The Dominator 3.0 is Carli's original flagship ride quality performer for 1994-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4 trucks. The larger displacement combined with Carli's custom low-flow piston and latest shock tune offers the smoothest dampening control and high speed bottom-out resistance. There's nothing smoother than a Carli tuned King 3.0.
In our opinion, the Dominator 3.0 offers the best all around ride quality of any suspension offerings for a Ram 2500/3500 truck. The size and displacement of the 3.0 shocks allows for tuning that almost eliminates and kind of felt choppiness while offering enough dampening to improve the truck's handling both on and off road.
Carli provides the option of whether to include the sway bar end links or torsion sway bar as well as rear progressive add a packs or full progressive leaf springs with this system. For 2003-2009 trucks especially, the replacement sway bar end links are highly recommended as 2"+ of front lift tends to overextend the factory sway bar end links. The progressive add a packs are designed to retain factory weight capacity while softening the rear of the truck as the rear suspension compresses. The full progressive leaf springs replace the entire factory leaf spring pack and are designed to retain about 85% percent of the factory weight capacity. In terms of ride quality, the full progressive leaf springs offer one of the most significant improvements in ride quality available for these trucks.
**2010-present vehicles have 2 possible sizes of Sway Bar End Links. Place a socket on the nut that compresses the rubber End Link bushings; fitment of an 18mm socket will indicate the need for the 12mm part number.
This system fits Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
-Carli 3" Front Lift Coil Springs
-Carli Dominator 3.0 King Shock Package with Limit Straps and Reservoir Mounts
-Carli Adjustable Track Bar
-Carli Fabricated Shock Towers
-Carli Dominator Rear Gusset Kit
-Carli 4" Hole Saw and Arbor
-Carli Stainless Sway Bar End Links With F.K. Bearings
-Carli Torsion Sway Bar (2003+ trucks only)
-Carli Adjustable Track Bar (2003+ trucks only. 1994-02 trucks should use a track bar conversion kit that includes a new upper bracket, such as this one)
-Carli Control Arms
-Carli Rear 5 Leaf Progressive Add a Packs
-Carli Full Progressive Rear Leaf Springs
Year Model Part Number
2010-13 DODGE RAM 2500 4x4 Diesel (10mm End Links) CS-D30-10-D
2010-13 DODGE RAM 2500 4x4 Diesel (12mm End Links) CS-D30-10-D-12mm
2010-12 DODGE RAM 3500 4x4 Diesel (10mm End Links) CS-D30-10-D
2010-12 DODGE RAM 3500 4x4 Hemi CS-D30-10-H
|Front Lift||Rear Lift||Front Travel||Rear Travel||Shock Diameter||Tire Fitment|
|3.0″||1″ – 2″||10″||12″||3.0″||37″ x 12.5″|
Purchased 3.0 Dominator,multi rate front coils,sway bar, progressive rear packs and high clearance control arms. I had the truck ready to sell bc the ride was horrible but decided to give this set up a try. There was no way to use the coffee cup holder wo a disaster as the ride is so harsh. Installation is something you should have a shop do if your not set up to work on big tall heavy trucks.
Directions come with each item and are easy to follow.
Once installed I tested around town on the usual transitions,speed bumps, pot holes and gutter crossings and found I could now just relax and run anything over. The ride is firm but swallows any hits on the road. The sway bar may be the best bargain out there too.I don't have any huge camper or anything too heavy but taking the high mountain roads at 65-70 was no big deal and felt very stable all the time (that was with a loaded bed of 3 motorcycles and gear).
Finally the off road test! Once out to Yerrington NV and onto the washboard road to camp, I slowly sped up and and hit 65 fully loaded. This system is a FN beast! I later hit 70 unloaded. I was surprised by a small water bar wash out maybe 6-8" deep at 50-60 and was slightly concerned. We hit the hole and kept moving. I didn't hit the stops here but did the other day on some larger rollers.
To be perfectly clear I did lower this 3" lift system slightly.:)
Cody ,Cole and the team were very helpful before, during and after the build. Bob