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 and the frame, using the hardware we provide.
One of our competitors has claimed 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.
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