Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spring 2018 Featured Trucks

2018 has been an incredibly busy year for us. We have a lot more to share in the coming weeks but for now here are some of our favorite customer builds of 2018 so far:

Thie brand new 2018 Ram 2500 received a Carli Back Country 2.0 system, 20" Method Grid Titanium wheels, and 37" Toyo Open Country MT tires.

This Ram 2500 is featuring a 3" Carli Back Country 2.0, 18" Method Grid Titanium wheels, and 37" Toyo Open Country R/T tires. The stance on this truck is just right in our opinion !

Another brand new Mega Cab 2500 sporting a Carli Back Country 2.0 system, 20" matte black Method NV wheels, and 37x12.5x20 Toyo Open Country R/T tires.

We set the new Tint Pros Ford Super Duty up with a Carli Ford Back Country 2.0 Leveling System with full progressive rear leaf springs, 20" matte black Method Grid wheels, and 37" Toyo R/T tires.

This Ram 2500 is running a Carli Suspension Ram 2500 Leveling Kit, 18" Method NV wheels, and 35" Toyo ATII tires. This customer uses this truck to tow frequently and this setup offers a great compromise between improved ride quality and towing capacity.

We really like the stance on this truck. This 2018 Ford Super Duty is running a Carli 2017+ Ford Leveling Kit, 18" Method NV wheels, and 37" Toyo MT tires.

Here is shot of our shop 2014 Ram 2500 Mega Cab sporting a Carli 3" Pintop 2.5 Ram 2500 system, 17" forged Walker Evans beadlocks, and 37" Nitro Ridge Grappler tires.

We updated one of our recent December builds to include a 40" Baja Designs OnX Arc Dual Control Bar mounted with KD Fabworks brackets and Baja Designs Squadron Pro fog lights one each pocket.

Kyle's Ram 2500 featuring a Carli Suspension Pintop 2.5 system, 17" matte black Method Grid wheels, 37" Toyo R/T's, CJC Off Road 30" Baja Designs OnX Arc bracket kit, and Baja Designs Fog Pocket Package.

Beautiful 2nd gen Ram 2500 featuring a Carli Commuter 2.0 3" Lift system, custom finished Method Double Standards, and 37" Toyo R/T's.

Nice new Ram 1500 featuring a Fox 2.0 setup, 17" Method NV's, and 35" Toyo R/T's. Check out Jay Flat Out's video highlighting us installing a Carli Ram 1500 setup on his truck here:

Marshall's 2006 Ram 2500 featuring a Carli 3" Lift Dominator System, Patton Fabrication bumpers, bronze Raceline Clutch wheels, and 37" Toyo MT's.

Andrew Villablanca ( took some awesome pictures of our shop 2012 Mega Cab recently. We will be showing more of these on our Facebook and Instagram pages, featured at and

We will be showing more pictures of this one soon. We set up this brand new Ford F250 with a Carli Ford 2017+ Super Duty Pintop 2.5Innov8 Beadlock Wheels, and 37" Toyo R/T's. This truck also features a variety of Baja Designs lighting options. More pictures coming soon!

Brent's 2017 Ford F250 looks great on a Carli 4.5" Commuter System, Innov8 beadlock wheels, and 37" Toyo open Country MT tires.

Stay posted for more exciting builds coming soon!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winter 2017/Early 2018

We have some awesome builds to share from the past few months. Here are some of the highlights:

This beautiful Ram 2500 Mega Cab is sporting a Carli Pintop 2.5 suspension systemCarli Ram Fabricated Radius Arms, a Carli 2014+ Ram Torsion Sway Bar, 20" Method NV wheels, & 37" Toyo R/T tires. This truck is one of our favorites from all of 2017!

2014+ Mega Cab 2500 with a Carli Pintop 2.5 kit, 17" Method NV's, and 37" Toyo Open Country R/T tires.

This battleship gray 2013 Mega Cab runs a Carli Pintop 2.5 system, Carli mild steel control arms, 22" Fuel Forged wheels, 37" Toyo Open Country R/T tires, and Fab Fours front/rear bumpers.

2014+ Ram 2500 featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5 system, 17" Method Mesh wheels, & 37" Toyo Open Country R/T tires.

Our friend Tony's 6" Dominator equipped 2011 Mega Cab towing a heavy fifth wheel setup. using Carli's long travel air bags, this setup works very well.

