Carli Suspension's 3.0 Dominator System for the 2003-2009 Ram 2500 and 3500 is the jack of all trades suspension system offering the most on-road comfort of any short-arm system in the Carli lineup. The Dominator rides better than any other system on the road while boasting off-road manners that make the truck feel half its size. This is the end of our “all-around” Suspension Systems; anything above the 3.0” King will sacrifice on-road ride for off-road capability. For the customer looking for the best balance of on and off-road capability, without leaning too far in either direction, wanting to maintain the factory short arms (ability to return to stock), this system is the perfect candidate.
- Front Lift:3.0"
- Rear Lift: 1-2"
- Front Travel:10"
- Rear Travel: 12"
- Shock Diameter: 3.0
- Tire Fitment: 37"x12.50
BASE KIT INCLUDES:
- CS-DMRC-03-D: Multi-Rate Coils
- CS-DD30SPKG-03-D: Carli Tuned King 3.0 Remote Reservoir Shocks, Stainless Shafts, Short Reservoir Mounts, Limit Straps
- CS-DATB-03: Track Bar
- CS-DFST475: Fabricated Shock Tower
- CS-D30GUSSET: Rear Gusset Kit
- CS-HOLESAWKIT-4.5: 4" Hole Saw and Arbor
SWAY BAR OPTIONS
This Carli Suspension Kit must be accompanied by a selection of a Sway Bar option to form a complete system.
- TORSION SWAY BAR-CS-DTSB3-03
- Easily the best "bang for the buck" upgrade for ride quality
- Allows front suspension to move freely without giving up control
- For trucks with 0-3" of front lift
- Requires removal of electronic sway bar on Power Wagons
- SWAY BAR END LINKS 1998.5-2009 RAM 2500 AND 3500
- In-house machined 17-4 Stainless Steel
- 1/2" FK Chromoly Rod-End
- For trucks with 0-3" of front lift - 1998.5-2009.
The Dominator is the best of our short-arm, utilitarian style offerings boasting front Carli Signature tuned, King 3.0” remote reservoir shocks so large, we needed bore the factory spring buckets for them to cycle properly. As the old adage goes, there’s no replacement for displacement. In an effort to provide customers with the best product, we do not sell off-the-shelf King 3.0s. 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 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. 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 2.5”-3” higher in the front (year/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” thanks to the included Full Progressive Leaf Pack. The 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 3500 SRW capacity with the addition of the Long Travel Airbags for the best of both worlds; ride quality and payload capacity/load control.
WHEEL AND TIRE INFO:
This system will fit up to a 37” tire with our High Clearance Control Arms and Full Progressive Leaf Springs on wheels no more than 9” wide with 5.75” of backspacing. If running factory control arms or wheels; we recommend an All Terrain 35” 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.