Q: Hello. I'm replacing the steering box on my 94 Dodge 2500 4x4 with a A1 Cardone unit. I would like to get the Steering Brace, but not sure which style to order. Should I order the Borgeson or Saginaw version?
Please advise which is the correct unit.
A: The Borgeson box is a unique box, so unless you have ordered a Borgeson box, it probably has the Saginaw style. All factory replacement boxes, parts store boxes, re-manufactured boxes, and the Red Head steering box are all Saginaw versions. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is to look at the steering box input, where the steering shaft connects. If there is an adapter there, it's the Borgeson box. If the shaft bolts directly to the input on the box, it's the Saginaw version.
Q: Can this be use with 2 wheel drive?
A: No, sorry. They use the same box and frame, but the suspension parts around them are different and will interfere with the brace.
Q: If I order one for a Borgeson box can I later use it with a redhead box if my borgeson ever fails?
A: Yes, the 2nd gen brace fits all 2nd gen steering boxes currently on the market.
Q: i have a 2001 ram 1500 with the factory off road package and I added a 5 inch suspension lift, will this brace work with sway bar drop brackets?
I could not tell by the pictures
A: The brace will fit with the Off Road tow hooks by using longer bolts (we will supply them, just put in the order comments that you have an Off Road package truck), but then adding sway bar drop brackets on top of all of that is kind of asking for trouble. It will work, but the amount of force on those sway bar bolts will be pretty serious. The best thing to do is get rid of the drop brackets and run extended sway bar end links like the ones we sell. Then the sway bar will be mounted below the tow hook bracket, without all the extra leverage on those small bolt heads.
Q: I have a 2001 2500 cummins with a fisher minute mount 2 plow. Will this work with the frame horns for the plow that also bolt to the factory sway bar bushing mounts?
A: Our brace works with some plow mounts, however I'm not sure if it works with all of them. We have not test-fit the brace with that particular setup so I would just need to see it to know for sure. If it mounts to the sway bar bushing holes, I think you might have some clearance issues using both together, depending on how wide the footprint is for the plow mount. If you can email a picture of your driver side plow mount, we can verify if it fits or hits.
Before I order the dodge off road steering brace 94-02 part number 1001, I have 2 questions. First, please verify that I do need to remove the bottom steering box mounting bolt to install the brace. The steering box is factory installed and I don't know what manufacture, so I hope this works with all factory parts. Next due to corrosion on the frame rail, the sway bar tapped hole closest to the bumper is stripped, do you ever manufacture the steering brace with tapped holes instead of clearance holes for the sway bar bushing mount? Thanks in advance for your help.
A: Yes, you'll need to remove the lower front factory steering box bolt, and then reuse it to install the brace. If your box is factory installed, it's the Saginaw version. We don't make the brace with tapped holes. What you will need to do is get a 7/16" tap and corresponding drill bit (size depends on the tap manufacturer) and then drill and tap that hole, and use a larger bolt. We have had to do this on older trucks and it works great. It's very easy to do and only takes a few minutes. You can also drill the hole out to a larger size and use a Heli-coil, if they make one with a 10mm thread. Either of those options will give you some new threads in the frame.
Q: just wanted to ask for a ram 4x4 2500 Diesel and stock box or maybe a red head down the road will it just bolt up with out drilling or taping anything. I saw that was in one of the Q&A answers but also saw that in Jan u have made and update.is it a bolt on with out any mods and do you have these in stock was looking to purchase one. ? Thanks again......
A: The 2nd gen brace fits all 2nd gen gear boxes, and bolts right up to your truck without drilling. When these are in stock, the product page will indicate that. Otherwise it will have a build time listed. Inventory varies day to day so it's best to just check the product page, which is updated in real time.
Q: I have a 95 2500 lifted 5" and was wondering if the brace would clear with 2" sway bar drop brackets? From the pictures it seems like it might. I just installed a borgeson pump, shaft, and box and feel like this would be the icing on the cake.
A: It probably will work, but we don't recommend sway bar drop brackets. They use the same bolts that are used to attach part of our brace, and it's only a 10mm bolt. Applying that much leverage to a bolt that small is going to result in the head being sheared off. I would ditch the drop brackets and run some longer end links. It's a cleaner setup and much stronger.
