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Carli - RAM 2500/3500 3" Performance 2.5 Long Arm System, BASE, Diesel 10-13



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CARLI Suspension - Dodge 3" Performance 2.5 System, Diesel, 4WD, 2010-2013 BASE

Identical Valving, travel and shocks as the Pintop but with an eyelet shock mount on the front and Your choice of Billet or Fabricated Shock towers.

Shock Diameter - 2.5" 
Lift Height - 3"
Tire Size - Up To 37"
Front Travel - 12"
Rear Travel - 12"

SKU: CS-DPER25-10-D 
2010-2011 Base Kit Includes:

CS-DLRC-10-D - Linear-Rate Coils
CS-DPER25SPKG-03-D-LA - Carli Tuned, Long Travel King 2.5" Remote Reservoir Shocks, 5-Port Piston, Stainless Shafts, Limit Straps, Short Reservoir
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts, 2.5"
CS-DLSK315 - Ram 15" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DFST625 - Fabricated Shock Tower
CS-DLAPKG-10 - Long Arm System
CS-DLA3-DROP - Long Arm Drop Brackets
CS-DCM3-03-S - Dodge Long Arm Drop Bracket Crossmember

CS-DFBD-1 - Front Bump Drop 1"
CS-D3BBL-03 - Braided Brake Lines

SKU: CS-DPER25-12-D
2012-2013 Base Kit Includes:

CS-DLRC-10-D - Linear-Rate Coils
CS-DPER25SPKG-03-D-LA - Carli Tuned, Long Travel King 2.5" Remote Reservoir Shocks, 5-Port Piston, Stainless Shafts, Limit Straps, Short Reservoir
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts, 2.5"
CS-DLSK315 - Ram 15" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DFST625 - Fabricated Shock Tower
CS-DLAPKG-10 - Long Arm System
CS-DLA3-DROP - Long Arm Drop Brackets
CS-DCM3-03-S - Dodge Long Arm Drop Bracket Crossmember

CS-DFBD-1 - Front Bump Drop 1"
CS-D3BBL-12 - Braided Brake Lines


Kit Options:

ADD Sway Bar Options

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

         

ADD Rear Leaf Options

Diesel Full Spring Pack +$
SKU: CS-DFSP-10-D
     - 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-10-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 Airbag

Dodge 2003-2011 Long Travel Air Bags, Diesel +$
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 Long Travel Airbag

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, 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 Stabilizers, T-Style, Lifted
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 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

 

ADD Axle Truss


Hydro-Pneumatic Front Bump Stops, 3" Lift
SKU: CS-DHYDRO-F
- Engages the last 2.5" of Travel Stroke
- Carli Specific, Inverted 2.0" King Bump Stops
- Compatible with 0-3" Front Lift
- Creates a position sensitive compression zone
- Requires Welding
- Fitment: 2003-12 Ram 2500/3500 4x4

 

Description:

The Performance 2.5 Lift system is a no-compromise utilitarian, all-around suspension system. The front end is converted to our Fabricated Long-Arm System and paired with a Torsion Sway Bar for unrivaled articulation and axle travel. The rear is outfitted with your choice of Full Progressive Leaf Spring Packs and the King Shocks are longer-travel than our short arm systems with a long-arm specific tuning profile. This system is our personal favorite as it would suit anyone’s taste. The on-road ride is fantastic, the off-road ride will run circles around our short-arm Dominator 3.0 (albeit, not as soft on the road but far more controlled) and allow you to drive to the capability of the chassis without worrying that you’ve equipped the truck with enough shock to destroy the truck around the suspension. If it’s in the budget, this is the system we’d recommend for every Ram owner.

The Details:

With the release of the 3" Long Arm, comes the Long-Arm equipped Systems. The decision has been made to discontinue the older, short-arm variation of the Performance 2.5" in favor of a Long-Arm equipped, extended travel version at which you’re looking now. This system requires customers to cut off the factory control arm mounts in favor of the Carli Drop Brackets to house our internally gusseted, fully fabricated Long Arm System. These arms are over 50% longer than the factory arms boasting 3/16” construction, internal gusseting, extended travel capability, more linear travel stroke and a better ride quality given their length and position parallel to the ground.

To take advantage of the Long Arm’s capability, we’ve included a 6.25” tall, slide over-design shock tower to ease installation and accommodate the longer (12” Travel) shocks. Included 1” front bump stop drops and limit straps ensure customers can dish repetitive beatings to their King 2.5” shocks with confidence of full & safe utilization of the shock’s travel. In a short arm truck, it’s not uncommon to see 7” of up-travel (metal to metal) and 3” of down-travel. The combination of the long arm system’s 6.25” tall tower and 1” bump drop allows for our 12” travel shock and shifts the front axle’s operating range down 1”; the result, 3” more down-travel when compared to a short-arm system only sacrificing 1” of up-travel. This is a far more balanced setup spec’d with 6” of up travel and 6” of down-travel ensuring the front end maintains contact over rough terrain.

This system boasts Carli specific, blueprinted, Long-Travel King 2.5” shocks on all four corners. For the Long Arm system, we designed a second, off-road oriented 5-Port custom piston opposed to the 3-Ports in a short-arm Pintop 2.5” System. This piston and long arm tuning profile alters flow of the pressurized shock oil displacing a wider surface area of the tuning shims to increase bottom-out on sharp hits while providing a predictable, comfortable street ride. 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. The shocks are finished with King oil good to -55* F. Note that 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 3”-3.25” higher in the front (year/cab configuration dependent) with 70% more suspension travel than the factory platform thanks to the taller, linear rate coil springs. These systems require the extended travel capability of the linear spring as the free-height of the multi-rate coils was too short to reach the droop potential.

As this is a high-performance, no compromise system, it includes the Carli Torsion Sway Bar and Full Progressive Leaf Springs (No option for extended sway bar links or add-a-packs). The Carli 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.

The Full Progressive Leaf Pack lift the rear 1.5-2” by replacing 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 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.

Wheel and Tire:

This system will fit up to a 37”x12.5” tire with on 17”-18” wheels with 5-5.25” of backspacing. If considering Fiberglass Fenders, a 4.5” Backspacing on a 9” Wide wheels will fit up to a 37x13.5” wide tire. This system was tuned with 17” wheels on, 37” Toyo M/T at 40F/35R. 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 5.75" of Backspacing on Leveling Systems

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

Recommended Configuration - Carli Leveling Systems are Designed and Tested on Vehicles with 17"-18" Wheels with 35", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.

Endlinks - 2010-2013vehicles have 2 possible sizes of Sway Bar End Links. Place a socket on the nut that compresses the rubber End Link bushings; fitment of an 18mm socket will indicate the need for the 12mm Extended End Link.

Torsion Sway Bar - Selection of the Torsion Sway Bar Replacement will not Require size selection as the entire sway bar assembly is replaced.

Fitting 37" Tires - 37" Tires will fit with the above wheel specifications if the system is equipped with Full Replacement Leaf Springs and Control Arms.

 

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