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Hey Guys, I am needasrt4 from the other site. A couple of weeks ago I had a customer come in with a SRT10 Ram and he wanted to lower it and level it out back to front. I spoke with DJM Suspensions and they hooked me up with a 3"/5" drop if I remember correctly. Well when the guys in the back went to put it in, they discovered it to already have a flip kit welded in the back and would be unable to safely lower it because of the torque of the truck.
Does anyone have any ideas for this or has anyone been successful in lowering their truck? This guy really wants to do this and I am very interested in helping out as much as I can.
This is one truck to keep your eye on, he has plenty of plans for the future and the future is not far off. If any of you have heard about our car, you would understand when I say that his mindset for his truck is inline with what we had/have for our SRT.
 

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Could you get those tires/rims to fit in the front wheel well with it lowered? I know a 2/4 drop on a regular ram can have some slight rubbing with a 305/40R20 with the wheels cranked. You guys are all ready a 1" in the front and 2" in the back lower then the regular rams.
 

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Bump, so no one has lowered their truck??
no nut i would like too. it needs the rear lowered if anything for sure, but i just DO NOT want to lose any of the handling, this is the one of the best handling vehicles i have ever been in. :D
 

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no nut i would like too. it needs the rear lowered if anything for sure, but i just DO NOT want to lose any of the handling, this is the one of the best handling vehicles i have ever been in. :D

How would you loose handling by lowering the truck?
 

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definetely needs to be lowered! definetely needs to be lowered right! i have already talked to a shop here in san diego- the same shop that bagged my chevy, but it will not be that easy. i have plans to take it to another shop this week- temecula rods and customs. i will inform all of what i find in the mean time im looking for info as well. belltech and djm are not even going to try to start production. im guessing not enough of them made to sell enough kits
 

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You got more out of them than I did. We are direct with DJM and I called their tech department back then and they were clueless. Our shop will figure something out for sure because he really wants this thing lower than what it comes from the factory. We figured the DJM kit would drop it 1" in the front and 2" in the rear, but it needs more than that, esp at $650.
Also, have some other goodies coming for this truck soon.
 

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NEED- whera r u located and what plans do u have. Djm kit??? 1" @ 2" , i believe is for a stock ram ,am i mistaken? will have 2 find out let me know as soon as poss.
 

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How would you loose handling by lowering the truck?
by changing the angle of the a-arms in relationship with the other steering componets, it can & will cause bumpsteer. everything must stay at its original angle(s) to keep bumpsteer from occuring
 

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More his plans than mine, and not sure if he wants everyone knowing but it will definately be interesting and we will be glad to post times and I think a video is planned for him and our car.
The SRT10 has a stock 1"/2" drop so a 2"/4" drop for a stock ram would do this at 1"/2" over stock position.
 

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Need - granted, in theory i do believe u r correct. but a few questions remain, i think? i hope u can answer them for me or anybody else can for that matter.1) are the components for the 2/4 ok for an 04 ram,and if so are they going to sacrificed any handling? i mean supposedly the srt is "sport tuned", so im assuming better than stock 1500. 2) are 03 and 04 rams same front suspension? 3) I do believe the rear is already flipped or something along them lines, so in all curiosity,sincerity and a little bit of being new to this,please explain. I mean the only lowering exp. i have is notching frame and 4 linking so i hoestly dont know what would be best to lower this thing and keep (or improve) the quality it came with- thank u TREV- S.D.
 

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yes, the 2/4 kit is designed for the standard Dodge Ram, DJM thought it would work the same on the SRT10 because they didn't know any better. In fact, I ended up selling the kit last week to a guy with an 04 Ram 1500, and his rides and handles nicely lowered. I think the springs in the front are different lengths and they have different spindles, but all stuff is interchangeable. The stuff on the Ram will fit the SRT10 and vice versa. And the rear already has a 2" flip kit welded in place. To find out more on the DJM suspension, check out www.djmsuspension.com
 

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yes, the 2/4 kit is designed for the standard Dodge Ram, DJM thought it would work the same on the SRT10 because they didn't know any better. In fact, I ended up selling the kit last week to a guy with an 04 Ram 1500, and his rides and handles nicely lowered. I think the springs in the front are different lengths and they have different spindles, but all stuff is interchangeable. The stuff on the Ram will fit the SRT10 and vice versa. And the rear already has a 2" flip kit welded in place. To find out more on the DJM suspension, check out www.djmsuspension.com[/QUOT
if you want to keep your handling, DONOT start putting regular ram stuff on your truck. They are different for a reason. the srt is meant to handle like a sports car, the ram is not. i want to lower mine very badly, but i dont want to make mine a regular truck to do it. just my opinion.
 

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Boomer- very well put. im in the same boat,yet i cant help to think ther are shops around here who can do it. I mean, im in southern CA, customizing central. there has to be enough talent somewhere ,who can fabricate some of this ****. Also, anyone ????...... would drop spindles sacrifice any quality?
 

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If anyone can do it, our shop in the back can do it. We customized vehicles all the time from full performance to full show.
 
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