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DJM Lowering kit?

I was hoping to find someone who may have installed this kit and if it was easy or a time consuming endeavor, the price doesn't seem to steep. Would appreciate feedback thanks guys here's the link DJM Suspension KS3098-4-5 - DJM Suspension Lowering Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Its not too hard at all. Basically unbolt the front suspension, then bolt the new ones on. The rear is super easy too. unbolt leaf spring, and rebolt with the hardware under the axle.
SHould take 8hrs max for everything.
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wow awesome i didn't think it would be to bad at all but i thought it wouldn't hurt to ask btw ima lower the rear but in a different fashion i got an 8.8 exploder rearend with the spring perches on bottom so im hoping thatll work. Btw bud i can see in your pic that yours is lowered hows does it handle?
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The expo axle will bolt right in and give you the 5inch drop in the back. Its a sweet upgrade.

My trucks handles pretty dam well. I upgraded the sway bars front and rear and it helped a ton. I can take corners pretty fast. The djm kit isn't a handling kit really, just lower. and the lowering helps it. I want to convert to coilovers for added comfort and handling and that should help a lot.
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seriously i envy you man...btw did u use an 8.8 sway bar?one more thing what size tires and gear ratio do ya got in your 8.8?
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Yeah. i used a rear sway bar off a Bronco II. they come in .75 or 1inch diameters. I have the .75in as its the only size i could get at my junkyards.

my tires are 245/45/17 with 3.73 ratio. Its pretty perfect for me.
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thanks for the info again bud your helping immensely. ill tell you how a 4.30 gear ratio fares on a 2.5
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that ratio sounds way too low especially with the small tires you'll run on a lowered truck.. Do you do mostly city driving?
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yup that's mostly the reason i decided to go with 4.30's ive been running 3.73's since i bought this truck and i love em but theyre not quite what i wanted and after much deliberation i decided to pass on the 4.10's and i went 2 gear ratios up...i love me some acceleration. hey btw im curious are you running an e brake on your 8.8?
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my ebrake is different than the expos. I'm running mustang cobra disc brakes which have a totally different ebrake hook up than expos.

If you do highway driving, you're going to hate hose 4.30s. Once you figure in the smaller tires, that ratio will be an effective ratio of like 4.73...you're gonna h8 it mang.
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oh ya i know ill be turning about 3,000 rpm at highway speeds but thats allright i got OD na im joking. Itll suck for a bit. I usually don't do highway but rest assured ill be guick from light to light. anyways ill have to pick your brain on this different e brake because i hate this expo set up these dam dust shields are a complete pain in the *** and if i can get rid of them i would in a heartbeat
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lul, yeouyah, you'll probably be at like 4000rpm doing like 55mph. idk you can get ride of the expos. i'd just do a cobra brake swap on your stock rear end...tons easier and a lot better brake system.
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Like Grant said it's easy to do, that hardest part is the leaf spring bolts
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haha ya its likely but i still got my 3.73's i suppose well see how it fares, like i said after much deliberation..anyways ill look into this mustang conversion nows the time
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yeah bro, i'd maybe do 4.10s if you do like, no highway.

Anyways, read ALL of this:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...ear-end-95557/

and then do it. lul.
Unless you have an engine swap and am needing the 31spline of the expo, the ranger 28spline and mustang brakes are more than enough. enjoy.
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appreciate the help bud maybe ill send the gears back get my 200 back and put that into brakes those gears only have 120 something miles on em id really just rather have different brakes
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yeah man. You'd have hella acceleration, but horrible top speed.
Just od whatever you think is best.
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mustang brakes ftw.
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Don't forget about a Bronco 2 Rear sway bar!!
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how much did that conversion cost btw i think ima just go that route instead its likely i can use my explorer rotors and calipers as a core so theres maybe 160-200 for that then i need anti moan brackets and those mounts right just curious what you paid. dosent sound to bad really
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i bought my cobra brakes all new. For everything, it was about $400 bucks. you can get cobra brakes used for cheaper.
Or you can get GT brakes for less than $100, but used. It just depends on how much you want to pay.
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all right man you've convinced me im gonna get better brakes instead ill use the 3.73's till my rebuild but dammit do i love that e brake setup so nice and simple no overly complicated ****, no drum brakes that kind of defeats the purpose of going to disc brakes right. now im just hoping i can get rebuilt mustang calipers at napa they sell expo's so i dont see why not mustangs anyways thanx alot you've helped immensly you are truly a king among men
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well no worries mang. expos are just too much work really. and everyone doens't need the 31spline it comes with.

Anyways, you'll be happy with the 3.73 and the mustang brakes on your stock rearend. Good luck with the swaps!
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yup and thanks again really appreciated the help ill get some pics up soon now i just hope my rims will accommodate these lol well see
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