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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM
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I will post pics when i get to desktop. Im going to start a thread and Everybody needs to call corporate about this to get a recall going. Im going to my local dodge lot right now to see if the 4wds are the same, if so these guys need to call as well!
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i receieved a reply from jegs, they contacted beltech and beltech is shipping me the rest of the kit. im hoping everyone responds or hears from dodge and can confirm whether or not these extra parts are needed or if its supposed to be off center.

as far as the lowering kit itself, i love the way it looks as far as stock tire clearence goes and the wife loves being able to get in the truck without having to climb in. feedback is still a thumbs up from me if it helps the origional questions and posts
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i receieved a reply from jegs, they contacted beltech and beltech is shipping me the rest of the kit. im hoping everyone responds or hears from dodge and can confirm whether or not these extra parts are needed or if its supposed to be off center.

as far as the lowering kit itself, i love the way it looks as far as stock tire clearence goes and the wife loves being able to get in the truck without having to climb in. feedback is still a thumbs up from me if it helps the origional questions and posts
Likewise. I love the look of the truck and even though there are a couple of pages worth of issues with everyone trying to figure it out, everything was resolved through Belltech or the vendors like Summit and Jeg's.
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Likewise. I love the look of the truck and even though there are a couple of pages worth of issues with everyone trying to figure it out, everything was resolved through Belltech or the vendors like Summit and Jeg's.

I started a thread about this axle issue. Here it is with pics.
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I have a single pic i took before the kit just need to get a pic of the truck the way it sits now, BUt i know for a fact the axle shifted after the kit was installed. I did not recieve the end links either. cant believe that sooo many people did not get all the parts needed. I wonder of they figured this out later and are trying to cover as if they knew all the time and its just a packageing error.......
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Ok guys I just got back from spending half the day at the shop. I had the panhard rod relocated to correct the geometry issues and the sway bar links shortened. The truck rides great now. No more side to side wobbles when hitting or going over bumps. It tracks straight now. It even rides smoother.

To answer the question about measuring ride height with or without the driver (me) in it is yes we measured it both ways even different times with less than 1/4 tank of gas and with a full tank of gas in it. What I found was anything less than a full tank of gas in it would make it approximately 7/16'' higher on the drivers side than the passenger side. Still not acceptable in my opinion. Next I will be pulling out my rear springs to see if one settled more than the other and swap sides to see if that makes a difference.

My truck is a 2wd CC.

I have the same problem with mine, on the freeway it's almost scary you feel like the truck is out of control. What angle do you have it at now? I need some serious help it's driving me nuts. Can I buy one off you or can you tell me what I need to do to make one, I'm a pretty crafty welder. Where did you get yours made? Will it bring the axle back inline? Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated? I hate my truck right now argh haha
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I have the same problem with mine, on the freeway it's almost scary you feel like the truck is out of control. What angle do you have it at now? I need some serious help it's driving me nuts. Can I buy one off you or can you tell me what I need to do to make one, I'm a pretty crafty welder. Where did you get yours made? Will it bring the axle back inline? Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated? I hate my truck right now argh haha
This is a really scary thing when not corrected. I posted the pictures somewhere here and in the gallery. As far as bar position make it parallel to the ground. This will give it the most neutral arc. Never position it at more than 10% of the overall length difference on either end from parallel. Center the axle when you fab the bracket adjusting it prior to tacking it. We got mine really close...nearly perfect but not perfect for me so I also went with an adjustable panhard rod from Spohn.

Good luck.
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What's the correct length for sway bar links?
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Center the axle when you fab the bracket adjusting it prior to tacking it?
Can you explain what you mean by this.
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I recently put Belltech 2-4 drop with 24" wheels on my 2010 Lamanie.
The freaky thing wobbles and bottoms out like crazy.I took it to the custom truck shop here in Houston and they said its a bad design with the traction bar.It needs to be straighten out or more level to get some but not all the wobble out.
Rc dude thanks for the pics. I can make that bracket. Do you have dimensions?
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Since I drop truck after two alignments the truck still pulls to the right.
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