Ford 4.5" Diesel Commuter 2.0 System - 2017+

A Budget friendly system with our Carli Signature Shock Tuning. This system was designed and built for the truck that keeps it on the pavement.

Select your "Base Kit" in Step 1, then configure the system's options in the following steps as they populate. A "Base Kit" SKU must be accompanied by the SKU of a Sway Bar and Leaf Spring option to form a complete system.
SKU: CS-F45-C20-1

Availability: In stock

From: $35.00

To: $5,349.00

Price as configured: $0.00

  • SKU: CS-F45-C20-17

    Ford 4.5" Commuter 2.0 System, 2017+ Base Kit

    Base Kit Includes:

    CS-FMRC-05 Multi-Rate Coils
    CS-FC20SPKG-45-05 Carli Custom Tuned Fox 2.0" Shocks, Front and Rear
    CS-FPRB-17 Track Bar
    CS-FORDBBL-45-17 Brake Lines
    CS-FCASTERSHIM-4.5 1° Caster Shims
    CS-FBDF-4.5-17 High Clearance Bump Stop Drops, Front
    CS-FRAD-17 Radius Arm Drops
  • SKU: CS-FELKIT-45-17

    - Easy Bolt-On
    - Heavy Wall Material
    - Excellent Articulation
    - Rebuildable
    - Ford Extended End Link for 4.5" Suspension System
    - Fitment: 2017+

  • SKU: CS-FPAP-45-17

    - Built in the U.S.A. By Deaver Leaf Spring
    - Smooth progressive design
    - Supplied with Lift Blocks, Bump Stop Drops, U-bolts and hardware
    - Provides 1/2" of lift over stock when factory block is removed.
    - The O.E.M. load capacity is still maintained while improved ride is achieved
    - Fitment: 2017+

  • SKU: CS-FFRA-05

    - Ford 4.5" Systems
    - 1.25° of Caster correction engineered into arm.
    - Internal Gusseting
    - Limit Straps Included
    - 1/2" Additional Tire Clearance
    - Huge Johnny Joint at Frame Connection for longevity and bind free Cycling.
    - Fitment: 2005+

  • SKU: CS-FHMSS-17

    - Stainless Steel body
    - Custom Valved for Larger Tires, Adjustable Nitrogen Pressure
    - Hardened Nitride Shafts and Precision Bearings
    - Long Lasting Performance and Appearance
    - Replaces OEM Stabilizer
    - Fitment: 2017+ with 2.5" or 4.5" Front Lift
    - Not made to work at factory ride height or lifts with Drop-Pitman Arms


    - Carrier Bearing Drop for 4.5" Suspension Systems with 2-piece rear driveshaft
    - 4 SHIMS, 2 Bolts 1/2" x 2", 2 nuts, 4 washers.
    - Fitment: 2005+


Price as configured: $0.00


The Super Duty Commuter 2.0 system is designed for people seeking the best on-road ride quality that don’t plan to off-road their vehicle. Utilizing Fox 2.0” internal reservoir shocks, we’ve developed a tune that delivers all around comfort and ride quality designed for on-road, in town, highway, and towing/hauling. The Fox 2.0s boast extruded aluminum construction with a clear anodizing for corrosion resistance, are fully rebuildable and are built with hour-glass bushings in the rod-ends. Fox builds these shocks with their legendary red shock oil that flows well down to -55° F.

The truck will sit 4.5” higher in the front and have more wheel travel thanks to the taller, Progressive Rate Coil Springs. Radius Arm Drop Brackets reset the pivot point and keep the travel linear for the best ride while the Sway Bar Link & Drop Brackets Kit resets the sway bar engagement point. The End Link Kit is listed as an “option”, but it’s necessary to run. We plan to release a Torsion Sway Bar in the near future so the end-link options were pulled from the base kit and made selectable in anticipation of the second option. Bump Stop Drops protect the shocks from over-compressing, the Adjustable Track Bar centers the front axle and Stainless Brake Lines firm up braking and ensure there is enough line for the newfound travel. To round off the front end, we include Caster Shims to tighten the steering.

The Commuter is the beginning of our no-compromise, custom tuned suspensions. The 4.5” lift variation was tuned with the Progressive Add-a-Pack atop the Carli Fabricated 2” Block. The Add-a-Pack installs in place of the lower, factory overload spring effectively making the factory leaf spring pack progressive in nature. In the 2017 platform, the block height is minimized with the installation of the Add-a-Pack; thus, axle wrap and wheel hop are non-existent. A rear bump stop drop is included to bridge the distance lost by removing the factory block and its respective bump-stop tang.

Payload capacity is maintained and the rear end becomes a touch softer while being far more planted and predictable. The custom tuning in the rear Fox 2.0” is optimized to control the combination of our Progressive Add-a-Pack combined with the factory main pack; it’s for this reason we advise against upgrading to the Full Progressive Spring Pack (too much rebound valving for a lighter rate spring).

Wheel and Tire:
On our 4.5” Ford Systems, we recommend 17”-18” wheels, no more than 9” wide with 5” of backspacing with a 37”, E-Rated Tire. The more rubber, the better the small bump compliance will be at proper inflation pressures. The ride will firm up as you go larger in wheel diameter. For more details, see our article on wheel and tire selection and tire pressures:

Tires and Wheels: How Do They Affect My Ride?

System Notes

Wheels Carli Recommends a 17"-18" Wheel, no more than 9" wide with 5" of Backspacing on 4.5" Lift Systems.
Tires 37", E-Rated Tire Fitment is Recommended. Recommended unloaded Tire Pressure 45F/40R.
Recommended Configuration Carli 4.5" Systems are Designed and Tested on Vehicles with 17"-18" Wheels with 37", E-Rated Tires. Stock wheels and tires or running a larger wheel diameter will result in a stiffer ride.
Rear Driveshaft Trucks equipped with a 2 piece driveshaft will require CS-CARRIERDROP-F to ensure proper driveline angles.


Additional Info

Vehicle Year 2017, 2018
Engine Diesel
Model F250, F350
Lift Height 4 1/2"

Video & Instructions


- Commuter 2.0 Installation Instructions -

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