- ford is offering a suspension-leveling kit as an aftermarket add-on for all four-wheel-drive ranger and f-150 pickup models.
- the kit costs $1495 plus installation, and ford says it's the first time it's offering a dealer-installed kit of its kind.
- buying the kit through authorized ford dealers means it comes with a warranty.
ford has partnered with off-road aftermarket equipment manufacturer fox for a new leveling suspension kit for both ranger and f-150 pickup trucks. ford says this is the first time customers will be able to purchase such a kit through the ford performance parts catalog, have it installed by a licensed dealer, and get a warranty.
the leveling suspension kit lifts the front of either truck by two inches, providing more ground clearance and a better approach angle, while essentially matching the rear suspension's stock height for a more uniform appearance. the kit consists of aluminum shock bodies, front coil-over springs, and new upper front mounts with polyurethane bushings. ford says the kit increases the approach angle of the ranger by 21 percent and up to 22 percent for the f-150.
despite the improvements to off-road performance, ford claims the suspension kit has been optimized for on-road handling. the internal valving of the shocks was co-developed with fox and ford to deliver what the automaker says is "confident performance and predictable handling." the development team tested the suspension kit on high-speed off-road courses as well as on a low-speed, rock-crawling course.
the kit costs $1495 plus installation (which can vary by dealer) and is available on four-wheel-drive models of the 2015–2019 f-150 and on the four-wheel-drive 2019 ranger pickup.