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Old 02-17-2014, 03:49 PM
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Lifting my LJ - Opinions Wanted

I am planning on lifting my 2005 LJ soon. I think I finally decided on the Zone 3in Lift.

Here : http://www.extremeterrain.com/zone-o...e-3-tj-j2.html

If anyone else has used this lift or a similar lift, I'd like your opinions.

Also is there anything else I'll need or does that lift pretty much cover it?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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The Zone lift is a decent lift for the $'s. There are much better lifts, but they come with a price. One piece of advice I would offer is to install a 1" motor mount lift with it, and that way you won't need to lower the transfer case. You don't absolutely need it (the kit has you relocate your front track bar by re drilling a new hole in the existing bracket where there is not a lot of extra meat), but a good adjustable track bar is a great addition to the kit. TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar A substantial improvement over the track bar relocation, if you go that route would be to weld a piece of plate reinforcing to the existing bracket.

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The Zone lift is a decent lift for the $'s. There are much better lifts, but they come with a price. One piece of advice I would offer is to install a 1" motor mount lift with it, and that way you won't need to lower the transfer case. You don't absolutely need it (the kit has you relocate your front track bar by re drilling a new hole in the existing bracket where there is not a lot of extra meat), but a good adjustable track bar is a great addition to the kit. TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar A substantial improvement over the track bar relocation, if you go that route would be to weld a piece of plate reinforcing to the existing bracket.
x2. I have the Zone 3" and like it so far. Along with my 3'' lift I also purchased a 1.25" body lift, 1" motor mount lift, and a JKS adjustable front track bar. If you have the money you could do it all at once and probably save some time and potential headache. The install was a breeze, took me and a friend a weekend to install along with some other things that I purchased. It has performed great so far. As mentioned, there are better lifts out there for more money, however in the 2 years I've had the Zone lift I haven't had any issue arise that made me wish I would have gotten something else.
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I doubt he would get driveline vibrations with an LJ, however installing a MML and BL is helpful toward the future.

Don't forget appropriate bumpstops.
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If you think you might also want a body lift, buy the Zone 4.25" combo kit instead. It includes the 3" suspension lift, 1.25" body lift, and 1" motor mount lift, a lot less expensive than buying individual parts.
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Thanks for the advice guys!
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You can easily go up to 4.5 inches of suspension lift with an LJ with no vibes. No need for the motor mount lift. May need a Slip Yoke Eliminator if it's not a Rubicon however.
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The Zone lift is a decent lift for the $'s. There are much better lifts, but they come with a price. One piece of advice I would offer is to install a 1" motor mount lift with it, and that way you won't need to lower the transfer case. You don't absolutely need it (the kit has you relocate your front track bar by re drilling a new hole in the existing bracket where there is not a lot of extra meat), but a good adjustable track bar is a great addition to the kit. TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar A substantial improvement over the track bar relocation, if you go that route would be to weld a piece of plate reinforcing to the existing bracket.
This is some good advice. But with the LJ, he shouldn't need to do the MML or the transfer case drop. I would be surprised if there are any vibes with the 3" Zone Lift Kit on the long wheel base of the LJ.

The Adjustable Track Bar is a good option to keep from having to drill the mount. Some people don't have a welder and don't want to weaken the mount by drilling another hole.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like a quote!

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