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I am going to be installing the lowering collars and the Addco sway bars here soon. I understand that it will be better if I install the DJM control arms for the Ball angle, but can I get those without ordering the whole kit. How much damage am I doing if I do not install the arms?

Also, is there any companies making upgraded bushing for suspension components?
 

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The ball joints are at an extreme angle and can break off if they get a side load and are being cycled up. I wouldnt feel safe without them myself.
 

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DJM from summitracing.

order the kit with the rear bags think its like 480 but then you can return the rear shocks get like 90 back shuushh dont let them know i told you that lol.
 

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Norcal did you happen to find out what size bushings I need for the front on the 07 TBSS?
SInce the 2 set hotchkis gave me arent right?
 

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Norcal did you happen to find out what size bushings I need for the front on the 07 TBSS?
SInce the 2 set hotchkis gave me arent right?
:biggrin2:I asked Tbyrne if there was issues with the bushing for the O7 models and they said they contacted Hotchkis and there was no issues. Anothr strike for Tbyrne.
 

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:biggrin2:I asked Tbyrne if there was issues with the bushing for the O7 models and they said they contacted Hotchkis and there was no issues. Anothr strike for Tbyrne.
I have an 06 and the bushings don't fit the front. I believe the 06 and 07 are the same.
 

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but then what am I going to do with the springs and the strut mounts...I jsut wan the damn control arms
 

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http://www.djmsuspension.com/Products/ProductsByMake/Chevy/Envoy.htm

There is 2 different kits for the DJM kit just order the one with out the shocks it should be cheaper.

Nope check it out


SUMMITRACING.COM
WITH SHOCKS 479.95
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=DJM-KS2301-2-4&N=700+115&autoview=sku

WITHOUT SHOCKS 452.39
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=DJM-K2301-2-4&N=700+115&autoview=sku


And the shocks are 51.69 each so when you return shocks your 479 kit just went to about 379
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=DJM-1800&N=700+115&autoview=sku


another money saving moment brougth to you by tbssowners.com and NORCAL SS
 

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when i ordered the hotchkis it said there were non plans to do a front bushing for the tbss, but that if they ever made them they would be given to us free of charge.
 

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Hey norcal, didnt you say that with your drop the arms will hit the wheel wells? So you just trimmed them im assuming?
 

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DJM from summitracing.

order the kit with the rear bags think its like 480 but then you can return the rear shocks get like 90 back shuushh dont let them know i told you that lol.
Are the shocks that come with the kit no good? Aren't they built specifically for the lower rear end? Or are the stock Bilsteins better? It seems like the DJM shocks would be better for the rear end since they are designed for a 4" drop vs. the stock Bilsteins which would bottom out. Sorry for all the questions! I'm just trying to figure out which DJM kit to get. I have the collars and lowered springs on right now and it's sitting right around 30.5 all the way around except the passenger front which is at 30:confused:. I can't figure out why it's a half inch lower than the driver's side front. I know the ball joints are stressed and I don't want to destroy them, that's why I want to get the DJM control arms. Really I just want the control arms but I know they don't sell them seperately (which sucks IMO).

I have only had the collars on with the lowered springs since Sunday and it rides pretty good. I still need to get an alignment, but I don't want to waste the money yet when I want to get the DJM control arms to help out. Would an alignment help with the half inch off issue? I'm planning on putting in the spacers for the collars this weekend to see if this fixes the issue too! Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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Try giving DJM a call and see if they will sell just the arms to you, it is worth a try at least!

You may want to look at the rear measurements also. If the drivers side rear is high the passenger side front will be low.

I would not get the alignment until you have everything on it and the stance the way you want it. If it changes at all you will be aligning it again.
 

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Try giving DJM a call and see if they will sell just the arms to you, it is worth a try at least!

You may want to look at the rear measurements also. If the drivers side rear is high the passenger side front will be low.

I would not get the alignment until you have everything on it and the stance the way you want it. If it changes at all you will be aligning it again.
I'll try it and see what they say!
I'll measure it again, but I'm sure that both sides in the rear were the same height. I'll just double check to make sure.
Exactly! I don't want to waste money on a bunch of alignments.

I would love for mine to sit at 30.5 all the way around with no issues. When I put the collars on in conjunction with the lowered springs this past Sunday it gave me the height I want it at. I love the way it looks right now. I'll call DJM today and see what they have to say!


Thanks again for your response!
 
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