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post #1 of 8 Old 11-10-2010, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Rough country or zone?

i dnt knw which 4in kit to go with? can anyone give me a little info on which they like. this lift will be going on my dd also with every now and then of road driving.

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Which kits in particular were you looking at? (For RC, Zone only has the one kit but RC has more than one 4" kit)

I don't think you can go wrong with either. For the money either kit I've heard pros and cons for each, but I think it comes down to personal preference. I put the Zone 4" kit on maybe 2 months ago and so far I love it; it works awesome off-road. It road fairly decent at first, but now its very smooth; I guess it needed to settle a bit. I'm very impressed with how well it rides. I also gained close to 5-5.5" of lift instead of 4". Keep in mind I'm only running a 2.5L and don't have much after-market armor, bumpers, etc.., but it still gave a good bit more lift than I was expecting. And that is comparing it to a friend who put a RC lift on at the same time (the one that is around $500); mine is a good inch or more taller than his. But then again, each Jeep is different...

Either way I think you would be happy. It all comes down to personal preference. If you've got the money, I'd go long arm, but then thats a different story entirely.
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Is there really that much variation on a kit? What are the variables??
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-10-2010, 02:05 PM
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Is there really that much variation on a kit? What are the variables??

the variables are quality, engineering, design, manufacturing and customer service.

you get what you pay for, and keep in mind no lift kit is 100% complete. There is always something missing. Its better to determine what your goals are, and buy components individually to fit your needs.

neither of RC or Zone would make a list of better lifts.

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also, unless you have the rubicon, you will need an SYE. If you do have the rubicon you will likely need a new rear drive shaft.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-10-2010, 03:54 PM
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for your answer, go with the rc lift it is the most complete kit on the market today and you cant beat the price, also cust service is good and you get 10% discount for being a fourm member.
everybody will have something to say but listen to the people who run the lift not the keyboard mechanics and as far a sye you do not need it use the tcase drop for now and then upgrade down the road man..

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I personally have heard nothing but good things about the Zone lift. I am also in the market for a lift soon and am pretty sure I am going with the Zone lift. I have heard negatives about RC, but I have also heard that they have become a good lift over the last couple of years. I searched through the forums for info on both and thats how I came up with my decision.
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