Shop Now for Parts and Tools for 2002-2018 Ram 1500 Axle, Transfer Case, Driveshaft. The 2nd generation Ram 1500 was introduced by Dodge for the 2002 model year. Unlike the 1994-2001 Ram 1500, the new 1/2 ton Ram 1500 would share relatively few drivetrain and chassis parts with the 3/4 ton Ram 2500. The 2002 Ram 1500 was also the first year Dodge introduced a new 1/2 ton model a year before releasing new 2500 3/4 ton and 3500 1 ton trucks. The Ram 1500 underwent a body redesign for the 2009 model and in 2010 Ram became a separate brand from Dodge. For the axles and transfer cases, the Ram 1500 has had a number of changes, but the basic design of a chain-drive transfer case, 4x4 IFS front axle, and semi-float beam-type rear axle remained unchanged.
If you have a 2004-2010 Ram 1500 Mega Cab, the drivetrain is actually from the 3/4 ton Ram 2500, so to find the parts you need, see our 2003-2018 Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Section