DROPPING THE ’04 F-150
DJM launches a 2 ½ X 4 drop kit for the new Ford F-150
Story & photos by Marshall Spiegel
Notice some wondrous improvements with DJM’s new drop kit for the ’04 F-150. The corrugated packaging, especially the section for the lower control arms, is new, virtually impregnable and very impressive, a little like a jewelry box for fine jewelry (see photos). Those famous DJM twin sleeves that previously required drilling for grease fittings now come pre-drilled at the factory. This will come as great news to those who know DJM’s old “drill-’em-for-grease” twin sleeves. The new DJM flip bracket is stronger and clamps the rear end securely and correctly so that the installer is able to adjust the pinion angle to prevents rear end vibrations. The entire 2 ½ X 4 DJM kit is direct bolt on and requires no welding, drilling or modifications of any kind. In addition to the aforementioned improvements, shock replacement is required in the rear only. Stock front shocks are retained. Full front-end travel is retained because the spring and strut have not been modified in any way. Installing DJM’s new drop kit for the F-150 is relatively straightforward. To see just how it’s done, we watched technician Billy Cruz get the job done on an ’04 F-150 Supercrew at Rapid Transit in San Pedro, CA. The accompanying photos show the highlights of the installation.