Now you looking at a slam kit, a full 5″ front and 7″ rear that puts your 1-Ton down on the ground. A combination of spindles and coil springs up front provide the front drop. You can still align to factory specs so you won’t ruin those big expensive tires but you need to be more carful about how you drive! The front end is very close to the ground, great looks comes with some responsibility so just be careful.
A traditional rear axle flip kit is what we use for the rear. You get 7″ right out of the box because your leaf spring is so thick (1-ton) that moving the axle on top gives you a full 7″ drop. You’ll have to “C-notch” (all parts included) the frame to keep some travel and install the shock extenders (included) to keep your shocks vertical. There is a lot of work with this amount of drop but darn well worth it!
CALMAX SuperShocks are the best choice for your project. Here you can choose the correct front shock to work with these DJM parts. The 5 inch front drop means you need a shorter shock. Calmax Supershock part number 1315 is the perfect choice!
In case your wondering why 2 different shock part numbers in the rear? Your factory shock mounts are staggered, one in front and one behind the rear axle, since your going to the trouble to lower why not have the optimum length shock for each side! Calmax Supershock number 200 is for the drivers side.
In case your wondering why 2 different shock part numbers in the rear? Your factory shock mounts are staggered, one in front and one behind the rear axle, since your going to the trouble to lower why not have the optimum length shock for each side! Calmax Supershock number 2200 is for the passenger side.
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 […]