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Carli - RAM 2500/3500 6" Pintop 2.5 System, Base, Diesel, 03-13



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CARLI Suspension - Dodge 6" Pintop 2.5 System, Diesel, 4WD, 2003-2013 BASE Kit

Our most popular system, the Pintop kit boasts 2.5", Remote Reservoir King Shocks & Carli's Fabricated Radius Arm System. Designed and tuned in house for the customer looking for substantial on-road and off-road performance improvement; customers can expect a softer ride, yet more control and bottom-out resistance than the Backcountry.

Shock Diameter - 2.5"
Front Lift Height - 6"
Rear Lift Height - 4"
Tire Size - Up To 37"
Front Travel - 12"
Rear Travel - 13"

SKU: CS-DPT25-6-03-D
Base Kit Includes:

CS-DMRC6-03-D - Multi-Rate Coils
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DPRBDROP-6-03 - Track Bar Drop Bracket
CS-DRAPKG-03 - 6" Radius Arms
CS-DRA6-DROP-3 - Radius Arm Drop Brackets
CS-DCM6-03-S - Radius Arm Drop Bracket Crossmember
AS-DPT25SPKG-6-03-D - Pintop 2.5" Shock Package, Stainless Shafts
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts
CS-DLSK620 - 20" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DRBD-6 - Rear Bump Drops
CS-DFBD-6 - Front Bump Stop Drops
CS-D6BBL-03 - Brake Lines

SKU: CS-DPT25-6-10-D
Base Kit Includes:

CS-DMRC6-03-D - Multi-Rate Coils
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DPRBDROP-6-03 - Track Bar Drop Bracket
CS-DRAPKG-10 - 6" Radius Arms
CS-DRA6-DROP-3 - Radius Arm Drop Brackets
CS-DCM6-03-S - Radius Arm Drop Bracket Crossmember
AS-DPT25SPKG-6-03-D - Pintop 2.5" Shock Package, Stainless Shafts
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts
CS-DLSK620 - 20" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DRBD-6 - Rear Bump Drops
CS-DFBD-6 - Front Bump Stop Drops
CS-D6BBL-03 - Brake Lines

SKU: CS-DPT25-6-12-D
Base Kit Includes:

CS-DMRC6-03-D - Multi-Rate Coils
CS-DATB-03 - Track Bar
CS-DPRBDROP-6-03 - Track Bar Drop Bracket
CS-DRAPKG-10 - 6" Radius Arms
CS-DRA6-DROP-3 - Radius Arm Drop Brackets
CS-DCM6-03-L - Radius Arm Drop Bracket Crossmember, Long
AS-DPT30SPKG-6-03-D - Pintop 3.0 Remote Shock Package, Stainless Shafts
CS-SRM-25 - Short Reservoir Mounts
CS-DLSK620 - 20" Limit Strap Kit
CS-DFST475 - Fabricated Shock Tower
CS-DRBD-6 - Rear Bump Drops
CS-DFBD-6 - Front Bump Stop Drops
CS-D6BBL-12 - Brake Lines
CS-HOLESAWKIT-4.5 - 4" Hole Saw & Arbor
CS-D30GUSSET - Dominator Rear Gusset Kit


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

2003-07 Rams MUST convert to factory “T-Style” steering

Kit Options:

Sway Bar Option

6in 10mm Extended Sway Bar End Links and Sway Bar Drops +$
SKU: CS-DEL6-10
     - Machined out of 17-4 Stainless Steel
     - FK Bearing, Chromoly Rod-End
     - Used for all 03-09 6" kits. Also used on 10-13 6" kits that have a factory end link with a        15mm top nut

       

6in 12mm Extended Sway bar End Links and Sway bar drops +$
SKU: CS-DEL6-12
     - Machined out of 17-4 Stainless Steel
     - FK Bearing, Chromoly Rod-Ends
     - used on 10-13 6" kits that have a factory end link with a 18mm top nut. 

       

6in Torsion Sway Bar +$
SKU: CS-DTSB6-03
     - Easily the Best "Bang for the Buck" Upgrade for ride quality
     - Allows front suspension to move freely without giving up Control

       

Rear Leaf Options

6in Diesel Add-A-Pack +$
SKU: CS-DPAP6-03-D
     - Replaces Rear, Lower overload spring for increased ride quality
     - Diesel specific configuration (AAM 11.5 Axle)
     - 4" of lift - Includes 2" Billet Block and U-Bolts

       

6in Diesel Full Spring Pack +$
SKU: CS-DFSP-6-03-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

       

6in Diesel Full Spring Pack +$
SKU: CS-DFSP-6-10-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

