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i know i need the lower arms, but do i need the uppers?

i know i need the lower A arms in order to achieve the 4" drop, do i need the upper arms right away, or could i hold off on them? the DJM website says required to correct alignment... just how bad would the alignment be without the upper arms?
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i know i need the lower A arms in order to achieve the 4" drop, do i need the upper arms right away, or could i hold off on them? the DJM website says required to correct alignment... just how bad would the alignment be without the upper arms?
you need them or you will have camber you cannot correct, lets just say I needed 2.5 degree adjustable eccentrics with my djm uppers to correct the camber/toe.
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if you dont youll have m4d tyte jdm camber out front, but yah you can run it
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nah, had that problem in my honda, and don't need it here
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You might be able to get away without the upper arms, but you save money when you buy the whole kit, and that comes with the upper arms so why chance it?
That said, with the DJM arms on my truck, I have the eccentrics adjusted all the way in, and still can't achieve the 1* negative camber I want. with the stock uppers and the eccentrics, I would have more adjustment. Remember, all trucks are a bit different, thats why you have different alignment plates from the factory.
if you plan on going lower than the 4" at some point, then yes, you will need the upper arms for sure then.
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nah, i did some measurements, and 4" is the lowest i would want to go
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that's what you said about going 2/2 lol
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nah, i did some measurements, and 4" is the lowest i would want to go
once you add the arms in the front with coils you get more than 4" once it settles, its more like 5.
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^^^that depends on engine and cab configuration. I actually got about 3.75"
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that's what you said about going 2/2 lol
yeah billy, i know, but its like a drug, once you get a taste you just can't get enough
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bag it!
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but like everyone says u need upper and lower or your going to go thru tires
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yeah billy, i know, but its like a drug, once you get a taste you just can't get enough
yea, now that ive had mine at 2/2 for a few weeks im itching to put that flipkit in for the hell of it and try to get some beams soon
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bag it!
no thanks, still have to be able to still use it as a truck, i might put helper bags in the rear so i can haul my trailer
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i hear ya i was the same way but i like the 4/5 stance it looks really good with some nice rims it would look real good with ur truck
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I plan to rock the 2/2 for a long time.. aka real job..

Good to know Ill need the uppers later down the road
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Damn i gotta get my 4/5 asap
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i hear ya i was the same way but i like the 4/5 stance it looks really good with some nice rims it would look real good with ur truck
i know it needs rims, but i have never been a real big fan of aftermarket rims, i love the old cragars... the ones they have out these days just look like junk IMHO
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rally's? or smoothies?
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no thanks, still have to be able to still use it as a truck, i might put helper bags in the rear so i can haul my trailer
just run some air shocks in the back
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rally's? or smoothies?
rally's are too chevy look, and smoothies are alright, just doesn't fit the truck... i've never really been big on aftermarket wheels, i just put these on 3 months ago, and they are gonna stay there for a while
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rally's are too chevy look, and smoothies are alright, just doesn't fit the truck... i've never really been big on aftermarket wheels, i just put these on 3 months ago, and they are gonna stay there for a while
the tires wont if you drop lower.
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how so?
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how so?
what size are you running?

Those look rather beefy to running on a 4 inch drop up front, you will definitely rub if they are over 26" in diameter
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i'm running 226/60/16's, they are roughly 26.6" tall
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