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Old 11-28-2010, 10:24 AM
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Default How to install a flip kit????

I just bought the DJM rear flip kit for my truck and I read on the website that the pinion angle is adjustable? I also noticed that the holes in the pieces they sent are not lined up in the center. Is this so they can sit forward more and let the axle fit better? I'm pretty lost if you can't tell.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: How to install a flip kit????

it is pretty simple to do. just undo your leaf from the shackle then undo it from the axle. put the leaf under the axle and weld the new perch to the axle. then just rebolt everything. they should line up right. the company put the wholes there for a reason.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: How to install a flip kit????

My flip kit just comes with the relocation bracket, it used the stock perches, i was just wondering about the pinion angle being off or something.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:25 PM
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The hole should go towards the front of the truck. You don't need to worry about the pinion angle it should be just fine. No need to weld anything it will just bolt on.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:44 PM
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Ok man thanks, so the side the hole is closer to goes forward so the hole in the bracket matches up to the bolt in the leaf pack? Would removing my overload spring lower it some? I don't want to notch it and i never go fast over bumps or anything.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:52 PM
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Yup the closer side goes in front, I wouldn't take out a leaf yet, you'll be surprised how much drop you'll get with a flip kit alone it should be about 5"
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:06 PM
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I think the 5 inches is with the 98 and higher kits and the 97 and under kit is only 4 inches. But if it comes out as 5 inches do I need to notch it?
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:27 PM
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I was at 5" and it was 1/2" away from my bump stops so it might be really close. You don't have to notch for 5" but it will make the ride a lot better.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:29 PM
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Thanks man I appreciate it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:37 PM
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Not a problem! if you have anymore questions just ask!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:28 AM
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change your bump stops they sell aftermarket 1/2 inch bumps solid urathane
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: How to install a flip kit????

The box said something about having to drill a hole in my spring plate for the leaf spring nut to go through. that means I have to drill through the 1/4 inch steel plate? wtf?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:13 PM
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I didn't have to drill anything
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: How to install a flip kit????

The instructions DJM sent are just stupid. I am just going to wing it and do the best I know how.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: How to install a flip kit????

You should not have to drill anything, besides if you try drilling the hole out in the flip kit you are going to kill the bit. DJM uses a cnc plasma cutting system and the nitrogen in the plasma hardens the cut edge of the steel. Which makes drilling out any plasma cut hole a huge pain. i usually just junk the parts off my cnc plasma if a hole gets messed up rather than trying to drill it out.
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