Carli Suspension - *Air Ride Only* RAM 2500,  2014-18 & 2019+ 2.5" Leveling System, Diesel, Base Kit (CS-DLEVEL-1419-D-AR)

Carli Suspension - *Air Ride Only* RAM 2500, 2014-18 & 2019+ 2.5" Leveling System, Diesel, Base Kit (CS-DLEVEL-1419-D-AR)


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Dodge 2.5" Leveling System, Diesel, 2014-18 & 2019+ 2500 Base Kit Compatible with Factory Rear Air Suspension ONLY

2.5″ front lift that delivers 50% more front suspension travel than the stock Ram. Blueprinted coils paired with extended travel shocks increase control and comfort without breaking the bank. 

Front Lift 2.5" / Rear Lift 1" / Front Travel 9" / Shock Diameter 2.0" / Tire Fitmet 35" x 12.5"

Base Kit Includes:

CS-DLRC-14-LVL-D Leveling Front Coils
CS-DLEVELSPKG-14-D-AR F&R Fox 2.0 Shocks, Custom Tuned, Air Ride Specific
CS-DATB-1419 RAM Adjustable Track Bar, 2014/2019
CS-DAR-14-LVL-BLOCK Airbag Spacer, Leveling Configuration
CS-DRBD-1.875 Rear Bump Stop Drop, 1-7/8"
CS-DAR-14-LVL-LINK 14+ RAM 2500 Extended Sensor Link, Leveling Config.


This system is designed for the customer that keeps their truck on the road with an eye for quality and appreciation for bang-for-their-buck. At the heart of this system is a 2.5” lift, Linear Rate Coil Spring paired to matched travel Fox 2.0” IFP Shocks that have been custom tuned, in house, for superior ride quality and handling SPECIFICALLY to the air-ride truck. The tuning in these shocks is completely different than those offered for the coil spring trucks. The included Adjustable track bar centers the axle to the frame.

We do not need to deep dive the base kit components, they’ve been sufficiently covered in our other articles covering the coil-spring trucks. Same goes for the shocks, we’ve spent PLENTY of time detailing our tuning process to hone the ride of these HD trucks – the same applies here as these shock packages are all air-ride specific tuning we developed during this R&D cycle. If you’d like any further info on this process, hit us at the shop and we’d be happy to chat about our process in as much detail as you’d like.

So let’s look into the rear, starting with the airbag spacers. They’re included because the air-ride trucks have 1″ less rear to front rake when compared to a coil sprung truck. Our choice was between making a shorter coil and shock combo to a truck already starved for suspension travel or space the rear to match our 2.5″ spring; we chose the latter to maximize the travel and ride comfort. For the leveling system, this required some engineering as you can’t just throw a 1″ spacer on; the length of the factory stud doesn’t facilitate this. We designed a 2-piece spacer. Half bolts to the bag, half bolts to the axle – in between, chromoly spacers to support the load, then it all bolts together.

It installs seamlessly. The whole assembly snaps together like an ultra-satisfying adult lego set. The pins pressed into the upper half of the bracket mark the rear and provide a failsafe for the airbag.

The links; what’s to say about the links? The factory links are cheesy polimer ends. This part sees no real load but polimer isn’t our style. We machined exact length rods for the 2.5″ Systems and 3.25″ Systems from aluminum rod then thread the ends to accept our zinc-steel ends. The ends snap into position with authority and are provided with a spring clip keeper for insurance.

Lastly, the bump stop drops. Nothing much to detail here. The Leveling Systems will be provided with a 1-7/8″ Bump Stop Drop. These bolt in place of the factory 7/8″ bumps providing a 1″ total drop over stock to compliment the 1″ airbag spacer provided. The bags bump out exactly as they do factory and are essentially shifted down 1″. The rear shocks provided with the leveling system maintains the stock rear travel.

This system will NOT be upgradeable to any of the 3″ Carli Suspension Systems. It’s designed to be a solution for customers wanting a quality system with minimal lift and part inclusion. Customers can purchase the Pintop leveling shock package for a huge boost in on-road control and off-road performance as well as ancillary components compatible with this lift height but there isn’t compatibility between the 2.5″ leveling and 3″ lift systems.

Carli recommend slight eccentric bolt compensation to correct caster after the lift as there are no Radius Arm Drops. For this reason, customers may experience a slight bow in the coil spring. We did not experience a coil bow in any of our test trucks but it’s possible at the 2.5” lift height without a Radius Arm Drop Bracket.

Carli recommend a 35” tire on a wheel that’s no more than 9” wide with 5.5”-6” Backspace. An 18” diameter wheel will be best to ensure optimal ride quality (more rubber = better small bump compliance) and an unloaded tire pressure of 45F/40R is recommended. The addition of a Carli Low-Mount Steering Stabilizer is recommended for any tire over factory size. For more details, see our article on wheel and tire selection and tire pressures:


Sway Bar Option

This lift height does not require the factory sway bar be modified but the addition of the Replacement Torsion Sway Bar assembly with drastically improve the front compliance and ride quality.


Low-Mount Steering Stabilizer Low-Mount Steering Stabilizer


- Direct bolt-in replacementcement
- Corrects left tire pull, adjustable
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4×4

High-Mount Steering Stabilizer
High-Mount Steering Stabilizer


- Simple, Bolt-in Installation
- Corrects right tire pull, adjustable
- Combines with Low-Mount for opposing stabilization
- Inside the Carli Stainless Stabilizer 
- Fitment: 2019+ Ram 2500/3500, 4×4, Including Power Wagon
- Fitment: 2014-18 Ram 2500/3500, 4×4 with 19+ Drag Link

Radius Arm Drop Bracket Option

The Radius Arm Drop Brackets are NOT required. A 2.5" Front lift is able to be caster corrected by adjusting the caster-cams all the way to the rear of the truck. If you'd like to correct spring pressure and eliminate potential coil spring bow and maintain full use of your caster adjustment, these Radius Arm Drops should be added.


- Maintains critical geometries with 2.5-4" Front Lift 
- Heavy-Duty Construction
- Bolt-On installation, no welding required
- Requires: CS-DCM-20-HK to fit 2020+ Rams, NOT Included
- Fitment: 2014-22 Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013-22 Ram 3500, 4×4

Radius Arm Option
Radius Arm Option


- Massive Strength Upgrade vs. Stock Arm
- Improved ride quality and control
- Internal X-Bracing & Serviceable 17-4 Stainless Spherical Joints
- 10" Quad Wrap Limit Straps, For 2.5" Leveling Systems
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4×4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4×4

Front Differential Guard Front Differential Guard


- Protection for your Ring-Gear
- Bolts On In Minutes
- 1/4" Wall Cold-Rolled Steel Construction
- Grade 8 Hardware
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500, 4x4
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500, 4x4
- Power Wagons may require modification to the Diff Guard or Lower Diff Housing.

Lifetime Ball Joints
Lifetime Ball Joints


- Set of Upper and Lower Ball Joints
- LIFETIME Advanced-Replacement Warranty
- Copper Plated, Carburized and Dry-Lubed
- Includes a tube of Redline CV2 Grease
- Fitment: 2013+ Ram 3500 4x4
- Fitment: 2014+ Ram 2500 4x4

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