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Old 03-27-2012, 08:28 PM
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OK. To all the guys who have lowered their trucks with the belltech kit and thought the kit shifted the axle to the driver side due to the track bar, well, you are wrong. I have been researching this for over a week because I am trying to decide on a lowering kit. I have a 2012 ram express quad cab 2wd, and let me just say the "axle issue" is a factory problem. Here is pics of my truck with 300 miles on it, I took them tonight. Driver side shot of tire, and passenger side. So i think everyone who is still on factory suspension, including 4wds, need to go out and look at your rear. We need to get the factory to correct this issue, how is this even legit? Its rediculous. On to the pics.....

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Did you use a fixed position for the camera, by that I mean a mount, mounted directly in the same place measured from the truck exactly the same on both sides? I dont know if it is possible to get an accurate picture unless it is visually obvious to the eye. Also did you measure the rear body to see if the rear body was out of alignment instead of the rear end? Just curious.
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i have heard alot about the beds on the 1500 and 2500 beign out of wack a little bit and dealers will fix the problem. i know it was the first thing i checked on mine.
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I always check body alignment, among the things on my check list, on a truck I am considering purchasing. I look for anything out of position or doors that are not perfect etc, because if that one things wrong, who knows what else is.
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No I did not use a camera mount. It is so noticable it does not matter what angle I have the camera at. And the bed is lined perfect with the cab.
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i have heard alot about the beds on the 1500 and 2500 beign out of wack a little bit and dealers will fix the problem. i know it was the first thing i checked on mine.

Your tuck has totally different suspension in the rear. Im not sure the axle issues would appear on the 2500 or 3500s. Its just on the half tons, so of course your not going to notice it.
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Your tuck has totally different suspension in the rear. Im not sure the axle issues would appear on the 2500 or 3500s. Its just on the half tons, so of course your not going to notice it.
I understand that but on the diesel forumns guys with the 2500's have been haveing some issues with the bed beign out of whack as well. I was just stateing what i have witnessed and read from others to try and help with the op's issue
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Skinny, If it was an issue with the bed that would be nice, nice white flag btw lol
Jacksonsnorth, I didn't use a pod either. I had the camera resting against bed on the body line and the pictures show the same thing. The camera angle and spots are about as identical as you can get free hand
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Wow I had not heard of this issue and I dont see it on mine. I guess I lucked out, sorry to hear others having this issue. Good luck with the fix guys. I hope they make good on it somehow.
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