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Old 09-14-2013, 08:58 AM
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Default 4/5 install today, anything i need or need to know in advance?

I already have a 2/3 drop installed and am transitioning to the DJM 4/5 today. So just installing the front control arms, shocks, and going back to my original shackle. I am mainly concerned about the front control arm installation, i have never done it before and need to get it done today. Are there any special tools that i need that arent completely obvious?
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:00 AM
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PM Darkside or Low2.3. I believe they both have the same set-ups and could give you extensive help on this
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:19 AM
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Don't need anything special, just unbolt your stock arms, then out the DJM arms in place. You might need a rubber mallet to make them go in a little easier, also make sure that the upper arm with the dot by the ball joint goes on the passenger side
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Don't need anything special, just unbolt your stock arms, then out the DJM arms in place. You might need a rubber mallet to make them go in a little easier, also make sure that the upper arm with the dot by the ball joint goes on the passenger side
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:19 PM
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OP, did you already prep the upper and lower control arms by drilling into them for the zerk grease fittings?
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:37 PM
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OP, did you already prep the upper and lower control arms by drilling into them for the zerk grease fittings?
got them used from a forum member so that was all done for me
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:40 PM
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OP, did you already prep the upper and lower control arms by drilling into them for the zerk grease fittings?
This. Make sure u are able to grease the bushing and such. Show pics when done!

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:43 PM
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Status update: 10 hours of manual labor later, and a whole lot of pounding and everything is in. I just need to put the bed back on, get an alignment and i am good to go. I did basically the entire thing by myself with a bottle jack, which seriously extended the amount of time it took me. Haven't taken a measurement yet but i am sure i got right around 2" up front and around the same in the rear
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:51 PM
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U get the camber kit?

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:36 PM
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looks good man!
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:22 PM
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Rear end looks like it is sitting real high with the bed on, hopefully it settles down some more. Only issue is a intermittent clunk coming from the left side, not sure if something is in a bind or the spring isn't seated properly.?.?.? Hopefully an alignment will fix it, wont be driving it much until that gets sorted out.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:19 PM
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did u get a cnotch
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:29 PM
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did u get a cnotch
nope, still have plenty of clearance in the rear, more than i would like. truck was originally a fleet truck and i think it may have higher load leafs in the rear. always has sat real high compared to other 2wd rangers.

i fixed the clunking coming from the front end, driver side coil spring wasn't seated properly, easy fix.

after driving around the block a couple times i noticed that the steering wasn't feeling right, it felt loose and had a slight pull to the right. is this something that is normal after the install and should be fixed by an alignment?
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 PM
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That's normal and will be fixed with alignment

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