       

 

ADD Long Travel Airbag Option

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 Pitman Arm

03+ Drop Pitman Arm 
SKU: CS-PITMAN6-09 2009-2013 (FTS-93012) +$
SKU: CS-PITMAN6-03 2003-2008 (FTS-93001) +$
     - Forged Pitman Arm For Use with 6" Front Suspension Lift
     - Must be Combined with a track bar bracket of equal drop
     - Fitment: 09-13 Ram 2500 4X4 Diesel
     - Fitment: 09-12 Ram 3500 4X4 Diesel
     - Fitment: 03-08 Ram 2500 4X4 Diesel with Larger Mopar Box
     - Fitment: 03-08 Ram 2500 4X4 Diesel with Original Box use pn: CS-PITMAN6-03

      

 

ADD AIR BAG SPACER

Air Bag Spacer +$
SKU: CS-AIRBAGSPCR
- Spacer adapts Carli Long Travel Airbag Systems to 4"-lift Spring options
- MUST be used with Long-Travel Airbags on Carli 6" Suspensions
- Includes all mounting hardware
- Installs between UPPER bag bracket and Airbag.

Airbag Spacer

 

Add Carrier Bearing Drop

Carrier bearing Drop +$
SKU: CS-CARRIERDROP-D
     - Drop Bracket For 2-Piece Driveshaft

     

Add Steering Stabilizer

T-Style Stainless Low Mount Stabilizer +$
SKU: CS-DLMSS-T
     - Direct Bolt-In Replacement
     - Corrects Right Tire Pull
     - Can be Combined with Diff Guard and Bracket to correct Left-Tire Pull

     

 

T-Style Stainless High Mount Stabilizer +$
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.

     

 

T-Style Stainless Opposing Mount Stabilizer +$
SKU: CS-DSSPSK-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:

The Carli 6” Systems are an entirely different animal than the 3” offerings. There is no entry level; every system is equipped with a custom tuned shock package and Radius Arm Conversion. The longer, flatter links cycle more linear travel and offer a superior ride quality over extending a short arm to work with a 6” front lift. Complete with a Driver’s side axle shock, Carli radius arms allow the axle to roll as to not bind during articulation; think of it as the strength of a radius arm and articulation capability of a 4-Link. Further, the drop brackets that affix the radius arms to the frame bolt on with no modification to the existing, factory control arm brackets (ensuring the truck can be returned to stock). The arms themselves boast “X” bracing internal to their gusseted, clam-shell structure and are constructed with 3” Currie Johnny Joints and an internally gusseted, 2-piece Crossmember making them both serviceable and nearly indestructible.

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 6” higher in the front with 60% more suspension travel than the factory platform thanks to the taller, lighter rate coil springs. The rear is lifted 4” via the customer’s choice of a Progressive Add-A-Pack/2” Billet Block 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. This is then paired with a 2” Billet Carli Block to achieve the 4” rear lift height.

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 capacity with the addition of the Long Travel Airbags (with optional spacer for 6” systems) for the best of both worlds; ride quality and payload capacity/load control. The Full Progressive Leaf Pack requires no block to achieve the 4” rear lift height.

When pairing added 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; Sway bar Drop Bracket + Extended Sway Bar End Links or the Sway Bar Drop Bracket + 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 a straight axle truck, all linkage, brake lines and bump stops need to be addressed. We include extended stainless brake lines, an adjustable track bar + track bar drop bracket, bump stop drop brackets, drop pitman arm, and recommend the purchase of a carrier bearing drop bracket in the rear for those running a 2-piece driveline.

Wheel and Tire:

This system will fit up to a 37” tire on wheels no more than 9” wide with 4.5” of backspacing. 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 4.5" of Backspacing on 6" Systems

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

Recommended Configuration - Carli 6" Suspension 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.

Endlinks - 2010-2013 vehicles 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.

Front Drive Shaft - Front drive shaft MUST be lengthened 2"

Rear Drive Shaft - Rear Driveshaft must be checked for 1 piece or 2 piece units. It is recommended that 2 piece Driveshafts order a carrier bearing drop, PN# CS-CARRIERDROP-D

Pitman Arm - A drop pitman arm is REQUIRED for 6" suspension kits. Pitman Arm Selection: [2003-2008: CS-PITMAN6-03]; [2009-2013: CS-PITMAN6-09]

Steering Linkage - Carli 6" suspension kits MUST run T-style steering linkage. Y-style linkage does not have enough angle of articulation to support the additional lift height and travel.

Fitment:

Vehicle Year - 03-13
Model - 2500/3500
Engine - Diesel
Lift Height - 6"

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