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Old 03-09-2012, 02:28 AM
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Wow man that looks like great work!
Thanks SS4Luck.

I'll update on the springs after I put some more miles on them.

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well im hoping everything goes good for you. i have another post that talks about the problems that i had with mine settleing wrong. i have to remove mine this weekend and take it back to stock hieghth and return my kit to jegs. i called belltech and they are changing their website to be only for 2009 and 2010. the 963SP will not fit the 2011-2012. they are awaiting a vehicle to start R&D, theyre expecting a month to start R&D....so now im back on the market for a correct drop kit
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Thanks rscwboy for the info. I think a quick way to identify some of the problems here is to switch the springs around. If my truck tilts to the other side then I'd say its the springs settling unevenly. I seriously doubt there is any difference between the year applications here. Dodge lists all the same part numbers for 2009-2011 suspensions. Also I haven't found another manufacturer of lowering kits that's having this problem. Can anyone else chime in on that?
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This should be interesting as I just installed the 963SP kit on my 2011 Ram CC and so far have no issues. All the corners measure identical to one another so far, I had Dodge re-align it today and they gave the green light on it so I'm thinking everything is alright for now. Maybe as the springs settle things might not work out so well, we'll see.
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i was told by a belltech rep on friday that there is no axle shift, and they now supply short rear end links. can someone verify this? there should not be a difference in the years b/c they all have the same suspension from factory....
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I can't believe that manufacturers are not honestly providing truthful information. McGaughy states they never heard of front track width increasing with the use of their spindles. BellTech states that there will be no axle shift when using their lowering kit.

While I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination I know how to research things. Sometimes a little too late and not enough.

There is plenty of talk on multiple forums regarding lowering / lifting trucks with panhard rods / track bars and the effect on axle positioning when changing the truck height. Many different fixes also can be found from drilling new holes in the factory frame mount to making the panhard rod adjustable or purchasing an adjustable one. I found a simple picture that will maybe help explain or illustrate the movement that will be experienced when lowering without correction. McGaughy knows this which is why they provide a relocating bracket with some of their kits.
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i was told by a belltech rep on friday that there is no axle shift, and they now supply short rear end links. can someone verify this? there should not be a difference in the years b/c they all have the same suspension from factory....
I'm willing to call them and ask for the shorter end links since they sold us the kits. I just wonder how that effects the description RC Dude posted below with the Pan Hard Bar. I'm not what you'd call an "engineer", and telemetry isn't exactly my "strong suit" lol

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I can't believe that manufacturers are not honestly providing truthful information. McGaughy states they never heard of front track width increasing with the use of their spindles. BellTech states that there will be no axle shift when using their lowering kit.

While I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination I know how to research things. Sometimes a little too late and not enough.

There is plenty of talk on multiple forums regarding lowering / lifting trucks with panhard rods / track bars and the effect on axle positioning when changing the truck height. Many different fixes also can be found from drilling new holes in the factory frame mount to making the panhard rod adjustable or purchasing an adjustable one. I found a simple picture that will maybe help explain or illustrate the movement that will be experienced when lowering without correction. McGaughy knows this which is why they provide a relocating bracket with some of their kits.
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I'm willing to call them and ask for the shorter end links since they sold us the kits. I just wonder how that effects the description RC Dude posted below with the Pan Hard Bar. I'm not what you'd call an "engineer", and telemetry isn't exactly my "strong suit" lol

he told me i would recieve 4SP shocks, 4 coil springs, 4 bump stops, 2 shorter end links, and hardware. he also said their kit for the ram has ALWAYS came with shorter end links. i have the email if anyone is interested.
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