YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
TIME SPENT WORKING: 10 HOURS
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: SHADETREE MECHANIC
TOOLS NEEDED: Impact gun, assorted metric sockets, flat-head screwdriver
PARTS USED:
(Prices from manufacturers and do not include tax, shipping, or labor)
DJM 2/3 lowering kit with front and rear sway bars and rear shocks: $1,024.38
Airaid # AA200-197: $304.90
Magnaflow exhaust kit: $615.94
OE 20-inch wheels and 275/55R20 tires found on Craigslist $400
TOTAL: $2,345.22

From the Driver Seat
After installing the DJM lowering kit, the truck has a better stance and thanks to the sway bars, the truck's cornering was greatly improved. Before and after the install, the truck was run through a 600-foot slalom course. Before the upgraded suspension the maximum speed was 52.76 mph. After the suspension install, the slalom speed increased to 55.1 mph. This is due to a lower center of gravity, the upgraded front sway bar, and the new rear antisway bar. The mpg have also increased, up 1.5 mpg, thanks to the intake and exhaust upgrades. Whereas the used wheels and tires are OK for now and did help keep the initial cost down, we'll be upgrading them soon to squeeze even more performance out of our DJM suspension. Stay tuned for that and the rear airbag install.

SOURCE
MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust
22961 Arroyo Vista
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA  92688
800-824-8664
http://www.magnaflow.com
JBM Motoring
428-B W. Katella Ave
Orange
CA  92867
1-800-598-5555
http://www.sporttrucking.com
Airaid
2688 E Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix
AZ  85050
800-498-6951
http://www.airaid.com
DJM Suspension
580 West 184th Street
Gardena
CA  90248
800-237-6748
www.djmsuspension.com