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When lowering an SSR 2" in front & 3" in rear, do you need to change the upper A arms?
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When lowering an SSR 2" in front & 3" in rear, do you need to change the upper A arms?
Those look like bigger numbers than I remember seeing. I know @Mike in AZ put a lot of time and effort into making his lowering kits work properly and safely. Makes me think this will be very expensive for you. Maybe Mike will comment.


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I lowered mine 1" front, 1 1/2 rear and could not get to the recommended alignment specs.

I went with the modified DJM upper control arms. I had to cut a slot through the inner fenderwell for the arm to clear. Once you install the arm loosely and swivel it through its operating range, you will easily spot where the cut needs to be made.

You can contact Tony with the information supplied on the thread below.

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f99...ic-arms-68313/

More information about the potential issues with lowering using stock suspension is covered on the thread below.

https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...%20SSR%20Forum

The photo below shows the difference between the stock arm and the DJM arm.

If you are replacing the stock upper arm, I would strongly recommend replacing the stock bushings on the lower arms with these much better bushings from Simple Engineering.

https://shop.simple-engineering.com/...&categoryId=17

You won't be using the small upper bushings, but based on the size of the lower bushings, that's where most of the cost is anyways.

Keep in mind that not all will agree that the upper arms are necessary for the 1 1 1/2 drop, but with a 2/3 drop, you are taking this to a new level.
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Done, Thanks for the heads up!
Dwight, the title Mort 70 doesn't provide much information about the topic. Changing the thread name to something like Suspension questions might attract more comments.


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