Extreme Duty sway bar links - 8..0" Center to Center

SKU: SMX-131180EX
MSRP: $157.49


Extreme Duty Sway bar links for 2011-2013 Ram 4x4 2500/3500 inc. Mega Cab Approximately 4" of Lift. Center to Center Measurement of 8"

Suspension Maxx is proud to introduce our Extrem Duty Sway bar links. Designed for lifted Dodge Ram trucks that do not use a sway bar relocation brackets. The Extreme Duty sway bar links are based off our original maxx link patented design but utilize a 33% larger and 50% stronger configuration for Lifted applications.  

The higher roll center of Lifted 2500 & 3500 trucks puts higher dynamic loads on the stabilizer links. Having a strong sway bar link that can handle these extreme loads without breaking is critical.  The Extreme  Duty sway bar links are built for these conditions.


MAXXLinks Custom for 2011-2013 Ram 4x4 2500/3500 inc. Mega Cab Lifted 4" or more. Center to Center Measurement of 8"
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  • Wear prone stock ball socket is replaced with a long-lasting, simple and robust design

  • Thermoplastic/urethane bushings perform better and last longer than original equipment rubber design

  • Features include 4140 alloy steel eyelets, drawn over mandrel steel tubing and grade 8 bolts

  • Extended length for vehicles lifted 4” or more. Center to center measurement of 8”

  • Maintenance-free, corrosion resistant, and won’t squeak or rattle

  • Excellent SuspensionMAXX customer service and technical support

  • 100% American Made and covered by the MAXXLinks Limited Warranty


  • 2011-2013 Ram 4x4 2500/3500 including Mega Cab – Lifted up to 4”

MAXXLinks SMX-131180 is designed with a center to center measurement of 8” to fit 2011-2013 Ram 4x4 2500/3500 models, including Mega Cab, that have been lifted 4” or more. MAXXLinks Custom Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Links are your solution to weak original equipment sway bar links. Instead of using a ball and socket design that is prone to rust and deterioration, we implement a rubber bushing that provides needed articulation without corrosion and premature wear. MAXXLinks remain tight and free of play much longer than the stock links, and they won’t rattle over bumps.

MAXXLinks Custom Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Links use thermoplastic/urethane bushings to perform better and last longer than the original equipment ball-in-socket design. Eyelet links are manufactured with ultra-high strength 4140 treated alloy steel and electroplated with yellow zinc dichromate for corrosion resistance. Shaft sections are made from drawn over mandrel steel tubing and grade 8 bolts for durability. Maintenance free MAXXLinks come complete with stainless steel washers and locking fasteners.

MAXXLinks Custom Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Links simply bolt in place. No drilling is required. Installation takes just forty five minutes to an hour and is supported by the SuspensionMAXX Technical Support Program. Covered by the MAXXLinks Limited Warranty.

In 2011, the Ram Trucks brand was separated from Dodge and the vehicle continued to evolve. In 2013 electronic stability control became standard on 2500 & 3500 models. Tubular axle control links were used on the 2500 up to until the 2014 model year, and on the 3500 up until 2013.5. This chassis change also dictates use of MAXXLinks Custom SMX-1315XX series for leveled vehicles produced after those dates.

Extreme Duty Sway bar links for 2011-2013 Ram 4x4 2500/3500 inc. Mega Cab Approximately 4" of Lift. Center to Center Measurement of 8"

Measure the sway bar end link from the center line of the lower mounting point to the centerline of the upper mounting point. Our links are built to the specific center to center measurements.

First select the link style you need based on your year make and model. Then add the desired measurement to the end of the part number. For example, if you need an 8-1/2 “ sway bar end link for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The link style would be SMX-1226. The 8.5” version would be SMX-122685 or for an 8” version SMX-122680. We can build you a sway bar link for your RAM up to 12” Center to Center! Depending on your model Please verify the style of end link you need for your truck. Dodge has changed the sway bar links in some cases every two years and we have done our best to narrow the sway bar links down to the exact year make and model.

Lift kits often come with screw on extensions for your sway bar links or they use a drop bracket for the frame that allows you to keep the OE sway bar links. Most drop brackets are 2.0 -2.5” and also move the sway bar forward for additional clearance to the coil spring.

We experienced and had customers try the Adjustable Heim joint style end links and at first they are great. As the Heim joints wear over time they end up loose and noisy. No longer capable of keeping the sway bar firmly mounted to the axle.

Your sway bar should be on a neutral angle, parallel with the frame.

You can hire a professional installer to help you.

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If you wish to return your SuspensionMAXX product please contact us by phone or email. Fill out the Return Form Bellow and mail it back with your return. You must notify us within 90 days of receiving your shipment. Non-warranty returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee, and all shipping charges are nonrefundable. Items must be in new condition (No Exceptions), any cosmetic wear or damage from improper packaging in return shipping will increase the restocking fee to 25%. You are responsible for the return shipping cost and insurance fee (if desired). Our staff will inspect returned products, and issue credit promptly. No returns after 90 days from date of delivery. If you have ordered the wrong item by mistake, we do offer exchanges at no additional charge within 90 days.

SuspensionMAXX, Inc.
1692 Marquette Ave
Bay City, MI 48706

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