Dodge Ram 1500 Question

I am new to this group. I am thinking about purchasing a Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. I recently saw two at a dealership with the same miles, around 49K. One was a 2002 and the other a 2003. I've read some of your
quotes regarding the steering problems in the 2002.
One wrote this: Skprdave 10/04/2002 09:04:39
"I am new to this forum but the problem with your trucks is this: In about the 2002 model year, Dodge engineering redesigned the steering gear box to make the truck handle more like a car. It didn't work. Two characteristics are a unpredictable tendency to wander, and upon going over s dip in the road, the steering wheel will rotate slightly. My dealer tech talked to "Star", the Dodge Tech-Support in Detroit, and he knew the problem well. There is no fix, period."
Does anyone know if this was changed in the later models?
Jeff
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I've got a 2002 Quad and have not had any problems with it.

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My '03 1500 QC 4X4 doesn't do this. As a matter of fact, I let a tranny mechanic, (for what it's worth), drive my truck once and he remarked on how tight and responsive the steering was. I am quite pleased with how my truck handles. A little bouncy in the back end, but nothing that a few hundred pounds of a load won't smooth out. :)
HD
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steelers snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com says...

I never heard of this, and my 03 doesn't do it.
BDK
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Thanks for the replys guys. I just saw alot of posts here regarding the 2002 model and steering problems that people were having. That the truck sometimes floats on turns and over bumps. If it were just me in the truck I probably would not bother me as much but I could have my 8 month old in it with me and want to be safe. So from what I see so far that the 2003 model might have changed from the 2002 a bit.
-Jeff
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My 2002 QC 4X4 1500 drove just fine. Much better than the 96 and 95 I've owned. I got rid of it because I couldn't stand the gas mileage.
Ed

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