A direct replacement extreme duty Tie Rod assembly to replace your underperforming OE steering. Oversized tie rod ends, connected by a massive DOM tube, eliminates death wobble and tightens up steering under the most extreme conditions. Weak adjusting sleeve is replaced via tie rod ends threading directly into the connecting rods, secured by jam nuts and our proprietary ninja lock-washers.
1) Your OE Steering Stabilizer Clamp will not fit this Tie Rod. Requires Steering Stabilizer Clamp DC154 (Standard) or DC151 (Fox) for mount in center tie rod, or other suitable 1.75" ID clamp.
2) Not compatible with 'high mount' stabilizer systems.
3) Dodge note regarding dual stabilizers kits: Due to our oversized tie rod ends, modifications may need to be made to dual stabilizer kit, tie rod end brackets to fit.
This will change the way your vehicle drives forever!
WHAT IT FITS:
Dodge Ram 2500 (2003-2013) 4WD
Dodge Ram 3500 (2003-2013) 4WD
***Note: This product will fit a 3RD Gen Ram 2500/3500 (2001/2002 – 2008) with an upgraded pitman armONLY with the full T Link upgrade. See APEXKIT180.
THE SPECIAL SAUCE:
SAE 1045 Solid Steel Forged Housing:This is unequivocally the best carbon alloy steel for this application.
CNC Machined Housing:Make our parts and bearings dimensionally perfect, eliminating any die wear issues.
SAE 4140 hot forged Chromoly Ball Studs:For the strongest possible metallurgy.
Induction Heat Treated Ball Studs:Provides a very precise heat treatment to the exact depth and location we want it.
Rolled Threads:Are made by pressing the shape of the threads into the ball stud instead of cutting. This strengthens the threads instead of weakening them and allows for easy movement of hardware. This ain't no Ikea furniture!
Step Threads:allows for very easy movement of hardware on install and superior holding when torqued (installer choice).
Rugged Metal to Metal Bearing
CR Rubber Boots:The most durable material for undercar applications. Resistant to deterioration from road level ozone, oil/gas/engine fluids and extreme heat or cold
Accordion Boot:Ideal for high-articulation components, more flexibility means longer life.
Grade 8 - Class 10.9 Hardware:Superior tensile strength.
Castle Nut:Industry standard where high vibration loads occur.
E-Coat Finish:Durable e-coat treatment
Tie Rod - 1.75" DOM SAE 1020 Tube:Heavy walled steel tubing provides the tightest most robust steering on the market
Pre threaded Zerk Housing:If you have ever installed a MOOG Ball Joint without a pre-threaded zerk fitting you will understand what a simple but great feature this is. Another installer fav.
Greaseable:Because it should be.
Gull Winged Grease Grooves:Allows for improved lubrication disbursement around the ball stud.
Ninja Washers (tm):An APEX exclusive is our Ninja Washer which is a unique method of securing the lock nut to the tube, erasing the need for lightly built adjusting tubes with ugly pinch clamps. And who doesn't want a ninja on their front end.