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Belltech: The Drop Doctors

Belltech has been in the business of dropping rides for a long time. But don't take our word for it, ask SEMA or the many satisfied customers who enjoy their rides low to the ground.

Stylin' Trucks 2009 Vendor of the Year!

We got busy slangin' so many suspension systems in 2009 that DJM quickly became our biggest selling vendor of the year. They've made high quality lowering components for trucks and SUVs for over 20 years now and there's no end in site.

Shockwave at the High Low Truck Show

If you hadn’t known, we just got done putting on one heck of a truck show (The High Low Truck Show, check it out). Also, we have one heck of a sale going on with our large stock of shocks.

Performance Suspension = Great Looks!

You've added a custom ram-air hood and a billet grille to the front, and maybe a roll pan and fiberglass tonneau to the rear. That covers the looks department, but what about performance? Ok, there is a K&N Air Intake under the hood and a Magnaflow exhaust system underneath. That's cool, but have you upgraded your suspension yet?

5 Laws of Lowered Truck Alignment

Be honest, before you lowered your truck, you never gave the alignment "thing" a second thought. You’re now older and wiser, however,  and realize you must seriously consider this important issue before you choose your method of lowering, especially if the vehicle is not just a show truck but serves as your daily driver. Improperly aligning your truck can cause serious handling problems, as well as uneven, premature tire wear.

Ram SRT10 Lowering Kit

The Ram SRT10 in this article belongs to DJM Suspension of Gardena, California and they decided to do the installation out in California, where it's sunny. But that didn't stop Stylin' Trucks from getting pictures. Nope, we had our photographer take one for the team and fly out to sunny California to cover the installation. What a hard job...

Belltech Dresses Up Your Ford

Once a Ford lover always a Ford lover - there is no in-between. Its no wonder these ruggedly built trucks have found a special spot in the hearts of Sport Truck owners everywhere.

Belltech Lowering Kit on a 2006 Ford F-150

Everyone knows that lowering a truck isn't rocket science, and you certainly don't need to be a genius, you've just got to have the right parts. That's where Belltech comes in.

Top Off-Road Truck Accessories

This is a list of the top ten products you need for your truck in order to hit the trails. Keep your truck safe, ready, worthy enough not to get stuck in the mud.

DJM's 2007 Tahoe 2/3 Lowering Kit

The new 2007 Chevy Tahoe attacked the SUV scene almost a year before any other 2007 vehicles were ready to hit the showroom floors. The new design is really making waves (positive ones) in the aftermarket industry as manufacturers scramble to get products on the market for it.

Chevy Rear Spring Hangers

What they are, and what you should know before ordering.

DJM Pinion Shim Kits

Adjusting the driveline angle is usually necessary when lowering a vehicle. When a drive shaft is out of line, the rear U-joint may cause vibrations at high speed.

Extreme Lowering Blocks For Extreme Use

DJM Suspension has improved and expanded their line of all steel lowering block kits. These blocks are fabricated from steel plate and use solid steel locating pins.

Yeah! It's a Hemiā€¦Dropped

When DJM Suspension introduced the 2/4" drop kit for the Dodge Ram in June '02, it was a good kit. Since then, many changes and improvements have been made and now most will say it is a great kit.

A Look at DJM's Flip Kit Innovation

Not all flip kits are created equal. We take a look at DJM's flip kit innovation.

Lowering the Ford I-Beam Suspension with DJM's Dream Beam

If you have a Ford with an I-Beam suspension you know the headaches that come when you try to lower them. Well that was many model years ago because of DJM Suspension's invention of the Dream Beam.

Droppin' a Red Hot Dodge Ram

Installing the new DJM Dodge Ram drop kit

Lower Control Arm Installation Tips for the 1997-2003 Dodge Dakota

We know that installing anything can be hectic at times. And we found out first hand when one of our employees was working on his 1999 Dodge Dakota and ran into some trouble.

Bringing Down the Big Chevy SUVs & SUT

Suburban, Tahoe & Avalanche Rear Suspension Tips

How-To Drop a '99 Chevy Silverado

We think manufactures have it all wrong…they feel that the stock vehicles that roll off the assembly line look great, perhaps perfect. However, at Stylin' we are all about custom! The true essence of custom is changing a stock vehicle from a seemingly beautiful state, to what the customizer thinks is better.

Get That Heavy Duty Tow Pig in the Weeds

DJM Suspension illustrates how to lower the stance of the Chevy 3500 Heavy Duty pickup and get that heavy duty tow pig in the weeds.

Increase the Suspension Travel of Your Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche

The most common drop for these vehicles is a 3/5-drop (3"in the front and 5" in the rear). With that drop in the rear there is a potential for bottoming out over bumps.

