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Hey everyone, i am a brand new member but love Tacomas. I bought a 2001 standard cab stepside and lowered it with the djm 3/4 kit. The back was no problem but the front was a pain. i installed the upper arms and assembled them correctly but my question is that it seems that the front of my truck hasn't dropped the full 3 inches. if anyone has any tips or helpful hints on what i could have done wrong please tell me. I appreciate any responses.

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Did you flip the lower ball joints?
 

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I have a 2001 taco that I am putting the 3/4 drop. Like Kpride7 said did you relocate your lowwer ball joint. The upper control arms are mainly for alignment.

Let me know how it turns out.
 

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i know that i forgot to put the upper ball joint on top of the upper arm but i don't know about the lower ball joint. Is that in the instrutions? i did it in about 5 hours so was kind of rushed, i am going back into Auto on sunday and fixing everything. Could you tell how to flip the lower ball joint and what exactly you did with the spindle mounting bracket. in the tech area the pictures look different then mine because it looks like that cut off that end piece that was used for the older connecter.

thanks again for your responses and any others!

i just want to get it done right!!


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I just finished mine. It looks really good. There shouldn't be anything that you need to cut. To relocate the lower ball joint lossen the four nuts that hold it in place. The four botls are pressed in and you will have to remove them. The rod that connects to the lower control will need to be drilled out to 9/16 for the new bolts to fit. Once you are done with that place the rod on top of the lower control arm and place 1 washer on top of the holes on the rod. Then place the lower ball joint on top of the rod and washers then the brackets goes on top of that. That is pretty much it. If you any questions all you have to do is ask and I will see waht I can do.

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Alright i just got done with everything and it looks great even with the stock tires on it! Please tell me that everyones alignment was horrible afterwards. i am positive that i did everything right but it would feel good to know others alignment went to hell after installation!

Thanks for all of your help and support, this is the best place on the net!
 

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Yah, your alignment will be all screwed up. Use a measuring tape and adjust your steering arms until the tires are fairly straight. This will get you to the alignment shop without chewing up your tires.
 

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Yep..it's kindof a common thing..screwing up the tires. My alignment was off, but most of that was because one of my brake lines was pinched up front.

A word to the wise(those installing the DJM kit): Make sure you DOUBLE-check all of your brake lines before you let the truck down and drive it for the first time. I drove my truck home about 60 miles with both front brakes all screwed up. Totally scrapped all 4 factory tires. Oh well, it was a good excuse to get my 17s..yay!!!
 

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Yeah i checked EVERYTHING twice and it is weird because my brake line on the right side looks really tight but i don't see any reasons for this to happen. Any suggestions? I drove my truck home from the shop i installed it at and my rubbers were smeeling nice and strong by the time i got home (a good 20 miles) and NOW tomorrow I have to drive a good 3o miles to get a good alignment, Thank god my brand new 17's with tires are coming in tomorrow afternoon, I will soon have a picture of my COMA on the site so keep an eye out!!

Thanks again for everyones support and help. It is great to have people to talk to about lowered trucks instead of all of those lifted beasts!

Thanks again
 
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