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McGaughys or DJM control arms

Discussion in 'Lowered' started by B3N01ST, May 2, 2019.

  1. B3N01ST

    B3N01ST Junior Member

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    Hi, not new but never really post. I just got an 03 single cab ram and would like to do a mild drop. I’ve done some research and it’s between McGaughys spindle kit and DJM control arm kit. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Max1329

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    I’d go with the spindles don’t need to worry yourself with geometry
     
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    I have used the McGaughys spindles for over 10 years and is my preference. One thing to consider is what rim being used. I first ran ss/t 17x9 rims and the bottom ball joint stud will need to be trimmed (cut) for clearance. Knock the steel bump stop cup off and replace with a Timbren (140-65) bump. Shim the bump to keep the tire from rubbing the inner fender. Look at Timbren spec chart and see if any might fit your needs better. And if you want be a different, look at Viking spec sheet and put together a coil over package. Of course they don't make a kit for our beloved rams but you can piece one together.
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    I have the DJM 3" arms and I'm pretty happy with them. You do have to trim the inner tie rod to get the toe back in. 20190625_163138.jpg
     
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    I know this was an older posting, I read the DJM instruction sheet but what do you mean you have to trim the tie rod to get the tow in?
     

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