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Old 04-13-2019, 01:08 PM
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I have a 4.5 inch Rough Country lift with 35's. 33's would acually be perfect for this lift. I had vibration between 30-50 mph and had to put 4 degree shims on the rear axle to reduce the angle of the rear drive shaft. Vibration is gone. Don't forget to add axle shims w/ lifts over 4".
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Hey everyone... Looking at Zone's lift and it says it doesn't come with bump stops because "...our springs are designed for extreme travel." I don't know much, but the BS alarm is going off in my head. Do I need bump stops or not?
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Papablista, besides the lift kit itself, did you need any other parts when you installed the lift/after you installed the lift? Any weird vibes?
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Papablista, besides the lift kit itself, did you need any other parts when you installed the lift/after you installed the lift? Any weird vibes?
I still need parts , I need a damper , Ordered a adj track bar kit , I did make a transfer case drop out of 1.25 spacers and grade 8 bolts less than $20 at the hardware. I don't know if you'll need to do that or not. I'm going to buy or make some quick disconnects for the sway bar, I also put a rough country 1.25 diameter tie rod bar on stocks are real wimpy mine was bent. I haven't had it on the street much just around the neighbor hood so I cant say much about vibration I didn't get any at 20 mph or so couldn't go much faster too many kids around here, It works great in the mud though it didn't vibe when I got it stuck and was fling'in mud all over. Without any damper on it at all. For tires I'm going with 265 70 Ironmans they are measure out to 30.6 x 9.70 the ones in the pic are 27" stockers so I'm going to see a few more inches of lift , I may need more stuff, What am I saying it's an XJ It will always need more. Their needy.
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Default Advantage of narrower tire?

What are pros and cons of a narrower tire, say a 10.5 or 11.5?
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What are pros and cons of a narrower tire, say a 10.5 or 11.5?
Pros: less chance of rubbing, better fuel economy (probably not a big difference with how inefficient these things are), digs deeper in mud to reach the hard bottom, and maybe more

Cons: less contact patch(traction), usually less difference between rim and tire width so running low pressures has a greater chances of losing a bead, less width for floating over certain terrains, less overall width so slightly less stability, less tire to protect the rim from damage, and maybe more

Pros and cons for tires can be seen differently by different people. Mostly depends on the vehicle application and the look that you like the best. Some like wide tires and some thing skinny tires look better.
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Pros: less chance of rubbing, better fuel economy (probably not a big difference with how inefficient these things are), digs deeper in mud to reach the hard bottom, and maybe more

Cons: less contact patch(traction), usually less difference between rim and tire width so running low pressures has a greater chances of losing a bead, less width for floating over certain terrains, less overall width so slightly less stability, less tire to protect the rim from damage, and maybe more

Pros and cons for tires can be seen differently by different people. Mostly depends on the vehicle application and the look that you like the best. Some like wide tires and some thing skinny tires look better.
Wide: More traction in most surfaces.
Narrow: More traction on ice.
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My RE 3.5 inch super ride lift was delivered today and I plan on installing it within a week. My garage was broken into and my torque wrench was stolen along with some other tools. Is it necessary to have a torque wrench when installing a lift? Or should I just make sure everything is snug and keep tightening the bolts after the amount of miles suggested by the lift instructions?
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buy new wrench. Don't leave it to chance that its " tight enough".
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Hey guys, I know this is the lift and tire discussion but I couldnít find any other one sorry. I need some advice. I have a 92 xj on 33s and Iím looking to upgrade my brakes and steering for safer daily driving as well as improved off road use. I will probably put 1 ton over the knuckle steering on it as well as an improved steering box and brace. I need some input on what brands you guys have found that has worked for you. For brakes Iím kinda clueless. Iíve seen where others have used the booster from a grand cherokee but there is not many junkyards around me and I would feel more confident buying a new upgraded booster anyways. So lemme know if you guys have found any that work. Iím all ears to any other tips to improve braking power. Thanks!
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Default Which arm drop kit to buy

I have a Zone off-road 3Ē lift kit waiting to be installed on my XJ. Itís got sway bar disconnects, full leaf springs with u joints, front coils, all shocks/boots and a transfer case drop kit. Someone just recommended that I also buy a pitman arm drop kit, so my question is, which one should I buy?

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So I finally just ordered my 3' Zone Lift w/ new leafs and I'm torn b/w tires. This is a daily driver with the occasional 4x4 road cruising. I can't decide b/w 30 or 31s. The problem is I'm worried about having the shop trimming the fenders w/ the 31s in case of rubbing. I was leanding toward BFG K02s since they're cheaper than General Grabblers. I can get 4 30x9.5x15 K02s shipped for $520 and the 31s are about 80 more. What do you guys recommend.
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Daily driver mild wheel'in 30x9.50. I have the same Zone lift and I went with Ironman 265-70-16,s and they are 30.60 x 9.50 and no rub a daub at all.
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So about a year ago I installed a 2" lift on my xj. I have 2" spacers in the front and new Dorman leafs (adds 1.5" of lift) in the back with some longer shackles for the extra 1/2 inch and new shocks.

I want a lot more lift now lol. So, using my current leaf springs, I'd like to find some way to boost it up a bit more to 4.5" or maybe more if it works out better.

I found that 4.5" rough country kit with add a leafs and I'm thinking that I could splice something together with that to get maybe 5". Then I thought of doing just the 3" kit with add a leafs and using the spacers I already got to give it the extra 2 inches. I want to find the best way to do this so I don't have to ditch the new leafs.

Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by jtg0210 View Post
So about a year ago I installed a 2" lift on my xj. I have 2" spacers in the front and new Dorman leafs (adds 1.5" of lift) in the back with some longer shackles for the extra 1/2 inch and new shocks.

I want a lot more lift now lol. So, using my current leaf springs, I'd like to find some way to boost it up a bit more to 4.5" or maybe more if it works out better.

I found that 4.5" rough country kit with add a leafs and I'm thinking that I could splice something together with that to get maybe 5". Then I thought of doing just the 3" kit with add a leafs and using the spacers I already got to give it the extra 2 inches. I want to find the best way to do this so I don't have to ditch the new leafs.

Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Link to 4.5" rough country lift: https://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-su...kaAgFSEALw_wcB
You want nothing tobdo with add a leafs. You will regret it immediately like i did...if you want 4.5 inches, get full leaf packs with that lift, sell your old stuff and call it a day.
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