Friday, May 29, 2015

Spring Update!

Here are some of our recent builds:

This 2014 Ram Mega Cab 2500 featuring a Carli Suspension 2014+ Pintop 2.5 system is one of the best riding trucks we have ridden in. Featuring factory 20" wheels and 37" Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires, this truck is smooth both on and off road.

This Ram 2500 came to us from Arizona and was upgraded with a Carli Back Country 2.0 system and Toyo Open Country R/T 35" tires. The owner wanted a setup that would ride better than stock and wouldn't bottom out easily on Arizona dirt roads. This setup fits the bill perfectly!

This 2011 Super Duty was upgraded to a Carli Suspension Commuter 2.0 upgraded with Deaver full progressive rear leaf springs. The difference in ride between the stock springs and the Carli setup was night and day. Cracked asphalt, dips, and speed bumps are barely felt inside the cab!

Our resident destructive tester's truck is back up and running! Featuring a Carli Suspension Unchained 3.5 system, Synergy long arms, and Synergy heavy duty steering, this truck is now looking better than ever thanks to Mercenary Off Road front and rear bumpers!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Carli Suspension 2014 Commuter/Pintop Systems

With the Carli 2014+ kits hitting, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of Carli installs. Here are our first impressions.

First - How NOT to level the front of these trucks. Due to how the coil springs seat on the front of the new radius arm equipped Dodges, any sort of lift without dropping the radius arms can rest in a variety of negative effects. Here is the front of a 2015 we saw this week:

Not only do these coil spacers ride poorly, look at the coil bow in the picture above. This is not how we recommending leveling the front of your truck!

On the opposite end go the spectrum, here is the right way to level these trucks. Check out this Commuter 2.0 equipped 2015 Mega Cab:

This truck is riding on factory 20" wheels and 35x12.5x20 Nitto Trail Grappler MT tires. This truck rode amazing and, just as importantly, all suspension geometry is now correct.

Another customer wanted to build a comfortable, reliable overlanding rig and started with a 2015 Ram Mega Cab as well. Here are pictures of this Carli Pintop 2.5 equipped rig:

This rig featured 18" Method NV wheels with 5.71" backspacing and Nitto Terra Grappler G2 35" tires. The truck soaked up imperfections on the highway while retaining great in cab comfort. We couldn't be more pleased with how this rig turned out!

Here is another customer's 2014 Mega Cab featuring a Carli Pintop 2.5 setup, Method NV wheels, and 37" General Grabbers:

We will be posting many more 2014+ Ram 2500 trucks with Carli Suspension systems in the coming weeks! For more information on these systems, click here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CJC Customer Rides

We wanted to show off some of our recent customer rigs, some pictures taken here at the shop and others submitted by customers:

This cherry 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 Valve Cummins features a Carli Suspension Performance 2.0 suspension system, DT Pro Fab track bar conversion, and more! This rig is set up for overloading in comfort, with smooth riding suspension and a pop up camper. The ride quality and steering were night and day on this truck once the Carli system was installed! For more information on the Carli Performance 2.0 system, click here.

This 4th gen Mega Cab features a Carli Suspension Commuter 2.0 system, Carli Suspension High Clearance Control Arms, 17" Method NV wheels, and 37x13.5x17 Toyo Open Country MT tires. Expect many updates in the near future on this rig! More info on Carli's Commuter 2.0 system can be found here!

This 2014 Ram 2500 Mega Cab features a Thuren Fabrication King 2.5 suspension system, 18" Method Double Standards, and 37x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grappler MT tires. This truck turned out beautifully!

This 2004 Cummins had the entire front end replaced with Carli components such as ball joints, control arms, steering stabilizer, track bar, and more along with new Mopar 08.5 steering. The handling is night and day, making this 11 year old truck steer like new again! Carli's front end upgrade kit can be found here.
Our shop 2010 Ram 2500 has received a few updates, courtesy of a Carli Suspension Unchained 3.5 system, Trail Ready 17" beadlocks, Mercenary Off Road front and rear bumpers, Baja Designs lighting, and the new Toyo Open Country R/T 37x13.5x17 tires! Check out Carli's Unchained 3.5 system at!

This 2013 F350 Platinum is now upgraded thanks to a Carli Suspension Pintop 2.5 4.5" lift system with Carli full progressive leaf springs. The first time we went for a ride with the customer over some large dips near the shop, we were grinning ear to ear as the dips were barely felt in the cab! Carli's Ford Pintop 2.5 4.5" lift system can be found here.

We have made some recent changes to our shop 2011 F250 featuring a Carli Suspension 2.5" lift Dominator 3.0 suspension system. This truck now features Mercenary Off Road "F Bomb" front and rear bumpers. At this point, this truck drives so well on and off road that we don't see ourselves making any more changes in the future! Carli's 2.5" lift Dominator 3.0 can be found at CJC Off road here:

Here is our friend Chuck's 2011 Super Duty featuring a 4.5" lift Carli Dominator 3.0 catching some air. This truck also features a Carli fabricated front bumper, Baja Designs lighting, Trail Ready 17" beadlocks, and Toyo Open Country MT 37x13.5x17 tires. More info about the 4.5" lift Dominator 3.0 can be found here.

We were very impressed with how this truck turned out. This is a 2015 Platinum Super Duty featuring a 2.5" lift Carli Pintop 2.5 system, Carli full progressive leaf springs, 18" Method Standards, and 315/70/17 Toyo Open Country MT tires. Click here for more information about Carli's 2.5" lift Pintop 2.5.

We will be posting many, many more customer rigs soon!