The Backcountry 2.0 system is designed for people seeking the best ride on and off-road on a budget; perfect for those that want to have a little dirt-road fun in their 8,500lb truck without losing the on-road ride quality or usability for which the truck was designed. You’re no longer limited to the highway while gravel roads become uninteresting as you can drive them at speed with one hand on the wheel. Utilizing Carli SPEC 2.0” Remote Reservoir Shocks, Carli has developed a shock tune that delivers all around comfort and ride quality designed for on-road, in town, highway, towing/hauling as well as slow to mid speed off road use.
The Details: Your truck will sit 3”-3.5” higher in the front (cab configuration dependent) with 50% more suspension travel than the factory platform thanks to the taller, lighter rate coil springs. The rear is lifted 2”-3” via the customer’s choice of a Progressive Add-A-Pack & Block combo or Full Progressive Leaf Pack. The Progressive Add-A-Pack/Block maintains load capacity and replaces the factory overload with a 5-Leaf, progressive pack that changes the final rate of the spring pack keeping the rear planted while increasing traction and predictability. The optional Full Progressive Leaf Pack replaces the entire factory leaf spring assembly increasing travel and drastically increasing comfort (when compared to when compared to the factory springs or add-a-pack) throughout the entire usable travel stroke at the cost of a 15% payload reduction from a standard 2500.
When pairing added down-travel with the taller ride height, the position of the factory, front sway bar will need to be altered as well. For this, we offer two options; Billet Sway Bar Drop Brackets or the replacement Torsion Sway Bar. The Billet Drop Blocks shift the sway bar down and forward to ensure the factory end links cycle properly throughout the entire extended travel range. 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 lifting the front end of a straight axle truck, the front axle is pulled off-center unless the proper linkages are addressed. Three inches of front lift equates to an axle shifted toward the driver’s side ¾” and, in the radius arm equipped Rams, lightened caster and slight rearward axle shift. This system includes an Adjustable Track Bar to push the axle back toward the passenger side and provide a stronger link with less deflection for the lifted application. We also include Radius Arm Drop Brackets to recenter your caster adjustment and shift the axle forward to its new center of travel. Everything is included to support flawless operation of all components.
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 an 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.
Base Kit Includes:
CS-DFBD-1 Front Bump Drops
CS-DLRC-14-D Front Linear-Rate Coil Springs
CS-DATB-1419 Front Track Bar
CS-DRAD-14 Radius Arm Drops
CS-DCM-20-HK Transmission Crossmember, Extended Hardware Kit
CS-DBC20SPKG-13-D Carli Tuned Carli SPEC 2.0" Remote Reservoir Shocks, Front and Rear, Reservoir Mounts
|3.25″ – 3.5″
|2″ – 3″
|37″ x 12.5″
I have had several different lift kits over the years on different trucks. Hands down this is the best system I have used. Makes my 1tn ride better than my half ton or 3/4 tn ever did. Very impressed with the quality of parts an ease of installation.
The guys at CJC are awesome and professional. They installed the Back County kit with 17” 315 Mrthids on 37” Nitto Grapplers. I didn’t have anyone to pick me up when I dropped off my truck and I was able to hang out in their break room. I would definitely recommend them to everyone.
Thank you CJC
We have Carli kits on all of our fleet trucks. Great on highway,but really notice the difference off road on the job site in rough access. Easy to get parts, long lasting components, we love them! CJC is great to deal with.
Carli Suspension 2013+ Dodge Ram 3500 Backcountry 2.0 3.25" Lift System