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post #1 of 9 Old 08-18-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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3 inch lift

ok pretty new to forum so theres probably a answer to this question already i just don't know how to find it, so my question is i am thinking about putting a 3 inch lift on my 94 zj and was wondering which one would be the closest ride to factory as far as smoothness and what else would need to be done tranny drop, adjust. control arms ???? Thanks in advance for any help..

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-19-2013, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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anybody? mainly talking spring kit and not a bb .. Or if anyone has a set of upcountry springs front and rear. Thanks.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-19-2013, 10:50 PM
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Look for 3.5. The best ride will come with long arm kits but that comes at a premium price tag.

Top left of the web page is a search bar. Key in what brand you're looking at with zj, and you'll find all the info you could want.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 07:54 AM
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I just put on an Iron Rock OffRoad 3.5 lift.

Rode rough. Changed out my front lower control arms with new ones from IRO and the ride smoothed out tremendously. Will be changing out the rest once I get more money up, in order to get a smoother ride.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 09:39 AM
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I just put on an Iron Rock OffRoad 3.5 lift.

Rode rough. Changed out my front lower control arms with new ones from IRO and the ride smoothed out tremendously. Will be changing out the rest once I get more money up, in order to get a smoother ride.
Just as PCsZJ said. I have the same lift and changed out the Rough Country Hydro shocks that came with it many moons back with Bilsteins. With the kit shocks it rode like a dump truck. There is a reason they are called "Rough" Country. Going to Bilsteins made things a lot better but still not close to what I would call a stock ride.... I just did my IRO fixed lower, adjustable upper front control arms and now I consider it as close to stock as it can be and rides tons better.
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The newer Rough Country 2.2 shocks are better than previous models. I have those on my WJ and the ride isn't bad.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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Just as PCsZJ said. I have the same lift and changed out the Rough Country Hydro shocks that came with it many moons back with Bilsteins. With the kit shocks it rode like a dump truck. There is a reason they are called "Rough" Country. Going to Bilsteins made things a lot better but still not close to what I would call a stock ride.... I just did my IRO fixed lower, adjustable upper front control arms and now I consider it as close to stock as it can be and rides tons better.
X2. I have close to the same thing. Although after I put the arms on I had to lift it some more b/c the fixed lowers for the back didnt work with 3.5 lift. The upper control arm mount hit the track bar.

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