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KIT180 - Dodge Ram 2500/3500 03-13 HD Steering Kit -See fitment info for 3rd Gen applications.

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A direct replacement extreme duty Tie Rod and Drag Link assembly to replace your underperforming OE steering. Oversized tie rod and drag link ends, connected by massive DOM tubes, eliminates death wobble and tightens up steering under the most extreme conditions. Weak adjusting sleeves are replaced via tie rod and drag link ends threading directly into the connecting rods, secured by jam nuts and our proprietary ninja lock-washers.

For 2009-2013 trucks - select KIT180. 

For 2003-2008 trucks, upgrade the 3rd Gen (Y Link) with these options:

1) Select KIT180 if you ALREADY have the pitman arm upgrade from 2009-2013 trucks.

2) Select KIT180P to INCLUDE the upgraded Mopar pitman arm from 2009-2013 trucks.

This upgrades the Y Link to a T Link system for dramatic steering improvement and improved tire life.

This will change the way your vehicle drives forever!

NOTES:

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.

4) 2013 Dodge Ram 3500's were a split year for production. The early model trucks use the T-style steering (drag link is attached to the Tie Rod), Synergy Part # 8525-01. The late model trucks use cross over steering (Drag link is attached to the knuckle and does not attach to the Tie Rod), Synergy Part # 8725-01. Please check what style you have before ordering.

WHAT IT FITS:

Dodge Ram 2500 (2003-2013) 4WD

Dodge Ram 3500 (2003-2013) 4WD

The Special Sauce:

HOUSING
  • 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.
BALL STUDS
  • 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).
BEARING DESIGN
  • Rugged Metal to Metal Bearing
BOOTS
  • 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.
HARDWARE
  • Grade 8 - Class 10.9 Hardware: Superior tensile strength.
  • Castle Nut: Industry standard where high vibration loads occur.
ADJUSTING RODS
  • 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
  • Drag Link - 1.75" DOM SAE 1020 Tube: Heavy walled steel tubing provides the tightest most robust steering on the market
LUBRICATION
  • 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.
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 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.
  • Drag Link - Minimum Engagement Mark on Threads: If this mark in the thread of the drag link is showing it means you are beyond the safe engagement of threads into the adjusting sleeve. You may be lifted too high and need to switch to a flip kit or you may need to equal out the adjusting sleeve between the two ends.

Customer Reviews

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j.m. (Detroit, US)
This kit is beefy

After searching for a heavy duty no nonsense steering kit for my ram 3500 that didn't have adjusting sleeves and used the standard rod ends that you would find from the local auto stores I discovered Apex... This kit is an absolute monster. The fact that you can adjust it on the truck with the spin of the tierod and drag link tube is a huge deal to me. Well done. This kit solves all the problems of the weak factory steering components with all the right stuff making for a simple install and solid steering feel. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an upgrade to the tiny soft underbuilt factory steering components. Give your heavy duty truck the heavy duty parts it deserves!

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Mark Graham
Answer to LA roads

I’m over having front end beat by LA roads. I wanted something beefier than Y type geometry my 06 Ram came with so I decided to give Apex a try. Installed myself in driveway. Replaced steering box and Pitman arm, as well. With lifetime warranty on tie rod and drag link ends and 1.75” beef it looks like new equipment will be around longer than me.

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mvigo (San Leandro, US)
Everything you need, nothing you don't

The Apex Chassis HD Kit180 I purchased/installed on my '06 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins is fantastic! The fit/finish of the kit and installation instructions are some of the best I have personally come across. My pickup, with 395,000 miles on it now drives better than new.The service is outstanding which is refreshing in this day and age. Thank you for selling a perfect product.

mvigo

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T.d. (Dallas, US)
Handles better than new! - KIT180 - DODGE RAM 2500/3500 03-13 HD STEERING KIT

What an outstanding kit. Stock equipment isn’t up to par new, and after years under a heavy truck it was time for man upgrade. I first went to competitors kits with heim joints and had multiple low speed failures. Upsized hardware required me to drill out my knuckles. Don’t do this. Still had failure. After locating new knuckles, I called Apex and their customer service was outstanding. Quick and easy. This system has been a huge upgrade that I wish was available to the market years ago. Do yourself a favor and order it. I’m not paid or sponsored just a believer!

Now, if they will start on a Dodge Dana 60 kit….

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Tim Comfort (San Francisco, US)
Great product

Kit is super beefy. Makes the stock steering look like it came off a toy. Installation instructions were easy to understand and straightforward. Very easy to install. Immediately noticed more responsive steering and a lot tighter. No more clunking and popping noises! Great product! Thanks guys!

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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j.m. (Detroit, US)
This kit is beefy

After searching for a heavy duty no nonsense steering kit for my ram 3500 that didn't have adjusting sleeves and used the standard rod ends that you would find from the local auto stores I discovered Apex... This kit is an absolute monster. The fact that you can adjust it on the truck with the spin of the tierod and drag link tube is a huge deal to me. Well done. This kit solves all the problems of the weak factory steering components with all the right stuff making for a simple install and solid steering feel. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an upgrade to the tiny soft underbuilt factory steering components. Give your heavy duty truck the heavy duty parts it deserves!

M
Mark Graham
Answer to LA roads

I’m over having front end beat by LA roads. I wanted something beefier than Y type geometry my 06 Ram came with so I decided to give Apex a try. Installed myself in driveway. Replaced steering box and Pitman arm, as well. With lifetime warranty on tie rod and drag link ends and 1.75” beef it looks like new equipment will be around longer than me.

m
mvigo (San Leandro, US)
Everything you need, nothing you don't

The Apex Chassis HD Kit180 I purchased/installed on my '06 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins is fantastic! The fit/finish of the kit and installation instructions are some of the best I have personally come across. My pickup, with 395,000 miles on it now drives better than new.The service is outstanding which is refreshing in this day and age. Thank you for selling a perfect product.

mvigo

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T.d. (Dallas, US)
Handles better than new! - KIT180 - DODGE RAM 2500/3500 03-13 HD STEERING KIT

What an outstanding kit. Stock equipment isn’t up to par new, and after years under a heavy truck it was time for man upgrade. I first went to competitors kits with heim joints and had multiple low speed failures. Upsized hardware required me to drill out my knuckles. Don’t do this. Still had failure. After locating new knuckles, I called Apex and their customer service was outstanding. Quick and easy. This system has been a huge upgrade that I wish was available to the market years ago. Do yourself a favor and order it. I’m not paid or sponsored just a believer!

Now, if they will start on a Dodge Dana 60 kit….

T
Tim Comfort (San Francisco, US)
Great product

Kit is super beefy. Makes the stock steering look like it came off a toy. Installation instructions were easy to understand and straightforward. Very easy to install. Immediately noticed more responsive steering and a lot tighter. No more clunking and popping noises! Great product! Thanks guys!

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