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Old 08-18-2008
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DJM 4/5 Drop on 06 STX

Well this is the beginning of a long awaited process. I have order the 4/5 Drop kit with camber bolts and new shocks. Cheapest price I found was on Summitt racing at $780.23. This includes everything and 4 camber bolts.

I will be keeping you all upto date with pics as everything is shipped and is installed. If Anyone is in the local Virginia Beach area and is up for a day of installing this let me know could use a set of hands....

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Start spraying everything down with pb blaster, esp the rear leaf spring bolts.

Since its an 06 im sure everything will come out with ease though.
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is that huge front valence gonna scrape with a 4/5? lol
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lol i dont think it will shouldn't i hope.... hopefully it will sit just above the ground by about an inch or 2....
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it'll scrape pulling into business driveways....i'm willing to bet.


BUT....like mark said....spray everything down with TC11/WD40/PB blaster.

we ran 225/75r15's on the little brothers truck...had some rub issues with those tires on the front w/ a reg cab 4cyl....just a heads up on tire diameter. Now running 245/45r17's. Maybe they are 40's...i don't remember.
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I'm running 215/70R15s on mine, it still rubs a bit a big bumps.
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the magic number is like 26" diameter. but i don't remember exactly. afterall...i drive a lifted ride. i know nothing. :sarcasm:
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the magic number is like 26" diameter. but i don't remember exactly. afterall...i drive a lifted ride. i know nothing. :sarcasm:

LOL ahh gotta know something to take a truck up or down from stock height... or at least have some competent peopl on the web helping you......
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Well if ya'll didn't read my other post about wheels.... I got the FR500 mustang Cobra wheels in the anchirite color like you all suggested.... need to find some decent priced rubber....
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soon enough...i'll be 4/5'd...possibly 5/7'd!
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Suspensions parts will be delivered tomorrow... YEAHHHHHHHHHH
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Well if ya'll didn't read my other post about wheels.... I got the FR500 mustang Cobra wheels in the anchirite color like you all suggested.... need to find some decent priced rubber....
Damnit! I was gonna be the first on here to run those! Did you get the 17"s or 18"s?
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18" 9" in front 10" in back.....lol
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Damnit! That what I was gonna run!

I need to see pics now!
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run some chrome wheels on your truck john to accent your chrome grill and bumpers.
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Yeah sorry John... Beat you to it....

Mark,

Can i run a 265/40/r18 in the back and a 255/40/r18 up front and be able to protact the lip.or should i run a 255/35/18 and a 265/35/18???

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those should fit fine, i know the front will work fine with 255/40/18

not sure on the back and fitment but it should go in there.
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There's a member here that's already running FR500's....but chromies.
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Something Came in the mail today... hmm wonder what that is.....


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Here is a couple stock photos of my truck as is....



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Something Came in the mail today... hmm wonder what that is.....


top box is camber washers, middle box is coil springs, bottom box is the control arms
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Mark I think he was being sarcastic...
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Mark I think he was being sarcastic...
lol you guys crack me up! Cool project! Can't wait to see it all on the truck!
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top box is camber washers, middle box is coil springs, bottom box is the control arms

HAHAHAHA MArk your so funny.... You think I didn't tear those boxes open right after that picture??? You're crazy if you think I didn't...lol Yeah should be installed mostly next weekend...
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So......was mark right?

I was gonna say the top box was the flip kit, and the 4th box was the camber washers and shocks.
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