One week prior to the above picture towing a fifth wheel, this truck was out on the Mojave Trail navigating 160 miles of off road terrain. When equipped properly, these trucks really do offer the best of both worlds!

Richard's 2017 F250 is sporting a Carli Suspension Pintop 4.5 systemCarli Ford Fabricated Radius ArmsTrail Ready 20" Simulated Beadlock wheels, & 38" Toyo Open Country MT tires.

2017 Ram 2500 featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5 system, Carli Torsion Sway Bar, AEV 17" Salta Wheels, & 37" Toyo Open Country R/T tires.

Brent's 2017 Ford Super Duty sporting a Carli Ford 4.5" Commuter 2.0 System, Carli Fabricated Radius Arms, & Toyo 37" MT's on factory 20" wheels.

This truck has been featured before but we really like this front end shot of this Carli Pintop 2.5 equipped Ram 3500 featuring Carli Fabricated Radius Arms, Fuel Anza broke wheels, & 37" General Grabber X3 tires.

This last featured build was perhaps one of the most involved. Ramiro's 2017 Ford Super Duty is sporting a Carli Dominator 4.5" system, 20" bronze Trail Ready wheels, & 38" Toyo MT tires. We are extremely happy with how this one turned out!

We have a lot of exciting builds coming in the near future that we look forward to sharing!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Carli Suspension 2017+ Ford Super Duty 2.5 Leveling Systems

Here's a compilation to give everyone an idea of tire size/offset combinations with Carli's 2.5" lift systems for 2017-2018 Ford F250/F350 trucks. Check them out:

This 2017 F350 features a Carli Pintop 2.5 System with rear add a packs, 18" Method Standards (+18mm offset), OMF Method beauty rings, and 37x13.5x18 Toyo R/T tires. This truck is used to tow a heavy fifth wheel setup and performs impressively!

2017 F250 with a Carli Pintop 2.5 with rear add a packs, 18" Method NV wheels (+18mm offset), & Toyo 37x13.5x18 R/T's.

This 2017 F250 is running a Carli Back Country 2.0 system with stock rear leaf springs, 18" Method NV wheels (+18mm offset), & 37x13.5x18 Toyo MT tires.

Alaskan 2017 Super Duty sporting a Carli Back Country 2.0 leveling system, rear add a packs, 20" Fuel wheels (5.71" backspacing), & 35" Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

Chris's truck featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5 leveling system, Carli full progressive rear leaf springs, 18" Method Grid Titanium Wheels (+18mm offset), & 35x12.5x18 Toyo R/T tires.

2017 Ford F250 featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5, Carli Full Progressive Rear Leaf Springs, 20" Method NV's (+18mm offset), & 37x12.5x20 Toyo R/T tires.

2017 Ford Super Duty featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5, Carli Full Progressive Rear Leaf Springs, 20" Fuel wheels, & 37x12.5x20 Toyo R/T's.

This truck is setup with a Carli Pintop 2.5 leveling system, Carli Fabricated Radius Arms, Carli Full Progressive Leaf Springs, 20" Trail Ready Simulated Beadlocks (5.5" backspacing), & 37x12.5x20 Toyo R/T tires.

This 2017 F350 runs a Carli Back Country 2.0 system with rear Carli Add a Packs, 18" Method NV wheels (+18 offset), & 37x12.5x18 Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

2017 Super Duty with Carli Pintop 2.5 and stock rear leaf springs, 17" Method NV wheels (0 offset), & 37x12.5x17 Toyo MT tires.

2017 Ford Super Duty with a Carli Commuter Leveling System, 20x10 KMC 202's, & 37x12.5x20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.

To view Carli's 2.5" leveling options for 2017+ Ford Super Duties, click here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Off Road Expo 2017

Off Road Expo has come and gone again and in our opinion 2017 featured some of our favorite builds to date!

Our most involved project for the show was Chuck's 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty. Carli Suspension provided us with a custom built 4.5" Dominator 3.0 system. On 2005-2016 Ford Super Duty trucks, installing 3.0 shocks was a bit more straightforward. The factory coil buckets on earlier trucks are held on with rivets. Once the factory rivets are removed, custom fabricated coil buckets that allow for shocks larger than 2.5" in diameter can be installed using grade 8 hardware. On 2017+ trucks, the factory coil buckets are welded on and the frames are boxed. As a result, the factory buckets have to be cut off by hand, a process that took almost two full days (we didn't want to remove any material from the frame itself). Carli supplied us with custom coil buckets designed specifically for this build that allowed us to weld them on both outside the buckets and in the center of the buckets, increasing strength and rigidity.

