2002 Dodge Ram Suspension Lowering Kit by DJM
2/4 DJM Calmax Complete drop Kit Install
INSTALLING DJM’S NEW DROP KIT FOR THE RAM
A 2” front drop with lower control arms and 3” to 6” with adjustable rear shackles…
Story & photos by Marshall Spiegel
Originally Published 2002
The good folks at DJM Suspension in Gardena, CA, have done it again. The engineering staff has come up with a drop kit for the ’02 and ’03 Dodge Ram that is relatively easy to install; reasonably priced and unique. The kit drops the front 2 inches and offers an adjustable rear drop from 3 to 6 inches.
The two-inch front drop happens when the stock lower control arms are replaced with new DJM Calmax arms with twin tube sleeves and all poly bushings.. The stock shocks and coil springs are retained as well as the stock front bump stops. The ball joints, bushings and twin sleeves come already installed in the control arms. No additional modifications are required.
The rear kit is DJM’s traditional flip kit. Designed to put pressure on the axle and to make adjusting the pinion angle very simple and straightforward, the DJM exclusive flip bracket works exceptionally well on the Dodge Ram and lines up the pinion perfectly without the use of pinion wedges. The big news is that the elongated shackle of ¼-inch material is used on the rear of the leaf spring and features four mounting holes for different height positions on the rear end offering drops from 3 to 6 inches. The stock rear bump stop is replaced with a much flatter one equipped with a mounting bracket that locates the stop and bolts up directly with no drilling or cutting required.
To see just what’s involved in installing the new DJM Dodge Ram drop kit, we visited Rapid Transit in San Pedro, CA, and watched installer Jason Garcia do the honors on customer Rich Lomeli’s beautifully flamed ’03 Ram. (It should be noted that the rear end of this particular Ram had previously been dropped approximately an inch and a half at Rapid Transit before this installation.) See the accompanying photos for the highlights of the install.
(This kit is available at the djmfactorystore.com). Check out the photo gallery below to see how the parts went on, and click on the ( I ) in the picture to read the caption!