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Hi Roland,

I have a 2002 Ram 1500 2RWD quad cab that has a leaking rack.  While looking at the different companies that remanufacture racks, many do offer lifetime warranties on their parts.  But when it comes to selecting the right company, that has been a challenge.  I cannot tell from the different forums who is a shade tree mechanic (like myself) to professional mechanics.  So I am finding there is alot of personal evidence on which are bad companies. And every company is bad.

My goal is to replace the rack once and not have to do it every 6 months under warranty.

Ultimately,  if your dearly loved grandmother owned and drove this truck, who would you consider some of the better rebuilders?  I understand if you aren't comfortable with naming names. In that case, got any tips/things to watch for/questions to ask before buying?

Thank you so much for your time and input, it is greatly appreciated!

Hi Jason,
Sorry to say I have no experience with replacing that or similar parts to know which rebuilders to recommend. I would lean toward the manufacturer of the original unit, but then again it failed you. If you find a reliable recommendation please let me know.

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