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I'm looking into buying the Zone 4.25" lift and i was wondering if there is anything else I'll need for it besides the 1" motor mount lift that comes with it? I'm getting quick disconnects with it, and a track bar. I do moderate wheeling in the desert, nothing too major.

My other question is would I need to adjust the transfer case, seeing as it is bolted to the skid plate, which is bolted to the frame?

EDIT: I have an 06 lj running 33s
 

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If you have a manually tranny, you might need to replace the shift boot with pleather one (if you have the rubber accordian one now). It will make shifting into 2nd and 4th easier.

You should not have to lower the xfercase, but if you have slight driveline vibes, then just install a few washers between the skidplate and frame.

Also after the install, your steering wheel will be upside down. So you just have to adjust the draglink to re-center the steering wheel...takes about 5mins to do.
 

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You will need either cam bolts for your lower control arms to get caster closer to where it should be or (better option) adjustable lower control arms.

I have the same lift on my 06 LJ with 33s I did not need to drop the TC
 

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Spray all your bolts with pb blaster or liquid wrench for like a week before you start the install...
 

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OMG..not this again. LOL ;)
He did this in another thread as well. Don't start him on it. It's why I stopped posting.

To the OP, like others have said, make sure you PB the joints and bolts a lot. I've heard anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I know I have loved it. Handles well off roading and there isn't a lot you will need to do. Because remember, it's a 3 inch with a 1.25 body. Mine's an automatic and I didn't need to do really anything else. I opted for the tummy tuck, but it's something I wanted. We want to see picks when you get it done :).
 

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I helped J4J put one in about a month ago. The one thing he decided to add to the kit after we installed it was a Novak tc shift cable. It is not absolutely needed, but it is a nice addition, works really well, and eliminates the need for the linkage brackets. He has been very satisfied with the lift kit.
 

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He did this in another thread as well. Don't start him on it. It's why I stopped posting.
Not everyone has a "college kid" budget or drives around in a $3000 early model TJ.

The OP has an 06 LJ, which probably has a value of around $15k.

I asked the OP why he is looking into a 4.25" lift when he is only going to run 33" tires. He doesn't necessarily need that much lift to run that size tire.

I also asked him why he is looking at Zone. Is his budget that constrained? A $400 lift on a $15k LJ doesn't exactly make the most sense, especially when there is a lot better out there for not much more money.
 

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Not everyone has a "college kid" budget or drives around in a $3000 early model TJ.

The OP has an 06 LJ, which probably has a value of around $15k.

I asked the OP why he is looking into a 4.25" lift when he is only going to run 33" tires. He doesn't necessarily need that much lift to run that size tire.

I also asked him why he is looking at Zone. Is his budget that constrained? A $400 lift on a $15k LJ doesn't exactly make the most sense, especially when there is a lot better out there for not much more money.
This kit is proven to work well with 33s and is great value for the money. Of course there is tons of kits out there that would work better than this, but go blow tons on an expensive kit if this is all he needs?
 

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This kit is proven to work well with 33s and is great value for the money. Of course there is tons of kits out there that would work better than this, but go blow tons on an expensive kit if this is all he needs?
The "kit" really isn't a great value in that you can buy all the components separately and not spend much more money. By buying the components separately the OP can get springs, shocks and accessories based on his needs.

Granted if there is one Zone kit that makes the most sense its this one, but mix n matching for a specific user is always the best way to go. The "one kit fits all" mentality is backwards thinking.
 

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The OP has an 06 LJ, which probably has a value of around $15k.
Not sure why the vehicle value even matters in lift choice....Whether you spend $500 or $3000 on lift, it is still going to be a $15K LJ in the end. :cool:
 

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I am very happy with my zone lift, however if I was going to do it again I would purchase parts separately to create my own "kit"
 

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Not sure why the vehicle value even matters in lift choice....Whether you spend $500 or $3000 on lift, it is still going to be a $15K LJ in the end. :cool:
Would you invest a $3k lift on to a vehicle with little value(Say less value than the expense of the lift kit itself)? I sure wouldn't.
 

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Would you invest a $3k lift on to a vehicle with little value(Say less value than the expense of the lift kit itself)? I sure wouldn't.
People actually do it all the time...buy a "Salvage Titled" TJ for cheap then turn it into trail only rig. $10,000+ into axles, $5000+ into the motor, $4000 into the Suspension, coilovers, and steering. Then you got custom cage, exhaust, tires, beadlock, armor, etc, etc. :thumb:
 

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People actually do it all the time...buy a "Salvage Titled" TJ for cheap then turn it into trail only rig. $10,000+ into axles, $5000+ into the motor, $4000 into the Suspension, coilovers, and steering. Then you got custom cage, exhaust, tires, beadlock, armor, etc, etc. :thumb:
Completely different idea altogether. The Salvage vehicle ends up being a dedicated "toy", not a typical DP vehicle like what 99.99% of the people do.

And when they do get a salvage vehicle Im sure the donor meets some minimal criteria.

My last post pertained to the kids who buy a cheap DD TJ on its last legs......rusted out, banged up, tons of miles, etc..........a vehicle not worth putting much money into.........I see plenty daily online and locally.
 
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