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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Arrow Lift Kit 3 or 4 inch???

Going to be lifting my TJ and not sure whether to go 3 or 4 inches. Also not sure which brand, looking at ZONE 3 or 4 / BDS 4 (I know same company..) warranty with one more than the other.. Rough Country 3.25

I like the fact that the zone 4 inch comes with the new control arms & bushings. Don't want to go bigger than a 33" tires right now might actually go with JK wheels with the 32's off of 2014 Rubicon. thinking the 4 inch might be to big.

Please let me know any good or bad with ZONE kits. Thank you..
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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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jk rims are not 5 x 4.5, and if your going to run 33's I wouldn't go over 3"
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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #3
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4" because eventually I guarantee you'll want bigger tires.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:09 PM   #4
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3" BDS then if you want to go bigger you can always run tube fenders
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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4" and if you want really big you can run tube fenders
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:17 PM   #6
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Do you have SYE and CV rear driveshaft?
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Old February 28th, 2014, 05:29 AM   #7
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no slip yolk yet or cv shaft, that's in the future after I swap out the rear axle for an 8.8 or D44.

As for the JK wheels I got the adapters for the wheels the fit.

I am in need of front fenders but the tube fenders that I've seen are pricey.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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When did you pick up the TJ?
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Old February 28th, 2014, 09:06 AM   #9
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I would keep the lift under 4" without a cv drive shaft. I would keep it simple with 2" BDS lift coils. I ran them for quite a while with 33's and i never had a problem.
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3" BDS then if you want to go bigger you can always run tube fenders
this is what I would do
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i have a 2.5 rough country suspension, 1.25 body llift 1 inch mml and 35in tires, stock driveshaft, no vibes, but i am kinda cheap
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Looks good Rob, I don't want to go to big until I can re-gesr it. I have to be able to wheel it up north for now and once I can re-gear it I'll go up in tire size. Probably going to go 3 inch zone kit.

Picked up a week ago...

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I hear ya. I've still got 3.07s in mine. Feels like a Powerglide.
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yea, mines a 5 speed and coming out of my yj with 488's this thing feels slow already .. lol but I do want to be able to run this one on the road more than I did the YJ
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I hear ya. I've still got 3.07s in mine. Feels like a Powerglide.
lets re gear it
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Sound like a decent idea. I've got a 3 speed and still want to be able to take road trips @ 70 mph, so im thinking 3.73 for me. 4.10s with your 5 speed?
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Mine will see the road but not road trips, it goes on the trailer for that. 410's for now but ideally 456's for what I'm doing. My YJ with 35's 488's Det. in the rear and true trac in the front went very well. Trying to build this one but with 33's for now maybe 32's and it will grow as the money gets saved up. lol.

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lift is here and wheels / tires, need to get a few more things and that 8.8 then off to see BigB it goes...
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