Kelderman vs Carli

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Anyone have experience with both? I know Carli is a good ride and probably go that route but wondering how well the Kelderman would do on rough oil lease roads, pot holes, ruts etc at higher(ish) speeds. I like the thought of being able to adjust to level and get the exact amount of height I need for my tires. I’m wanting to run 17x 37’s with minimal lift required to prevent rubbing. All the pics I see with kelderman are mall crawlers running 24x40’s etc, makes me wonder if it’s a decent system for off-road..
 
Looking the front and rear with their custom tuned “raptor” shocks.
Which route did you go? Just picked my truck up after having Kelderman 4 link rear and 2 stage front installed with Raptor shocks front and rear. I've never been in a better riding truck (including Carli setups). But I do not think it will perform off road like Carli would. Just depends on the truck's purpose. I tow a very heavy 5th wheel a lot, often long distances, so I needed some help with the weight - for ride quality and eliminating the squat. The most off road driving I do is bumpy dirt roads or sand, so I didn't need extreme offroadability.
 
Which route did you go? Just picked my truck up after having Kelderman 4 link rear and 2 stage front installed with Raptor shocks front and rear. I've never been in a better riding truck (including Carli setups). But I do not think it will perform off road like Carli would. Just depends on the truck's purpose. I tow a very heavy 5th wheel a lot, often long distances, so I needed some help with the weight - for ride quality and eliminating the squat. The most off road driving I do is bumpy dirt roads or sand, so I didn't need extreme offroadability.
Any pics? I've been considering the Keldermann setup you described. Like you, I'll be mostly towing heavy and really like the height adjustability. I mostly tow and ride the highway, but I don't want to give up the offroad ability
 
Any pics? I've been considering the Keldermann setup you described. Like you, I'll be mostly towing heavy and really like the height adjustability. I mostly tow and ride the highway, but I don't want to give up the offroad ability
I really doubt all offroad ability is lost. How much are you towing and how frequently? My 5th wheel has a 3,600 hitch weight, up to 21,000 pounds when loaded and I tow it at least once a month, some long distance, on some rough roads - sometimes bumpy dirt roads and sand. I have other toys for offroading, so making this truck a towing machine was my priority. And this truck is my daily driver so the Kedlerman setup was exactly what I needed.
 

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Nice!

My 5er is only around 15,000 loaded out but I do tow heavier equipment from time to time. I'm usually hooked up to something at least twice a month. The most intriguing aspect for me is the ability to change my ride height so I can be leveled most times and still tow at factory height when I need to.

I don't plan on rock crawling or anything like that. Mostly working at the ranch, bouncing around the deer lease, and the occasional terrible oilfield road.
 
I really doubt all offroad ability is lost. How much are you towing and how frequently? My 5th wheel has a 3,600 hitch weight, up to 21,000 pounds when loaded and I tow it at least once a month, some long distance, on some rough roads - sometimes bumpy dirt roads and sand. I have other toys for offroading, so making this truck a towing machine was my priority. And this truck is my daily driver so the Kedlerman setup was exactly what I needed.
Assuming the 5”-6” lift front and rear? Damn almost $12k. What’s the labor charge on install?
 
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Nice!

My 5er is only around 15,000 loaded out but I do tow heavier equipment from time to time. I'm usually hooked up to something at least twice a month. The most intriguing aspect for me is the ability to change my ride height so I can be leveled most times and still tow at factory height when I need to.

I don't plan on rock crawling or anything like that. Mostly working at the ranch, bouncing around the deer lease, and the occasional terrible oilfield road.
I would go Kelderman in your case. Rough roads and trails don't warrant Carli over Kelderman to me, unless you're not towing or loading frequently anyway. Especially if best possible ride is important to you.
 
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