CARLI SUSPENSION 4.5" DOMINATOR SHOCK PACKAGE - DIESEL - 2017-2019 F250/F350
This shock package boasts Carli Signature tuned, King 3.0” Remote Reservoir shocks so large, we worked with King for several years perfecting the fitment. The Result, offset upper stem-top and lower shock mounts to squeeze these massive, 10″ travel front shocks in place. This means no cutting or welding on the factory buckets to fit the shocks in the front – BOLT IN 3.0″ shocks.
The Rear is outfitted with matching 3.0″ Kings in a Piggy-Back reservoir configuration. We provide weld-in shock mounts to offset the oversized shock body away from the frame and strengthen the upper rear mount for the impending punishment. The installation is super easy, albeit, requires cutting and welding. One thing to note here – none of the trucks on which we’ve installed these shocks have been equipped with a factory, or aftermarket, 5th wheel hitch. We’ve been told these rear shock mounts interfere and require modification to the factory 5th wheel hitch. As they’re weld-on, anyway – it shouldn’t be a problem for the fabricator to make this work but it’s worth noting!
How does it ride, you ask? As the old adage goes, there’s no replacement for displacement. The 3.0” shock has a piston surface area 45% greater than a 2.5” King and 126% larger than a factory 2.0” shock making it far more efficient in all situations. The massive surface area also ensures we can achieve amazing off-road performance while offering an on-road ride to rival the E-Venture (in plushness, can’t compete with active chassis control for stability but you get the point).
In an effort to provide customers with the best product, we designed a custom piston to determine proper base flow rates to ensure the shock works well in the heavy duty truck platform; we then tuned the shocks based on seat-of-the-pants feel. We round off ALL our King shocks with shafts machined and polished from a solid piece of 17-4 Stainless. Unlike King’s standard shafts, there is no coating to wear off, weather is far less likely to hurt them and if there is a small chip, you can round the edges with emery cloth to ensure the seal housing isn’t damaged as they’re not brittle like the stock, hardened shafts. The shocks are finished with King oil good to -55° F. Note that all King shocks are built with a plated steel body. If subjected to inclement weather for extended periods, we recommend wrapping your shocks in 3M to provide a moisture barrier that’s replaceable.