Dodge Off Road was started by Danny Gaston (known as djgaston on all of the old Dodge truck forums) back in 2005, originally as a forum for off roading Ram owners to discuss their truck builds, without the politics or commercialization of other forums. The forum has died off with the popularity of social media apps, but there is still a wealth of knowledge on our forum and that is how many of our customers find us. 

The business side of DOR was officially started in 2010 and has grown steadily every single year. We started out selling steering boxes and long arms from other manufacturers, and as those products started to become harder to buy, we started making our own products.  The very first DOR-manufactured product was our 2nd gen non-adjustable long arm kit, which started when the company that made Dick Cepek long arms went out of business and we purchased the remaining inventory to sell off.  Then we started coming up with other products for Ram trucks that fit a niche market, where we could focus on quality and price but not have a lot of competition.  We were the first company to develop a bolt-in steering linkage for Ram trucks, the only company to offer a one-sided steering brace, and the only company to offer long arms and a rear 4 link suspension that fit trucks with minimal lift height.  We are known for building the strongest, most heavy duty products on the market.  Where most companies only use 3/16" or 1/4" steel, we use 1/4" and 3/8" plate, and bigger DOM tubing with thicker walls than other companies.  Most people cannot believe how beefy our products are until they see them in person and compare them to other aftermarket products.  The reason we do this is
 because almost two decades of heavily modifying our own Ram trucks and four wheeling them regularly taught us where the weak points are with these trucks and with other products.  We build things stronger because it doesn't cost much more in materials or labor, but the results are so much better.  Everything we do at DOR is based on our own experiences building trucks, Jeeps, and buggies since the late 90's - this is truly a company built by Ram enthusiasts, for Ram enthusiasts.  What started out as a garage-based business with just a few basic tools and a strong forum presence, now we have a fully functioning facility with CNC equipment and in-house powdercoating, all done at our location in Lakeview, Arkansas on Bull Shoals Lake. Our staff has now grown to include nine people, and will continue to expand to meet the demands of our customer base and our dealers.  By keeping most parts of the job in our own shop, we are able to save you more money and get custom built parts out faster than other companies. We also test our products religiously to ensure the highest quality and strength. Our on-site 10 acre proving ground and 160 acre private off road park allows us to quickly build, test, modify, and re-test parts in a fraction of the time it would normally take. We also four wheel all over the United States, so if you see us on the trail, please say hello. This isn't just a job for us - it's a lifestyle! Some of our favorite trails are in Colorado and Utah, but you might catch us in Southern California and Las Vegas when we need some dirt therapy. 

Our passion for Dodge trucks started with a regular cab short bed 4x4 with a 360 2nd gen back in 1995, and we've always focused more heavily on the 94-02 models because they are such epic trucks and most companies just don't support them the way that they should be.  The aggressive styling of the 2nd gen truck is what made the later generations successful.  1st gens are awesome trucks too, but all trucks kind of looked the same back then.  When Dodge came out with the 2nd gen Ram in 1994, it was a game changer for the entire industry.  We are one of the only companies in the world that makes high performance suspension parts specifically for 2nd gen trucks, and nobody knows 2nd gens better than we do.  Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th gen offerings are really good but you can tell by the sheer number of products we make for 2nd gens that they are our area of expertise. 

Another unique thing about DOR is that we only sell Dodge Ram parts. We are one of the only companies in the world that strictly specializes in Ram trucks, which is a testament to our loyalty and dedication the brand. The company was not started just to make money off Ram owners - it was started because we love building our trucks. Dodge Off Road continues to grow and be successful because our customers love their DOR-equipped trucks, and we love getting to help build them. 

Thank you for your interest in Dodge Off Road - A Worldwide Leader in Dodge Ram Suspension and Steering Performance, with customers in 28 countries and all 50 states!



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