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CARLI Suspensions - Dodge 3" Commuter 2.0 System, Diesel, 2013+ 3500 Base Kit
First system in our lineup with the Signature Carli Shock Tune. Designed for the truck that keeps it on the pavement.
Shock Diameter - 2.0"
Lift Height - 3"
Tire Size - UP TO 37"
Front Travel - 10"
Rear Travel - 12"
Base Kit Includes:
CS-DFBD-1 - Front Bump Drops
CS-DLRC-14-D - Front Linear-Rate Coil Springs
CS-DATB-1419 - Front Track Bar
CS-DRAD-14 - Radius Arm Drops
CS-DCM-20-HK - Transmission Crossmember, Extended Hardware Kit
CS-DC20SPKG-13-D - Carli Tuned Fox 2.0" IFP Shocks, Front and Rear
Sway Bar Options
Front Sway Bar Drop Brackets +$
3in Torsion Sway Bar +$
ADD Progressive Add-a-Pack
2019+ 3in Diesel Add-A-Packs & Billet Blocks +$
Fabricated Radius Arms
Fabricated Radius Arms +$
ADD Long Travel Air Bag System
Long Travel Air Bag System + $
ADD Steering Stabilizer
High-Mount Steering Stabilizer
High Mount Stabilizer, 2019+ | + $
ADD Front Differential Guard
Front Differential Guard + $
ADD Lifetime Ball Joints
Lifetime Ball Joints + $
The Commuter 2.0 system is designed for people seeking the best on-road ride quality on a budget. Utilizing front and rear Fox 2.0” internal reservoir shocks, we’ve developed a Carli Signature shock tune that delivers all around comfort and ride quality designed for on-road, in town, highway, and towing/hauling. The Fox 2.0s are fully rebuildable, built with hour-glass bushings and boast extruded aluminum construction with a clear anodizing for corrosion resistance. Fox builds these shocks with their legendary red shock oil that flows well down to -55* F. This system was tuned with the Progressive Add-A-Pack and factory 20” wheels on factory tires.
Your truck will sit 3”-3.5” higher in the front (cab configuration dependent) with 50% more suspension travel than the factory platform thanks to the taller, lighter rate coil springs. The rear is lifted 1”-2” via the Carli Progressive Add-A-Pack. The Progressive Add-A-Pack replaces the factory overload with a 5-Leaf, progressive pack that changes the final rate of the spring pack keeping the rear planted while increasing traction and predictability.
When pairing added down-travel with the taller ride height, the position of the factory, front sway bar will need to be altered as well. For this, we offer two options; Billet Sway Bar Drop Brackets or the replacement Torsion Sway Bar. The Billet Drop Blocks shift the sway bar down and forward to ensure the factory end links cycle properly throughout the entire extended travel range. Carli’s optional Torsion sway bar removes the entire factory sway bar assembly replacing it with a torsion bar supported by fabricated drop brackets and delrin bushings. Fabricated sway bar arms and dual 5/8” FK heim end links round off the package. This is the single best bang for the buck, ride-quality upgrade offered by Carli Suspension.
Wheel and Tire:
This system will fit up to a 37” tire when utilizing wheels that are no more than 9” wide with 5.75-6” of backspacing. A 12.5” wide should fit with no rubbing on the factory radius arm and only minor trimming required, while a 13.5” will require more trimming and slightly more offset to fit properly. 35” tires will fit with VERY minimal, if any trimming. We Recommend running an 18” diameter wheel for optimal ride quality (more rubber = better small bump compliance) on a 35”-37” E-rated tire running 45psi front, 40psi rear when unloaded. For more details, see our article on wheel and tire selection and tire pressures:
Wheels - Carli Recommends a 18" Wheel, no more than 9" wide with 5.25-5.75" of Backspacing.
Tires - 35", E-Rated Tire Fitment is Recommended. Recommended unloaded Tire Pressure 45F/40R
Recommended Configuration - Carli Leveling Systems are Designed and Tested on Vehicles with 18" Wheels with 35", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.
End Links - Factory front endlinks are retained and require the use of the sway bar drops to ensure proper geometry.
Torsion Sway Bar - Selection of the Torsion Sway Bar Replacement will not use front sway bar drops.
Fitting 37" Tires - 37" Tires will fit with the above wheel specifications. Radius arms are not required but will offer more clearance for those wanting to run smaller offsets.
Part No.: CS-DC20-1319-D
Vehicle year - 13-18
Model - 3500
Engine - Diesel
Lift Height - 3"
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