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post #1 of 13 Old 02-27-2016, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Lift Kit

Not sure if I have the right forum page. But I have a 04 TJ 4.0 4.56 gears I'm looking to lift it. My films is to which lift I should go with. My buddy suggested to go with the RC 4" lift and and a SYE. Which he claims I would have to use a SYE no matter what lift I did. Or a Zone 4.25" lift. So I'm looking for some opinions.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-27-2016, 01:36 PM
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-27-2016, 01:55 PM
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The zone 4.25" would be the better of the two. You most likely won't need to do a SYE and rear driveshaft with this kit, or at least not right away. You will also need to have quality adjustable control arms to correct the rear pinion angle when you do the SYE. Metalcloak, Savvy, Currie are all trusted quality control arm manufacturers.

I would also suggest a Metalcloak front adjustable track bar.
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post #4 of 13 Old 02-27-2016, 04:28 PM
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You have 4.56 gears but are not lifted? So are running what size tire with those gears?

With 4" RC kit you would definitely need driveline work. With 4.25" Zone combo you might or might not.
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-27-2016, 11:49 PM
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What size tires? I have had the new style RC adjustable arms for almost 3 years and happy with them. I have none of there other stuff.

01TJ33sWarn,ARBs F&R,bellyup,4.0,4.56s,5spd
99 XJ33sWinch,Electric locker up front,4.56s,4.0Auto
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Get into the Zone.

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Any vendors have deals on Zone? Or just buy straight from them.
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-01-2016, 11:30 AM
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I have a 4" Skyjacker lift. No SYE needed as it comes with a Tcase drop kit. Great product and only $550. The shocks they use are the same as RC, Zone, BDS, and a few others (They are all made in Mexico sadly). I'm happy with it and I'm running 35's on 3.73 gears (yes I know, regear... Going to 4.88 and lockers front and rear).
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-01-2016, 01:30 PM
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Any vendors have deals on Zone? Or just buy straight from them.
PM XTRyan (Extreme Terrain) on here and tell him TheBoogieman sent you.

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TheBoogieman is a jerk.
03' Rubicon/Zone 4" coils with 1" spacers up front/Rancho shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/BM brakes
99' XJ / 5" lift / Rancho shocks/33" DC Extreme country MTs. Jeep #18
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I have a 4" Skyjacker lift.The shocks they use are the same as RC, Zone, BDS, and a few others.
Not true, as far as ride quality.

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TheBoogieman is a jerk.
03' Rubicon/Zone 4" coils with 1" spacers up front/Rancho shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/BM brakes
99' XJ / 5" lift / Rancho shocks/33" DC Extreme country MTs. Jeep #18
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I have a 4" Skyjacker lift. No SYE needed as it comes with a Tcase drop kit. Great product and only $550. The shocks they use are the same as RC, Zone, BDS, and a few others (They are all made in Mexico sadly). I'm happy with it and I'm running 35's on 3.73 gears (yes I know, regear... Going to 4.88 and lockers front and rear).
Many of us do not consided a TC drop a good option.

While I agree those shocks are not good, I disagree that they are the see as all the other options you list.
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