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Old 09-20-2012, 07:52 AM
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DJM 3/5 Questions / Issues

Okay, I installed my DJM 3/5 drop kit and I am having issues with two things.
1: shackles at lowest setting hits (rubs) against bed.
2: axle sitting on bump stops on lowest setting.
I will be getting past all of this as this post is being read, I was just wondering if these were normal issues with this kit when used in it's lowest setting configuration? So I will be streatching the sheet metal on the bed up slightly to make room for the shackle. And will go pick up some direct to frame poly bump stops to replace the factory units that hang down 4 inches. There is a lip on the frame that is curved down and will be trimmed off also to alow additional travel. I have done countless other DJM kits for other vehicles and most have been very well engineered and have never had more than one issue per kit, most had no issues. I love the look combined with my 19.5's, different and meaty. Just what I had wanted!
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I took the stock spacers from In between the frame and bump stop and cut the rubber down to about 3/4". I did not have that issue with the bed though. I bet it's because the bump stops aren't letting it go down enough to rotate the shackles back to clear the bed brace.
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I took the stock spacers from In between the frame and bump stop and cut the rubber down to about 3/4". I did not have that issue with the bed though. I bet it's because the bump stops aren't letting it go down enough to rotate the shackles back to clear the bed brace.
portcity_gt: Thanks for the responce, I did remove the spacer as you did. I am still using the bump stop at factory length for now but have a poly stop on order that should be 1" shorter, along with bags for the back. The bed issue is from an over worked bed (damaged from hauling junk) so a newer, better condition bed will be in my future. I now have the extended cab section from the donor truck so, many late nights and much planning will be spent on the next phase to this project. Thanks again, Rick
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