Hell Bent Steel’s Disclaimer of Dodge vibrations:
Dodge Ram trucks are notorious for front end vibrations. These vibrations are due to the design of the Dodge Ram front differential and suspension. Some Dodge owners may experience a vibration in the front end when in 4HI mode, or a violent shaking vibration of the front wheels and suspension when hitting a bump at speed. Both of these vibrations are referred to as the “death wobble.” However, the vibrations are the symptoms of two different issues:
-The 4HI vibration can occur in the independent front suspension (IFS) models, 2006-2012 Dodge Ram 1500 (Non-MegaCab) 4×4. Dodge has refused to acknowledge the issue as being a problem and has stated that all of the newer model Rams could experience this vibration when accelerating in 4HI mode. HBS has had several reports of customers experiencing this vibration before and after installing a leveling kit; however, the majority of our customers do not experience the problem.
-The steering vibration, or “wobble” is caused by a combination of several factors. Dodge has acknowledged the issue with some of its steering components. Dodge has released a TSB about this problem: Daimler Technical Service Bulletin # 22-005-06. This affects all solid axle models 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4×4’s and 1994-2012 Dodge Ram 1500MC/2500/3500 4×4’s.
Although adding a Dodge Ram leveling kit does not cause these vibrations, it is apparent that lifting the front of the truck does increase the risk of experiencing these existing OEM problems. In some cases the symptoms exist even on non-modified stock trucks.
It is Hell Bent Steel’s official position that if you have installed any of the following lift kits on your Dodge Ram truck
110-200-001 or 110-250-001 (solid axle application)
120-200-001, 120-250-001, 125-200-001, or 125-250-001 (IFS application)
and experience either of the two vibrations described above, IMMEDIATELY REMOVE THE LEVELING KIT FROM THE VEHICLE.