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I pulled the trigger and went ahead and ordered up a Zone Offroad 2 inch body lift. I made the decision to give them a try for the economical pricing and the quick free shipping.

I ordered yesterday at 2:00 pm and he says that it will be here tomorrow afternoon.

I also realize that any bigger than 2 inches will eliminate my TB entering the garage. It is gonna be tight with 2 inches, but I figure if needed I will deflate the tires to gain enterance for woriking on it.

I started this thread to share some pics and my thoughts/experiences with a Zone Offroad Body Lift.

So far--good price, free shipping, and Dave answered all my questions right away and has me feeling good about their product.
 

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Good to hear! I'd be interested to hear how well the steering link extension fits. Mine (BDS) required some minor grinding with a dremel as their pieces were out of spec.

Love the dedication too :bonk:
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I also realize that any bigger than 2 inches will eliminate my TB entering the garage. It is gonna be tight with 2 inches, but I figure if needed I will deflate the tires to gain enterance for woriking on it.
 

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Glad to hear you made the purchase !
Sorry i couldnt put something together for you in time, i just dont
have all the pieces of the puzzle yet..

BTW, Dave wouldnt return my calls to him..lol..i dont blame him..


As always, if you need assistance.. i am just a pm away bro!
 

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Got it yesterday afternoon. Packaged nicely. Bolts are seperated into numbered bags so you can get the right bolts i the right places. Directions also tell you which bags. Directions include a multitude of pictures and are nicely detailed. The directions are in included but can also be downloaded from the Zone website.

Seems to be a pretty simple install, however I think it is safer to wait til Sunday when I have help and have got a chance to go pick up a grinder to notch the frame.

Will get more pics when I do real work.
 

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Looks awesome!
The install will take most of the day, just take it step by step..
Get a 1/2" drill bit ready, the slotted holes in the rear brackets
never lign up with the holes in the bumper..
For some reason BDS never changed the holes...

Oh, a sawzall with a long steel cutting blade is most usefull for
cutting the rear frame.
A portable jigsaw with a short blade assortment is best for
trimming the front (plastic) bumper cover.
 

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Something else i just thought of..
Unless zone changed the instructions..
There is no mention of where to relocate the trailer
wire plug.
Here are pics of what i did. Stupid camera has wrong date..lol..
You will need (2) 1/4 x 20 bolts 3/4" long and lock nuts,
1/4" drill bit also..
I used the other side to mount the air valve for the bags.
 

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Thanks for the info.

I got a sawzall, but was thinking grinder for notching the frame.

I also was think dremel tool to cut front plastic
 

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Dremel gets the plastic to hot, just melts and gums up
the cutter.
i tryed that too..
i got so mad, i threw it across the garage floor..
took way to much time..
Thats when i grabbed the jigsaw..second tool of choice..
I have no patience though..lol..
 

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24 pack cheap stuff---check
6 pack good stuff---check
Jim Beam Red Stag---CHECK


Should get it and me done on Sunday. May get an extra 24 for Sunday JIC since in Indiana there are no carryout sales for liquor. :undecided
 

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Got the blocks in and all thats left is steering extention aand bumpers. I will get r dun tomorrow and post some pics i took. So far the kit has been good, but the steering thing is a [email protected]#h.

One blood blister and lots of little cuts but it got up safely and without help.
 

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All done but front bumper cover

It took me Sunday and Monday to do this install solo, but it would not have taken as long if I would not have been in pain from passing 3 kidney stones monday while finishing the bumpers.

Pretty simple if you follow directions. My main issues were the steeering extention was a pain til I figured out a way to get ahold og the shaft to slide in in the extention piece and the bumper brackets were not fun to drill the holes and then line up all the bolts. But I like it and can recommend this kit to anyone interested. Good quality stuff.

I took a bunch of pics, but here are few til I get the time to add more.

Saturday's Stereo install- Nothing to do with lift, but i liked the look of the pic





Screwdriver used to pull shaft down into extention. Good thing I found that hole in the shaft, cause I was having no luck otherwise.





Garage door clearance. Maybe I can go a bit bigger if I lose the crossbars



Lift blocks in and drivable. Had to go get drill bits for the bumper install.

 

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Rear End with Spare Tire stuff removed.


Front Bumper removed


Rear Bumper Removed


Rear Bumper off


Rear Bumper and cover


Clip to pop out of frame for gas filler line to move with body


Spare Tire Assembly if someone wants to buy it

 
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