a couple pics to see the difference in spacing.

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Old springs versus new.


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06-20-2013 02:21 PM
Los57 Lift is finally going in. So far so good. Some words of advice before tackling this or any automotive project. Read the directions first and read them fully. Check your tools to make sure you have everything they mention. If they mention a wrench size make sure you have a corresponding socket size in both standard and deep well. As for the sway bar link bushings, grease them, place something solid and flat on the top, and just push them in. Don't try the hammer method. I did and the bushing bounced out of the link like a rocket, bounced off a wall, and rolled under the Jeep. Funny to picture now but it wasn't at the time. LOL More updates and pictures to follow later.
06-11-2013 02:29 PM
n00g7 I like vehicles that crush my spleen, it's "sporty".
06-11-2013 02:06 PM
Owen_TJ yeah, rough ride doesnt matter much to me either...

between the two, the hydro shocks rode better on the street but the nitro shocks do a lot better offroad so you'll be happy with them.

I only had like 20k on the hydro shocks before i had to change them

the nitros seem to be a great option, though.

Good luck with the install!!!
06-11-2013 01:50 PM
Los57 Every vehicle I've owned except one has been a truck or SUV so a rough ride doesn't phase me. Look forward to my track bar coming in so I can finally get everything installed.
06-11-2013 01:47 PM
Owen_TJ Yeah, i plan to do the SYE as well because i'm going to be doing a tummy tuck in the near future. The jeep is getting a new 8.8 axle, gears, and 35's so figure i'll go ahead and do the tummy tuck at the same time! With all of that, i definitely know what its like to run out of funds haha...

hell, i'm out of funds right now!!!

The nitro shocks are just fine...i originally ran the hydro shocks and ended up blowing one of them out during a trip a few months ago but just never got around to fixing them until now.

They ride a bit rough on the street but they do great offroad and take the larger obstacles like a champ...you'll be satisfied with them
06-11-2013 01:36 PM
Los57 Glad to hear it. I know I'll eventually do the SYE and a BL but just ran out of funds for the time being. How do you like the nitro shocks? I also went with that upgrade.
06-11-2013 01:16 PM
Owen_TJ I didnt have any vibes with mine...

i'm essentially running the zone 4.25 kit along with the 1" mml and nitro shocks.

I got my zone kit before the 4.25 kit was offered and after the 3" kit settled i had about 3.75" of lift and i ran the tcase drop for a while. Eventually i took the tcase drop off and put the mml on there with my 1.25 body lift.

No vibes with 3" and tcase drop
vibes with 3" lift and no tcase
no vibes with 3" lift, 1.25" bl, and 1"mml
06-11-2013 12:58 PM
Los57 Did you notice any vibes after install? It seems to be hit or miss as far as whether or not people have a problem.
06-10-2013 03:03 PM
mdavidc Good luck. I am pleased with how mine turned out.
06-10-2013 02:09 PM
Los57
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Originally Posted by mdavidc View Post
I installed the same lift a few months ago.the bushings pop right in with a little grease and a mallet.I used track bar relocation brackets.They seemed to work fine.It took me about 15 hrs. to install mine.I went slow and took my time.I also had a few beer brakes.
Thanks for the tip on the bushings. I have a relocation bracket for the rear track bar but went ahead with the adjustable for the front. I've heard it's a two day job and 15 hrs seems to be about average. I'll have a buddy helping, and yes, beer breaks are mandatory.
06-09-2013 10:46 AM
mdavidc I installed the same lift a few months ago.the bushings pop right in with a little grease and a mallet.I used track bar relocation brackets.They seemed to work fine.It took me about 15 hrs. to install mine.I went slow and took my time.I also had a few beer brakes.
06-08-2013 12:05 PM
Los57 My lift is here, tires are ready to install, and a new MC adjustable track bar is on the way. My sway bar links were supposed to come with bushings pre-installed but they came separate. How hard are the bushings to push into the end? Will I need a mallet? Any tips?
06-05-2013 05:01 PM
Los57 Question to all who have installed this or a similar lift. Who didn't go with an adjustable track bar? If you didn't how is it working for you?
06-04-2013 11:08 PM
Los57
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Originally Posted by tjcasey View Post

OK. Looks good buddy
Thanks, man. Now I just need to install it! Lol
06-04-2013 08:25 PM
tjcasey
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Originally Posted by Los57 View Post

They came that way, but those are the nitro shocks. (upgrade) The standard shocks are white, I think. Since I have an '04 this is their J3 model kit.

http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=21&gr=-1
OK. Looks good buddy
06-04-2013 02:22 PM
Los57
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Did you spray those shocks yourself? I was looking into this lift but wasn't to keen on the look of it.
They came that way, but those are the nitro shocks. (upgrade) The standard shocks are white, I think. Since I have an '04 this is their J3 model kit.

http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=21&gr=-1
06-04-2013 02:19 PM
tjcasey Did you spray those shocks yourself? I was looking into this lift but wasn't to keen on the look of it.
06-04-2013 01:45 PM
Los57 Lift kit arrived and is all in order. Now I just need to order a track bar and get the tires. I'm leaning towards the MC adjustable as it's received good reviews and is actually cheaper than the JKS or Rubicon Express.

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06-03-2013 11:49 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
That thread is amazing. I want an MC track bar now. Along with their 3.5" lift. But that'll wait a while since I just put the DPG ultimate lift on last summer I guess I just love working on my jeep. Too bad I don't have a money tree in the back yard.
Yeah when I saw you say look into the MC clearance, I haven't heard any problems with it and thought by showing that it would be enough proof on how good it is.

If you had a JK and a gold coin they are doing a promo that you can get a 2.5/3.5" lift for a single one ounce gold coin.
06-03-2013 10:09 AM
Los57
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
Take a look at this thread. Lots of good info on the MC track bar and pictures.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/op...cloak-1524869/
Thanks for the link, EMT. I'll have to check it out so I can decide what I want to go with.
06-03-2013 10:08 AM
Los57 When my kids tell me they want something (that they don't really need) I alway tell them my bank account isn't infinite. Then when I'm looking at Jeep stuff I have to tell myself the same thing. LOL
06-03-2013 09:19 AM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
Take a look at this thread. Lots of good info on the MC track bar and pictures.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/op...cloak-1524869/
That thread is amazing. I want an MC track bar now. Along with their 3.5" lift. But that'll wait a while since I just put the DPG ultimate lift on last summer I guess I just love working on my jeep. Too bad I don't have a money tree in the back yard.
06-03-2013 01:43 AM
EMTJEEP Take a look at this thread. Lots of good info on the MC track bar and pictures.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/op...cloak-1524869/
06-03-2013 12:26 AM
Los57 Thanks, man. I'm going to try to take pics of the lift install process so I can post them here. I'll take pics of the track bar as well.
06-03-2013 12:19 AM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by Los57 View Post
I'm waiting to order the track bar till next month so I'll have time to research both. I've read good reviews on the JKS and mixed on MC.

This will be my first lift install but I'll have help so hopefully it won't take too long. I'm planning on a long day regardless. I figure I'll start to spray parts a week or so beforehand.
Yep. Definitely plan a full day unless you're gonna break it up.

And whine you've got your springs out anyway, you should check the track bar for clearance issues (along with shocks bottoming out) and take pictures of the clearance stuff. Especially if you get the MC track bar. But pictures of the JKS I'm sure would be welcomed as well. Anyway, good luck!
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