CARLI SUSPENSION 14-23 RAM 2500/3500 4X4 TORSION SWAY BAR – 3″ LIFT
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Like the stock spring in a RAM HD, the factory Sway Bar is often overlooked, despite its important role in the vehicle. It acts as a brace, locking the axle to the frame, meaning that any bumps or jolts felt by one tire are immediately transferred to the other and can be felt in the cab. This is why you may have experienced a shake in the truck when hitting a manhole cover or smacked your head on the window while navigating an off-camber driveway. In fact, many of the complaints about small-bump compliance can be attributed to the immobility of the factory sway bar. Don't forget to consider upgrading this crucial component when "softening" the ride of your vehicle.
So where does the factory sway bar come in? These trucks are heavy pigs… Even being radius arms (MUCH better for sway control than a 4-Link), a bit of supporting spring rate plays a substantial roll in keeping the body roll in check and suspension composed. The Factory sway bar is setup to load the truck to it’s MAX legal weight and haul it safely – for this application, there’s no better bar. Throw a 3,500 pound cab-over camper in the bed and hit some remote mountain roads en-route to your destination and it all starts to make sense why Ford did what they did.
For everyone that’s not loaded to the GVWR daily, the Carli Torsion Sway Bar provides the final link lightening the last spring on the truck maximizing the ride quality of the RAM HD Platform. Keeping your factory bar limits comfort, removing it completely makes for questionable control when hauling or emergency maneuvering. After several revisions and years in development, the Carli Torsion Sway Bar Splits the Difference perfectly allowing a small amount of differentiation side to side before progressively engaging to add the needed control as leverage is applied. Rip corners in the dirt with surgical precision knowing there’s exactly enough rate to hold the body steady while cutting your line through the dirt. Hit the tarmac and enjoy the benefit of the lighter rate bar cruising around town with it’s on-road feel reminiscent of an independent front suspension – no more chassis reverberation on small bumps and let the suspension dance in the level cab while hitting off-camber driveways.
The arms are constructed of doubled and welded 3/8″ cold-rolled steel – 3/4″ thick at clamp area. The arms are locked to the bar by our in-house machined 17-4 stainless preload washers and Grade 8 pinch Bolts. The bar itself is a custom rate, heat treated torsion bar passing through fabricated brackets that house our extreme duty, service free bushings. Finishing off the assembly are Sway Bar End Links featuring legendary FK Bearing 5/8″ Heat-Treated, Chromoly Race Heims.
This bar is designed to work with 2.5-4″ lift systems. In typical Carli fashion, there are no disconnects on the end links nor multiple holes in the bar to change the leverage applied. This bar is refined to work in conjunction with our custom tuned suspensions to throw an exponent on the ride quality. The rate is set, the bar will not hinder articulation justifying a disconnect. The Rate is the perfect balance splitting control and comfort – install and enjoy!