2014 Ram 1500 Torque Specs (Beginners Guide)

All 2014 Ram 1500 trucks are equipped with torque to make them better suited for hard tasks such as navigating steep grades, towing, or hauling.

That is why the vehicle’s torque is of utmost importance for many truckers, and it plays a major role when you want to use your truck to move heavy loads such as boats and trailers.

The 2014 Ram 1500 has a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gives off 305 horsepower and about 269 pound-feet torque, which is the standard for the 2014 Ram 1500, the standard specification for the 2014 Ram 1500. 

Ram 1500 Torque Specs

Most of the time, when dealers or manufacturers try to explain a vehicle’s engine power, they mention the engine’s horsepower and torque.

Usually, the more the torque, the better. The 2014 Ram 1500 standard engine is a V6 engine; its torque is 420 pound-feet and about 240 pounds horsepower.

While that is the standard torque for a V6 engine, there is also an option for a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 410 pound-feet of torque and about 395 horsepower.

The V6 engine is standard on the 2014 Ram 1500, while the V8 engine is optional.

The torque specs for the 2014 Ram 1500 measure in feet (ft) and pounds (lbs). The standard 2014 Ram 1500 V6 engine’s torque is 269lb-ft, 4,152rpm.

For the 5.7liter Hemi 16-valve V8 engine, the compression ratio is 10.5:1, and the power is 391 hp @ 5,600rpm. Torque 507lbs-ft @ 3, 905rpm. 

2014 Ram 1500 Front Suspension Torque Specs

A torque suspension arm helps remove axle wrap completely; with the arm suspension, power is applied to the vehicle’s tires.

Knowing the specs of your front suspension torque is important because the specs help you decide whether the vehicle can handle some difficult tasks.

Here are the torque specs for the 2014 Ram 1500 front suspension;

  • Shock Absorber Upper Nuts = 20 ft. lbs.
  • Lower Control Arm Ball Joint Nut = 50 ft. lbs. + 90° turn
  • Tension Strut Cradle Nut = 136 ft. lbs.
  • Tension Strut Ball Joint Nut = 50 ft. lbs. + 90° turn
  • Hub Bearing Bolts = 184 ft. lbs. 
  • Shock Absorber Lower Bolt = 128 ft. lbs.
  • Shock Absorber Shaft Nut = 70 ft. lbs.
  • Stabilizer Bar Link Upper (Shock) Nut = 74 ft. lbs.
  • Stabilizer Bar Link Lower Nut = 96 ft. lbs.
  • Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Nut = 35 ft. lbs. + 90° turn
  • Upper Control Arm Body Nuts = 55 ft. lbs.
  • Outer Tie Rod Ball Joint Nut = 26 ft. lbs. + 90° turn
  • Tie Rod End Jam Nut = 55 ft. lbs.
  • Engine Cradle Mounting Bolts = 136 ft. lbs.
  • Stabilizer Bar Insulator Retainer Bolts = 44 ft. lbs.
  • Hub And Bearing Mounting Bolts = 50 ft. lbs.
  • Half Shaft Nut = 251 ft. lbs. 

What Are The Lug Nut Torque Specs For A 2014 Ram 1500?

The lug nut torque sizes and specs vary based on the model year of the Ram you have.

So, before you proceed with any repairs or modifications, always reference the model year to see which applies to your vehicle.

You must purchase lug nuts that are a good fit for your 2014 Ram. 

2014 Ram 1500 Lug Nut Torque 130lbf.ft for cone type and 140lbf.ft for flange, while the lug nut is m14×1.5/22mm.

In addition, I’ve also included the Lug Nut Torque specs for Ram 1500 starting from 2011-to 2018. 

Vehicle Model YearLug Nut TorqueLug Nut Size
2011130 lbs.ft (1500), 135 lbs.ft (2500/3500 single re9/16 – 18
2012130lbf.ft (1500), 135 lbs.ft (2500/3500 single reM14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2013130 lbs.ft (1500), 135 M14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2014130 lbs.ft for cone type and 140 lbs.ft for flangeM14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2015130 lbs.ft for cone type140 lbs.ft for flangeM14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2016130 lbs.ft for cone type  140 lbs.ft for flangeM14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2017130 lbs.ft for cone type140 lbs.ft for flangeM14 x 1.50 / 22mm
2018130 lbs.ft for cone type and 140 lbs.ft for flangeM14 x 1.50 / 22mm

2014 Ram 1500 Wheel Torque Specs

For obvious reasons, it is important to ensure that your vehicle’s wheels are properly mounted onto its body.

