Replaces

2006-08 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Strut & Spring Assembly Front TRQ SCA57534 - 1ASTS00817

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front

California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

Pre-Assembled

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:52)
    • Loosen the 22mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Pry off the center cap with a pick
    • Loosen the axle nut with a 35mm socket and breaker bar
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Spring Assembly (1:55)
    • Remove the bottom bolt from the strut with a 24mm socket and a 21mm wrench
    • Leave the nut even on the end of the bolt
    • Hammer the bolt out with a hammer
    • Tap the end of the stud without damaging it to remove the bolt
    • When the bolt has pushed out far enough, remove it with a 21mm socket and three or more wrenches to the bolt
    • Have an assistant turn down the control arm while you remove the bolt
    • Remove the three nuts on the top of the strut with a 15mm wrench
    • Remove the two 21mm bolts securing the caliper bracket to the spindle
    • Secure the caliper with a bungee chord
    • Remove the rotor
    • Loosen the bottom of the upper ball joint with a 22mm wrench
    • Remove the nut
    • Carefully hammer the knuckle to remove the ball joint
    • Hold the hub still with a pry bar
    • Remove the 35mm axle nut
    • Disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector
    • Pry off the sensor connectors from the control arm
    • Remove the sway bar with an 18mm wrench on the hex and an 18mm socket and ratchet to remove the nut on the bottom
    • Knock the CV axle out of the hub with a hammer
    • Pry the lower control arm down and out of the sway bar
    • Push down on the spindle and pull the spring assembly down and out
  3. step : Installing the Spring Assembly (8:28)
    • Remove the three 15mm nuts from the leveling spacer on the old strut assembly
    • Transfer the leveling spacer to the new assembly
    • Torque the 15mm nuts to 45 foot-pounds
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Align the bolts on the top of the strut mount into the frame
    • Tighten 15mm nuts on the top of the strut
    • Torque the nuts to 45 foot-pounds
    • Insert the bottom of the sway bar link into the control arm
    • Hand tighten the lower nut
    • Hold the joint with a 15mm wrench
    • Tighten the 15mm nut with a socket and ratchet
    • Insert a pry bar into the slot on the lower control arm and pry the strut over the bushing
    • Hammer a punch into the strut and bolt hole
    • Line up the strut to the bolt hole with the punch
    • Hammer the bolt into the bottom of the strut
    • Hand-tighten the bolt, and do not fully tighten
    • Line up the axle into the hub
    • Hand tighten the 35mm axle nut
    • Insert the upper ball joint into the spindle
    • Tighten the 21mm ball joint nut
    • Torque the upper control arm nut to 40 foot-pounds and add 90 degrees
    • Insert the harness into the control arm
    • Reconnect the harness
    • Jack up underneath the control arm to put the load on the suspension
    • Torque the strut bolt to 155 foot-pounds
    • Release the suspension load
    • Insert the rotor into place
    • Insert the brake caliper onto the rotor
    • Tighten the 21mm bolts to the caliper
    • Torque the caliper bolts to 130 foot-pounds
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (13:33)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the hub nut to 185 foot-pounds
    • Replace the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 135 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Center Punch
  • Hammer
  • Pick
  • Assistant
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Bungee Cord

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 35mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2006-2008Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Quad Cab 4 Wheel Drive Front Strut & Spring Assembly TRQ SCA57534
2006-2008Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Regular Cab 4 Wheel Drive Front Strut & Spring Assembly TRQ SCA57534

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 171111
  • TRQ SCA57534
Part #: 1ASTS00817


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TRQ
Brand #: SCA57534

How-to Video:

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