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Looking For Custom Fit Nerf Bar Brackets For A 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman

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I have a new Dodge Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman, i thought I was purchasing side bars that were advertised as for Rams 2018-2020+. The front drivers side and front passengers side brackets are not compatible with what the truck has for openings. I wanted to know if you have something that I may use to fix this problem. I really like the nerf bars and I believe the rear brackets will not work either but I have not tried. Is there some other front driver and passenger side brackets that could substitute. I have attached photos for a visual of the problem.

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As install brackets and hardware for nerf bars will all be brand specific, I cannot advise on a replacement without knowing this information, unfortunately. With that said, from looking at the picture you provided, it does look like you have something similar to the Aries Round Nerf Bars # AA205041 or Westin Platinum Series Oval Nerf Bars # 21-3565. Again, this is a guess and both of these are for a crew cab.

What you may need to switch to is something like the Aries Oval Tube Steps # AA4445046. These use completely different brackets and may be the better option. I do have to mention it again, these brackets will only fit this brand and style nerf bar though.

If you can get me the brand, and possibly the model, of the nerf bars you have, I may be able to make a better recommendation for you.

Nerf Bar Bracket That Will Not Fit 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
Nerf Bar Bracket That Will Not Fit 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
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I can add more context to my original question. As you pointed out, I did not offer a model or manufacturer, Here is want I purchased, as as I see it now this was totally my fault. I believe this nerf side bar I bought was meant for a Quad cab and not a Crew cab. AMOFACIO 2PCS 3inch Round S/S Side Step Nerf Bar Running Boards Brackets Driver Passenger Side Replacement Compatible with 09-15 1500 Quad/EXT Cab New ASIN: B09G17C7QL Any new suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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I am unaware of the AMOFACIO brand, so unfortunately, we will not have anything compatible with them. Nerf Bar manufacturers design their install brackets in a way that does not allow for mixing and matching. With that said, the only thing I can offer is a full replacement. I do have three options listed below for a Ram 1500 Crew Cab (2009-2018 and 2019-2022 for the Classic) that look to match the description of what you have, but I do have to mention that they all look to have that same bracket you included in your last email.

Westin Signature Series Round Nerf Bars - 3" - Black Powder Coated Steel # 25-3565
Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel # AA205041
DeeZee Nerf Bars - 3" Round - Black - Cab Length # DZ372251

Nerf Bar Bracket That Will Not Fit 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
Nerf Bar Bracket That Will Not Fit 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
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