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Carli Suspension 2.5" Commuter 2.0 System, BASE, for 2017+ Ford F250/F350 Diesel

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Carli Suspension's Super Duty Commuter 2.0 system is designed for F-250/F-350 owners seeking the best on-road ride quality that don’t plan to off-road their vehicle. Utilizing Fox 2.0” internal reservoir shocks, Carli Suspension developed a tune that delivers all-around comfort and ride quality designed for on-road, in-town, highway, and towing/hauling.

The Fox 2.0s boast extruded aluminum construction with a clear anodizing for corrosion resistance, are fully rebuildable, and are built with hour-glass bushings in the rod-ends. Fox builds these shocks with their legendary red shock oil that flows well down to -55° F. Unlike most of Carli Suspension suspension systems, the Commuter was tuned with 20”, factory wheels on factory Michelin tires given many in the entry-level, 2.5” lift market want the most bang for their buck and will continue to run the factory wheels and tires.

The truck will sit 2.5” higher in the front and have more wheel travel thanks to the lighter rate Carli Coil Springs. The Adjustable Track Bar centers the front axle and Stainless Brake Lines firm up braking and ensures there is enough line for the newfound travel. To round off the front end, we include Sway Bar Drop Brackets to re-center the sway bar in the new extended travel stroke, Caster Shims to tighten the steering, and a fabricated, High-Clearance Bump Stop Drop to keep the springs clear from contacting the factory bump stop.

The Commuter is the beginning of Carli Suspension's no-compromise, custom-tuned suspensions. The 2.5” lift variation was tuned with the Progressive Add-a-Pack. The Add-a-Pack installs in place of the lower, factory overload spring effectively making the factory leaf spring pack progressive in nature. In the 2017 platform, the factory block is eliminated with the installation of the Add-a-Pack; thus, axle wrap and wheel hop are non-existent. A rear bump stop drop is included to bridge the distance lost by removing the factory block.

Payload capacity is maintained and the rear end becomes a touch softer while being far more planted and predictable. The custom tuning in the rear Fox 2.0” is optimized to control the combination of our Progressive Add-a-Pack combined with the factory main pack; it’s for this reason we advise against upgrading to the Full Progressive Spring Pack (too much rebound valving for a lighter rate spring).

SKU: CS-FLVL-C20-CS-17 - Ford Leveling Commuter System

3.5" Lift - 2020+ F250/350 4x4 Diesel, Base Kit
2.5" Lift - 2017-19 F250/350 4x4 Diesel, Base Kit

A budget-friendly system with our Carli Signature Shock Tuning. This system was designed and built for the truck that keeps it on the pavement.

  • Shock Diameter - 2.0"
  • Lift Height - 2.5"
  • Tire Size - Up To 35"
  • Front Travel - 9.6"
  • Rear Travel - 12"

Base Kit Includes:

  • CS-FLC-05 - Front Leveling Coils
  • AS-FLVLSPKG-CS20IFP-A - Carli Custom Tuned 
  • CS-FORDBBL-17-F - Front Brake Lines
  • CS-FCASTERSHIM-25 - Caster Shims
  • CS-FBDF-2.5-17 - High Clearance Bump Stop Drops, Front
  • CS-FPRB-17 - Track Bar


Kit Options:

ADD Sway Bar Option Description

Sway Bar Drop Brackets, Leveling +$

     Sway Bar Drop Brackets, Leveling

Sway Bar End Links, Leveling +$

     Sway Bar End Links, Leveling

Torsion Sway Bar - WITH End Links, Leveling +$

     Torsion Sway Bar - WITH End Links, Leveling

Rear Leaf Option Description

Ford 17+ Progressive Add-A-Packs - Leveling +$865.00


Radius Arms Option Description

Adjustable Radius Arms for 2.5" - 3.5" Lifts +$


High Mount Steering Stabilizer Option Description

High Mount Steering Stabilizer +$


Low Mount Steering Stabilizer Option Description

Low Mount Steering Stabilizer +$


Wheel and Tire:

On Carli Suspension's 2.5” Ford Systems, we recommend 17”-18” wheels, no more than 9” wide with 5.5” of backspacing with Carli Fabricated Radius Arms or 5” Backspace with factory arms; 5” will require a bit more trimming. Tires, 37x12.5” will fit with some trimming; 35” will likely fit without trimming.

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"-5.5" 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 35", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.

Add-A-Packs: Add-A-Pack Option Requires NO BLOCKS to achieve level Stance


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