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If i install a DJM 3/3 drop will i be bottoming out during normal street driving? (speed bumps, crappy roads, etc.) I don't want to get into new shocks or bags (yet), but I really want to drop it. Is the bottoming out any better using the 3/3 kit vs. the 3/4?
 

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Yes, more than likely you will. I don't know about others, but when i did a 3/3 drop my truck bottomed out daily. In dips in the road, speed bumps, my drive way... At least 5 times or more. You will be better off in the long run getting new shocks. Sad but true.
 

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almost the only way you will bottom out with a 3/3 drop is if you dont cut the bump stops or make your own bump stops.
 

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Thanks for the info...I will definitely be removing the bump stop and replacing them with some rubber strips. I'm coming around and deciding to go ahead with some better shocks while we're in there...any recomendations on some decent shocks that won't bust your wallet? :)
 

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oh yeah, anybody have any pics of their tacos with the 3/3 drop? And if I pull the bumpstops and get new shocks will i have problems with a 3/4 drop?

Thanks all!
 

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I use toxic shocks, great ride after they get broken in. member to put them in correctly LoL.
 

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hehehe..funny that you should mention "put them in correctly"..

Yeh, I installed mine upside-down and didn't realize it until we pulled the bed off to notch the frame. Whoops! They're still ok, though, amazingly.
 

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Thanks everybody...I think i'm going to try the 3/4, pull the bumpstops, and some new Toxic shocks and see how things go from there. Is there any way to install a SMALL notch in the frame that doesn't require cutting the bed? And what would it cost (if possible) to bag the rear...don't want to lay frame, WILL NOT cut bed, would just like to be able to get a little lift for driving if needed...and can bags be setup to fill from like a tire compressor, i.e. without an onboard compressor, and how much cost difference would the compressor make?

Thanks a ton for all the info you guys, I've had my truck only 2 weeks and i can't wait to get started on things!!

'99 2wd Xtra cab
 

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You can just do a C notch. It literally looks like a C notched above the axle in the frame. That's all I have. I'm not sure about your other questions since I don't have bags, but I'm sure someone will answer them.
 

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Normally, the new frame peices are welded solid to the existing frame in the correct location. Then, the actual frame is cut-away from "under" the new frame section. Take a look in the tech section at the photo gallery of installing a 6" step notch. This is how mine was done.

Hope this helps.
 

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DO NOT USE A TOURCH! It can really screw up your frame. I used a sawzall on my freinds chevy and it worked great. You could also use a plasma cutter if you want.
 
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