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Old 01-10-2008
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3/4 lowering kit here!

Hey guys my 3/4d djm kit came today! im excited! going to start tomorrow. I do have a couple questions that i haven't found answers to. I was reading the djm "instructions" and it said that i need to drill a new, off set hole in my stock spring plate for the rear. is this necessary? my spring plate looks like an M if that changes anything. I'm also looking for safe point to put my stands of the frame when i'm working on the truck. could someone tell me a good location for the stands. thanks. ill post pics of my progress.
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You shouldnt have to drill you stock plates for the back in the flipkit. I never had to.
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i guess i do need to drill a hole. the 98 + come with new spring plates and mine didnt. bummer for me but not a big deal.
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whats the little fork thing that came with the shocks? there are two sets of bushing that came with the front shocks. the instructions dont tell you where to use them. One set is bevelled and one set isn't.
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fork things

Yes I was wondering the same thing I remember getting those and then throwing them into my truck parts pile becasue I had no idea what those fork things would be for.
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old thread... but those forks are for different ways of mounting the shocks... for example i know old school mustangs use two bolts that go in the "fork" looking things and the tube part of the fort goes through the bushing in the shock
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Old 10-02-2008
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Any pics of your drop there fishy?
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m buddy just took a leaf out and heated up his spring until they collapsed form the weight of his s10... but he can barley take a speed bump @ 1 mph at an angle...
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Old 10-02-2008
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m buddy just took a leaf out and heated up his spring until they collapsed form the weight of his s10... but he can barley take a speed bump @ 1 mph at an angle...
I dont know whats dumber, driving an S-10 or heating up springs to lower a vehicle.
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Not a big fan of those 20s but the truck looks good
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honestly, new... i would never have bought that style of rim... but for $400 with tires.. i did haha. they look badass when moving, but okish with they aren't. but whatever, i'd like to get some 18" fr500's some day and go lower.
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I dont know whats dumber, driving an S-10 or heating up springs to lower a vehicle.
you said it man, heating up springs is dangerous, he could be driving that thing one day and have those springs snap on him when hes doing 60 mph
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livin' the low life I can see... but those rims are killing the look.. maybe if they were 22's
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ha actually ive seen those rims in 22's and they don't look too bad. like i said tho, couldn't pass of 20's for $400 with tires.
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damn, fresh deal, hey so how did you get the rear leafs off? I had to take my bumper off to do it
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I'm waiting until I can get some 22" TIS dubs
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eww im sorry but thos rims are gross not a fan at all
go with a 18'' rim and a meatier tire it will look meaner
fr500's look nice i got me some bloack bullets had the 95 cobra Rs
both 17'' but i have a 275/55/17 in the back and 245/55/17 up front the stance is sick looking
and i only have the 2/3 dropp so it looks lower with fatt tires
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yeah i would like to go with a smaller wheel and staggered tire size but those 20's beat stock wheels any day for now. the rear leafs just unbolt from the perches, just look at where the leafs mount and then unbolt those bolts and it'll just come out, shouldnt have to remove the bumper.
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275.. ****.. be that looks crazy, awesome
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