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I have a 2011 4wd Laramie and I installed the 2'' HBS kit about 4000 miles ago. About 2 weeks ago the front end started making an awful metal on metal squeaking noise whenever I go over bumps. After verifying all the suspension parts where tight I looked for areas where it may be rubbing and couldn't find anything. I've also noticed that it needs an alignment, only the outer half of the tires seem to be making contact with the pavement however I doubt this is the cause of the squeaking. Has anyone else dealt with a similar issue?
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Not sure what your squeaking could be unless something was installed improperly. I am certain it needs an alignment ASAP though. It should have been done when the truck was leveled. It may not fix your squeak now but it may very well have contributed to whatever is causing it.

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Not sure what your squeaking could be unless something was installed improperly. I am certain it needs an alignment ASAP though. It should have been done when the truck was leveled. It may not fix your squeak now but it may very well have contributed to whatever is causing it.
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Well I took it in for an alignment yesterday and the noise has almost completely gone away.
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Front end squeaks and noises. . . .
I have a Ram 2500 4WD, I too noticed squeaks and noises coming from the front end. I found that the (2) front body mounts under the front bumper had filled with water and began to rust. I remove the bolts with an impact gun and the rusty water poured out on to me!. I dried everything and then Anti-seized the threads on the bolts, grease the inside of the mount and the retaining washer. I re-installed greased bolts and washer with an impact gun and went for a test drive. NO MORE NOISES!!!

Ok the next stage, I will move them again and drill 2 weep hole through the washer, then paint them with cold galvanized compound, then spray the bolt shaft, mount center and whatever else I see with Rubberized Under Coating and then reassemble all again.

Evidently water is become trapped in the mount, whether it drips in from the frame, off the road or just condensation makes no difference. This should be performed as soon as possible before the mount or retainer rusts out.

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