The DSS 3rd gen trackbar conversion helped my '99 in addition to the steering gear brace. The stock trackbars would wear quickly on mine.
The one-ton Chevy wheel cylinders helped also,but on mine Dodge offered a TSB which supplied parts to bypass the rear brake portioning valve for constantly loaded vehicles. Some guys would tie the wire up high to simulate a heavy load. I don't know if a '97 comes with one. I installed some EGR stainless steel front brake lines which firmed up the pedal quite a bit.
I had a DTT built tranny and Smart Controller which enabled me to install a Pacbrake which finally gave me competent stopping power.
Last edited by Regcabguy; 06-23-2012 at 04:12 AM.
2007 Dodge 2500 Regcab 4wd 5.9 CTD. G-56 , TC800 Northstar popup 24/7.