You don’t want a wheel coming off mid-drive; the results will not be good. 

So, if you have removed your wheel and need to reinstall it or fix another wheel, you should torque the lug nuts and bolts using the appropriate torque wrench

Of course, the bolts and nuts should also be the appropriate size. So, here are the wheel torque specs for the 2014 Ram 1500.

  • Lug Nut And Bolt Torque = 145ft.lbs (197-N-m)
  • Lug Nut/Bolt Size = M16/ 1.50
  • Lug Nut/Bolt Socket Size = 21mm

When purchasing or choosing the torque specs for your wheels, make sure you use tools recommended by your vehicle’s manual or your dealer.

Also, when repairing or replacing parts on your vehicle, whether the wheels or the tires, make sure you do the following.

  • Clean all dirt from the parts and the tools before you begin.
  •  Also, make sure you oil the wheel and the tools before you begin tightening.
  • Ensure you inspect the new wheel mounting surface before mounting the wheel onto the vehicle.
  • Finally, inspect the tire and remove every loose particle from the tires and the wheel.

2014 Ram 1500 Suspension Torque Specs

If you want to change the lift on your Ram 2014 or install, say, a Mopar lift, you will need to have the correct specs for all the rear suspensions and the front suspension bolts and nuts.

Often, the bolt’s specs come with the instructions in the kit, so when you purchase a kit, check for instructions and guidelines so you can have a good idea of the specs.

On the other hand, some kits don’t have the specs or guidelines, so you should know what they are beforehand.

Below is a list of the common torque spec for your 2014 Ram 1500.

  • Front caliper Adapter Mounting Bolts = 130 ft-lbs
  • Rear caliper adapter mounting bolts = 120 ft-lbs
  • Front junction block bolts = 14 ft-lbs
  • Rear junction block bolts = 18 ft.lbs
  • Brake pedal assembly bracket bolts = 23 ft.lbs
  • Support Plate Mounting bolts or nuts = 75 ft.lbs
  • Brake Line Fittings, Master Cylinder = 14 ft-lbs
  • Brake Line Fittings, Junction Block (Both) = 14 ft-lbs
  • Front caliper brake line banjo Bolt = 20 ft-lbs
  • Rear caliper brake line Banjo Bolt = 20 ft-lbs
  • Hub/Bearing Bolts/nuts = 120 ft-lbs
  • Brake Hose Bolts To Frame = 7.5 ft-lbs
  • Brake Hose Fitting = 14 ft-lbs
  • Parking Brake Pedal Assembly = 18 ft-lbs
  • Spare Tire Winch = 15 ft-lbs
  • Jounce Bumper Bolts = 21.5 ft-lbs
  • Shock Absorber, Lower Nut/Bolts = 100lbs
  • Shock Absorber, Upper Nut/Bolt = 100 ft-lbs
  • Spring Clamp U-Bolt Nuts = 110 ft-lbs
  • Spring Front Nut/Bolt to Frame = 254.5 ft-lbs
  • Spring Shackle Nut/Bolt, Upper/Lower =160 ft-lb

2014 Ram 1500 Brake Torque Specs

The 2014 Ram 1500 is a fourth-generation Dodge Ram, and it is safe to say that fourth-generation Dodge Rams have ever been very reliable brake systems.

They also have light-duty brake packages and heavy-duty brake packages.

The Dodge Ram 1500 also has a light-duty package with rear single-piston floating and front dual floating calipers.

As expected, the torque specs for the light-duty package vary from those of the heavy-duty package.

#1. Light Duty Package

  • Front caliper brackets = 130 ft.lbs
  • Rear caliper brackets = 120 ft.lbs

#2. Heavy Duty Package

  • Front caliper brackets = 275 ft.lbs
  • Back caliper brackets = 163 lbs upper bolt, 190 ft/lbs lower bolt
  • Guide pins = 32 ft/lbs


The torque specs for Dodge Ram vary according to the vehicle model and year of manufacture.

So, if you own a Ram, be certain you know the year’s specs and make of your vehicle.

Doing this will keep you safe when driving, even after a vehicle service or maintenance session.

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