The Carli Suspension Power Wagon Pintop system is one of the best bolt on suspension systems on the market. This system incudes everything necessary to dramatically improve on and off road ride, with a massive bump in wheel travel, control and articulation.
Designed from the ground up for the serious adventurer, the Pintop 2.5 features excellent road manners while providing the comfort and control needed on those long unforgiving trails, and high speed off road driving. Keeping the factory geometry in check is a host of upgraded components that have been scrutinized for strength, function, and longevity.
The Details: 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 1” higher in the front (cab configuration dependent) with a touch more suspension travel than the factory platform thanks to the taller, lighter rate coil springs. The rear Carli Coil Springs will drop by ½”-1” to level the truck while upping the rear suspension capacity to a respectable 2,000lbs.
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.
The additional inch of front lift and off-road oriented application call for a better track bar to handle the new-found increased off-road abilities. This system includes an Adjustable Track Bar to recenter the axle and provide a stronger link with less deflection for the lifted application. Also included are Carli’s Radius Arm Drop Brackets to drop the pivot point of the dual pivot Power Wagon arms, alleviate diagonal spring pressures (ensure no bow in the coil springs) and allow full adjustment of the factory caster bolt.
Everything is included to support flawless operation of all components. Extended rear Sway Bar End Links, Front and Rear Bump stop drops to ensure the shocks are cycling in their designed travel range as well as a rear track bar drop bracket minimizing the rear end “wag” associated with opposing track bar suspension designs are all included to round off this suspension system.
This system fits Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4x4 trucks from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Wheel and Tire: This system will fit up to a 37” tire when utilizing wheels that are no more than 9” wide with 5.75-6” of backspacing. A 12.5” wide should fit with no rubbing on the factory radius arm and only minor trimming required, while a 13.5” will require more trimming and slightly more offset to fit properly. 35” tires will fit with VERY minimal, if any trimming. We Recommend running a 17”/18” diameter wheel for optimal ride quality (more rubber = better small bump compliance) on a 35”-37” E-rated tire running 45psi front, 40psi rear when unloaded. For more details, see our article on wheel and tire selection and tire pressures:
- Easily the best "bang for the buck" upgrade for ride quality
- Allows front suspension to move freely without giving up control
- Requires removal of electronic sway bar on Power Wagons
- Fitment: 2014+ 2500 4x4
- Fitment: 2013+ 3500 4x4
- Compatible with 2.5"-4" Front Lift
- Direct bolt-in replacement
- Corrects left tire pull, adjustable
- Stainless Steel Shock
- Black Nitride Shaft
- Billet Red Ends with 1/2" Spherical Bearings
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4×4
- Massive Strength Upgrade vs. Stock Arm
- Improved ride quality and control
- Internal X-Bracing & Serviceable 17-4 Stainless Spherical Joints
- 12" Quad Wrap Limit Straps, For 3.25" Lift Systems
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4×4
- Protection for your Ring-Gear
- Bolts On In Minutes
- 1/4" Wall Cold-Rolled Steel Construction
- Grade 8 Hardware
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4x4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4x4
- Power Wagons may require modification to the Diff Guard or Lower Diff Housing.
- Set of Upper and Lower Ball Joints
- LIFETIME Advanced-Replacement Warranty
- Copper Plated, Carburized and Dry-Lubed
- Includes a tube of Redline CV2 Grease
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500 4x4
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500 4x4
Quality of the parts are excellent! Fitment was solid! Ride with the level 2 rear springs is stiffer than the factory system but when loaded softens up nicely. System after 2 weeks I have driven both loaded and empty and can say the setup is for performance for sure. When not loaded It really soaks up the more extreme bumps but I seem to feel the lighter bumps just as much. Still need to air my tires down and then increase to 37’s. Have not off-roaded yet but have pulled 6500 lb load and have had approx 1100# tongue and payload which the system handles really well! Pleased so far for what limited use I’ve had to this point.