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Carli Suspension Starter System 3" | 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Hemi / PowerWagon
The Starter System was designed for the Power Wagon Owner seeking a more leveled vehicle with more performance and ride quality than a generic spacer lift. The IFP Carli Signature Series shocks are custom tuned for the Ram platform working wonders to refresh the old, tired suspension.
Your Power Wagon will sit ¾”-1” higher in the front (year/cab configuration dependent) thanks to the taller, lighter rate coil springs. The included, front, Carli shocks are longer to accommodate the extended travel and were tuned in house to increase the suspension control in the Ram 2500 platform.
In factory form, the Power Wagons have the same control arms and track bar as a standard Ram 2500 but a 2” taller coil and longer shock. As the Ram is a short arm design, this pulls the axle off center to the driver’s side about ½” and back toward the cab about ½”. Although this is perfectly operable, we recommend the purchase of an Adjustable Track Bar to shift the axle back toward the passenger side and provide a stronger link with less deflection for the lifted application. To shift the axle forward to the center of the wheel well, we recommend a set of Extended Control Arms (especially when adding 1” of lift from the Carli Coil Springs). The control arms are not included in the system as there are two options to allow customers to select whichever is best for their wheel and tire application.
The Factory Sway Bar Disconnect with which the Power Wagons are equipped works great for those wanting the two ends of the spectrum, rigid or flexy. For those wanting to land in the middle of the spectrum between these two end points, 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 compared to the locked, factory sway bar. The Carli Sway Bar allows nearly bind-free articulation in low-speed applications; when things heat up, it allows the Carli Shocks and springs to breath while engaging progressively to provide control in high-speed cornering situations. Removing the factory sway bar may disrupt the axle-locker wiring, hard-wiring the locker may be necessary.
With this system, the rear is left stock aside from the inclusion of matching shocks to refresh worn out factory units.
This system will fit up to a 35” tire with stock control arms (we recommend purchasing our extended, Mild Steel Control Arms) on wheels with 5.75-6” of backspacing. If running factory wheels, we recommend an All Terrain 35” tire to avoid rubbing. For 37” tire fitment, our High-Clearance Control Arms and Adjustable Track Bar can be paired to a wheel with 5.75” 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.
- CS-DMRC-03-H: Multi-Rate Coils
- CS-DSIG20SPKG-94: Signature Series Shocks, Front & Rear
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