94-02 Dodge Ram Front End Rebuild

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AS OF 6/15/20 I AM MARKING THIS FRONT END REBUILD OUT OF STOCK DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF SWAY BAR END LINK HEIMS.

IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING TO PURCHASE PARTS PLEASE RESORT TO ORDERING JUST THE TRACK BAR KIT AND CROSSOVER STEERING!! THANK YOU!

This is a complete kit to rebuild your entire front end!

Kit Includes:

Dodge Crossover Steering

Dodge Adjustable Track Bar

Dodge Adjustable Sway Bar End Links 

 

CROSSOVER STEERING

Drag Link Length is Measured from Center of Passenger Knuckle Mounting Hole up to the Center of the Pitman Arm Mounting Hole

7/8x3/4 Heim Joints

1.5 DOM .250 Wall Thickness

Knuckles and Pitman arm do need to be drilled to 3/4

 

ADJUSTABLE TRACK BAR

This is a bolt in kit for 2nd gen dodge ram 4x4s.

Comes ready to bolt in!

Made from 1.5 dom tubing with a .250 wall with 7/8 heims.

 

ADJUSTABLE SWAY BAR END LINKS

Made with 3/4 Heim Joints

1.25 OD DOM Tubing

 

  

REQUIREMENTS

 

Some wheels may come in contact with the bolt head requiring the bolt head to be ground about a 1/32 of a inch 

 

DIRECTIONS BELOW FOR INSTALL OF STEERING AND TRACK BAR

 

Track Bar Install

 

 

Removal of the factory front track bar:

  1. Lift the front of the truck and place jack stands under the frame and remove the front wheels.

 

  1. Remove the cotter pin and loosen the nut (22mm wrench) at the ball stud at the frame end of the track bar. Use a brass hammer (if you care about the old bar) to tap the ball stud loose from the bracket, then remove the nut and lower the end of the track bar down.

 

  1. Remove the bolt (18mm wrench) at the axle end of the track bar. The flag nut is secured with Loctite – an impact wrench makes bolt removal much easier. Pull the track bar free from the axle. The bolt and flag nut must be re-used.

 

  1. Unbolt (13mm wrench) the brake line clips from the back of the frame crossmember so that the trackbar bracket can be installed over the crossmember.

 

Installation of Bryan’s Auto Rebuilder’s adjustable front track bar:

 

  1. Some 1994 models use a small ball stud and the tapered factory frame bracket must be drilled out to 5/8”.

 

  1. Mount the supplied upper mounting bracket by bolting it through the factory frame bracket using the 9/16” x 2 1/2” long bolt (15/16” wrench). Next, run the 1/2” x 5” long bolt up through the ear on the front of our bracket, then through the existing frame holes below the steering shaft end, and install `3wthe 1/2” lock nut on the end of the bolt (3/4” wrench). Tighten the nut but do not crush down on the frame.

 

  1. Remove the pilot bit from a 3/4” hole saw. Using the two 3/4” holes in our bracket as a guide, drill through the back of the frame crossmember (under the engine). 

 

  1. Re-install and drill through the front of the crossmember from behind using the 3/4” hole as a guide. Keep the holes as straight as possible. You must reach above the axle to hold the drill. Using the two pilot holes for a guide, use a 1/2” drill bit to enlarge each hole to 1/2” diameter.

 

  1. Slide flat washers and the supplied crush sleeve on each 1/2” x 2 1/2” long bolt and insert the bolts through our bracket and the frame crossmember. Install 1/2” washers and nuts on the bolt ends and tighten the bolts (3/4” wrench). Use the bolt with the brake line attachment welded to the bolt head in the hole towards the center of the truck.

 

  1. Install the end of our track bar that to the passenger's side front axle housing mount using the factory bolt and nut (18mm wrench). Do not fully torque yet. The grease fittings should face down.

 

  1. Install the other end of the track bar that has the hex wrench flats to the driver's side upper mounting bracket. Note: You may need to turn the steering wheel to correctly align the bolts with the holes for Steps 6 and 7.

 

  1. With all of the bolts installed and snugged up, measure the front axle location and make sure it is centered. Dropping a plumb bob off the fender and measuring to the lip of the rim works well. Adjust the bar as needed for centering. To adjust the bar simply loosen the jam nuts on each end and turn the bar to lengthen or shorten it (for lifted applications you will need to lengthen the bar).

 

  1. Torque the passenger's side track bar to front axle housing mounting bolt to 125 ft./lbs. and the driver's side track bar to upper mounting bracket mounting bolt to 140 ft./lbs.
  1. With the front axle properly centered, the drag link may need to be adjusted to re-center the steering wheel. If you have the truck aligned after installation is complete (recommended), make sure they check the thrust alignment.

 

  1. Re-install the front wheels and then safely lower the truck to the ground. Installation is complete.

 

 

STEERING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1: FIRST REMOVE YOUR OLD DRAG LINK AND TIEROD

 

2: AFTER ALL OF THAT IS REMOVED YOU CAN PROCEED WITH DRILLING YOUR KNUCKLES TO ¾ (I RECOMMEND A ¾ REAMER AVAILBLE TO PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON)

 

3: ONCE YOU HAVE DRILLED YOUR KNUCKLES YOU CAN START MOUNTING YOUR NEW CROSSOVER STEERING!

 

4: I ALWAYS START AT THE DRIVERSIDE KNUCKLE WITH THE SUPPLIED ¾ X 3.5” BOLT AND 1 SAFETY WASHER MOUNTING WILL GO STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM – BOLTHEAD – SAFETY WASHER - HEIM JOINT – KNUCKLE – NUT

 

5: 0-4” OF LIFT

                MOUNT ON TOP OF PITMAN ARM

THEN I MOVE UP TO THE PITMAN ARM WITH THE ¾ X 4” BOLT YOU WILL HAVE 1 SAFETY WASHER AND ONE REGULAR MISS ALIGHNMENT MOUNTING WILL GO STARTING FROM THE TOP

BOLT HEAD – SAFETY WASHER – HEIM JOINT – REGUALR MISSALIGHNMENT – PITMAN ARM – NUT

 

 

 

4” AND UP OF LIFT HEIGHT

                MOUNT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PITMAN ARM

THEN I MOVE UP TO THE PITMAN ARM WITH THE ¾ X 4” BOLT YOU WILL HAVE 1 SAFETY WASHER AND ONE REGULAR MISS ALIGHNMENT MOUNTING WILL GO STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM

BOLT HEAD – SAFETY WASHER – HEIM JOINT – REGUALR MISSALIGHNMENT – PITMAN ARM – NUT

 

 

6: LAST BUT NOT LEAST MOVE OVER TO THE PASSENGER SIDE KNUCKLE WITH THE SUPPLIED ¾ X 5.5” BOLT YOU WILL NEED 2 REGULAR MISSALIGHNMENTS AND 1 SAFETY WASHER MOUNTING WILL GO STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM

 

BOLT HEAD – SAFETY WASHER – HEIM JOINT – KNUCKLE – REGULAR MISSALIGHNMENT – HEIM JOINT – REGULAR MISSALIGHNMENT – NUT

 

ANY QUESTIONS WITH INSTALLATION DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL ME AT 708-754-3464