Q: Will this brace work a front mount hitch receiver, and if so which one(s)?
A: It will work with some, but we don't have a list of which ones fit and which ones don't. Basically if the receiver hitch mounts to the sway bar bolt holes or the crossmember under the radiator, there may be some clearance issues. Email us a picture of your setup and we can verify if the brace will work or not.
Q: Just to be clear, this item will be able to be used with a Borgeson box? Do I need to add that in as a note when I order? Thanks
A: Yes, it will work with the Borgeson boxes. You don't need to make any notes about that since they use the same sector shaft hardware.
Q: I'm trying to swap some items from a burned out 1997 2500. The old truck had a DOR track bar, and a steering brace that was never installed. When I tried to install the steering brace on my completely stock 1998 2500 I discovered that the nut extension doesn't line up with the bearing hole. I called and was told that there was only one type of brace made at the time this was purchased, and in fact the product info states that the brace fits any 2nd gen unless it has a PSC steering box.
Meanwhile, there is a question above from 2014 about whether to order a Borgeson or a Saginaw style brace. I know that the burned truck had a Borgeson steering box in it. I have a totally stock truck, so according to the same answer I must have a Saginaw style steering box. Despite the current product description, were there actually two slightly different versions of the steering brace? If so, this would clear up a big mystery before I go through the slow agony of shipping a series of wrong parts back and forth to/from Alaska.
A: If the brace was purchased prior to 2013, we did make two different braces back then. Since that time, the Saginaw and Borgeson (Delphi) boxes have used the same brace, as we modified the brace to fit both. If you have one of the old ones, the only thing you need to do is drill two holes and possibly open up the bearing plate hole in the brace to make it fit. Or buy a new one - they are a lot better looking than the old ones anyway. :-)
Q: Per product description, I know this brace will not work with the PSC box, but will it work with any other brand/type other than stock? I plan to change out the steering box in the near future...
A: It will work with every other 2nd gen box on the market that we have ever seen, just not the newer PSC boxes.
Q: Will this work even if I have sway bar drop brackets installed?
A: Sometimes you can use sway bar drop brackets below the brace, but most of the time you can't. They aren't all the same amount of drop and we don't keep a list of which ones work and which ones don't. They would need to be pretty tall so that the sway bar itself drops all the way below the brace. We don't recommend sway bar drop brackets at all because it just creates a ton of leverage on the 10mm bolts that hold them to the frame, those bolts also help support the brace. 10mm bolts are pretty small and aren't sized for that kind of pressure. You're much better off to get rid of the sway bar drops and get some longer sway bar end links, from us or anyone else that makes them. Then the sway bar is up against the frame like it's supposed to be and you don't have to worry about shearing bolts off - plus it looks a lot cleaner.
Q: I have a 96 dodge 1500 4x4 will this work on my truck ?
A: Yes, it fits all 2nd gen 4x4 trucks.
Q: Can this work with the Dor Heavy duty track bar? Or will both items run into each other?
A: It works with all of our products, and should work with all track bars from any manufacturer. The only possible interference is with plow brackets that mount to the sway bar frame holes.
Q: Will this Steering brace work with your crossover steering kit with a 3 inch lift 1999 4wd Cummins 2500. Thank you!
A: The brace works with every front end part at every lift height, the only parts that it doesn't work with are some plow brackets and some sway bar drop brackets. It will work perfectly on your truck with crossover steering.
Q: I just installed a Borgeson 800112a box on my 94 ram 2500 ctd; will this steering brace fit taking into consideration the spacers that are used when installing the borgeson box to the frame? Thank you.
A: Yes, this brace was designed around the Borgeson 800112 when we used to sell those. That's what we run on our V10, it works great.
Q: Can i Redeem my current points towards discount on this? Also will this fit on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport?
A: The points can be redeemed towards this brace, currently you need 2490 points for a free brace. The brace fits all 2nd gen 4wd trucks.
Q: Hello, do you ship this to Germany? Can i pay with Paypal and how much would be the shipping costs?
A: Yes, we ship to Germany and all over the rest of the world. We don't accept Paypal, but we can run any Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex card. If you have trouble purchasing through the site, just email us or give us a call and we can run the order manually. Thanks!
Q: Will this work with a Borgenson steering box?
A: Yes, it works with the Borgeson box.