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Category Archives: Tools of the Trade

New 2017 DJM Interactive Catalog

New 2017 DJM Interactive Catalog

Here’s an interactive, e-catalog version of our New DJM 2017 Application Guide. Linked to the website providing more content for each part! Check out the images to get the most out of your catalog!   You can download the entire 2017 Catalog here    Continue Reading

Calmax Control Arms

Control arms or “A” arms or maybe “wishbones” are the components that attach the spindle/brake assembly to the frame. In almost every case there is an upper and lower arm. The lower arm is the big one, supporting the weight of the front end through a spring or torsion bar. The lower arm is where…Continue Reading

Dream Beams

What are Dreambeams? Ford I-Beam trucks have a much different suspension than most other trucks. Spindles are non-existent for lowering, using lowered coil springs cause more alignment problems than you can solve. Then we built Dream Beams. Twin I-Beams In 1965 Ford introduced their “Twin I Beam” suspension, a simple, rugged suspension consisting of a pair…Continue Reading

Drop Spindles

While control arms might be considered the horizontal members of the front end, spindles would be the vertical member that ties the control arms together. Both upper and lower control arms attach themselves through ball joints to the spindle. This is a cast iron part where the machined “axle” is located. The wheel bearings and brake rotors…Continue Reading

Flip Kits

The first thing to get off the table regarding “flip kits” is nothing is actually flipped! Simply put a flip kit moves the axle from beneath the leaf spring to on top of the leaf spring. The devil is in the details here and how its done is very important. When you place your axle…Continue Reading

Coil Springs

Coil springs and torsion bars are the easiest way to lower a truck. Let’s face it, you can for almost no money, either heat or cut coil springs. Torsion bars are even easier. Its so tempting, too many people have either turned back their torsion bars, or cut their springs and tried to live with…Continue Reading

Hangers and Shackles

Rear leaf spring shackles are commonly used to “Level” trucks. For those of you who just can’t stand the “stink bug” look of factory stances, the lowering shackle is for you! Typical drop is two inches and fairly simple to install. You simply remove the factory shackle and replace it with a longer drop shackle.…Continue Reading

DJM Rear Kits

In an effort to simplify lowering your truck we have created RK (Rear Kit) part numbers for many applications. Rear kits are made with components from more traditional lowering kits, customized for each truck. With most rear coil spring drops, especially on Suv’s, it is almost absolutely necessary to reposition trailing arms, sway bars, shocks,…Continue Reading

DJM Universal Lowering Blocks

Commonly known as “Universal Lowering Blocks”, these babies will fit any truck with 2 ½” wide leaf springs. The cast aluminum blocks are made in 2”,3” and 4” flavors with the 4” blocks sporting a built in pinion correction angle. Of course, in order for them to work your axle must already be on top…Continue Reading

Torsion Keys

What do torsion bar keys do and how do they do it? To understand what a torsion bar key does we need to take a look at the whole torsion bar front end. First, a torsion bar is really a spring. It works just like a coil spring except it twists instead of compressing and…Continue Reading

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