Dodge Off Road
DOR Heavy Duty Bolt-In Steering KitDodge Off Road
- New tie rod (knuckle to knuckle) - made from 1.5" OD x .250" wall DOM tube with steel bungs that we machine in house, and 7/8" shank chromoly heims, and our custom machined drag link mount.
- New drag link (pitman arm to tie rod) - made from the same materials as the tie rod, using the same heims, and all stainless steel misalignment spacers that we machine.
- Grade 8 fine thread bolts and locknuts to secure everything to your knuckles and pitman arm, without drilling - we machine tapered sleeves that slide into the knuckles and pitman arm that eliminate the need to drill anything. These have replaced our chromoly tapered bolts in mid-2021 due to material shortages, and the fact that the Grade 8 upgrade has been a great improvement for installers.
This fits all Ram 2500 4x4 trucks from 1994 to 2013
This fits all Ram 3500 4x4 trucks from 1994 to 2012
If you have a Mopar steering upgrade box on your 2003-2008 truck and are using the Mopar-supplied flatter pitman arm, you will need to select the 08.5-13 option instead of your year model. We have a shorter pitman arm bolt that works on the flat Mopar pitman arm better. If you have a drop pitman arm on the Mopar 08.5 box, then this does not apply to you. We're only referencing the pitman arm that comes with the Mopar steering box retrofit.
If you have a 2nd gen 1500 model, please see part number 1013-1500 for the correct linkage for your application.
If you have a 2013+ Ram 3500 and 2014+ Ram 2500 4x4 truck with the radius arm front end, we have a replacement steering kit available for those trucks separately on the site. Look up part number 1039.
This also fits the 2nd gen Ram 3500 cab and chassis 2wd trucks with a solid front beam axle.
I put this steering system on last summer after ditching my 08.5 "upgrade". Factory stuff is weak and doesn't last, especially if you're running 37" tires and an 8" lift. This kit bolted right in and took me less than an hour to get everything together. My truck is the one in the photos shown and I haven't had any problems to date. Just make sure to get the heims aligned to where they can rotate and move freely. This kit is heavy and strong, just what i needed. Dodge Offroad delivered and I couldn't be happier.
After ordering the kit and patiently waiting a few weeks, I finally got it. Packaged really well, and I like how the hardware is pre assembled so it takes the guess work out of the install. The tube is very heavy, the welds look amazing, and the hex tube adapters make adjustments and tightening the jam nuts very easy. It all goes together really quickly and is easy to adjust. Works great on my bone stock truck, and now I don't have to worry about the junk factory steering linkage anymore. Dodge should just put this setup on the trucks at the plant lol
I was one of the first people to get this kit back in early 2013, back when it used tie rod ends like a regular steering kit. Danny ended up changing to heim joints shortly thereafter and sent me a new kit to replace the first one, at no charge. First, the customer service has always been awesome. Second, the steering kit has worked great since I got it and I haven't had to touch it since installing two years ago. The stock stuff would have been worn out once or twice by now, so this was money well spent. I expect the heims to last at least a few more years, maybe longer.
I have a 2004.5 Ram 2500 with the CTD. I had purchased the newer Dodge steering from the 2010+ trucks and installed it on my truck, and thought I had found the fix to these shitty tie rods once and for all. 2 months after installing, the driver side TRE ripped in half as I was turning into my driveway (thank God). Looking at other options, basically it came down to crossover steering, another stock setup (nope), or this kit. I wanted bolt-in so that ruled out crossover for me and I didn't want to spend $500 on Thuren's stuff to make the Dodge kit stronger, when the passenger side tie rod end is still factory. I had seen some trash-talking online about DOR's steering setup but it seemed like most of it was from their competitors, Thuren being one of them, which is part of the reason I chose not to order his stuff. I emailed DOR to ask some questions. First I asked about the steering having a dead spot. They straight up told me that it will have a dead spot, that's how T style works, and you can remedy that with a good steering stabilizer. Second I wanted to know how long it would take to get, and they told me 2 to 3 weeks. It shipped 9 days after my order. When the box arrived, I could immediately tell this was a serious upgrade - the damn box weighs 50 lbs at least. They take a lot of time to package and pre assemble everything so you won't have any issues. Instructions were very clear. I literally threaded the heims into the tubes, adjusted it out, put this kit on, and have been driving it ever since. I did opt for the Fox stabilizer as they recommended and have had it on the whoel time, so I don't know if the tie rod flop is an issue without that or not, but I can say that it isn't a problem for me with this stabilizer. Which is another quality piece - the clamp is like 1/2" thick steel, and of course Fox shocks are very high quality too. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the way this transaction went and with the quality of the product as a whole. I had read the threads online, it's total bullshit. In the end, I'm glad I didn't listen to any of it and just made the decision to try this kit out. Thank you DOR for making a product that solves the horrible factory steering issues once and for all, and thanks for not letting internet trolls get in your way. As I found out, none of them have any idea what they are talking about - the ones I talked to had never even seen this steering kit except online. GO figure.
I just got my steering kit and opened the box :-) this stuff looks amazing and very heavy duty...tightened my sloppy steering right up, install was very easy... very happy customer...will be ordering more from you guys soon