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HermDigs 02-29-2012 12:31 PM

Zone 4in lift TJ
 
Wanted to get some feedback on this set up. If anyone has this installed would like to hear about how its working, how long you've had it and any pros/cons. Pictures would be great too.

HermDigs 02-29-2012 12:40 PM

http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=36&gr=-1


This is the one I am referring to.

TJspeed 02-29-2012 02:09 PM

Im lookin at the SAME lift.
Its looks pretty nice for the price. And Ive heard a lot of good things about zone

nrybarra 02-29-2012 02:30 PM

I got the same kit about 1yr ago. Very nice kit! Better than stock ride. Easy to follow instructions. Very good company to do buisness with. Fast delivery. I would suggest getting an adjustable trac bar and if your running a winch or heavy bumber up front order the 1'' coil spacers to even out the weight offset. Dont be afraid to order the nitro shocks, there a smooth ride on the street and very nice offroad.

geiman 02-29-2012 02:33 PM

It's a mediocre cookie-cutter 4" lift. In the end it was a waste of money for me.

I ran the kit as it comes for about a year, and ended up replacing it over time with better components. After about a year the bushings in the fixed arms it comes with were shot, and they left my control arm mounts a bit bent up. I'm still running their shocks until I get a chance to outboard, and I just noticed the other weekend that my rear shocks are pretty much shot. I can compress them easily with my hands and they don't move from whatever position I leave them in.

At the time I was new to the whole Jeep thing and I thought the same thing you guys did. Looking back I wish I would have researched more and bought something that was of better quality the first time around. I would rather have spent that $600 on something else.

If you stick to driving on the street it might hold up better than what I experienced, but if you plan on wheeling at all I'd look at something else.

HermDigs 02-29-2012 03:07 PM

New here as well. Struggling with what to get and I do plan to use it off-road. Any suggestions?

geiman 02-29-2012 03:26 PM

If you're looking for a bolt on 4" suspension that will take abuse, I'd look at Savvy Offroad. When you're talking about a bolt on lift, it doesn't get much better than that.

TJspeed 02-29-2012 04:25 PM

These "cookie cutter" lifts are perfect for the average weekend wheeler. What your talkin about are comp spec lifts. Not everyone needs a comp spec lift and normally they requier cutting and welding. Not everyone is mechanically inclined nor have welders. chances are people who need a comp lift have welders and are mechanically inclined. for us simple folk a "cookie cutter" lift will do just fine!! I would say go for the 4" zone lift! Good reviews good company. :thumb:

geiman 02-29-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2088382)
These "cookie cutter" lifts are perfect for the average weekend wheeler. What your talkin about are cmop spec lifts. Not everyone needs a comp spec lift and normally requiers cutting and welding. Not everyone is mechanically inclined nor have welders. chances are people who need a comp lift have welders and are mechanically inclined. for us simple folk a "cookie cutter" lift will do just fine!! I would say go for the 4" zone lift! Good reviews good company. :thumb:

Incorrect. Read my post again. You'll see I made sure to mention "bolt-on" twice. And that's not because I stutter. There is NO welding involved with the lift I suggested. Checkout any quality lift (ie. one that uses Johnny Joints in their control arms) and see if it requires welding. None of the ones I'd recommend do. If you have the ability to weld, I wouldn't even suggest getting a "kit".

Above where I mentioned that I used the Zone lift as packaged for a year wasn't even with frequent difficult wheeling. I was still in college at the time, so my wheeling time was very limited. 95% of it's use was from daily driving between school, home, and work. If you can't wheel 4-5 times a year without parts failing, then it's a crappy lift.

sdptrey 02-29-2012 07:35 PM

Zone is a good quality lift for the price. Its not hardcore for sure. But your not spending $1000 plus. Most people don't have the money to spend that much on a lift. All people drive differently too. Some people abuse and some don't. I hear more positive than negative about the Zone products. You can always upgrade in the future.

geiman 03-02-2012 07:35 PM

There's some OK arguments here. I hate the "can't spend more than X" argument. Saving money is a bit of a lost art at times. But at the end of the day, speculation is just that. No one else seems to have any long term first hand opinions. I'll stand by my suggestion. In the long run, you'll be glad you spent a little more money; overall you'll end up saving cash.

shrekfx 03-02-2012 07:39 PM

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/o...Jeep/Jeep1.jpg

This is after I had the Zone 3in install done..

Here is the before.

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/o...p/DSC_0156.jpg


For some reason though, the passenger side is still about 1/2in lower then the driver side on the front end.. I also need to get a realignment done.. But drove it home and everything seemed good. Now I just need to text it off road. :)

2003x 03-02-2012 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2088382)
These "cookie cutter" lifts are perfect for the average weekend wheeler. What your talkin about are comp spec lifts. Not everyone needs a comp spec lift and normally they requier cutting and welding. Not everyone is mechanically inclined nor have welders. chances are people who need a comp lift have welders and are mechanically inclined. for us simple folk a "cookie cutter" lift will do just fine!! I would say go for the 4" zone lift! Good reviews good company. :thumb:

x2. :wavey:

2003x 03-02-2012 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by sdptrey (Post 2089063)
Zone is a good quality lift for the price. Its not hardcore for sure. But your not spending $1000 plus. Most people don't have the money to spend that much on a lift. All people drive differently too. Some people abuse and some don't. I hear more positive than negative about the Zone products. You can always upgrade in the future.

I agree with you.

2003x 03-02-2012 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by geiman (Post 2096056)
There's some OK arguments here. I hate the "can't spend more than X" argument. Saving money is a bit of a lost art at times. But at the end of the day, speculation is just that. No one else seems to have any long term first hand opinions. I'll stand by my suggestion. In the long run, you'll be glad you spent a little more money; overall you'll end up saving cash.

I also agree with you as well. If you do plan on abusing the Jeep. Then its not a bad idea to spend a little more for a lift with better made components.

sdptrey 03-03-2012 03:10 PM

Got the 4" zone. Installed 3 months ago. Good quality lift for price. I did a lot of research more positive than negative. The ride is better than stock for sure sits more than 4". 1" spacer up front for sure. If you you beat your jeep things break. You can always upgrade parts so its not a waste of money.


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