CARLI Suspension - Ford Pintop System 17+
5.5" Lift - 2020+ F250/350 4x4 Diesel, Base Kit
4.5" Lift - 2017-19 F250/350 4x4 Diesel, Base Kit
The Carli 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 Back-Country.
Shock Diameter - 2.5"
Lift Height - 4.5"
Tire Size - Up To 37"
Front Travel - 11"
Rear Travel - 13"
Base Kit Includes:
CS-FLC-05 - Leveling Coils
CS-FRAD-17 - Radius Arm Drop Brackets
CS-FPT25SPKG-45-05 - Carli Custom Tuned KING 2.5" Remote Reservoir Shocks, Front and Rear with Stainless Shafts & Reservoir Mounts
CS-FPRB-17 - Track Bar
CS-FORDBBL-45-17 - Brake Lines
CS-FCASTERSHIM-45 - Caster Correction Shim
CS-FBDF-45-17 - Bump Stop Drop, Front
CS-FATB-17 - Adjustable Track Bar
A “Base Kit” SKU must be accompanied by the SKU of a Leaf Spring option to form a complete system.
ADD Sway Bar Option
Torsion Sway Bar + Includes Sway Bar End Link Kit +$
ADD Rear Leaf Option
2017+ Add-A-Packs - 4.5" Lift +$
2017+ Full Spring Packs - 4.5" Lift +$ (Not for Commuter Kits)
ADD Radius Arm Option
Radius Arms for 4.5in Lifts +$
ADD Carrier Bearing Drop
Carrier Bearing Drop +$
ADD Steering Stabilizer
High Mount Steering Stabilizer +$
Low Mount Steering Stabilizer +$
ADD Long Travel Air Bags
Long Travel Air Bags for 3.5" Axle Tube +$
Long Travel Air Bags for 4.0" Axle Tube +$
Long Travel Air Bags for 4.5" Axle Tube +$
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. The on road ride is terrific, sharp edges are rounded and light to medium duty off-road escapades become completely controlled and uneventful. Most Carli videos were filmed with the Pintop kit showcasing the extremes of its capability.
The Pintop is a Jack-of-all-trades system from which every Super Duty owner would benefit. Raising the Super Duty Platform then adding the 2.5” diameter shocks (55% more piston surface area than a 2.0” shock) will support the argument that these trucks should come equipped with 2.5” shocks from the factory. The higher end systems (currently in development, no ETA) 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 Pintop 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 can’t 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.
Wheel and Tire:
On our 4.5” Ford Systems, we recommend 17”-18” wheels, no more than 9” wide with 5” of backspacing with a 37”, E-Rated 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:
Wheels - Carli Recommends a 17"-18" Wheel, no more than 9" wide with 5" of Backspacing on 4.5" Lift Systems.
Tires - 37", E-Rated Tire Fitment is Recommended. Recommended unloaded Tire Pressure 45F/40R.
Recommended Configuration - Carli 4.5" 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.
Leaf Springs - Full Replacement Leaf Spring Option Requires NO BLOCKS to achieve level Stance.
Rear Driveshaft - Trucks equipped with a 2 piece driveshaft will require CS-CARRIERDROP-F to ensure proper driveline angles.
Vehicle Year - 2017+
Engine - Diesel
Model - F-250/350
Lift Height - 4 1/2"
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