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Carli - RAM 2500/3500 3" Pintop 2.5 System, Base, Diesel, 03-09



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CARLI Suspension - Dodge Pintop 2.5 System, Diesel, 2003-2009 Base Kit

SKU: CS-DPT25-03-D

Our most popular system, the Pintop kit boasts 2.5", Remote Reservoir King Shocks. Designed and tuned in house for the customer looking for substantial on-road and off-road performance improvement. Customers can expect a softer ride with more control and bottom-out resistance than the Backcountry.

Shock Diameter - 2.5"
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-DPT25SPKG-03-D - Carli Tuned King 2.5" Remote Reservoir Pintop Shock Package with Reservoir Mounts & Limit Straps, Stainless Shafts
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts, 2.5"
CS-DLSK315 - Ram 15" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar

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

         

Rear Leaf Options

3in Diesel Add-A-Pack +$
SKU: CS-DPAP-03-D
     - 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
     - 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 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 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 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

 

 

Description:

The Pintop is the Backcountry on steroids, take the description for the Backcountry and throw an exponent on it. This system is our most popular, all around suspension system. It was tuned and rides best with the Full Progressive Leaf Springs. The Pintop is a Jack-of-all-trades system from which every Ram owner would benefit. Raising the Ram platform then adding the 2.5” diameter shocks will support the argument that these trucks should come equipped with 2.5” shocks from the factory. The higher end systems will get you more off-road capability, yes, and even a bit more on-road. The premium paid for these systems, however, doesn’t compare to the on and off-road ride quality per dollar spent on the Pintop. For these reasons, it will likely remain our best seller for years to come.

The Details:

This system boasts Carli specific, blueprinted, King 2.5” shocks on all four corners. In an effort to provide customers with the best product, 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 the only thing that matters to us, 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. 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 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” via the customer’s choice of a Progressive Add-A-Pack or Full Progressive Leaf 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. The optional 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:

System Notes:

Wheels - Carli Recommends a 17"-18" Wheel, no more than 9" wide with 5.75" of Backspacing on Leveling Systems

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 17"-18" Wheels with 37", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.

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.

Fitment:

Part No.: CS-DPT25-03-D
Vehicle Year - 03-09
Model - 2500/3500
Engine - Hemi, Diesel
Lift Height - 3"

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