IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BOLT SIZES AND MODEL YEARS!!!! If you have a 1998-2000 model year second gen truck, it would be a good idea to check your actual trucks control arm bolt sizes, as we have seem them vary by truck production date. The 1994-1998 option will have 12mm bolts(the thread diameter not the bolt head wrench size) for the upper arms, and 14mm bolts for the lower. The 1999-2002 model option will be 14mm upper bolts, and 16mm lower bolts. If you order and receive the incorrect size arms, we are not responsible for return costs.
Our control arms are a great addition to any solid axle Dodge Ram! These arms are much stronger than the OEM arms, and have more clearance for turning bigger tires. Unlike OEM, our bushings have a good amount of deflection, and are not prone to failure with increased suspension travel.
- Arms are 1/2" longer length, allowing the use of 37" tires, even with wheel offsets close to factory specs.
- Works on truck with no lift, or up to 3.5" of lift.
- Lower arms are built from high strength 1.5"x3/8" wall 1026 DOM tube.
- Upper arms are solid alloy bar
- Wide flange joints, to make sure bolt torque has no problem keeping the arms locked in place, even under heavy abuse.
- Bend in lower arms do not cross center, to retain impact strength.
- Machined in house proprietary SELF CENTERING joints, to prevent the arms from rocking to one side and rubbing the frame/axle.
- 17-4 Stainless Steel center pivots.17-4 Stainless is about as hard as a Grade 8 bolt, so these joints will not crush like other brand arms.
- Stainless steel center pivots prevent rust-seizing of the bolts, for easy removal.
- Joints are easy to grease and maintain, and when the day comes to rebuild, no special tools are required it is a very easy inexpensive job.
- Arms are texture blasted before powder coating, to prevent impact chipping of the coating.
- Main joint bushings are a moderate durometer high quality PTMEG Polyurethane, for great wear resistance, and great vibration control.
Few notes below, on adjustable control arms and control arm length. We often get people that insist they need adjustable control arms. About the only time this is true, is if you are trying to build a custom 4" or so lift, or if you want to run this style arm(short arms) on taller 4" to 6" lifts or so. Problem with both of these scenarios is discussed below.
- With 0-3" of lift, you can only make the control arms 1/2" longer than stock. If you make them ANY longer, even 1/8", you will most likely hit the coil mount on the axle against the frame when the suspension cycles. Our arms are already the longest they can be with 0-3" of lift.
- With over 4" of lift, short arms degrade handling and ride quality a MASSIVE amount. Instead of investing in expensive adjustable short arms, put that money into purchasing long arms, and build the truck the proper way.
- Lifts between the 4" and 6" height requires all the same drop components. This means that with a 4" lift you have to limit bump travel 3". This means you increase your bump travel 1" more than stock. Massive waste of potential. For reference, our 3" lifts do not restrict bump travel, so you increase bump travel the full 3" when you lift 3".
- Fit with ZERO lift up to 6" of lift.
- Optimum cycle path of the suspension, to reduce roll-steer while keeping a bit of anti-dive, and easing driveline vibration.
- Must be welded to frame, and OEM control arm mounts cut off/removed.
- Uses our new self-centering 17-4 hardened stainless orbital joint pivots with .PTMEG Poly joints. EASY and cheap to rebuild if/when needed!
- 0.00mm Offset wheels provide full turning radius with up to Toyo 37x13.5 MT tires. +18mm offset wheels will rub the paint a bit with 37x13.5 tire, but be tolerable.
- Arms come powdercoated and assembled, while the brackets are raw steel for welding
The 1994-1998 option will have 12mm bolts (the thread/shank diameter not the bolt head wrench size) for the upper arms, and 14mm bolts for the lower.
The 1999-2002 model option will have 14mm upper bolts, and 16mm lower bolts.