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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 02:28 PM
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The Stinger/slider combo replaces your rear upper control arms and may appear similar to this (2006 original NTh stinger)
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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 05:31 PM
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, if the Jeep is lifted by the frame does that make lining the track bar holes easier? front was a little work, but I am too fat, used a ratchet strap to pull a little.

I have been reading on the forum about the Stinger, but I still don’t know what a Stinger is, is that a model or a style, I have more bottom pics that I can post.

Lift makes it easier to work on yes, ...But putting the track bar in is more difficult with Jeep lifted since it should be neutral at ride height. I do as much work on the lift as I can and then put it on the ground to tighten the control arms and track bars to torque. You don't want the suspension bushings preloaded with the wheels dropped with it on the lift. Particularly important with clevite type rubber bushings.

The stinger is a torque rod that runs from rear axle pinion area up to the transfer case...if you have the nth suspension lift then you may have the whole system unless someone just get a few parts.
If you are trying to tighten things up then new bushings will do you well. If you have vibes you re tracking down on old tires the remount and balance is a first step for me.
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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for your input and not busting the noobs chops, been reading the build manual that came with the Jeep today, believe that I have everything that n th degree offered except the front diff drive shaft plate.

Will post some bottom pics. To me, the Jeep is in incredible condition compared to the bottom plating on my RZR.

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post #24 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pics
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Yes that's pretty much a complete nth degree long arm setup, sans the front diff slider. You have the newer style "lightning" disconnects, the original design would pop out when hitting hard bumps.
Quite a bit of rust but I guess my Jeep was spoiled being in Northern CA and Central Oregon.
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Once I get the mechanical all 100%, will get after the rust. Looking for a nth front axle diff guard to complete the set.

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What are the best brand lower replacement arm bushings? don’t want squeaks, OEM?

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Although nth degree had sort of disappeared after AEV bought them somebody acquired the name and rights to the TJ designs and the brand is back here: https://www.nthdegreemobility.com/
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Although nth degree had sort of disappeared after AEV bought them somebody acquired the name and rights to the TJ designs and the brand is back here: https://www.nthdegreemobility.com/

This must be a work in progress, number not set up to receive calls, wish them the best to get their product line back in the market.

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This must be a work in progress, number not set up to receive calls, wish them the best to get their product line back in the market.
If it's a work in progress it's been a slow go for sure. I was looking at nth 3in springs last year and someone directed me to that sight. They didn't have any springs in stock according to their sight and like you was not able to get in touch with anyone.

I've read good things about Nth products from back in the day and about the main designer but I dunno anymore.

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