The good old drop spindle, as classic as the truck it’s self, sports a 3″ drop in the front. Whats important here is to be sure to measure the width of your brake rotor. You will have either a 1″ or 1.25″ rotor. If you have a 1″ rotor use (DJM2045L-5/5). Pair the spindles up with a set of 2" engineered DJM drop springs, combined you end up with about 5" of total drop in the front!
The rear is a simple flip kit where you move the axle from beneath the leaf spring to on top of the leaf spring. No “C-section” required on your C-10 because the frame has plenty of relief built in and even though you’ve “flipped it you still have plenty of travel! Tech Tip: If your U-bolts are in bad shape, a very real possibility on a 30 - 40+ year old truck, you may consider this kit DJM2045H-5/5LTD. Same as this kit with a flip kit that includes new U-bolts and leaf spring spring plates!
CALMAX SuperShocks are the best choice for your project. Here you can choose the correct front shock to work with these DJM parts. The 4 inch front drop means you need a shorter shock. Calmax Supershock part number 1309 is the perfect choice!
CALMAX SuperShocks are the best choice for your project. Here you can choose the correct rear shock to work with these DJM parts. The 5 inch rear drop means you need a shorter shock. Calmax SuperShock part number 2100 is the perfect choice!
Johnny Cash wrote a song about collecting a bunch of good working parts that were not designed to work together and found it doesn’t always end well! Don’t believe me, click up there! (Turn up your speakers) You can build a radical engine by combining parts made by different manufactures but you really have […]
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 […]
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 […]