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Carli - RAM 2500/3500 3" Dominator 3.0 System, Diesel 03-09



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CARLI Suspension - Dodge Dominator 3.0 System, Diesel, 2003-2009 Base Kit

SKU: CS-DD30-03-D

3.0" King Remote Reservoir Shocks pair with the included Full Progressive Leaf Pack to deliver a soft, yet controlled on-road ride quality with substantially more bottom out capability than the Pintop 2.5. The Dominator System was blueprinted and built with the avid off-roader in mind.

Shock Diameter - 3.0"
Lift Height - 3"
Tire Size - Up To 37"
Front Travel - 10"
Rear Travel - 12"

Base Kit Includes:

CS-DMRC-03-D - Multi-Rate Coils
CS-DD30SPKG-03-D - Carli Tuned King 3.0 Remote Reservoir Shocks, Stainless Shafts, Short Reservoir Mounts, Limit Straps
CS-DPRB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DFST475 - Fabricated Shock Tower
CS-D30GUSSET - Rear Gusset Kit
CS-HOLESAWKIT-4.5 - 4" Hole Saw & Arbor

A “Base Kit” SKU must be accompanied by the SKU of a Sway Bar and Leaf Spring option to form a complete system.

Kit Options:

Sway Bar Options

3in Extended Sway Bar End Links +$ (Not For Power Wagons)
SKU: CS-DEL-985
     - Machined out of 17-4 Stainless Steel
     - FK Bearing, Chromoly Rod-Ends
     - For Trucks with 3" of front lift - 1998.5-2009

        

3in Torsion Sway Bar +$
SKU: CS-DTSB3-03
     - Easily the Best "Bang for the Buck" Upgrade for ride quality
     - Allows front suspension to move freely without giving up Control
     - For Trucks with 3" of front lift - 2003-2013

         

Rear Leaf Options

3in Diesel Add-A-Pack +$
SKU: CS-DPAP-03-D(H)
     - Replaces Rear, Lower overload spring for increased ride quality
     - Diesel specific configuration (AAM 11.5 Axle)
     - 1" of lift

       

Diesel Full Spring Pack +$
SKU: CS-DFSP-03-D(H)
     - Softens initial spring rate at ride height
     - Minimizes Axle Wrap/Wheel Hop
     - Reduces Payload 15% From Stock 2500
     - Capable of 15" of Suspension Travel

       

Diesel Heavy Duty Full Spring Pack +$
SKU: CS-DFSP-03-HD
     - For Trucks with 1,500lbs. In the Bed at all times
     - Softens initial spring rate at ride height
     - Capable of 15" of Suspension Travel

       

Add Long Travel Air Bags

Long Travel Air Bags +$
SKU: CS-DLTB-03-4.0 

- Supports up to 12 inches of travel
- Compatible with 1"-2" Rear Lift, 4" requires CS-AIRBAGSPCR
- Restore Factory Payload to Full Progressive Spring Equipped Rams
- Adjustable Rear Loaded height, 2,000lbs (each) Capacity at 100psi
- Fitment: 2003-11 Ram 2500/3500 4x4 Diesel, 4.0" Axle Tube
- Non Traction Control Equipped, Single rear brake line ONLY

 

 

Add Control Arms

Extended Control Arms +$
SKU: CS-CA-MS-03
     - Re-centers front axle on 3" Suspension Systems
     - Offset body for more tire clearance

       

High Clearance Extended Control Arms +$
SKU: CS-DFCA-03
     - Re-centers front axle on 3" Suspension Systems
     - fabricated 1/4" construction with even more tire clearance than the CS-CA-MS-03

       

 

Add Steering Stabilizer

Low Mount Stabilizer, Y-Style +$
SKU: CS-DLMSS-Y

- Direct bolt-in replacement for "Y-Style" steering
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Can be combined with Diff Guard and Bracket to correct Left-tire Pull

Low Mount Stabilizer, T-Style +$
SKU: CS-DLMSS-T

- Direct bolt-in replacement for "T-Style" steering
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Can be combined with Differential Guard and Bracket to correct Left-tire Pull

High Mount Stabilizer, Y-Style +$
SKU: CS-DHMSS-03-Y

- Direct bolt-in replacement for "Y-Style" steering
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Fits Leveled & Lifted trucks, ONLY
- Does NOT Fit with Factory Power Wagon Sway Bar.

High Mount Stabilizer, T-Style +$
SKU: CS-DHMSS-03-T

- Direct bolt-in replacement for "T-Style" steering
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Fits Leveled & Lifted trucks, ONLY
- Does NOT Fit with Factory Power Wagon Sway Bar.

