Dodge Off Road Steering Brace 94-02

Dodge Off Road
SKU:
1001
Availability:
Built to Order
$299.00
(16 reviews)
Width:
18.00 (in)
Height:
12.00 (in)
Depth:
8.00 (in)
Current Stock:
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The most effective and unique steering brace ever made for Dodge Ram trucks, the Dodge Off Road Steering Brace is our patented answer to the problems associated with Dodge steering boxes. The steering is setup is a push-pull system, where the steering box takes a horizontal load on the sector shaft that it was never designed to handle. This causes the steering boxes to wear out quickly and eventually start leaking fluid as the seals break down. The result is poor steering control, wandering, and sometimes death wobble. Our steering brace supports the sector shaft and prevents it from moving side to side by using a large 2 bolt flange bearing that is greaseable and replaceable. 
 
Other steering braces tie both frame rails in together, which allows the frame flex that is prevalent on Ram trucks to twist on the sector shaft as the brace itself is twisted. Ours is the only brace that does not allow frame flex to exert any force onto the steering box, thanks to it's unique one-sided design. We also use better materials than most brace manufacturers - all 1/4" construction, 1/4" wall tubing, a high quality bearing, and all Grade 8 hardware. The brace is powder coated semi-gloss black and has detailed instructions for installation, which usually takes 15 minutes. You will notice that your truck has tighter steering, drives straight down the road better than before, and you can also protect the steering box itself from future failures and impacts, since our brace is also designed as a skid plate. You simply cannot get this kind of quality and value from anybody else in the world. 
 
How did we come up with this unique design?  The answer is simple - we are Ram owners who were tired of sloppy steering.  Other steering braces seem to fix the problem temporarily, but we found that they were actually wearing out our expensive steering boxes over time.  We started to cut apart a normal brace and then added gussets, but it wasn't enough.  Then he tied it in to the crossmember, created a skid plate in the process, and now we have the patent on single-sided Dodge Ram steering braces.  This is the only brace that works as described, without damaging your steering box!  You can only get this kind of ingenuity from someone who really knows Ram trucks, because we drive them.  Call some other brace manufacturers and ask them what their daily driver is - 9 times out of 10, they are selling you something that they don't even use themselves.  
 
All braces are test-fit on a 2nd gen frame before being sent out, to ensure that they fit every single time.  We also have a full time welder who does nothing but steering braces, which is another way of making sure that the quality is consistent.   These are backed with our lifetime warranty - break it, bend it, or otherwise damage the brace and we'll send you a new one.  The bearing itself is a replaceable piece that typically lasts 3 to 5 years, sometimes longer if you keep them greased.  We sell replacements for about $15 if you ever need a new one.  
 
The brace is made entirely out of 1/4" steel, and our sector shaft extension is machined from 303 stainless steel.  All other brands use a cheaper 1018 steel that is zinc-coated, but they still rust in a few months.  All hardware needed is included and is Grade 8 (SAE) or Class 10.9 (Metric). You will reuse your existing steering box bolt.   The DOR brace fits all 2nd gen steering boxes, except for the new PSC SG-850 box.  See part number 1001-PSC for the correct brace for that steering box. 
 
 
The DOR brace will fit all 2nd gen 4x4 trucks (1994-2001 1500, and 1994-2002 2500/3500), and the beam axle 2wd 3500 trucks. 

Reviews

  • 5
    Simply buy it!

    Posted by Aaron on Jun 2nd 2015

    I was surprised at how much this helped handling even on the streets. I was thinking this was only going to make a noticeable difference for off-roading, but simply driving down the road I was able to tell my steering has tightened up with a more responsive feel. Awesome product.

  • 5
    Best upgrade for 2nd Gen

    Posted by Brody Smith on Dec 24th 2014

    My trucks running 38" tires and my old steering setup was shot, replaced a few parts and installed the steering brace and its a whole new truck! I've got a good amount of experience with 2nd gens and this brace is absolutely the best upgrade you can do to keep your truck running straight down the road!

  • 5
    steering brace

    Posted by david smith on Oct 7th 2014

    This brace tightened up my steering,my truck does not wander like it used to before i added the brace...i highly recommend this product...it is a awesome addition to my borgeson box,shaft and my steering kit i got from u guys

  • 5
    F*** yeah!

    Posted by Joseph Modispacher on Sep 3rd 2014

    So I've been improving my steering for quite so time replaced just about everything. I saw the normal steering box stabilizer that puts tension on the sector shaft when offroading. I thought someone will buil this better and the real reason I am writing this is because it took almost all the play out of my worn steering box so highway driving is much more comfortable. If you are thinking of buying this then you also want to improve your ride. It only took 20 min to install with basic tools so buy it and quite your whining about dodge steering. I thank Danny and dodge off road for a D*** fine product! BAM!!

  • 5
    Not afraid of 37s any more

    Posted by Darin George on Mar 30th 2014

    I put this on my 215,000 mile truck with the original steering box and it not only tightened up the steering while driving it made it easier to steer when stopped, even with 37" MTRs on pavement.

  • 5
    DOR steering brace rocks!

    Posted by Deven LaVere on Nov 10th 2013

    My 2001 Cummins tows heavy and was "all over the road"! New ball joints helped, but then I installed the DOR steering brace and WOW! Night and day! Much tighter steering gives a lot more confidence when towing big trailers down the highway! Install was straight forward. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Have this on BOTH of my 2nd Gens!

    Posted by Kyle Irvin on Nov 9th 2013

    I saw a noticeable improvement when I upgraded from a traditional style steering brace to the DOR unit on my offroad rig. Frame flex no longer damages the sector shaft and I can easily steer my 37" MTRs while articulating, without hydro-assist. I ended up purchasing another unit for my V10 tow rig 2nd gen to compliment the Borgeson box and shaft....steering is like butter!