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Old 02-06-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
 
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Dodge has a real problem at hand. I just installed a 2" leveling kit and now in 4WD under acceleration the truck shakes. NO ALIGNMENT DONE YET. They told me to forget about the alignment and to remove the LEVELING KIT. Called my dealership for alignment appointment and they told me they just discovered this problem on ALL of the trucks at the dealership that THEY installed the kit on and are removing all of them immediately, after many hours of trying to remedy the problem. DO NOT BE FOOLED, THERE IS DEFINETLY A PROBLEM WITH INSTALLING A LEVELING KIT ON A 07 08 DODGE RAM 1500. They say it has to do with the angle of the CV joints. This is very disappointing to me and im sure many other owners. The ability to level the truck for so cheap and so easily is one of the main reasons i upgraded to a new truck. If the problem really exists in the cv joints, then I would have to think that these cv s are poorly engineered and Dodge needs to adress this problem. What happens when i put the rated payload in my box or on my hitch with stock suspention and the front end comes up two inches or more, I would have to say that same angle and stress is going to be on the CV joints. Dont know what to do from here, Im surely not going to pay them to do an alignment on my truck just to find out that it did nothing for the vibration problem and end up taking the leveling kit out and having to be realigned againg and paying 150 dollars for nothing. The truck only has 1000 miles on it.
The whole thing is BS.IF anyone has a real remeddy for this or any knowledge on how to fix this, please reply or email me.

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Old 02-06-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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Only solution I see if that is the problem is to move the pumpkin to compensate.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
 
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looked at that but there is a link between the two control arms and would only allow the pumkin/fron diff to be dropped with a home made braket about 1".
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
 
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let me correct that there is about 1" clearance available to drop the diff so i imagine you would only be able to drop 3/4" at max. Not sure what the technical name for this is, but it looks like a crossmember that links the two lower control arms togather.
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Welcome to HTC. Wish I had an answer to your problem.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #6
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