As many of you know I have one of the few ever made Nth Degree Mobility lift kits for the JK. Also many of you know that Nth has been purchased by AEV Conversions
and Nth Degree Mobility sadly no longer exists. But as some of you do not know part of my deal with Nth stemmed from me be local to them and for me to do the field testing for the final finished and production part. Well needless to say the parts never made it into production at least as an Nth product and it is unknown when AEV will produce the final production version of the JK lift kit. And unfortunately I have some issues I need to address with my lift kit to make it work the way I want to.
Well I'm happy to say I have done some shopping and made contact with two companies that I felt suited my needs. I have since boiled it down to one company to help me address my issue of fixing what I've broken and getting my lift up to a production standard and not that of a test, one-of or failing status.
So I have contacted Poly Performance
and have ordered my first part of my soon to be hybrid lift kit.
The first step will be to replace my front
springs that are linear rate and not designed for the load my JK carries as a little bit of an underestimate (about 1,000 lbs) by Nth at the initial design.
The next step will be the replacement of the TJ/RE shocks in back that were too short for the lifted JK and have failed due to the length issues as well as the overloading because the springs were not right. The shocks I have elected to go with are the Fox remote reservoir shocks similar to these
that are A) adjustable and B) rebuildable. You generally speaking don't need remote reservoir shocks for the everyday off road and rock crawling but the remote reservoir unit is the unit that is rebuildable and adjustable.
I will also be replacing my Nth front track bar mount that was a victim of too much fun in Moab somewhere on this trail.
This unit appears
to be very similar in design and function but with an added support.
I also figured while I'm there I will upgrade my tie rod
) and drag linkage
After that I'll look into some control arms. Then the only thing left that will be Nth will be my stinger and rear diff slider. Now don't get me wrong, I still love my Nth kit and would like to have an all Jim design but AEV doesn't know when they will release the production kit and I'm looking to continue to wheel my JK. Maybe in the end it will be a more Poly Performance kit than an Nth kit, but I'll also have the first hand knowledge of which one works best and which one is up to the challenge.
Well there you have it, that's my plans. Now what else can I break?