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Hell Bent Steel is excited to be here! If you have questions about our products or anything on the www.HellBentSteel.com web site please let us know.

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Hi, New to this forum. . . I have an issue that may or may not be related to this Hell bent Steel leveling kit (I hope not). I have a 2013 Ram Crew Laramie 4wd 5.7 8-speed, it only has 600 miles on it as of today.
I put in a 2" leveling kit (Spacers not springs) 34.4" tires at the same time last week, now this thing has a very anoying vibration in it over 48mph, I feel it in the footfeet, the floor and a little in the seat. I had it aligned and paid another $80 for the roadforce balance on the new tires. Picked it up tonight and I have the same issue.
Could the 2" have stressed my CV joints so bad that it vibrates even in in 2wd? or could the added 1.4" of tire threw my ECM so far off it's messing my transmission up and making it shutter or something?. . . I'm just grasping here as I know if I take it to the dealer they will blame it on the leveling kit and/or the tires. . . sold my original set so I can't go back.
Thanks for any help someone can offer. . .
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i just added a 2inch lift to my 06, after i had it installed it shuttered a little. i found a loose bolt. just an idea, check your control arm and sway bar...
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i dont know...maybe this is why the Bilsteins are the most popular
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Hi there Klingfuss,

I saw your other post and sorry to hear about your troubles. Shoot us a ring when you have a sec? 877 731 7911

If it helps, definitely tough to diagnose with new tires and the leveling kit installed at the same time. Also keep in mind that both alignment machines and tire machines can be out of spec and that it's also much harder to balance a 34-35" tire mostly because they just weigh so much / there is so much rubber (50-70 lbs). In the past I personally have had a shop have their machine off off and had to go back 2 or 3 times before they nailed it, and in come cases requires pressing the tire back into the center of the rim (without removing it), and these is also a human component.

It wouldn't be the CV joint angles because these are in spec with the leveling kit, and its also doubt its the trans shudder issue.

What you're describing continues to sound like a balancing issue to me. Maybe try it without the roadforce balance (though these are well regarded, but heavy by sportscar enthusiasts in my opinion) and if it solves it without the road force machine then I would get a refund for that extra $80...

good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!

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I'm having an issue here. 2013 Ram with about 2,500miles on it. I instalelled the 2.5" HBS Level kit with no issues along the way. I've had it on for a few weeks but i've notice a metal on metal type sound when going over bumps or a rough area of road, it happens at low speeds as well as higher speeds. I checked the 15mm bolts on the strut mount - good, 18mm sway's are good, control arm 21mm is snug. I'm puzzeled, I don't know where this is coming from. any ideas? It is a piss off to have this new of a truck sounds like a beater.
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We should definitely be able to get this resolved - would you mind shooting us a ring as soon as you have a moment? 877-731-7911 thanks
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Looking for a leveling kit for a 03 ram 1500. Did not see that year listed on our site. Is one in the works or is a substitute listed?
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We should definitely be able to get this resolved - would you mind shooting us a ring as soon as you have a moment? 877-731-7911 thanks
Big thanks to you guys. Had alignment done shortly after we chatted. I haven't driven much but as far as I can tell the noise is gone, I hope I don't hear it again on my morning commute. Only down side is I lost about half an inch of lift on the front, but it still looks good!

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Big thanks to you guys. Had alignment done shortly after we chatted. I haven't driven much but as far as I can tell the noise is gone, I hope I don't hear it again on my morning commute. Only down side is I lost about half an inch of lift on the front, but it still looks good!

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Unfortunately i still have the same metal on metal sound. You cannot hear it with the windows up and music on low volume, when you turn the music off and roll the windows down you can hear it over bumps.
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