View Full Version : '98 2/3 drop kit question
09-12-2008, 03:14 PM
ok so Ive read all the stuff on the tech page and read through the other posts and im still have questions.
DJM 2/3 kit is about $470 according to the tech page. and thats just the springs for the front, flip kit and shakles for the rear, and a set of shocks.(is that really all? seems pricy)
I understand how the kit works for the rear, but the front confuses me. It seems too easy to just change out the springs and shocks and thats it. Is that really it? what about alignment issues?
Im not a mechanic by any means, so I dont really know what Im talking about. If I take it to a shop for an install how many hours work can I expect to be charged for?:icon_confused:
09-12-2008, 07:40 PM
The 98 and newer Rangers have control arms and must be lowered using a drop spindle and spring for ultimate drop. If you use springs only you will have alignment issues - I did on mine with 3" springs, but mine uses dual I beams instead of the arms.
Maybe someone with a dropped 98+ can help more - good luck.
09-13-2008, 07:17 AM
I don't think they make drop spindles for the newer Rangers either. You have to get replacement a-arms to get full static drop.
09-13-2008, 07:26 AM
its control arms and springs on the 98+. all you need for a 2/3 is springs, cambur adjusters, shocks are reccomended, and the rear can use flip kit and chevy shackles. should be only about 4-500 is you get 4 new shocks with it and everything.
09-14-2008, 02:22 PM
hey rat, where can you find that deal? the only complete kit i found was the djm one that comes w/ everything and that's just over $700 without the camber adjusters (from summit). i didn't really price out individual components. i figured buying the whole kit would give me a slight discount. i haven't ordered it up yet so i can still go another route. i still would like quality stuff (obviously, who wouldn't) but if i could save some coin too, why the hell not? although, i have heard djm's shocks aren't that great, i don't know if that's true or not.
09-16-2008, 10:54 PM
for a 2/3 you could get the front springs, flip kit, chevy shackles, and good shocks for about 350-400. 100 or the springs, 50 for the flip kit, 30-50 for the shackles, and doetsch tech socks for 160. 4/5 is the expensive one. control arms dd alot, about 450 to the price.
09-17-2008, 01:46 PM
so I thought a flip kit came with new shakles. why the chevy ones? so is the only thing thats missing from the djm 2/3 kit are the camber adjusters? and shocks?(they say are optional, but I think required)
how many hour job is it to install, or what can I expect to have to pay a mechanic to do it for me? I would love to dive in and try to do it myself but I live in an apartment and they would frown on my doing it in the parking lot.
09-20-2008, 11:36 AM
for a full 4/5 drop it took me about 8 hrs. i was working in my dads driveway with 4 jackstands, 1 jack and hand tools. a shop should be faster. using the flip kit would make it faster, and just installing springs would make it simpler in front. I say chevy shackles cause the lifted guys use them because theyare cheaper than the ones that say ranger and are basicall the same thing. buying the stuff seperate in this case is a little cheaper.
09-22-2008, 12:52 PM
I just ordered a DJM 4/5 kit from Godfathers Customs this morning. with shipping it was $574.00
09-22-2008, 12:59 PM
i just went to that site to check it....
$745 w/shipping and that doesn't include the shocks you need.
where'd you get that price? discount or something?
09-22-2008, 02:43 PM
try that $245.61
09-22-2008, 03:11 PM
um....that's the 2/3 drop, not the 4/5. all you get with that is the rear kit and lowering springs for the front.
09-22-2008, 04:52 PM
well if you read what he said at the start he is looking at the 2/3 drop.
09-23-2008, 10:24 PM
I saw in the Truckin magazine Godfather Customs DJM kits are on sale this month. The web site does say that. I called them and got the discount. I asked what the 2/3 kit price was but I do not recall what he quoted me.
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