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I hate to add another lift kit thread to the thousands of existing ones, but i searched with no results:hide:.So I got my 2004 Rubicon a few months ago, and the first thing that I did to it was a 2 inch BB and stuff some 33-12.5 duratracks on it knowing that I would get a "real" lift when i get some money. I have been researching on lifts for months and I am still undecided. I know that with a true 4 inch suspension lift their is no true bolt on kit, as you run into drive-line vibes and possible death wobble. Also i know that to some people if your not running a currie/savvy set up then its no good. However if this truly is the case i will wait a few more months untill funds allow for a lit like this. But I came across the zone 4.25 combo kit which consists of their 3 inch lift and a 1.25 inch body lift.The kit also comes with a 1 inch motor mount lift. If i do buy this kit i will buy a JKS adjustable front trac bar along with it. Has anyone on here personal ran this kit, or something of the equivalent? Will i need to buy anything else along with it except for the trac bar? Also will the motor mount lift be enough to get rid of the drive line vibes? Also if any one has pics of this set up please post some pics
 

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Not all Jeeps are the same. I've met a few people that had no vibs, but I helped a friend install the kit on his Jeep and he had vibs and needed to drop his skid about 1/2". I have a 3" (not Zone) and I needed to drop mine 3/8" to get rid of vibs even with a mml.

You never really know for sure until it's installed. My advice would be install it, drive it, and if it vibs, go to the harware store and pick up 24 washers. Add two at a time between the TC skid and the frame until the vibs are gone. If they are still there, you'll need to get longer bolts and maybe a TC lowering kit or fab one.
 

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I just finished intstalling this kit on my jeep. I love the look of it, havent drove yet so no reviews. But have heard some great things about it.
 

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I just finished intstalling this kit on my jeep. I love the look of it, havent drove yet so no reviews. But have heard some great things about it.
Awesome! When you get to drive it let me know how it goes. Also did you buy anything else along with the lift kit? Please post some pics!
 

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I just finished intstalling this kit on my jeep. I love the look of it, havent drove yet so no reviews. But have heard some great things about it.
How long did the install take? From what I've read, its a pretty straight forward install... The hardest part sounds like removing the 13 year old rusted on bolts.
 

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I just got the lift in and I installed the 3 in part last weekend. It took about 8 hours total for the suspension lift. As you said, the hardest part was taking off the old stuff, especially the front shocks. I ended up cutting them off. I haven't put in the mml yet, but there are some pretty bad vibs around 35-40. Besides that its a really good kit. The springs don't sag at all. I also got the nitro shocks I'm very happy with them. But so far I'm pretty impressed with the kit and the service
 

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I am currently running this kit and have had no issues with driveline vibrations or anything. Great kit for the money IMO.
 

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I just got the lift in and I installed the 3 in part last weekend. It took about 8 hours total for the suspension lift. As you said, the hardest part was taking off the old stuff, especially the front shocks. I ended up cutting them off. I haven't put in the mml yet, but there are some pretty bad vibs around 35-40. Besides that its a really good kit. The springs don't sag at all. I also got the nitro shocks I'm very happy with them. But so far I'm pretty impressed with the kit and the service
I'm looking to purchase and install this winter. A buddy of mine has everything we'll need in his garage, so I'm hoping (praying) that the old stuff comes out without too much of a fight. Either way, its a good excuse to drink a few beers over the course of a weekend... I've heard the Nitro shocks are reallll stiff and don't really make for a good DD. I think I'm gonna stick with the hydros.

Did you guys have to add spacers in the front to level it out?
 

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i installed my zone combo kit in 2 days. pretty easy install if u follow the directions. good lift kit overall. i do have a little vibration from 30 - 40 mph but im gonna try the TC washer trick that BLK00TJ posted.
 

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i installed my zone combo kit in 2 days. pretty easy install if u follow the directions. good lift kit overall. i do have a little vibration from 30 - 40 mph but im gonna try the TC washer trick that BLK00TJ posted.
Did you put the MML in? I heard that can be just as bad as the rusted bolts if not worse.
 

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Just drove my Jeep with this lift and 33 inch tires for first time today. I love the way everything came out. I do have a minor squeak coming for the rear suspension but nothing too major. Also no vibrations with mml installed.Over the course of 3 days, we probably took about 12 hours of straight working to complete. Lots of broken bolts was the main hold up. PB blaster will be your friend.
 

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Did you put the MML in? I heard that can be just as bad as the rusted bolts if not worse.
IMO, hardest part of the MML install was lining everything up at the end. An extra set of hands and eyes is priceless there
 

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Thanks for all of the replies. Did everyone that went with this lift buy an adjustable trac bar? Anything else i need to know about buying with this kit besides a transfer case drop?
 

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No need for transfer case drop with this. Motor mount lift eliminates that. I didnt get an adjustable trac bar either
Every jeep is different. Some will need a slight TC drop from what I hear, even with a MML.
 

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I reeeeeeeeally hope I'm one of those people.
 

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I have had mine since December or so I suppose. I have the JKS Adj trac bar as well I did not like the idea of drilling the hole for the relocation. I had no vibes after install and I did the whole thing myself with hand tools I suggest a friend ha. I have savvy arms as well. She seems to flex pretty well.

 

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I went out and bought a Rubico Express adjustable front TB..I wanted that so I would not have to drill out the bracket for the stock one..I figured, looking at the destructions, drilling the hole would cause another point of failure in the mount. The only caveat to this is that the track bar bolts for the RE are smaller than OEM so a washer was welded to the hole for the bolt to fit properly.
 

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I installed this kit about a month ago by myself, had help of my 10 year old daughter starting bolts in cab for transfer case linkage while i was under the jeep. I went with nitro shocks and sway bar quick disco's. I would recommend getting an adj track bar, i didn't but will be soon. My front axle is still not perfectly centered and drilling the new whole looks weak. To me this is a great kit for the money and i feel you will not be disappointed. If you plan on running a bumper & winch it wouldn't be a bad idea to go ahead and install a spacer for the front IMO.

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My Experience

i have been running the zone combo lift with motor mount lift & regular shocks for about 4 months now & NO regrets its my dd and weekend warrior and the look value and ride is very impressive. was afraid of spring sag since i upgraded to heavier bumpers so i went ahead and added daystar 3/4 leveling spacers. after the spacers i had to add some washers for a transfer case drop and make a home made shift bracket but all in all its a great kit for the money! opted for the sway bar disconnect's and am running stock trac bar and no issues! only thing i'm still lacking is a drop pitman arm to complete but like i said excellent value! good luck with it :punk:
 
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