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Carli Ford 4.5" & 5.5" Commuter 2.0 System 17+

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A Budget friendly system with our Carli Signature Shock Tuning. This system was designed and built for the truck that keeps it on the pavement.

Shock Diameter - 2.0"
Lift Height - 2020+ 5.5" / 2017-2019 4.5"
Tire Size - Up To 37"
Front Travel - 11.5"
Rear Travel - 12"

Base Kit Includes:

CS-FMRC-05 - Multi-Rate Coils
CS-FC20SPKG-45-05 - Carli Custom Tuned Fox 2.0" Shocks, Front and Rear
CS-FPRB-17 - Track Bar
CS-FORDBBL-45-17 - Brake Lines
CS-FCASTERSHIM-4.5 - 2 Degree Caster Shims
CS-FBDF-4.5-17 - High Clearance Bump Stop Drop, Front
CS-FRAD-17 - Radius Arm Drops

Kit Options:

Sway Bar Option

2017+ Sway Bar End Link Kit - 4.5" +$390.00
     - Easy Bolt-On
     - Heavy Wall Material
     - Excellent Articulation
     - Rebuildable
     - Ford Extended End Link for 4.5" Suspension System
     - Fitment: 2017+


Rear Leaf Option

2017+ Add-A-Packs - 4.5" Lift +$950.00
SKU: CS-FPAP-45-17
     - Built in the U.S.A. By Deaver Leaf Springs
     - Smooth Progressive Design
     - Supplied with Bump Stop Drop, U-Bolts and hardware
     - Provides 1/2" of Lift over stock when factory block is removed
     - The O.E.M. load capacity is still maintained while improved ride is achieved
     - Fitment: 2017+


2017+ Full Spring Packs - 4.5" Lift +$1450.00 (Not for Commuter Kits)
     - Block Eliminating, Full Progresive Spring Pack
     - Includes new U-Bolts and Rear Bump Stop Drops
     - Provides a 1", rear high stance on Matching 4.5" Leveling Suspension Systems
     - Decreases Payload and towing capacity to 15% less of a stock F-250
     - 37" Tire Fitment 
     - Fitment: 2017+


Radius Arm Option

Radius Arms for 4.5in Lifts +$1360.00
     - Ford 4.5" Systems
     - 1 Degree of Caster Correction Engineered into arm
     - Internal Gusseting
     - Limit Straps Included
     - 1/2" Additional Tire Clearance
     - huge johnny joint at Frame Connection for Longevity and bind free Cycling
     - Fitment: 05-16


Carrier Bearing Drop

Carrier Bearing Drop +$35.00
     - Carrier Bearing Drop for 4.5" Suspension System with 2-Piece rear Driveshaft
     - 4 Shims, 2 Bolts 1/2" x 2", 2 Nuts, 4 Washers
     - Fitment: 05-16


Add Steering Stabilizer

High Mount Steering Stabilizer +$285.00
     - Stainless Steel Body
     - Custom Valved for Larger Tires, Adjustable Nitrogen Pressure
     - Hardened Nitride Shafts and Precision Bearings
     - Replaces OEM Stabilizer 
     - Fitment: 08-16



The Super Duty Backcountry 2.0 system is designed for people seeking the best ride on and off-road quality on a budget; basically, the commuter for those that want to have a little dirt-road fun in their 8,500lb truck without losing the on-road ride quality or usability for which the truck was designed. You’re no longer limited to the highway while gravel roads become uninteresting as you can drive them at speed with one hand on the wheel. Utilizing Fox 2.0” Remote Reservoir Shocks, we’ve developed a tune that delivers all around comfort and ride quality designed for on-road, in town, highway, towing/hauling as well as slow to mid speed off road use. The Fox 2.0s boast extruded aluminum construction with a clear anodizing for corrosion resistance, are fully rebuildable and are built with hour-glass bushings in the rod-ends. Fox builds these shocks with their legendary red shock oil that flows well down to -55° F.

The truck will sit 4.5” higher in the front and have more wheel travel thanks to the taller, Progressive Rate Coil Springs. Radius Arm Drop Brackets reset the pivot point and keep the travel linear for the best ride while the Sway Bar Link & Drop Brackets Kit resets the sway bar engagement point. The End Link Kit is listed as an “option”, but it’s necessary to run. We plan to release a Torsion Sway Bar in the near future so the end-link options were pulled from the base kit and made selectable in anticipation of the second option. Bump Stop Drops protect the shocks from over-compressing, the Adjustable Track Bar centers the front axle and Stainless Brake Lines firm up braking and ensure there is enough line for the newfound travel. To round off the front end, we include Caster Shims to tighten the steering.

The rear can be outfitted with a replacement Full Progressive Spring Pack (reduces capacity to a “light” ¾-ton) or factory leaf-pack modifying Progressive Add-a-Pack (maintains factory payload capacity and pairs with the included Carli Fabricated 2” block). This is where the F250 and F350 are a bit different. Since 2008, the main spring packs on these two trucks is different; the F250 has a lighter rate spring pack than its 350 counterpart. The F250 Add-a-Pack equipped systems are a nice improvement over stock; the F350 with the Add-a-Pack is still very stiff in the rear as the main pack doesn’t move much unless loaded. We recommend the Full Replacement Leaf Spring packs for both trucks but especially the F350 given the super-stiff factory springs. If capacity is a concern, the Full Progressive Leaf Springs can be supplemented back to the factory capacity of a SRW F350 with the addition of our Long-Travel Airbags (Coming soon for the 2017). The Full Progressive Leaf Spring Pack will shift the axle slightly forward in the wheel well to ensure maximum tire clearance for a 37” M/T at full compression.

Wheel and Tire:

On our 4.5” Ford Systems, we recommend 17”-18” wheels, no more than 9” wide with 5” of backspacing with a 37”, E-Rated Tire. The more rubber, the better the small bump compliance will be at proper inflation pressures. The ride will firm up as you go larger in wheel diameter. For more details, see our article on wheel and tire selection and tire pressures:

System Notes:

Wheels - Carli Recommends a 17"-18" Wheel, no more than 9" wide with 5" of Backspacing on 4.5" Lift Systems.

Tires - 37", E-Rated Tire Fitment is Recommended. Recommended unloaded Tire Pressure 45F/40R.

Recommended Configuration - Carli 4.5" Systems are Designed and Tested on Vehicles with 17"-18" Wheels with 37", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.

Leaf Springs - Full Replacement Leaf Spring Option Requires NO BLOCKS to achieve level Stance.

Rear Driveshafts - Trucks equipped with a 2 piece driveshaft will require CS-CARRIERDROP-F to ensure proper driveline angles.


Vehicle Year - 2017+
Engine - Diesel 
Model - F-250/350
Lift Height - 4 1/2"

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