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Nth Degree Mobility Rear Spring Relocators

Article written by Joe "Jeepin' Joe" Linert

Date Added: 06/01/2007

What's up with those rear springs on your TJ with a 4"+ lift??

The rear springs just don't seem to sit on the spring perches correctly after installing a 4"+ lift. In order to combat the situation, we turn to Nth Degree Mobility's Rear Spring Relocators.

The instructions are simple to follow. There isn't a figure 1, but it's really not needed. Read all the way through to familiarize yourself with the installation process before beginning.



1. As always, remember safety first. Jack up the rear of your Jeep and use jack stands under the frame. Remove the rear tires for easier access. Disconnect the rear swaybar ends and the lower shocks mounts. Drop the rear end as low as it can go. Remove the rear springs, bumpstops, and stock rubber spring isolators.

 You may have to use a spring compressor, or ratchet straps to remove the springs.

2. Attach the bumpstop to the new Nth Degree Mobility Spring Relocator bracket as per their instructions. Fit the new bracket in place and attach with the provided hardware.

3. Using the stock rubber isolator, install the spring and bumpstop.

4. Repeat the installation process for the other side.

5. Reattach the rear sway bar ends and shocks. Install the rear tires and torque lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs. Check all bolts for tightness.

Installation Issues

The hardware pack has the necessary nuts and bolts to install the brackets if the bumpstops are in the stock configuration. If you adjusted your bumpstops by using spacers and longer bolts, hopefully you still have the stock length bolts because they will be needed for the installation. If not, you'll be hunting for bolts or making a run to the hardware store to buy new ones. It would be nice to have the correct length bolts included in the hardware bag.

Final Thoughts

While test driving our Jeep, we noticed a slight difference in the ride on road. When the springs compressed, it felt more fluid ? smoother if you will. On the trail, there was a noticeable difference. When the springs compressed, they were much quieter and felt smoother and softer than before. The springs are designed to compress vertically, not curved like in their previous configuration.

Using the spring relocators will give the rear of your Jeep additional lift. Nth Degree claims a gain of approximately 1.5", but we only gained 1" total after the installation. As per the instructions, you will have to use a spacer on the front springs to level your Jeep. We already had 0.75" spacers both front are rear. Discarding the rear spacers and keeping the front ones put the Jeep slightly high in the rear. We did this on purpose, though, so that when it?s fully loaded it sits perfectly level.


Purchase / Vendor Info

Vendor Name: Nth Degree Mobility
Address: 44 Miles Rd.
Mound House, NV 89706
Phone: 775-885-8422
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.nthdegreemobility.com

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