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Old 03-27-2005
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Front higher than back.

I have the DJM 2/3 lowering kit and had it installed last Weds. At first, the front was riding on the front bump stops, so it sat a tad higher than the front. So i replaced the front bump stops with some smaller aftermarket ones and it still sits about 1/2" - 1" higher then the rear. Will the front Springs eventually 'settle' into place and even out? I have the rear shackle as high as it will go, so the rear wont go up anymore.
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do u have the leafs over or under the axel? if theyre still ontop you might be able to just add a small block and if the front eventually does settle lower just remove the block
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I have the rear flipped.
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hmm i would say flip it back to the top but thats a pain. can u exchange the the springs for smaller/ larger ones?
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Not really. Ordered online. As for flipping, it would be too much work. I would have to repay the place to flip it back. I am really just hoping the spring will settle some. I am not sure if it will. I have heard of some lowering kits, the lowered drop coils actually lower just a tad more over time, but I dont know if DJM drop coils will or not.
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Did you install a new shackle in the rear? The springs should settle, but they might have just fliped the rear, giving you 5" of drop in the back.
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yes, the shackle is installed. Its up as high as it will go. I measured yesterday and the front is about 4 3/4" off of the front tire, rear is about 4" off the tire.
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Thats strange, just order some drop arms now, and finsih it off, then the front will be lower than the back, lol.
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Welcome to the world of lowering gone wrong I dropped mine and the *** sits lower then the front and I hate it and just like u its only like an inch. Id say with u and the coils dont worry about it as u drive it more they will settle in and everything should level out with me im hoping when I get smaller tires mine will even out until then if anyone asks why ur back sits lower then the front tell em u got bags and u like to roll around with the rear air'd down alittle.
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yea i had that problem also with the djm 2/3 drop kit. my rear went lower than the front and having a 4cyl made it worse. they should settle but if it still isnt enough. you can get some 3" belltech coils(about 130 bux) some c-arms which is another 400 bux new, or you can trim the djm coils. when i got my c-arms, i cut my djm coils to get another inch of drop. since i have a 4 cyl, i cut a little bit, about half a coil off of each coil and because of ranger lean, i cut just a tiny but more off of the passenger side coil to help it. and i got another inch of drop to get a 5" drop. you can trim the coils a little bit depending on the size of your engine. good luck man
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Well, I am not sure if I am going to do much more. I am happy with how it is and I think (hope) it will settle. As soon as Dodge puts the Hemi in the Dakota, I will sell it.
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you got a nice truck man. it should settle at least another half an inch. do you have a 4cyl or a 6cyl?
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its a 4 Cyl. Only paid 9,995 for the truck brand new in 2002. Couldnt turn it down, was a damn good deal and had everything I wanted in a truck.
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Nice. I paid i little more for mine when it was new.
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I think I remember u saying u wanted to bag urs, well theres some links for u thats everything u would need to get the job done then u wouldnt have to worry about ur truck sittin even u could control the height, oh yea i picked the most expensive stuff cuz u dont wanna get cheap when ur doin an air suspension cuz u get wut u pay for.


Front http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...&CategoryID=30
Rear http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...&CategoryID=30
Compressor,Tanks,Lines http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c...&CategoryID=30
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