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is that what its called? but yeah is this safe to do? how reliable is this? can anyone who has done this tell me about it?
 

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Yes thats what it's called, Sure it's safe to do, it's reliable. What you wanna know about it?
 

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i wanna know how hard is it to do? or if someone in san diego can help me do it...what stuff do u need to get to do this?
 

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Its not hard to do , but you have to realize you aregoing to have to take it to an alignment to shop. Just take the spindle off the lower ball joint. Then take the lower b/j off the control arm. The outer bolts will beat out with a hammer. The inner ones are a different story. You are going to have get them pressed out or use a sladge hammer to get them out , as they are pressed in from the factory. Then mount the t/c rod on the control arm , then the sway bar bracket(note: your going to have to grind off the edge were the ball joint goes) and finally install the ball joints.The DJM instruction on this site show how to do this. How yeah , i don't why you would buy the djm kit, the alignment shop got mine back to factory specs with out the djm upper control arms.

See Ya dirk
 

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that last part i didnt really understand...yer saying i dont need to get the upper arms because a shop can get it back to specs? how much is it to get it aligned?
 

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Yeah, a shop can get it back to alignment, but the ride angle on your Upper Control Arms will be different, which puts more strain on the ball joints. That's what the DJM arms do, they are sized different to correct the angle, so the ball joints are stressed in the manner for which they were designed.
 

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whoa...im confused...do i need control arms to flip the ball joints? also how many ways is there to lower a truck?
 

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no but with out it you will have stressed out ball joints and not perfect camber. the djm kit comes with everything you need to flip it the right way(factory specs).
 

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Yes, and once again, using lowering springs changes the angle at which the control arms rides and causes un-due stress on other parts...the only REAL way I've come across to lower the front end of a taco without putting more stress on it is to use adapted control arms to repair the adjusted alignment, and the DJM kit has got everything you need to do it right, maintain your ride quality, and keep your stock suspension geometry. I haven't done it yet, only had my truck a month, but after extensive research into the many different methods, this is the only way I will lower my front end. And for those that want bags, it's still a good idea to use this kit, as your pumped up ride height will sit real close the the level of the 3" drop, so the new control arms will still be aligning things properly when sitting at drive height. (hope to do this down the road too. :) )
 

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aww man...i just bought some springs...what kinda problems (Stress) will occur? how much are control arms?
 

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Lowering springs aren't all that bad. If you already bought them, I would install them. I have stock control arms on mine.
 

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Sounds good if they know what they are doing. Why pay hundreds for new leafs when you dont have to?
 
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