Opposing Mount Stabilizer, Y-Style +$
SKU: CS-DSSOSK-Y

- True opposing steering stabilizer setup, High & Low Mount
- Nitrogen charged, stainless, adjustable shocks
- Adjusts for any radial pull
- For leveled and lifted heights only
- Fits "Y-Style" Steering
- Differential Guard and Bracket included

Opposing Mount Stabilizer, T-Style +$
SKU: CS-DSSOSK-T

- True opposing steering stabilizer setup, High & Low Mount
- Nitrogen charged, stainless, adjustable shocks
- Adjusts for any radial pull
- For leveled and lifted heights only
- Fits "T-Style" Steering
- Differential Guard and Bracket included

 

Add Rear Shock Mount - Driver

Rear Shock Mount, Driver, 2003-12 | +$
SKU: CS-DRSMD

- Replaces weak Driver's side factory shock mount
- Necessity when running 3.0" rear shocks
- Combines 3/16" and 1/4" Steel for Strength
- WILL NOT FIT 2013-2500/3500
- WELD-ON Fabrication Part

Dodge Fabricated Rear Shock Mounts - Driver

Add Rear Shock Mount - Passenger

Rear Shock Mount, Passenger, 2003-12 | +$
SKU: CS-DRSMP

- Replaces Passenger side factory shock mount
- Combines 3/16" and 1/4" Steel for Strength
- Good insurance when installing Driver's side
- WELD-ON Fabrication Part

 Dodge Fabricated Rear Shock Mounts - Pass

Add Axle Truss

Front Axle Truss - AAM 9.25 | +$
SKU: CS-AAMTRUSS

- MASSIVE axle support ensures the axle stays true no matter the beating
- 1/4" Cold Rolled Steel Construction with full-length internal X-Bracing
- Includes Upper C Gussets & Lower C Doubler Plates
- WELD-ON Fabrication Part

Fabricated Axle Truss

Description

This is the true, Jack of all trades suspension system offering the most on-road comfort of any short-arm system in the Carli lineup. The Dominator rides better than any other system on the road while boasting off-road manners that make the truck feel half its size. This is the end of our “all-around” Suspension Systems; anything above the 3.0” King will sacrifice on-road ride for off-road capability. For the customer looking for the best balance of on and off-road capability, without leaning too far in either direction, wanting to maintain the factory short arms (ability to return to stock), this system is the perfect candidate.

The Details: The Dominator is the best of our short-arm, utilitarian style offerings boasting front Carli Signature tuned, King 3.0” remote reservoir shocks so large, we needed bore the factory spring buckets for them to cycle properly. As the old adage goes, there’s no replacement for displacement. In an effort to provide customers with the best product, we do not sell off-the-shelf King 3.0s. We designed a custom piston to determine proper base flow rates to ensure the shock works well in the heavy duty truck platform; we then tuned the shocks around the custom pistons based on seat-of-the-pants feel. We round off ALL our King shocks with shafts machined and polished from a solid piece of 17-4 Stainless. Unlike King’s standard shafts, there is no coating to wear off, weather is far less likely to hurt them and if there is a small chip, you can round the edges with emery cloth to ensure the seal housing isn’t damaged as they’re not brittle like the stock, hardened shafts. All King shocks are built with a plated steel body. If subjected to inclement weather for extended periods, we recommend wrapping your shocks in 3M to provide a moisture barrier that’s replaceable.

Your truck will sit 2.5”-3” higher in the front (year/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” thanks to the included Full Progressive Leaf Pack. The Full Progressive Leaf Pack replaces the entire factory leaf spring assembly increasing travel and drastically increasing comfort throughout the entire usable travel stroke at the cost of a 15% payload reduction from a standard 2500. This payload reduction can be supplemented back to factory 3500 SRW capacity with the addition of the Long Travel Airbags for the best of both worlds; ride quality and payload capacity/load control.

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 (unless 1994-2002, then there’s only one); extended, Sway Bar End Links or the replacement Torsion Sway Bar. The End links are equipped with ½” FK Rod-Ends and in-house machined 17-4 stainless bodies that are extended over stock to reset the sway bar engagement points. Factory pillow-bushings are re-used to assemble the sway bar to the lengthened link. 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 (in close competition with the full progressive leaf spring upgrade).

When lifting the front end of a straight axle truck, the front axle is pulled off-center unless the proper linkages are addressed. Three inches of front lift equates to an axle shifted toward the driver’s side ¾” and back toward the cab ½”. This system includes an Adjustable Track Bar to push the axle back toward the passenger side and provide a stronger link with less deflection for the lifted application. We also recommend the purchase of a set of extended control arms to shift the axle forward to its new center of travel.

Wheel and Tire: This system will fit up to a 37” tire with our High Clearance Control Arms and Full Progressive Leaf Springs on wheels no more than 9” wide with 5.75” of backspacing. If running factory control arms or wheels; we recommend an All Terrain 35” 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.

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