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Old 03-27-2012, 02:50 PM
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[QUOTE=InDeepWaterBlue;761118]I just got an email from Adam who is there technical advisor, he'll be sending me the end links as l can provide proof of purchase. Here is the email:

Hey $!@^@&,

Yes this seems to be a very popular problem right now.

First and foremost, you are supposed to have the shortened end link. As long as you provide proof of purchase, I can get these out to you. also I would love to see a picture of the one inch that this is off. If you put enough weight in the back of your truck to completely bottom out the truck(which is way lower than the 4" that we is in our kit), you'll see that the four link was designed for that amount of travel and can handle that amount of angel safely.

I'm sending him the following pictures as well to show that this system does in fact shift, hopefully the comparison of the rear right and left from the back and top angle will be sufficient enough. *side note* haven't washed the truck in a few days and it still looks shiny lol

Good deal bro! Adam is who I have been working with. Bet you're glad I came along!!! He is very helpful and I'm sure he will get those out to you. Im ordering my kit from him friday and one heck of a price! If they dont have a fix for the axle, guess I will be welding in an adjuster to my stock track bar. Let me know if he sends you the end links
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Great picts InDeepWaterBlue I wish I took pictures of it with my aftermarket wheels on before I corrected mine. The low profile sidewall made it really noticeable. Now I should call or email them for my end links that were not included. Thanks.
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I too went with the Belltech kit. I love the look of the truck,

But it definitely has its issues. 1. the asle shifts to the passenger side by well over an inch. this adds extra side to side stress to the suspension, which is very noticable when you hit a bump in a corner it causes some weird side to side movement as the suspension cycles up and down as well as being pushed side ways sue to the track bar not being in the correct location.
2.I did not get the end link in my kit either, 963SP. so the sway bar end links hang way low and adds extra stiffness to the rear end. you can see here how low the end links are.

3. not much load capacity to the rear end. i took a trip from Tennessee to Ohio with the family, so there was 5 of us in the truck along with 5 suit cases and a cooler on the bed and it didnt take much of a bump on the highway to cause it to bottom out. and it when it does, its harsh! also went to the hardware store the other day and hauled 2 4x8 sheets of 5/8 plywood and 9 8ft 2x4s and it sat on the bump stops, guess i will be installing air bag helpers soon.
here the bump stop is bottomed out with just a small pay load of lumber.


guess i too will be trying to contact Adam to get my end links. still looking at the fix for the track bar. and i am not happy at how easy the rear end bottoms out on the bump stops.
over all not a bad kit, but still has some issues that need addressed.
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I too went with the Belltech kit. I love the look of the truck,

But it definitely has its issues. 1. the asle shifts to the passenger side by well over an inch. this adds extra side to side stress to the suspension, which is very noticable when you hit a bump in a corner it causes some weird side to side movement as the suspension cycles up and down as well as being pushed side ways sue to the track bar not being in the correct location.
2.I did not get the end link in my kit either, 963SP. so the sway bar end links hang way low and adds extra stiffness to the rear end. you can see here how low the end links are.

3. not much load capacity to the rear end. i took a trip from Tennessee to Ohio with the family, so there was 5 of us in the truck along with 5 suit cases and a cooler on the bed and it didnt take much of a bump on the highway to cause it to bottom out. and it when it does, its harsh! also went to the hardware store the other day and hauled 2 4x8 sheets of 5/8 plywood and 9 8ft 2x4s and it sat on the bump stops, guess i will be installing air bag helpers soon.
here the bump stop is bottomed out with just a small pay load of lumber.


guess i too will be trying to contact Adam to get my end links. still looking at the fix for the track bar. and i am not happy at how easy the rear end bottoms out on the bump stops.
over all not a bad kit, but still has some issues that need addressed.

Looks like they left out your new rear bump stops as well. You need to contact them again. You should have gotten 4 new bump stops as well. Sigh.....
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It seems like it's more of a vendor issue than a Belltech issue after talking to Adam about missing parts.
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Looks like they left out your new rear bump stops as well. You need to contact them again. You should have gotten 4 new bump stops as well. Sigh.....
Those ARE the new rear bumpstops. thats the problem. I replaced all four springs, bumpstops and shocks. and had alignment........
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Those don't look like the bumpstopsvthat came in my kit. I am going to replace my front bumps tops with 1" polyurethane bumps tops to give the front a little more travel.
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can anyone clarify if these are the right bumpstops with a picture please. these are the ones that came shipped to me.
as far as the front ones go, I cant afford any more travel. my stock tires on 20s are already rubbing the fender liner and has rubbed a hole in it.
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can anyone clarify if these are the right bumpstops with a picture please. these are the ones that came shipped to me.
as far as the front ones go, I cant afford any more travel. my stock tires on 20s are already rubbing the fender liner and has rubbed a hole in it.
What in the world??? I run R/T 22's and don't rub any fender lining at all. I'll see if I can get some pics for you
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this is exactly what i was afraid of with lowering my truck i was very apprehensive to do it. and now there seems to just be one thing after another with this kit. If it is really this hit or miss with getting the right parts aor quality parts then i would not recommend this kit to anyone!
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