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Old 09-04-2013, 08:29 AM
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I have a 2011 Ram 2500 Hemi Crew Cab 4X4. I installed a 2" Hell Bent Steel front leveling kit a few months back. I plow with this rig, I wanted it to level out a bit. Immediately I heard a noise coming from the front end. It sounds like someone tapping on a drum. It usually happens when there is deflection in the road or turning, potentially in the steering somewhere. Any ideas on what is causing this noise?
hmmm. not sure bud. I would crawl under there and make sure everything is snug and installed properly. Installation seems idiot proof, but I've seen some pretty botched jobs on here that cause issues.

also it wouldn't hurt to create a new thread about this particular problem. you might get more answers. good luck!
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bringing this bttt

something that might also be of help to some is where a person might go to find front and rear torque specs?? ball joints, tie-rod ends etc etc

i know it'd help me out
i'd like to have it handy for the shop installing my stuff

also, does blue loctite make sense or is everyone happy with nylon nuts?

AND...first couple of posts i'm reading about stressing the torsion bar....so is a 2.8 bilstein lift strongly NOT recommended??
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bringing this bttt

something that might also be of help to some is where a person might go to find front and rear torque specs?? ball joints, tie-rod ends etc etc

i know it'd help me out
i'd like to have it handy for the shop installing my stuff

also, does blue loctite make sense or is everyone happy with nylon nuts?

AND...first couple of posts i'm reading about stressing the torsion bar....so is a 2.8 bilstein lift strongly NOT recommended??
I will research torque specs when I have time.


I confused by your last question....and truck with torsion bars will not be able to utilize bilstein adjustable shocks...so it doesn't matter
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cool, i probably misread the implication If it doesn't apply to the Gen4's that's cool

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cool, i probably misread the implication If it doesn't apply to the Gen4's that's cool

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bilsteins work on 06-current rams.

2.8" setting has an increased chance of getting a 4wd wobble
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bilsteins work on 06-current rams.

2.8" setting has an increased chance of getting a 4wd wobble
you late model guys get all the cool toys...I guess us gen2 guys are stuck looking at JC Whitney for leveling setups
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you late model guys get all the cool toys...I guess us gen2 guys are stuck looking at JC Whitney for leveling setups
ya I know the after market support really lacks for the earlier gens.

but where there is a will there is a way!!
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I have a 2014 sport 2wd I want to level. can I use a spacer for 4wd on a 2wd? one of these?
http://www.hellbentsteel.com/2008-20...-lift-kit.html

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I have a 2014 sport 2wd I want to level. can I use a spacer for 4wd on a 2wd? one of these?
http://www.hellbentsteel.com/2008-20...-lift-kit.html

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no 4wd leveling kits are not compatible with 2wd.


i read something a few months ago about hell bent steel asking for interest in 2wd leveling kits. I would contact them and see if that ever went anywhere.

only spacers I'm aware of are urethane spacers which I don't particularly care for but I think that's your only option
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I bought my truck about 3 months ago. Im pretty sure its leveled but I dont know to what extent. Is there a way I can measure from the center of my hub to my fender and see how much its leveled? Im trying to find out what kind of tire I can fit in there who out rubbing? And if I need spacers. But first I have to know ifb have a front 2" no rear or rear and front or what? Thanks for any help.
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