Heavy-Duty Brush Guard for Dodge Ram 3500

Brush Guard for Dodge Ram 3500
A guard for your front end is one of the most effective ways to protect the vehicle and get it ready for off-road action. No matter what truck you drive, Ultimate Rides can help you pick out and install a high-quality guard today.

Thinking about buying a brush guard for your Dodge Ram 3500? Also known as grille guards, these accessories are very popular with off-road drivers and anybody looking to customize their pickup truck. Tall grass, trees, stumps, and plenty of other hazards can do a lot of damage to your truck, and one of these guards can help you prevent that. They will help defend your front end from scratches and dents, whether you’re driving on the road or off.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed shopping for a grille guard. There are tons of these accessories available, especially for a popular truck like the 3500. The key to finding the right one is ensuring it’s compatible with your specific model, and that it offers reliable protection in the long-term. Use our list below to find some of the best grille guards for your 3500 truck, and remember that you can contact Ultimate Rides for installation or even for a complete custom vehicle shipped to your home.


1. Westin 57-4020 Polished Stainless Steel HDX Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2019-2022 3500 (Excluding Power Wagon)

The overall best grille guard to install on a Ram truck comes from Westin, one of the top manufacturers on the market for vehicle accessories. The item isn’t cheap, but the best quality options are always going to cost more. This guard is made from stainless steel, one of the best materials to use for grille guards, and it comes in one solid piece. That means you won’t have to spend a bunch of your time assembling the product before mounting it. It is quite heavy, so we do recommend choosing professional installation, or at the very least bringing someone out to help you get it on. Once installed, we’re confident you’ll be very satisfied with the level of protection it has to offer.

Westin 57-4020 Polished Stainless Steel HDX


2. Westin 57-4025 Powder Coated Black HDX Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2019-2022 3500 (Excluding Power Wagon)

The next best option again comes from Westin, featuring a black powder coated steel construction that will stand the test of time. Like stainless steel, this material is resistant to corrosion, which is important for any high-quality grille guard. It fits on the latest generation of Ram 3500 models, and features a very similar design to the top option on our list. These grille guards are designed and constructed with great care, and it will do a fantastic job defending your bumper, lights, grille and more.

Westin 57-4025 Powder Coated Black HDX


3. BLACK HORSE RU-DORA10-B Black Rugged Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2010-2018 3500

This next guard from Black Horse fits on slightly older models of the 3500. It’s suitable for a heavy-duty Ram truck, made from powder coated steel built to last. There’s a place to install LED light bars, and a custom-punched center grille protector for an extra layer of defense. The item comes in three pieces that you’ll have to bolt together, which may make some drivers consider having professionals install the guard rather than attempting it at home. Either way, the finished result should not only meet but actually exceed your expectations based on the price of the item.

BLACK HORSE RU-DORA10-B Black Rugged Guard


4. LUVERNE 321033-321332 Prowler Max Custom Black Steel Truck Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2014-2018 3500

Another of our favorite manufacturers for grille guards is Luverne, and you’ll see them more than once on our list. These grille guards offer a slightly different style compared to other manufacturers, though it should still look quite similar overall. The powder coating means the guard will resist corrosion, and you’ll even find a bottom step that makes it easier to access hard-to-reach parts of the truck. It lies in the middle of the price range for guards, and we’d say it’s easily one of the best choices for your money.

LUVERNE 321033-321332 Prowler Max Custom Black Steel Truck Guard


5. Promaxx Pro Texx Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2011-2018 3500

The next entry on our list is another black powder coated guard, this time from manufacturer Promaxx. It is once again designed specifically for the 3500 (as well as the Ram 2500), meaning it shouldn’t be too difficult to install. With durable two-inch thick steel tubing, drivers will be able to rely on these grille guards to protect their Dodge Ram in a variety of ways. Whether you plan to take it off-road or tend to stick to pavement, you’ll be able to benefit from an extra level of defense.

Promaxx Pro Texx Guard


6. LUVERNE 311033-321332 Prowler Max Custom Stainless Steel Truck Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2014-2018 3500

With out next Dodge Ram grille guards, we’re moving back to an option from Luverne. It’s another stainless steel product, but this time not made for the latest generation of the 3500. The design is very similar to the last product from Luverne featured here, so we won’t waste your time by re-treading features. Instead, decide if stainless steel is right for you, make sure this is the correct fit, and take a look at the price to see if it falls within your budget. If all of those things are true, you can’t go wrong with one of these grille guards for your Dodge Ram.

LUVERNE 311033-321332 Prowler Max Custom Stainless Steel Truck Guard


7. Westin 40-34025 Textured Black Sportsman X Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2019-2022 3500

This next guard is once again from Westin, but it features a different style and designed compared to the previous items from the manufacturer on our list. The Sportsman X guard is sleeker than the HDX, but it doesn’t include a grille punch. There are positives and negatives to this, with the main positive being the ability to show off your Dodge Ram logo to anyone and everyone. As for the negative, you’ll have a little bit less protection for your actual grille, but this may be okay with some drivers. The guard does offer is a pair of extended wing protectors, helping keep your headlights free from damage. There’s also a spot that is perfect for installing an aftermarket LED light bar, making this a strong choice for drivers who intend to further customize their Ram 3500.

Westin 40-34025 Textured Black Sportsman X


8. Westin 57-93555 Black HDX Winch Mount Grille Guard

Compatibility: 2010-2018 3500

The final grille guards on our list once again come from Westin, featuring an extra upgrade that some drivers are going to love. The guard includes a winch tray, allowing you to install a towing winch for extra utility on your Ram. By now, you will probably recognize the style of the HDX guard from Westin. The only major difference here is the option for a winch, along with the fact that this guard is designed for the previous generation of Ram trucks. If the availability of a towing winch doesn’t interest you, you should find plenty of other grille guards out there designed more to your needs. Still, we consider this one of the best options out there for today’s drivers, so spend some time thinking about whether or not it’s right for your Dodge Ram.

Westin 57-93555 Black HDX Winch Mount Grille Guard


Brush Guard for Dodge Ram 3500
If you want to avoid rust on your grille guard, it’s important to buy a powder coated or stainless steel option. Otherwise, the product is likely to see corrosion damage over time, especially if you park your truck outside.

Choosing a Brush Guard to Please All Drivers

With so many different guards available for Ram trucks, finding the best option can be difficult. Depending on what you plan to use your truck for, a different guard might be better for you. Once you narrow down your options to those that fit your 3500, how do you figure out the right guard for your needs? The trick is to pick out a grille guard that offers the most durability and versatility, and then balance that against your budget.

The Dodge Ram 3500 is a heavy-duty truck, so you’ll want an equally heavy-duty guard. Make sure the product is made using high-quality materials like stainless steel or powder coated steel. This should go without saying, but you should also be a fan of the style. If you find an option that checks all of those boxes and it’s in your budget, you should feel confident enough to mount it on your 3500.

Best Accessories and Upgrades to Complement Your Brush Guard

Along with grille guards, there are additional accessories that can help get your Ram 3500 ready for off-road action. The first thing we’d recommend is a suspension lift. This upgrade will raise your truck up, providing more ground clearance, a better vantage point, and favorable angles of approach for the trail. If you raise up your vehicle, you’ll also want to think about adding new tires and perhaps a set of running boards. The tires will enhance performance and the style of the truck, while the running boards can make it easier to climb in and out of a lifted vehicle. Consider some of these upgrades for your Ram and reach out to the team at Ultimate Rides for assistance with installation.