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Old 09-03-2016, 12:31 AM
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I have been trying to decide what to do with the suspension of my project 93 XJ. I am doing a lot of stuff to renovate this vehicle, so cost is a variable in doing everything, including the suspension.

The XJ will be my son's DD and may not see much off road duty, so the lift is really more of a suspension refresh, but to "refresh" a Jeep suspension without lifting it just seems wrong....

I had initially considered a 1.5 to 2 inch lift with front spacers and rear blocks, add a leaf, or longer shackles. However, I have concerns with ride quality and the "sag factor" from 23 year old leaf springs.

I am now leaning toward a 3 inch lift with new coil and leaf springs. Looking for feedback and opinions on this Skyjacker lift versus this Zone lift. Both are close in price (low $500's) and come with shocks and all new springs. What other competitive choices in this price range should I consider? Firsthand experience would be particularly helpful. Thanks to all.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:13 PM
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I have been trying to decide what to do with the suspension of my project 93 XJ. I am doing a lot of stuff to renovate this vehicle, so cost is a variable in doing everything, including the suspension.

The XJ will be my son's DD and may not see much off road duty, so the lift is really more of a suspension refresh, but to "refresh" a Jeep suspension without lifting it just seems wrong....

I had initially considered a 1.5 to 2 inch lift with front spacers and rear blocks, add a leaf, or longer shackles. However, I have concerns with ride quality and the "sag factor" from 23 year old leaf springs.

I am now leaning toward a 3 inch lift with new coil and leaf springs. Looking for feedback and opinions on this Skyjacker lift versus this Zone lift. Both are close in price (low $500's) and come with shocks and all new springs. What other competitive choices in this price range should I consider? Firsthand experience would be particularly helpful. Thanks to all.
For the price, you can't beat that Zone kit. Zone is made by BDS suspension and is FAR superior to Skyjacker. Rubicon express would probably be the next step up, but it's more expensive. Rough Country and Rustys are in about the same price range as Zone, but they do not ride as well and the quality of the components and the customer service has long caused debate amongst enthusiasts of the sport.

My advice would be to go with the Zone kit, and then use the following chart to ensure you are getting the rest of the components you will need:


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Another choice is the Trailmaster 3" lift. The one I installed rides really firm, came with coils and full leaf pack, lower control arms, sway bar relocation brackets and shocks. All i added was a R.E. transfer case drop. Hard to find a SYE for the 242 transfer case. My Jeep is a 92 and is a daily and weekend warrior.

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Nicely Compared. Thanks for sharing.
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