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Unread 04-10-2010, 02:26 PM   #16
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I vote for zone... I have it and love it. I've also have the Full-traction 3" kit and theres really no comparison. Zone Wins.

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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:49 AM   #17
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I vote for the Zone kit also. I have it on my TJ and I love it.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #18
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I like your jeep but you have GOT to lose those rusty nerfs!
I know, I know. Pregnant wife has a hard time getting in and out right now. Once the kid comes the nerf's are gone.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:55 PM   #19
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I know, I know. Pregnant wife has a hard time getting in and out right now. Once the kid comes the nerf's are gone.


Just put a set of those outside your garage so that you can back out and she can climb in comfortably.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #20
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I have been told my gears will effect the size of the tires I can get. I have 3.07 rear axle ratio.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:48 PM   #21
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I installed the 3.25 rc kit on friday. I am surprised how well the ride is. I was expecting a dump truck but she drives like stock. I am running 32 inch mtrs and think its perfect. lots of room to flex.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:22 PM   #22
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33x10.5x15 BFG's on stock ravines with a 3" zone lift
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #23
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I have been told my gears will effect the size of the tires I can get. I have 3.07 rear axle ratio.
It won't affect what you can get, but will affect what you can tolerate from an acceleration/driveability perspective. Do some searches on here and read up. Plenty of threads on gearing and tire size. Oh, and you'll have 3.07 in both axles.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #24
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I have been told my gears will effect the size of the tires I can get. I have 3.07 rear axle ratio.
3.07 gears are too high for even 28" tires. Learn what the gear ratio actually is and you'll understand why tire size influences the final drive ratio. Go find some axles from a 4 banger TJ. That's a cheap way to get 4.10's.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #25
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3" of lift
35" KM2's
3.07 gears
Dana30/Dana35 combo

Works fine for me on and off road. Yes...I know mud, and rocks, and sand, and........



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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:28 PM   #26
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Another vote for zone 3 inch here, just did mine two weeks ago and very pleased.

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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #27
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3.07 gears are too high for even 28" tires. Learn what the gear ratio actually is and you'll understand why tire size influences the final drive ratio. Go find some axles from a 4 banger TJ. That's a cheap way to get 4.10's.
what is a 4 banger TJ? I assume you mean check junkyards?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:39 PM   #28
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what is a 4 banger TJ? I assume you mean check junkyards?
4 banger = 4 cylinder engine. They came with lower gear ratio (higher number) in the axle. Bolt in replacement for pretty good price if you can find them. Check junkyards, Craigslist, etc.
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what is a 4 banger TJ? I assume you mean check junkyards?
4 banger = 4 cylinder........

You'll be very lucky to find TJ axles in a junkyard, especially if they're geared to anything lower than 3.07. I'd just go pull a 91-99 HP Dana 30 from an XJ and search for a used 44/Rubi 44. Gear them the same and you'll be good to go. Ditching 3.07's will be similar to seeing your first set of tits.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #30
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Just put a set of those outside your garage so that you can back out and she can climb in comfortably.
Nah...I'll just put this sticker on the passenger door

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