Anything else needed for a lift???
Getting ready to order a 4" suspension lift from Zone for my 97 TJ. I see a lot about SYE and so on. Is there anything else needed other than the 4" kit? SYE needed/ Break lines or anything else? I emailed Zone and they said just the kit and what is in it is needed. Just want to be sure before I open this can of worms thats all.
Why do you need a 4" lift?
Do some searches here and on Jeepforum to see the differences in a 3" and 4" lift.
What size tires?
What type of wheeling do you do?
You should have upper and lower adjustable control arms.
If you are running 35's then you really need to search that topic before buying a 4" lift.
Let your search Ninja loose and see what you can come up with before you buy the 4" Zone lift.
Search before you buy!!!!!
As mentioned, do some more research before going to the 4" lift. For what your describing as your needs, look at 2.5 or 3" suspension lifts.
You will have plenty of lift, clearance, and a good look and save allot of $ !
Mine is not a DD, but like you I spend time on the beach, and i also hit forest roads and jeep trails. I went BDS 2" suspension lift which lifted me just over 2.5" and with my 265 / 75/ 16 tires I have plenty of tire space.
Good luck with whatever you choose!
Thanks for the input. Where are the best places to order from? Vendors? best deals. Any input would be great. Thanks
If you're still looking at a Zone kit, I contacted Allen (user name AOR) He was very helpful with info and had a great price on the kit. My 3" will be here tomorrow and I hope to have it on in a couple of weeks or so. Caught me at a busy time :(.
I'll be doing about the same driving as you described, minus the beach, and all the folks I talked to said the 3" would be best for me. Hope that helps..
I went with the Zone 3" and netted around 4"s, I also got JKS front and rear track bars and OE control arms for now. I still need a SYE to get rid of the T-case drop as well as adjustable control arms. All together I still ended up spending around $1400.
With the stuff you are doing you can get away with a 2" budget boost, 1 1/4" body lift, and 1" motor mount lift and you won't hit with 33's and it will ride pretty nice. Once you go above 3" you are asking for a lot more items to buy like a slip yoke eliminator and new driveshaft.
You can buy the zone 2.5" kit with a 1 1/4" body mount lift and you'll be golden with 33's.
Zone makes a good kit but it's not always 100% of what you need.
What width tire?
Ideally you want, adjustable control arms, adjustable track bars, extended end links, extended brake lines, springs, shocks and while you are at it upgrade your brakes and steering.
This subject has been beaten to death on most of the Jeep websites and you'll find tons and tons of info on the subject.
Looked at the 3" lift kit and it would be fine for what I need. I have the gambler 15X8 wheels and think the back space is 5.25". Not sure and need to check. Going to run 33-12.5x15 tires. Zone recommends a 3.5" back space. What do I need-LOL
If you are going to do 4" of lift, prepare for the can of worms to be opened.
SYE (TC drop is BS)
Adjustable control arms (your geometry will be effed without them)
>Adjust pinion angle
>Recenter rear axle
Extended brake lines
Most likely have to tweak your t-case shifter or get a Novak cable shifter
For 33s, the list isn't quite as large as the one for 35s but is still pretty serious.
Maybe upgrade steering
Maybe upgrade brakes (depends on auto vs manual)
Regear so it's not gutless
Proper backspacing so you dont rub
Maybe trimming fenders
Both of these lists are just like 5 minutes of me writing things down, there's always more. Be ready for it.
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