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Unread 09-15-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Zone Offroad 3" Lift Kit

I just wanted to let everybody know that after a long debate and research I am going to try the Zone Offroad 3" lift kit on my 4dr JK. Does not look like it has been really tried and tested but I am willing to give it a shot. This will include the steering stabilizer and front control arm cam locks. Once installed, I have a set of Pro Comp 8179's, 15x10 wrapped in 35x12.5 Procomp Xtreme Mud Terrains. Will post some before and after pics as well as install pics once it is complete. Hopefully this weekend or next if my orders are not delayed by the recent bad weather and I don't lose any more trees. I'll keep you posted and I would love to hear any possible issuees that I may encounter (ESP) or food for thought by any of you old-timers or Jeep tech guys out there.

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Unread 09-15-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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i was wondering how those lifts were. be sure to let us know how it wheels/rides after its done
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Unread 09-16-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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I installed the ZONE 3" lift 2.5 months ago on my Rubicon 4 door. I take it out most every weekend.
Rides smoother
Softer feeling, yet handles the curves on the road better than OEM stuff
Offroad, feels great, no squeeks, no issues.
I live 20 miles from the beginning of the rubicon trail in California. Stock I scrape everywhere, with the ZONE kit, no issues, at all.
Good stuff, Good price

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Unread 09-17-2008, 07:41 AM   #4
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I appriciate the info, if full power comes back up it should be this weekend. If not, hopefully by next weekend I'll have the pics and complete install posted.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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I just checked out their site and depending on how yours looks I may have just found a new kit to buy.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 07:10 AM   #6
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Did you have any problems with your ESP after the instal and did this level your jeep or is it still at the factory level just 3" taller?
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Unread 09-18-2008, 08:31 AM   #7
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have you ordered the lift yet? If anyone has this lift please post pics.
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Unread 09-19-2008, 04:22 PM   #8
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That 's a good question.
After installing this kit, I found that it did level my Rubicon out (raised the front-end) but not completely. If you want your hood level with the ground then you may add 3/4" spacers in the front, but As-Is the Kit raised my front much more than stock, I'm leaving my alone, as with bumpers front/back I think she'll be perfect.
Nice stuff!

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Unread 09-23-2008, 06:36 PM   #9
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Everything came in. Zone Offroad shipped it out Monday and I got it Tuesday. Super fast shipping. The kit looks great and heavy duty. Rims and Tires came in from 4 Wheel Parts on Thuirsday. They look mean. The only problem is I live in south west Ohio and I just got power up last week end from hurrican IKE's leftovers. With that said, all is a go to do the lift this Friday and i will let you know. I will post thew pics this weekend and let you know how it goes.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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you need to get it on quick and meet us in Attica, IN at the Badlands on Sunday! Gonna be a good time, have something like 21 Jeeps coming.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for the update and I cant wait to see it
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Unread 09-29-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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Ok the lift from Zone products is complete and I could not be happier. It took me and a buddy approx 5 hours to complete with out any iproblems. It looks absolutely great and no "ESP" issues at all. The ride is 10x smoother than factory and the wider stance makes it alot more stable. Below are some pics of the completed project.

One issue with the 15 inch pro comp 8179. My rear pass caliper was about 1/4 wider than the rest. So the wheel weights were just barley scraping causing a slight squeek. I just took it up on the highway and it worked itself out. If you get these have them put the weights closer the the front then the back of the rim if at all possible or use only 7 gram weight not 14 gram if it can be helped.

Also, with these 35" tires, I did cut out about a 4" triangle from the plastic piece below the bumper. Not a big issue but it was rubbing on full turns.

So far I and completeley satisfied with the 3" susp lift from Zone Offroad. It is the best kit for the price and the look is awesome. If you are hesitating because they are the new kid on the block... don't, you won't have any regrets.

I do have pics as the insall went on. PM if you need any or have any questions.

See pics here because I'm having problems posting:
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.p...d=1#post708257
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Unread 09-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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I can't see pics in that thread because I am not a member of that forum....oh well...
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Unread 10-01-2008, 10:09 AM   #14
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Here are some Pics of his JK with 3" Zone Lift


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Unread 10-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #15
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what kind of effect did it have on your gas mileage
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