A big drop for a big truck, this kit will bring the front down 6″ with both upper and lower control arms, why both? A radical drop like 6″ changes everything, suspension travel, alignment, ball joint angles and only Calmax control arms can bring order to this chaos. The upper arms provide alignment and correct ball joint angles and of course the lowers give you the 6″ drop while maintaining the factory spring rate in the torsion bars. Even with a 6″ drop everything lines up and the lower ball joint angle is perfect. Add Calmax SuperShocks and you’ve optimized your front drop.
When you move the rear axle to the top of the leaf spring you get 8″of drop because that massive 1-ton leaf spring is so thick. The flip kit comes equiped with frame supports for your c-notch, adjustable axle brackets for fine tuning pinion angle and you get a new cross member to replace the factory one which is now so low it will scrape the pavement!
There is alot of work involved with installing this kit. None of it super hard or requiring special tools, just a bunch of labor. A 6/8 drop “out of the box’ is radical, the results are stunning!
CALMAX SuperShocks are the best choice for your project. Here you can choose the correct front shock to work with these DJM parts. The 6 inch front drop means you need a shorter shock. Calmax Supershock part number 1415 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 1700 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 1800 is for the passenger side.
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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 […]
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 […]