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Unread 01-07-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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1994 ZJ lift questions

Well I am trying to decide how to lift my ZJ. I have been reading tons on here the past few days and could use some advice. The IRO 4.5" does not come with adjustable ca's, while the Rough Country 4" does. The IRO comes with the track bar and the RC does not....So, are the adjustable CA's necessary? Same with the heavy duty track bar? If anyone knows another lift that is close to these two, price wise, please fill me in. Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Unread 01-07-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Jason,

take a look at Rubicon Express as well. I've had there 4.5 lift for 10 years. The kit is a little more expensive than the others but, you get what you pay for.
stock with 30s


RE 4.5 with 32s


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Unread 01-07-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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man with some trimmin 33's would fit nicely. oh wait i see u have 33's in ure sig now.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 04:34 PM   #4
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6.5 and 35s now. A bit of fender trimming and some bumpstops.


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6.5 and 35s now. A bit of fender trimming and some bumpstops.


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Unread 01-07-2010, 05:21 PM   #6
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Have to agree with Hunter on the Rubicon Express stuff. Take a look at the SuperFlex kits, bit more pricey but great parts and complete. Another option is to PM Kolak and have him put together a custom kit for you that takes the best parts of all manufacturers.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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Any rubbing issues with the 32's and the 4.5"???
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Unread 01-08-2010, 01:32 AM   #8
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I put a RE 3.5" lift on my rig. Ordered all the parts from kolak@aol.com. Be aware that delivery can take a while, last year, I waited several months. My kit was a combination of super ride on the lowers and super flex on the uppers, all adjustable. RE springs and shocks. A week before I started the lift install, I picked up a nearly new (50K miles) D44a rear axle, and that went in along with the lift, new rear drive shaft, 231J transfer case with an SYE, extended brake lines, and adjustable track bars. The RE & JKS parts came to just about $2K, paid $100 for the 231, $200 for the D44a, $400 for the SYE kit and drive shaft. Jeez, please dont add this all up, I dont want to know.

When my 31's wear out, maybe go up to 32's or 33's, but since I dont plan to regear it anytime soon, might stay with 32's.

Even with the lift, and 31" tires, I do get some rubbing when turning and flexing. The rubbing seems is only the front, and I could eliminate it if I adjusted the steering stops.
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No rubbing with the 4.5 and 32s. I ran Eagle 589s with 3.75 backspacing.

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Unread 01-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #10
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i have a similar question, if i lift my ZJ 3.5 inches will i have lots of issues? I have a 94 ZJ with AWD. The guy at a local 4x4 place told me to get rid of it and get a XJ
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i have a similar question, if i lift my ZJ 3.5 inches will i have lots of issues? I have a 94 ZJ with AWD. The guy at a local 4x4 place told me to get rid of it and get a XJ
Thats because he doesn't know anything about a ZJ's. If I was you I would get the IRO 3.5 and stick a 242 in it. Thats my .02 Theres a ton of sweet lifted zj's on here, heck just scroll up and you will see some. lol

Plus nothing says luxury and offroad like a ZJ.
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Thats because he doesn't know anything about a ZJ's. If I was you I would get the IRO 3.5 and stick a 242 in it. Thats my .02 Theres a ton of sweet lifted zj's on here, heck just scroll up and you will see some. lol

Plus nothing says luxury and offroad like a ZJ.
thank you very much, I was kind of sad when he told me that only because i have gotten really attached to my ZJ (even if I havent taken it out off roading yet LOL)
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I have been driving my ZJ off road for 15 years, all that time stock. It was part family car during those years. Bought my wife a nice WJ Limited, and now I am upgrading my ZJ. It needed some work, as 15 years of off roading does wear things out. WIth the RE lift, along with a 231 and D44a, it is riding nice.

ZJs are very capable offroad vehicles, stock, or modified. The only downside, compared to Wranglers, is there is a lot smaller selection of aftermarket parts. XJs are pretty much the same as ZJs, except less comfortable.

I do plan to build myself a TJ one of these days, as a toy to run on nice days. The ZJ will continue to be my expedition vehicle.
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i agree. i've wheeled in my buddies wranglers, and an xj. and trust me. keep the zj. zj's are alot better.
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i agree. i've wheeled in my buddies wranglers, and an xj. and trust me. keep the zj. zj's are alot better.
x a million! All my buddies wheel Wranglers, and laugh at my ZJ. But when push comes to shove, they're freezing and dealing with soft top sounds, and I'm relaxing in comfort.
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