Image of Thuren Fabrication 1994-1998 Dodge Ram High Clearance Control Arms
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1994-1998 Dodge Ram High Clearance Control Arms

SKU: TF-CA-9402

Regular price $880.00
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While these may be noted out of stock, we generally have everything in-house ready to build, just waiting on final assembly and packaging. Most orders will ship within a week, or less, after your order is placed. Thank you!

Thuren 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.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT BOLT SIZES AND MODEL YEARS:

If you have a 1998-2000 model year truck, we recommend checking your Control Arm bolt sizes before ordering, bolt diameter can vary by truck production date.

Checking Thread/Shank Diameter (not wrench size):

  • The 1994-1998 option will have 12mm bolts 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.

Details:

  • Arms are 1/2" longer length, allowing the use of 37" tires, even with wheel offsets close to factory specs 
  • Works on trucks with 0" to 3.5" of lift
  • Lower arms are built from high strength 1.5"x3/8" wall 1026 DOM tube
  • Upper arms are a 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 and make 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 and 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.
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:
  • 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".

Product Installation Instructions

Thuren Fabrication 94-13 Control Arms Instructions

Customer Reviews

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Justin Wenger

I haven't driven with them much yet but the design and quality is superior

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Wayland Buxmann
2nd control arms

Great product- excellent fitment. Almost perfect positioning for alignment. Product really heavy duty. Great customer support

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Dillan
High Clearance Control Arms.

Product was very easy to install and accomplished what I had in mind. The truck handles better and has given me more clearance to run my larger tires with no rubbing. I would buy this product again from Thuren. Great Product.

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Jeremy
Buy these now

Easy install. Be prepared to cut all the old bolts off if you live anywhere they salt the roads. So much heavier than stock. I was extremely impressed with the fit and finish.

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Kyle
Great product

Easy to install, great quality, and fit perfect. Installed these control arms and 37’s and the ride quality was so much better. Still on stock coils with a puck leveling kit and old bilstein shocks, but wow an amazing difference. The XS coils and their shocks are next on the list. I set the cam bolts all the way forward so that the housing is kicked back to set the caster. Truck drives straight, didnt even get it aligned. I will say the 37’s do still rub the inner fender, so you will have to take a heat gun and mold the plastic to fully clear the tires. I also cut the corner of the pinch weld (in front of the bolt) on the bottom of the fender for extra security.