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Dodge Off Road Steering Brace - 5th Gen 13-17
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Dodge Off Road Steering Brace - 5th Gen 13-17

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Part Number:1038
This is our new 5th gen (or 4.5 gen) steering brace, for all 2014 and up Ram 2500 4x4 trucks, and 2013 and up Ram 3500 4x4 trucks.  If your truck has the radius arm front end, this is the brace you need.   It is very similar to our 3rd and 4th gen braces, but with minor changes to clear the new frame.  We have also designed this brace to work with all torsion sway bars, such as the Carli Suspension Torsion Bar.  However, it does not work with AEV's sway bar relocation brackets. 

Made from all 1/4" steel with 1/4" wall 2x2 square tubing as the backbone, the DOR 5th gen steering brace is a whopping 11 lbs of solid steering-support awesomeness. The concept is simple - don't fight what you can't control. There is not a steering brace on the market that will prevent frame flex at all, so what happens with all other steering braces is the frame twists and then the brace twists with it, putting that lateral motion directly into your steering box sector shaft thanks to the brace. Our braces are one-sided so they do not tie the frame rails together, thus preventing frame flex from ever affecting your steering box!  This allows your steering box to be supported like it should be, without outside forces interfering. It's a very simple concept that we came up with years ago and have perfected over time.  Even if your truck doesn't seem to have frame flex, why take a chance at ruining your expensive steering box when our brace is less expensive than other options? 

Our 5th gen brace works on all models including the Power Wagon, and bolts up in minutes with all new Grade 8 hardware (you reuse the factory steering box bolt). The bearings are high quality and greaseable for years of service, and are easy to replace when that day comes.  

This has been tested with the our torsion sway bar as well as the Carli Suspension torsion sway bar, and works really well with both products.  The brace needs to be mounted between the sway bar bracket an the frame, using the hardware we provide.

One of our competitors claims that a one-sided brace is a gimmick because the 3rd and 4th gen trucks do not have frame flex.  Even if this were true, why would you buy a more expensive frame-to-frame brace that uses inferior materials, if our brace does the job, is easier to install, and does a better job of securing the sector shaft?  Frame-to-frame braces do work, and we've used them ourselves for many years.  The reason we came up with the single-sided brace is to get around the issue of frame flex, which was causing steering boxes to wear out just as fast as they were without a brace installed.  If frame-to-frame braces work so well, then it seems like steering boxes wouldn't wear out once those braces are installed, right?  What we experienced first-hand, and by talking to many people over the course of 10 years, is that while their steering was tighter when the brace was first installed, about a year or two later they were replacing the steering box again, which is about how long the box would last prior to having a brace on it.  Many times, the boxes were leaking from the sector shaft, which is a telltale sign that the sector shaft is grinding on it's seal.  Time will tell how much better our brace is at preventing that issue, but we can say that we've been building the one-sided brace since 2012 and we have yet to learn of anybody who installed it with a brand new box and has had to replace the box, unless the steering box was faulty or was damaged in a wreck.  On our 2005 Power Wagon, we installed a Borgeson steering box and our DOR brace at the same time back in 2013, and even on 37" tires (and now 41" tires) it is still running the same steering box with no noticeable slop in the box.  We have many, many customers that have told us the same thing.  So again, if our brace does the job and costs the same or less, why wouldn't you give it a try instead of the typical frame-to-frame brace?  You'll get a brace that is easier to install, uses much higher quality materials, and works on all steering boxes and sway bar setups.  There is not another brace on the market that is as universal as ours, and that is because we built it to be this way.  Most companies making these frame-to-frame braces barely have any experience with Dodge trucks, and they make parts for a bunch of other vehicles too.  All we do is Dodge Ram parts, and that's all we've ever done.  When you buy from us, you are buying from people who drive Dodge trucks and have tried out all of the other braces on the market.  You're buying from a company with far more experience than anyone else.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime. 

5 Stars
DOR Steering Brace
I purchased the Dodge Off Road Steering Brace for my 2016 Ram 2500 4x4, the install was straight forward. The brace is well made and very strong and does what it is designed to do, stabilize the steering sector shaft. I recommend this brace to others.
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Reviewed by:  from Cape Coral, Florida. on 4/8/2017
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Purchased a steering box brace for my 2016 Ram 2500 in January, but didn't get around to installing it until recently. Although the brace is a pretty simple piece of hardware the quality of the welds as well as the machined shaft extension immediately let me know I had made the right decision. I will definitely be doing business with these guys again in the future. Also, Danny is beyond helpful if you have any questions or concerns. 👍🏻
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Reviewed by:  from Tifton, GA. on 4/18/2017
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