Mini Trucks Belltech Style

Obsessive is the only way to describe the mini truck enthusiast. With hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars invested, they know that suspension is the last place to skimp. Belltech believes that when a vehicle is slammed, it should still ride right.

Looking Low And Level In Your Avalanche 4x4

In case you’ve had blinders on for the past 10 years, there’s a new trend when it comes to urban people hauling. 4x4s are hot. Really hot. And, they’re not just for farm work and snow plowing anymore. 4x4 trucks have become the preferred choice for every day cruising due to their comfortable size, great ride and extreme versatility.

Droppin' the New Breed of GM Trucks

The bold lines of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are just screaming to be modified. From the angled flare of the fenders to the aggressive sneer of the front end, these trucks are real lookers right off the lot. But, as with most stock trucks, the factory ride height is just way too tall for our taste.

Lay Out Your S-Series on Twenties, Part III

In parts one and two of this series we covered the steps involved in installing a lowered airbag suspension on the front and rear of a Chevy S-Series pickup. Now, for the final installment, it’s time to see what it takes to bring the whole system together. So if you’re ready for some switch-flippin’, frame-draggin’, laid-out fun – read on!

Lay Out Your S10 on Twenties, Part II

In part one of this three-part series we learned how to install AirRide Technologies’ RoadGRATER 3-link air suspension system to the rear of your S-Series truck. In this installment we'll show you the best possible way to lay out the front of your Chevy S-10 or GMC Sonoma pickup. Once again, we turned to Air Ride and their revolutionary ShockWave air spring/shock combo.

Lay Out Your S-Series on Twenties

Air Suspension has come a long way in the last several years. With more and more builders opting for bags, it was only a matter of time before somebody came along and put together complete air suspension kits that the average guy could bolt on in his backyard over the course of a weekend.

DJM's Tahoe Lowering Kit Installation

Ever since its birth, back in the mid-90s, the Chevrolet Tahoe has been embraced by the automotive community. It is absolutely the perfect vehicle for Joe Citizen. Actually, Tahoes are really great for everyone. They’ve got plenty of interior room, lots of cargo space and gobs of power. But the folks at DJM still thought that there might be one thing missing: a lower stance.

Lowering Suspension Glossary

Suspension upgrades are ever-so-popular among truck owners, and there is a lot you need to know about suspension. There are so many different components available and each of them lowers and effects your vehicle differntly. So, how do you know what's right for you? Many of our kits come with the necessary lowering components that are right for your truck or SUV. This is a guide to each suspension component and what it does for your truck or SUV and how it's going to affect your ride.

Body Lift Kit Installation, Part 2

Welcome to part two of the Performance Accessories Body Lift Installation article on StylinConcepts.com. Back in part one we met the build team from HMH Offroad, who expertly installed the body lift for our article, as well as went over the dissassembly of everything in the way of installing the lift kit.

Now in part two, we'll get down to the nitty-gritty and really get our hands dirty.


Body Lift Kit Installation, Part 1

In this article, we'll take a look at a kit designed and created by Performance Accessories. The folks over there manufacture body lift kits and body lift accessories like gap guards and bumper brackets. The body lift kit that we're covering in this article includes all of the necessary components and hardware, as well as detailed instructions with many, many, many easy-to-follow pictures.

DJM Lowers a Ford F-150 4x4

What if you are into performance lowered trucks? You really like the look of a nice, lowered 2wd truck, but you’ve got to wrestle it through the snow and ice all winter. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the all-season benefits of a four-wheel-drive truck or SUV with the looks of a lowered, 2WD truck? Well, now you can.

Toyota Tacoma Lowering Kit Installation

Droppin' your Taco. A DJM lowering kit installation how-to.

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How can I start saving gas?
Your engine creates power by burning fuel. The amount of fuel your engine burns is directly connected to your vehicle's accelerator, and how you use it has a major impact on gas mileage.

Fast acceleration and speeding use more fuel than consistent, conservative driving. Anticipating traffic patterns, maintaining suggested speed limits (including the use of cruise control) and going easy on the throttle on acceleration improve mileage instantly. Log your mileage, adjust your driving and check the results; you might be pleasantly surprised.

 I want to put a grille on my truck. Are bolt over or cut out grilles better?
That's a personal choice depending on what you're looking for. Bolt over grille inserts are easy to install and look good; however, you will see some of the factory shell through the openings of the insert. With a cut-out grille, you get a cleaner more custom look. The grille shell must be removed and the center cut out. The new insert then replaces the factory center. Carriage Works and TRENZ offer both styles so you can choose.

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