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post #21 of 147 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 03:43 PM
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i have a quick question. i bought my base model colorado (06 z85) in august 06. i was wanting to know if anyone has used the djm 3/4 kit. i also want to know how the alignment checked out when the job was completed. also do you use all the factory parts? thanx for the info.
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you will need an alignment, before I bagged my truck I at the 3/4 drop on mine and to me it wasn't low enough but hey the from on the ground isn't low enough for me. I will say this the ride quality did not chnage form stock to the djm kit.


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you will need an alignment, before I bagged my truck I at the 3/4 drop on mine and to me it wasn't low enough but hey the from on the ground isn't low enough for me. I will say this the ride quality did not chnage form stock to the djm kit.
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I just bought the DJM 3/4 kit and was wondering if I will also need to buy a pinion shim kit. If so which one? Can anyone help me with this one? I also bought the DJM shocks for the rear. Do I also need to change out my front ones. Right now I am in Iraq and buying the parts and when I get home I will install them so I am not sure how the control arms are designed.

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So I can reach my gear in the middle of my work truck's bed



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dotn no how old this post is but it was sent to me via a link.

that yellow circled nut u are talkin about has a allen key hole in the end of it. put a ring spanner on her and then stick in the allen key. she wont keep turnin then and u can get it back nice and tight.

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can someone go more into depth on the first pic about lining everything up??

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can someone go more into depth on the first pic about lining everything up??
The top has 3 bolts. You want to make sure the one of the bolts lines-up with the side of the lower shock bolt eyelet. That way when you reinstall it it goes in much easier.


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can someone go more into depth on the first pic about lining everything up??
The top has 3 bolts. You want to make sure the one of the bolts lines-up with the side of the lower shock bolt eyelet. That way when you reinstall it it goes in much easier.
oh so its not a have to or die situation? it just makes things go smoother??

how long on avg did it take u guys to do this???


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Yes, it will make reassembly much easier because you won't have to fight the spring tension to twist it. To disassemble/reassemble the front will take about 2 hours for a seasoned tech.

Not sure on the shocks as I have not run either of them.


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what shocks are you running then??

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what shocks are you running then??
I have the DJM Calmax shocks. They would be too stiff if you run with an empty bed though.


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what shocks are you running then??
I have the DJM Calmax shocks. They would be too stiff if you run with an empty bed though.
well i bought the kit with the nitro active shox. be here in 5-6 business days

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i'm planning on using 2" spindles in the front and 3" leafs in the back with airshocks so i can pump it up when i need to haul my bike around... anyone know of any problems I'd run into doing that?
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i went 3in blocks in the back on a 2007 canyon zq8 and it on the bump stop what could i do to help this out and have a little cleaner ride
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i went 3in blocks in the back on a 2007 canyon zq8 and it on the bump stop what could i do to help this out and have a little cleaner ride
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i went 3in blocks in the back on a 2007 canyon zq8 and it on the bump stop what could i do to help this out and have a little cleaner ride

cut the bump stop.

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anybody know what size socket to take off the top bolt on the shock??


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