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 - 3.25"
Tire Size - UP TO 37"
Front Travel - 9.3"
Rear Travel - 13"
Base Kit Includes:
CS-DFBD-1 - Front Bump Drops
CS-DLRC-14-D - Front Linear-Rate Coil Springs
CS-DATB-1419 - Track Bar
CS-DRAD-14 - Radius Arm Drops
CS-DCM-20-HK - Transmission Crossmember, Extended Hardware Kit
CS-DPT25SPKG-13-D - Carli Tuned King 2.5" Remote Reservoir Pintop Shock Package with Reservoir Mounts, Stainless Shafts
CS-DRM-14-2.5 - Ram Reservoir Mount
Sway Bar Options
Front Sway Bar Drop Brackets +$
- Billet Aluminum
- Annodized For Corrosion Resistance
3in Torsion Sway Bar +$
- 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-Packs +$
- Replaces Rear, lower overload spring for increased ride quality
- Diesel specific configuration (AAM 11.5 Axle)
- 1" of lift
2013+ 3500 Diesel Diesel Full Spring Pack +$
- Softens initial spring rate at ride height
- Minimizes Axle Wrap/Wheel Hop
- Reduces Payload 15% From Stock 2500
- Capable of 15" of Suspension Travel
Fabricated Radius Arms
Fabricated Radius Arms +$
- 1/4" Cold Rolled Steel
- Internal X-Bracing
- Serviceable Spherical Joints
- Improved ride quality and control
- Quad Wrap Limit Straps & Hardware
ADD Low Mount Steering Stabilizer
Low Mount Steering Stabilizer
- Direct bolt-in replacement
- Corrects left tire pull, adjustable
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4×4
High Mount Steering Stabilizer
High Mount Steering Stabilizer
- Simple, Bolt-in Installation
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Combines with Low-Mount for opposing stabilization
- Fitment: 2019+ Ram 2500/3500, 4×4, Including Power Wagon
- Fitment: 2014-18 Ram 2500/3500, 4×4 with 19+ Drag Link
ADD Front Differential Guard
Front Differential Guard
- Protection for your Ring-Gear
- Bolts On In Minutes
- 1/4" Wall Cold-Rolled Steel Construction
- Grade 8 Hardware
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4x4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4x4
- Power Wagons may require modification to the Diff Guard or Lower Diff Housing.
ADD Lifetime Ball Joints
Lifetime Ball Joints
- Set of Upper and Lower Ball Joints
- LIFETIME Advanced-Replacement Warranty
- Copper Plated, Carburized and Dry-Lubed
- Includes a tube of Redline CV2 Grease
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500 4x4
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500 4x4
The Pintop is the Backcountry on steroids, take the description for the Backcountry and throw an exponent on it. This system is our 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. This system is our most popular, all around suspension system. It was tuned and rides best with our Full Progressive Leaf Springs and 18” wheels with 37” tires. Both of the aforementioned are recommended.
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 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 customer’s choice of a Progressive Add-A-Pack or Full Progressive Leaf Pack. The Progressive Add-A-Pack maintains load capacity and 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 (when compared to when compared to the factory springs or add-a-pack) throughout the entire usable travel stroke at the cost of a 15% payload reduction from a standard 2500.
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.
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, in the radius arm equipped Rams, lightened caster and slight rearward axle shift. 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 include Radius Arm Drop Brackets to recenter your caster adjustment and shift the axle forward to its new center of travel. Everything is included to support flawless operation of all components.
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.
Vehicle Year - 13-18
Model - 3500
Engine - Diesel
Lift Height - 3.25"
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