1994-2001 RAM 1500 4X4 SUSPENSION ENGINEERING

This 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 is somewhat rare, so we don’t have a large range of products for this truck. Reason being, this truck shares a few chassis similarities with the same year range 2500/3500, but many things are different.

For example: the Frame is quite a bit different, the Leaf Springs are more narrow, the Axles have smaller diameter tubes, etc. That said, we still manufacture a few products  that do fit and function great.

Soon we may update the catalog section here to show this specific truck, but for now if you want to order the below products for your 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4, order the same year as you have for the 2500/3500, and the below products we manufacture will fit and function on your truck.

  • Thuren front Track Bar.
  • Front XS coil springs. Lift height will be about 3.75”.
  • Thuren shock towers.
  • Any front shocks we sell.
  • Any rear shocks we sell.
  • Short OEM fit front control arms.
  • Front bump stops

What Is A Track Bar And Why Is It Important?

The Track Bar is the only supporting component for your steering assembly. It plays a major role, and without it you wouldn’t make it out of your driveway. As you steer left the track bar is compressed and vice versa steer to the right and the track bar is stretched. With loose track bar components, terrible steering quality and even more extreme Death Wobble is possible.  A rigid track bar design is the mechanical remedy taking into consideration other components that might be a contributing factor. When you replace the flimsy stock unit with a  Thuren Fabrication Track Bar, the input you apply to the steering wheel will directly translate to the wheels.

Myth: Solid Track Bar Joints Will Make the suspension feel Rough.

As we addressed above, the track bar needs to be solid in design to truly translate input into reaction at the wheels. Vibration absorbing bushings are required for control arms and various components but when it comes to steering components it should be as tight a setup as possible and in this regard, the track bar could arguably be defined as a steering component. Its flexion or rigidity directly affects the performance of the steering assembly. The less flex in the Track Bar assembly, the better your steering quality will be.

Centering The Front Axle After A 2-3" Lift

The idea of centering your axle is just that...an idea. In reality, a perfectly centered front axle with an approximate 3” lift is a pipe dream. To bridge the gap, our track bar has been through hours of real-world research and development to achieve as close to perfect as possible. To achieve closer to center front axle position, our track bar would need to be longer. Thee result? Metal to metal contact with attaching components and hardware as the suspension is bottomed out. This is an undesired and unfavorable result therefore the TF track bar length is set to achieve maximum performance.

We do not recommend modifying the lift kit you have ordered but we also understand that some might choose to do so. If this is the case we do have some recommendations to retain fit, form, and most importantly function.

We do not recommend a larger than 4-inch lift with our 1994-2002 trackbar, as over that height you need a Drop Pitman Arm AND Trackbar Drop Bracket, and our bracket is not a drop-bracket.