This Carli track bar for 2014 and newer Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks is a massive upgrade over stock, and hands down the highest quality track bar on the market for the platform. This Carli Suspension Ram track bar is USA made from end to end, and ready for years of flawless service on your truck.
The track bar is the most important link under the front end of a straight axle, heavy-duty truck. It’s both a suspension and steering component, and any deflection in the bar or wear in the bushings is immediately felt by the driver in the form of excessive steering input, a floating front end, wandering steering , and last but certainly not least, death wobble. Lifting the truck and increasing the load while pulling the axle off-center completes the recipe for disaster with the stock track bar that uses cheap rubber joints.
Enter the Carli Adjustable Track Bar. The goal, a link that deflects less than the stock bar, dampens vibrations without causing the sloppy handling associated with the stock bar, ensures service life far in excess of a factory unit while being rebuildable (vs. replaceable like the factory bar) all while being adjustable to center the axle on leveled vehicles.
The frame end of the track bar is where this bar differs from anything else on the market. While almost every other brand uses a cheap rubber or polymer bushing, Carli's “CUB” joint starts with a proven FK Bearing 7/8″ Uniball at its center. Custom molded bushings are pressed on to encapsulate this Uniball, then the assembly is pressed into the huge, gusseted frame-end housing of the track bar with a Stainless safety washer and retained with a snap ring. Custom Misalignment spacers center the joint in frame bracket and ensure full fore and aft movement of the track bar to be possible without bind or excessive bushing deflection. Bushing bars have do deflect to keep up with suspension movement, but this spherical joint offers no restriction to movement.
Carli Track Bars are 3/8″ wall DOM construction, FAR stronger than the brackets to which they’re bolted. This wall-thickness allows the end of the bar to be threaded to accept Carli's 7/8″ x 7/8″ FK Bearing Chromoly Heim Joint. You’ll see many manufacturers running thinner wall and weld-in bungs. Running thicker wall bar allows for more strength and one less welded joint – a potential point of failure. In place of a standard Jam-Nut, Carli developed a tapered jam nut (mating surface similar to a lug nut) to ensure perfect centering of the joint while providing 100% more surface area than a standard Jam-Nut. Carli has taken a design used in off-road racing (Tube with weld-in bungs and jam nuts) and improved it to be FAR more reliable.
Lastly, Carli includes a bracket to relocate the factory (or Carli) steering stabilizer. The extended travel of a Carli suspension requires the bend in the bar toward the axle side to clear the bar from the axle bracket at full extension of the suspension. This leads to the bar contacting the stabilizer if not relocated. Most other aftermarket track bars also have this issue, but none address it since most customers don't notice. Carli however goes the extra mile to alleviate any contact.
– Adjustable Track Bar Allows Axle Centering up to 3″ of front lift
– Tightens Steering Feel while Extending Service Life
– CUB Frame Joint combines with 7/8″ FK Axle Heim to dampen vibration
– JAMMIT nut boasts 100% more surface area than standard jam nut
– Includes Stabilizer Relocation Bracket to ensure perfect clearance
– Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500 4×4
– Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500 4×4
The entire transaction was trouble free. When I had a question about the installation I called and a knowledgeable person answered the phone right away with the answer I needed.
I recently needed a new track bar and was in route to Baja MX. The team at CJC were able to slip me in, replace the track bar and add Carli steering stabilizers. They even performed an alignment to save me another appointment. The service was awesome and my RAM 3500 has never performed better. Thanks guys!
Highly recommend this track bar as an upgrade over stock. The craftsmanship and high quality welds stands out on this, just a beefy beautiful product from Carli. Installation was straightforward, helps to have a large bench and vise. I have aftermarket Diesel Brother differential covers and this fit just fine around them, unlike the Thuren track bar as they state in their description. Very happy with purchase and extremely fast shipping from CJC!
Got 55 K miles out of stock bar with 40” tires. Bar went in with out much beating. Would love to see a hex on adjustable end of bar. Some people don’t have a 1000 pound table with vise mounted to it. Hated using a pipe wrench on such a pretty item. Really tightened up the road feel. Was concerned trac bar would not work with an AEV suspension but it’s perfect.
If you have a 2019 Ram 3500 SRW with factory 20’s, YOU MUST BUY the 2.5 Carli Leveling Kit. Simple to install in a few hrs. With the Toyo open country tires it rides like my wife’s 23 Grand Cherokee…almost. Big difference in smoothness over bumps and general road vibrations. I love it. The pic is still with the old 295-60 R20's.