CARLI SUSPENSION 3" E-VENTURE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - GAS - 2020-2022 F250/F350
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The future has arrived. The E-Venture system stays two steps ahead of the driver thanks to data input from a provided engine mounted sensor and factory sensors via the OBDII port. The in-cab mounted “Brain” of this system processes the information through a proprietary algorithm. Thanks to this cornucopia of electronic goodness, the E-Venture System reads and reacts the terrain 250 times per second. The resulting ride is the Best. The “best” is an absolute statement… On road? Off Road? Gravel? Rutted, pot-hole filled unmaintained lease roads? Yes… Yes to all of it. The systems takes the capability of a 2.5″ Shock well beyond the threshold we’ve come to expect!
The shocks themselves are top-tier construction. Hard-anodized aluminum bodies and reservoirs pair with 17-4 Stainless Shock Shafts will stand the test of time and elements. Billet Rod ends house teflon lined bearings to ensure industry leading performance and longevity.
The “Brain” of the system is the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU Harness uses a large OEM-style connector with a rocker linkage to ensure it remains secured once fastened. We played with a few mounting locations in our R&D and the heat-cycling of our initial under-hood location proved detrimental to the ECU’s operable temperature range. We redesigned the harness to accommodate an in-cab mounting location (under the driver’s seat) and have had no overheating activity since.
The ECU Harness is home to the connectors for the 4 harnesses in the system that allow all transmission of power and data. All connectors are unique to ensure connections to the ECU can’t be mixed up.
- Front Shock Harness: Male Connection on the harness, Female on ECU Harness. Connects 2 Front Shocks to the ECU.
- Rear Shock Harness: Female Connection on harness, Male on ECU Harness. Connects 2 Rear Shocks to the ECU.
- Power Harness: Wires Power and Ground for the system and includes a fuse Tap to indicate ignition power to the system.
- Communication Harness: OBDII, Touch Screen, and IMU Sensor Connections all feed into ECU.
Via the communication harness, the ECU accesses data from the engine-bay mounted IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). This unit senses any change in pitch/roll of the vehicle. The data from this IMU combines with information gathered from the OBDII port (Brake Pressure, RPM, Steering Angle, Throttle, etc.) to anticipate changes in chassis movement. Subsequently, it firms and softens the shocks where necessary to maintain a chassis that’s as level as possible.
The most important part of the interface is the one with which you interact. SDI put in a TON of work here to ensure a user-friendly interface with clean integration. We worked with them to take it a step further. The Bracket and Touch Screen mount in place of the bottom grab-handle bolt cover placing the touch screen both visible and out of the way. We provide a longer bolt to secure the screen. This location allows for clean routing of the wiring harness that feeds the Touch Screen without the need to trim the grab handle or weather-stripping.