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I’m re-lifting my Nitro. Factory springs have become way too soft and one of my rear shocks is leaking pretty bad.
So far... I have Bilstein 5100’s adjustable ride height for the front and Bilstein 5100’s rear shocks. (the rear shocks, do I need some sort of mount kits for the rear?)
I’m buying OME coil springs next.
A friend of mine made me some strut mounts/top plates similar to the Daystar ones. (Using this mount style because the front Bilstein 5100’s add 1” height with the factory spring...so they claim)
Going for roughly the same lift height if not a little more than what i have now.
** anyone know where i can get a rear adjustable panhard/track bar and maybe longer front sway bar links? I may have found some longer ones for the rear that might work
 

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Rear shocks. You will have to look at them to see if you need any adapters. When I assisted another member here with his lift, we just needed the usual washers to fill the gap.

JBA does not sell the track bar anymore. 😢 You can probably fab one of your own.
 

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Ever heard of anyone using Dobinson lift springs?
 

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Not me personally.
 

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If i’m looking at the front suspension correctly... the top and bottom front strut insulators are the same?
 

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I think mine were but it’s been awhile
 
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If i’m looking at the front suspension correctly... the top and bottom front strut insulators are the same?
Parts manual says they are.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I’m going to be replacing brake hoses while i’m at it.
Anyone know the size of the OEM brake lines? Is it 3/16” tube?
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
New OME spring have shown up.
Bilstein 5100’s
Custom strut mounts
New front coil spring insulators.
Brake line fittings
Next: Braided brake hose, sway bar links, and rear track/pan-hard bar
 

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Strut mounts have new studs installed.
I have ordered front extended bump stops, rear bump stops, Rough Country Jeep JK SS brake hoses, and flare nuts.
(Next: brake line cutting tool, double flare tool, and JBA rear track bar)
When I order the track bar, i’m going to order a new set of the JBA UCA ball joint boots. The new style should hold grease until the one’s that came with my JBA UCA’s. Also looking into the new style ball joint they have
 
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I assembled my new struts tonight
Hoping to have everything ordered and Installed the week of Christmas...hopefully
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Looking and sounding great!
 
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Looks good. As does the burner and pot boiling behind them lol. Do the new style JBA parts work with the old UCA? U mention the new ones should hold grease....... on the ball joints I have and I’d assume the rest of us have a with the JBA, the grease boot, had a slight spot on inner top that would not sit flush. Holds grease fine still And I don’t see grease spatter anywhere out of ordinary. Just figured it was the angle it sits at with me having 3” lift. Any opinions on that or new style JBA parts?
 

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Looks good. As does the burner and pot boiling behind them lol. Do the new style JBA parts work with the old UCA? U mention the new ones should hold grease....... on the ball joints I have and I’d assume the rest of us have a with the JBA, the grease boot, had a slight spot on inner top that would not sit flush. Holds grease fine still And I don’t see grease spatter anywhere out of ordinary. Just figured it was the angle it sits at with me having 3” lift. Any opinions on that or new style JBA parts?
The new ball joint design is suppose to have more articulation. The new boot design, the top portion of the boot is ziptied to the ball joint itself and from the looks of it, it will hold grease better.
Idk about yours, but my boots do not hold grease well.
The new design just came out back on July 30, 2020. And can be used to replace the old design.
 

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yea that definitely looks like it would do better than the original boots for sure
 

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yea that definitely looks like it would do better than the original boots for sure
No doubt.
I’m planing to buy the new one’s soon
 
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I found a company who will make me a adjustable pan-hard bar for my lifted Nitro.
Cost roughly $145
•Come in red or black
•Mild steel or chrome moly
 
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