Does anyone have measurements/dimensions for the nerf bar mounting
points on a '96 RAM Club Cab? I have looked at several newer model RAMs
('03+) and they mount to the backside of the rocker panels. Are these
mounted at "special" re-enforced locations? Are there backing plates
I have built my own bars and would like to mount them the same way as
these newer trucks but don't want to have them tear off the first time
I step on them.
All the ones I've seen (and installed) mount with brackets to the body
mounts. The body mount bolt and lower isolator are removed, an 'L' bracket
is put between the body and the isolator, with a slightly longer bolt being
used to re-secure it. The bar is then bolted to the vertical portion of the
Some systems then use a small bracket to triangulate the large mounting
bracket to the bottom of the rocker panel (prevents the bracket from
pivoting when it bears weight), others wrap a strap around the bar a few
inches from the mount point, and 'hang' it from the body - again, to prevent
the bar from rotating down under weight.
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