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post #16 of 34 Old 04-11-2011, 05:03 PM
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I was wondering whether to get the hydro or the nitro shocks. Its a $50 difference in price, but is it worth it? I also found the lift discounted on one of their dealer's websites if anyone wants it I'll send you then link.
I only know one person on here who has the nitro shocks so I wouldn't know.I had a bad experience with Skyjacker nitro shocks being super stiff years ago and didn't want to take a chance.I love the way the hydros ride and wouldn't want it any stiffer.

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Got mine on eBay. Might check there too.
Will do. Did you get new or used?

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I only know one person on here who has the nitro shocks so I wouldn't know.I had a bad experience with Skyjacker nitro shocks being super stiff years ago and didn't want to take a chance.I love the way the hydros ride and wouldn't want it any stiffer.
I take mine on some long trips so i need a little give. Do you have any pics? And did you install yourself?

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post #19 of 34 Old 04-11-2011, 05:46 PM
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I just installed the 3" Zone lift. I didn't want a rough ride. After responses on this site and talking to Zone I bought the kit. Very happy with it so far.

98' Wrangler, 4 cylinder, 32X11.50X15 BFG tires, 3" Zone suspension lift, 2" body lift, PE8000 winch.
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I just installed the 3" Zone lift. I didn't want a rough ride. After responses on this site and talking to Zone I bought the kit. Very happy with it so far.
How was the install? And were there any issues you had while putting it on?

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The install was pretty simple. I borrowed a spring compressor from a local auto parts store which was a big help. No other issues with the kit. I ordered it on Monday and received it on Friday, customer service was also great. I dealt with Dave at Zone.

98' Wrangler, 4 cylinder, 32X11.50X15 BFG tires, 3" Zone suspension lift, 2" body lift, PE8000 winch.
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Sounds good. Thanks for the info. Think i'm going to go with the kit and see how it goes.

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I recently installed the Zone 3" lift with Nitros and 3/4" front coil spacers. The ride is stiffer than I expected, but not too bad. I needed the TC drop because my front drive shaft kept bouncing around. I think the extra 3/4" made it too short. The kit comes with a subtle 3/4" TC drop which is hardly noticeable.
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Sweet. Do you have a hard time finding 32s? I know they are not as easily available as 33s are, but they can also be cheaper.
I'm running JK take-offs, rims and tires (with spidertrax adapters) - plenty to be found, and pretty cheap too. I've got plenty of room for 32s.
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just installed the Zone 3 inch lift too (first time install for me)...wasn't too bad. corrosion is an evil thing....make sure to PBlast the **** out of everything (esp. the rear shock bolts)...broke 1 and was PIA. make sure you have large (16mm+) sockets/box wrenches too. I opted to run my stock Ravines with 33x12.5x15's with some spacers...no other wheel out there really grabbed my attention and was cheaper this way! here's some pics if you want to see. I opted for the nitro shocks. Ride is 100% better than the stock setup imo...maybe they were wore out?

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/...3DDSC01120.jpg


sorry bout the clicks

also...forgot in above rambling....i went with a superlift adjustable front track bar due to price and availability locally; straight forward install. so far, a very satisfied Zone customer.
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I take mine on some long trips so i need a little give. Do you have any pics? And did you install yourself?
I always install all of my lifts and other's too.
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Stock.(bad phone pic)

BL/MML and rear done.

Complete lift with 3/4" spacers up front and stock tires.

Two days later with 35's.
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just installed the Zone 3 inch lift too (first time install for me)...wasn't too bad. corrosion is an evil thing....make sure to PBlast the **** out of everything (esp. the rear shock bolts)...broke 1 and was PIA. make sure you have large (16mm+) sockets/box wrenches too. I opted to run my stock Ravines with 33x12.5x15's with some spacers...no other wheel out there really grabbed my attention and was cheaper this way! here's some pics if you want to see. I opted for the nitro shocks. Ride is 100% better than the stock setup imo...maybe they were wore out?

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/...3DDSC01120.jpg


sorry bout the clicks

also...forgot in above rambling....i went with a superlift adjustable front track bar due to price and availability locally; straight forward install. so far, a very satisfied Zone customer.
Looks good! Click free for ya.
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post #29 of 34 Old 04-12-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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just installed the Zone 3 inch lift too (first time install for me)...wasn't too bad. corrosion is an evil thing....make sure to PBlast the **** out of everything (esp. the rear shock bolts)...broke 1 and was PIA. make sure you have large (16mm+) sockets/box wrenches too. I opted to run my stock Ravines with 33x12.5x15's with some spacers...no other wheel out there really grabbed my attention and was cheaper this way! here's some pics if you want to see. I opted for the nitro shocks. Ride is 100% better than the stock setup imo...maybe they were wore out?

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/...3DDSC01120.jpg


sorry bout the clicks

also...forgot in above rambling....i went with a superlift adjustable front track bar due to price and availability locally; straight forward install. so far, a very satisfied Zone customer.
Are those BFGoodrich's on there? Like the look of them.

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I always install all of my lifts and other's too.
Pics.
Stock.(bad phone pic)

BL/MML and rear done.

Complete lift with 3/4" spacers up front and stock tires.

Two days later with 35's.
Was there anything extra need as far as the drivetrain since you added the MML and BL? I eventually want to go higher and fit some 35s.

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