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X-Brace for 1997-2000 Dakota Club Cab / Quad Cab CC / QC Black Powder Coat

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Product Description

X-Brace for 1997-2000 Dodge Dakota 4x2 Club Cab/Quad Cab with automatic or manual transmission that already has the factory (center bearing) crossmember.  Powder Coated Black

The X-Brace is the largest single handling improvement, other than tires, that can be made to your vehicle. The x-brace works by triangulating the frame to reduce flex and twisting, thereby increasing the strength of the chassis. Even though a truck has a full frame, the cab and bed are separate pieces (unlike a unibody car) and don't work together to stiffen the chassis. Since the x-brace creates a stronger chassis, there is a reduction or elimination of chassis and body creaking, groans, rattles and squeaks. The x-brace enables the suspension to function more as it was designed for improved stability and performance in a straight line, handling on a road course, and improved braking.

  1. The truck holds the road better; it is surer footed.
  2. It goes through the turns on a flatter plane than before.
  3. The frame's not twisting as much while going over bumps, evident by the bed not moving around so much in relation to the cab.
  4. The truck isn't squirrelly while chattering over multiple potholes like it was before; it stays straight and the rear end doesn't kick out sideways.
  5. It accelerates better and straighter off the line; the power goes to the road instead of being absorbed twisting the frame.
  6. Braking is improved since the chassis isn’t flexing.
  7. The system compliments other suspension improvements such as the Hotchkis TVS, sway bars, tires, brakes, etc.

Not for use with 4x4.  May be adaptable to 2-piece drive shaft (call for details). Comes in black powder coating.  Complete with necessary hardware and fasteners.

Note: If you are considering a front driveshaft loop for installation with the x-brace, it is best to install it during the initial x-brace installation process.  That will aid in obtaining precise positioning and alignment prior to drilling any holes.  X-brace loop part number XFDL2.

Kit Attributes:

  • This kit utilizes round tubing.
  • The round tubing ends are capped with mounting platforms to prevent tubing crush and debris build-up.
  • The round tubing is mandrel bent without kinks for strength. It works well in torsion and has smooth finish for aesthetics.
  • A top and bottom plate are used for increased strength at the center of the “x”.
  • The powder coating is durable and ascetically pleasing finish.


Made to Order. Approximately a 4 week lead time.



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