Instructions - DJM Suspension

Instructions - DJM Suspension
PART # CA2515-3 and CA2515-4
2015 Silverado - 2 Wheel Drive Only
UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARM KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please take the time to read these INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS The lower arms uses DJM’s twin tube pivot sleeves. YOU MUST
and check the Hardware Parts List to be sure you have all the listed ASSEMBLE THESE SLEEVES CORRECTLY. DO NOT
parts before beginning installation.
SKIP THIS STEP!!
These installation instructions are prepared for the professional The sleeves are already installed in the control arms. Cut the zip tie holding
installer with the proper equipment, tools and experience in the nut and inner sleeve. Remove inner sleeve and set both aside. A small
hole is drilled for the grease to pass though to the inner sleeve. Although
suspension systems and safety.
this is done at the factory, check that there is a 1/8” hole drilled through the
Please read the warranty information (blue page enclosed). Complete zerk fitting hole into the bushing and outer sleeve (Fig #1). The drilling
operation will leave a burr on the inside of the sleeve and must be
your Product Warranty Card and mail it to DJM Suspension.
removed. Use a rat tail file to completely remove all burrs from drilling and
Please take a few minutes to fill out your installation helper (back side on the ends of the sleeves (Fig #2). Make sure you clean out any chips or
of warranty). Accurate measurements BEFORE BEGINNING dirt. Install grease fittings (Fig #3). With the outer sleeves drilled and
cleaned, it is important to check the inner sleeves. These sleeves should
INSTALLATION will show any irregularities in your vehicle.
be about .050” longer than the outer sleeve. You should assemble them
before greasing to check that length is slightly longer and they rotate
NEVER WORK UNDER TRUCK SUPPORTED BY A JACK ONLY !!!
USE QUALITY JACK STANDS WHICH HAVE A RATING ADEQUATE smoothly. Now apply some grease to the inner sleeve and insert into
control arm (Fig #4). Install ball joint grease fitting (Fig #5).
FOR YOUR TRUCKS WEIGHT!!!
3” lower arms must be used with DJM upper arms.
Fig #3
NOT DESIGNED FOR AIR BAGS.
These parts are designed to use factory struts.
INSTALLER MUST CHECK THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO
CLEARANCE PROBLEMS BETWEEN THE WHEELS, THE SPINDLE,
THE CALIPER, THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND ANY OTHER
COMPONENT BEFORE DRIVING VEHICLE.
Fig #1
Fig #2
Fig #4
Hardware Parts List:
Lower Arms
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Left Lower Control Arm.
Right Lower Control Arm.
Pivot Bushings(Installed).
Set Twin Tube Sleeves.
16m Nylock Nuts.
Sway Bar End Links (CA2515-4 only)
Grease Fittings.
Ball Joints (Installed,6015).
Upper Arms
1- Left Upper Arm.
1- Right Upper Arm.
1- Set Bushings and Sleeves (installed).
6- Grease Fittings.
2- Ball Joints (6293).
4- 1/2” Flat Washers.
2- 1/4” x 24 Nylock nuts.
2- 1/4” Flat washers.
4 -Cam lock plates.
Fig #5
Install these control arms just like factory arms. Check your vehicles
service manual for specific details. The arms can be installed in any order,
lowers first than upper or upper than lower. DJM recommends installing
one side at a time and complete the installation of either the upper or lower
before starting on the next.
Measure stock height of vehicle and record on installation helper.
Installing the Lower Arms.
With the vehicle secure on jack stands, remove the two bolts holding the
strut to the lower arm. Loosen and remove tie rod from spindle. Remove
sway bar link from stock arm, keep all hardware. Loosen ball joint nut.
Separate the ball joint from the spindle being careful not to damage the
boot. When separate, remove nut and move spindle out of the way. Be
sure not to stretch brake line. Finally remove the pivot bolts and the stock
arm can be removed.
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PART # CA2515-3 and CA2515-4
Check frame mounts for any dirt or debris. Test fit arm into frame mounts.
They should slide in fairly easily. If they are too snug separate the mounts
slightly. Apply some grease to the mounting brackets and the bushings.
Attach with factory pivot bolts and new 16mm nylock nut. Bolt strut to
control arm with factory bolts. Raise control arm to align with spindle and
attach the ball joint. Install cotter pin. Check all bolts are tight and grease
ball joint and pivot bushings.
Check frame mounts for any dirt or debris. Test fit arm into frame mounts.
They should slide in fairly easily. If they are too snug separate the mounts
slightly. Install and grease fittings in the arm and ball joint. Apply some
grease to the mounting brackets and the bushings. Install with factory
bolts. See photo below for correct orentation of new arm.
Align ball joint with spindle,
use 2 flat washers as spacer
between spindle and nut.
Tighten and install new cotter
pin.
Install tie rod and tighten.
Installing the Upper Arms.
Support vehicle with jack stand. Place a jack under lower arm. Remove
abs line from mounting bracket. Unplug abs line and move out of the way.
Route the factory ABS line
and Attach the bracket to the
stud on the new upper arm.
Plug line back together and
attach to factory clips.
Next remove
the ball joint from the spindle. taping the side of the spindle with a mallet
will usually loosen the taper. A pickle fork could be used but may damage
Check all bolts are tight and grease all fittings. Test drive. Align to factory
specs.
factory ball joint boot. Removing the tie rod from the spindle.
Unbolt the arm from the frame. Note where
the the factory cams are adjusted. You will
install them with the new arm in the same
position. The bolts are installed from the
inside out. There is little clearance to
remove the bolts. Wiggle them around the
spring to remove.
Measure completed height of vehicle and record on installation helper.
Cam lock plates (included) are
to prevent overtightening the
upper control arm. Tighten to
max 40ft lbs
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