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Old 10-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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Hey Steel, the end links are about 8 1/8 to 8 3/16 long center to center and the panhard bracket is about 4 1/2 center to center below the factory mount. I just laid under there and used a tape measure. Those measurements are pretty accurate but I had clean clothes on and wasn't committed to getting dirty. When I said center it up before tacking the fabbed bracket up I was referring to making sure the outside of the wheels line up with the bed or you'll have one side stick out further than the other.

Belltech will send you modified end links for the swaybar free of charge if you call them. They asked me a bunch of questions and why I thought I needed them. They also asked for a copy of the receipt. I told them about my wobble problem and they sent them without further questions.

I don't have any further dimensions but would be happy to help you through this.

I have 22'' rims with tires that equate to the same outside diameter as my stock rims and tires just wider and heavier. I know that the tire dimensions vary amongst manufacturers but close enough. It bottoms out like MAD everywhere. Even on smooth roads where there are just waves in the asphalt. It bottoms out in the front and back pretty bad. There are ways to fix it but I'm not going to spend anymore on lowering. I just wanted to make it safer. I tow jet skis and load MX bikes on the truck regularly. Have 4-5 passengers regularly and all I can say is that I'm very disappointed. I have assist air bags installed also. I have the longer ones that are listed for our truck took those out and installed shorter ones listed somewhere here in the forums. I can dig that up if needed. Ride is super harsh when pumped up enough to not bottom out and makes the front end bottoms out a lot more. To get the truck to stop pulling to the right even when aligned properly try having the shop adjust the left caster. This won't cause tire wear. Mine did the same thing and this helped.

While I think my truck looks fantastic I'm not happy with this setup.

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Rc Dude
thanks for your input.I'm going to start this weekend on bracket.
sad to hear about no hope to improve the bottoming out issue.
I guess I should have done more homework up front.
thanks again
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Not sure if you have seen elsewhere on here yet, But I did a bit of research on a fix for the soft rear end and bottoming out. AIRLIFT 1000 part #60824 fits the dropped ram trucks perfectly. I keep about 8 PSI in mine all the time and it rides great, and will not bottom out. Plus side is you can increase pressure to haul heavier loads.


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That is one handy dog! Can't say I've ever seen one turn a wrench before...
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best dog i ever had, too bad she does more steeling of the wrenches than turning of them.
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best dog i ever had, too bad she does more steeling of the wrenches than turning of them.
Thanks for the info on the AirLift too, I'm fixin' on doing a 2/4 drop and tow a little bit so it's gonna be critical to keep things square...
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Hey guys, please petition BellTech via email to make a panhard relocation bracket for their kits! It would make a HUGE difference in the handling characteristics of your trucks when lowered! It should have been something provided with the kit when sold, IMO.
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Air lift 1000 is the fix for sure.
Getting trinity tuner installed right now.
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I just put the belltech on my r/t and the passenger front was a 1/2 inch lower so I had to call belltech and now they are goin to send me new springs to see if it fixes the problem
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To everyone that has this kit, please keep us updated!
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