While the fabrication portion was fairly involved, the final outcome looked almost factory, with the exception of higher end components throughout.  Ultimately, the truck ended up with a Carli Dominator 4.5" system, Carli fabricated radius arms, 20" custom powder coated Trail Ready beadlocks, 38" Toyo Open Country MT tires, custom paint work by Autobahn Collision Center in Torrance, CA, and Baja Designs lighting throughout. Not only did this truck turn out beautifully, the ride quality is incredible. Keep an eye out for more on this build in the near future!

Here is a finalized picture of this truck in our booth at the Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA.

Another vehicle we showcased was Rhino's 2007 Mega Cab. This truck has had just about every combination of high end Dodge Ram suspension underneath it. We have tested countless parts on this truck but its age was beginning to show. After an engine meltdown, the truck went down for almost a year for a full rebuild. Heavy off road usage was starting to show on the body so we turned to Tony at Autobahn Collision Center in Torrance, CA to freshen up the truck's appearance. The outcome was stunning, with the fitment of the aftermarket fiberglass fenders looking factory. We utilized 17" Trail Ready beadlocks with world series rings and 40" Toyo MT tires. Fitment is difficult compared to 37's and we had to do some serious pinch weld/cab modification to retain drivability.

This truck is also running Mercenary Off Road front and rear bumpers, Baja Designs lighting, and a Carli Unchained Long Arm system. We are finalizing some last details on this build and look forward to having it in the dirt soon!

Carli has been putting a lot of time into fine tuning their upcoming Jeep JK suspension systems utilizing our shop 2015 Rubicon. We have been pleased with the outcome! This build features a Carli Jeep JK Pintop 2.5 system, Trail Ready 17" beadlocks, 37x12.5x17 Toyo MT tires, Wilco front and rear bumpers with tire carrier, a Dynatrac Pro Rock 44, RCV Performance axle shafts, a Warn Zeon 10 S winch, Baja Designs lighting, and more. We are looking forward to getting this Jeep on the trail and providing some additional feedback.

We will be updating with several more builds soon!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CJC Shop Mega Cab Build

We recently picked up a 2012 Mega Cab shop truck to replace our 2010. We jumped at the opportunity to purchase this truck as it came in a very unique color - Sagebrush Pearl. Here is a picture of what it looked like brand new:

This truck was purchased from an employee of Carli Suspension, so naturally it had something unique in terms of suspension. We purchased the truck with a Carli 6" Unchained IBP system with the front and rear shocks finished in black/gold. The rear IBP shocks are remote reservoirs with internal bypass features rather than the traditional external bypass tubes. Here are some pictures of the truck as we received it:

The truck had a nice look to it but we wanted to make it a little more current. The new 2016 Sport model trucks have a nice look to them and we wanted to do something similar with this one. We sent it to our friends at Autobahn Collision in Torrance, CA for a bit of an overhaul. The factory grille, headlights, front bumper, and rear bumper were removed. The grille was replaced with a 2013+ Laramie grille and the headlights were replaced with the factory black Sport style headlights:

Autobahn Collision then cut the bottom center lip off a second front bumper and welded it to the open section of our truck's bumper, resulting in a flat lower section of the bumper all the way across rather than the opening that the 4th gen trucks come with:

Baja Designs non-flush mount SII lights were frenched into the rear bumper to serve as backup lights:

We also replaced all of the badges with 2016 Sport style black badges. At this point, the truck had a considerably different look to it:

We've always liked to stuff bigger tires under our builds, so we felt it necessary to replace the 37's underneath with something bigger. We decided to go with 20" Trail Ready Simulated Beadlocks and 38x13.5x20 Toyo Open Country MT tires. In order to match the green/bronze color off the truck, we opted for a bronze powdercoat finish on the wheels. The color is Triple Bronze by Prismatic Powders. Here is how they turned out:

Lighting wise, we wanted to keep a relatively subtle look while outputting tons of light. We went with Baja Designs Squadron fog lights, our new CJC Off Road 30" OnX6 Arc Brackets with integrated tow hooks, and a Baja Designs 30" OnX6 Arc light bar:

The truck was then taken to Off Road Expo in Pomona, CA:

To say we are excited about how this truck turned out is an understatement. We have many more updates to come on this build and look forward to sharing them!