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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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N th Degree Skid Plates Restoration

I have the full set of N th Degree system minus the front diff slider, getting ready to start cleaning up the rust. Maybe take off and sandblast some of the easier pieces to remove. Mine are Grey, does anyone know the Original color exact name?

Or any suggestions on near match, some of the system will need to be either a shaker can or paint brush.

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I bought mine in 2005. The pieces were all black powder coated.

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Not sure on the official powder coat color, but Nth Gyro joint instructions indicate the Rustoleum Painter’s Touch gloss dark grey paint is a pretty close match.
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My Nth stuff is Gray, and I installed it in 2007.

The parts came from Nth in Nevada JUST before they went bust.
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My Nth stuff is Gray, and I installed it in 2007.

The parts came from Nth in Nevada JUST before they went bust.
Mine too! Too bad. Great product and POOR management.
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I believe that all of the original Nth Degree Mobility lifts were grey and it was not until AEV took over that they were switched over to black - post 2007??
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I believe that all of the original Nth Degree Mobility lifts were grey and it was not until AEV took over that they were switched over to black - post 2007??
You sir are wrong! I bought my Nth Degree system while standing in their shop in Nevada. This was after I took a test drive in a TJ and did a J turn at over 35 mph.


Very shortly thereafter they went out of business. Ask Dave (the owner) about Nth Degree before the owner had so unusual business practices.

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These are the tools needed to remove the transmission skid plate, a 17 wrench, see pic, worked perfect, the T8 and T6, the front bolts must be aluminum, will not stick to a magnet, the year might? Make a difference on metric or standard. This is a 2004 Jeep Rubicon
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2004 Rubicon N th Degree complete set, 4.5 with long arm, Stinger, plus all plates minus front diff, Tom Woods driveshaft front/back, 305/70/16 tires Cooper STT Pro, weight 4400lbs, New owner 6/12/19

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These are the tools that I needed to figure out what size bolts and nuts were on the transmission cover
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I used this to drop the skid plate on, skid is not very heavy easy to manage without the lift
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2004 Rubicon N th Degree complete set, 4.5 with long arm, Stinger, plus all plates minus front diff, Tom Woods driveshaft front/back, 305/70/16 tires Cooper STT Pro, weight 4400lbs, New owner 6/12/19

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