Almost all Ford trucks, including the F-150, F-250, and others, are built with a rear end that is slightly higher than the front. That might be a little bit more aerodynamically efficient, but it looks bad and constricts the amount of room in the front wheel wells. However, with a leveling-lift kit, you may get the desired style while having additional tire space.
Every F-150 has a raked stance by default. As a result, the truck's rear sits two to three inches higher than its front. It doesn't look good to stand in that "stinkbug" position. Additionally, it restricts the largest tire size allowed up front. Using a strut spacer is the most straightforward method of lifting the front end. These parts attach to the strut between the top of the hat and the strut bracket. The concept is the same for both the eleventh and twelfth generations of the Ford F-150, but since the twelfth version has electronic power steering, it will be a good idea to detach the negative battery cable before beginning work.
Although leveling kits are extremely straightforward, you will need to remove a few components in order to remove the strut from the truck. So get your wrenches, sockets, and hammer while you're obtaining your jack and jack supports.
- 15mm socket and a matching wrench
- 18mm deep socket
- 21mm deep socket
- 30mm socket
- 1-1/16-inch wrench
- Breaker bar socket wrench
- Pitman arm puller (optional)
- Pry bar
- Loosen lug nuts
Before lifting the truck, use your 21 mm socket and socket wrench or tire iron first to loosen the lug nuts. The center cap must be removed to access the lug nuts on trucks with OEM wheels. Use a flathead screwdriver or the flat end of your tire iron to accomplish this. To reduce scratches, place a cloth or rag between the tool and the wheel.
- Safely jack up the truck's front end.
Put the truck in neutral, check one of the rear wheels, and use the jack to raise the vehicle. Avoid applying the parking brake since you must allow some movement of the truck's rear wheels while you hoist it. Because it won't be battling the back wheels when it pivots up, the jack will function properly.
Place two jack stands at the truck's frame after lifting the F-150 high enough to remove the front tires. Completely detach the lug nuts, then take the tires off.
- Unbolt sway bar end-link
Using an 18mm socket, the swaying bar link from the arm can be eliminated. It can be taken off from the control arm the simplest, although it's not difficult to take off the link nut from the sway bar itself.
- Loosen upper ball joint
The upper ball joint nut should then be loosened but not fully removed. Either smash the ball joint away from the spindle with a hammer or pry it apart with a Pitman arm puller. Use a hammer and tap the spindle close to the ball joint. Avoid really hitting the ball joint or control arm to prevent unnecessary suspension damage. If they are sufficiently loose, you might be able to just pull the two apart.
- Loosen lower strut bolt
Attach a 30mm socket to the lower strut bolt and use a 1-1/16-inch wrench to keep the nut in place. It could be prudent to hire or borrow a power tool to assist because this might be a very tight nut. Have a companion available to hold either wrench while using a long breaker bar, though. Eliminate the bolt.
If removing the bolt is too challenging, you can skip this step, but you still need to loosen it. If the strut hasn't been unbolted, swing it down to place the lift spacer on top of it.
- Remove the wheel spindle from the way.
After removing the lower strut bolt and positioning your jack below the lower control arm to maintain it slightly elevated, remove the upper ball joint nut. Move your spindle out of the way and lift up on the upper control arm using your pry bar. Use ratchet straps or a strong line to support the spindle and prevent it from flopping around.
- Remove the strut's top nuts.
The three nuts attaching the strut top to its bracket must now be removed. If you have already removed the lower strut bolt, those should be 15mm; remove them carefully. The lower control arm will now gradually lower as you let the jack do so, and the strut assembly will follow. Make sure it doesn't fall out and land on the ground. If the lower strut bolt is still attached to the lower control arm, you might need to gently push down on the lower control arm to release the strut from the bracket.
- The top of the strut should have a spacer.
Keep in mind that each manufacturer's instructions will differ slightly. Some people will attach the strut bolts with a longer stud. Other spacers merely need to be fastened to the strut because the studs are already pushed in. Reassemble everything in reverse order at this point, then get ready to complete the other side.
3 Front 2 Rear Leveling Lift Kit for Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra 20072019
Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra 2007-2019 3" Front 2" Rear Leveling Lift Kit kit for a 3" front lift and 2" rear lift! It comprises two parts, each of which is crafted from solid 6061 T6 aluminum. They will simplify lifting heavy goods: a useful thing! A requirement for suspension of use.
Features include superior 6061 T6 aluminum construction and excellent craftsmanship. Lifting duties are made simpler and more efficient. They are reliable and powerful in use.
AKM F150 Lift Kit 3" front and 2" Rear Leveling Lift Kit for 2004-2022 Ford F150 4WD 2WD
The truck's front and back will both be raised by this set by 3" and 2", respectively. Suitable for Ford F150 4WD 2WD from 2004 to 2022.
HIGH QUALITY: It is made of a substance that is stronger than steel in terms of compressive resistance and is used in aircraft construction. High-quality black anodized surfaces increase durability and corrosion resistance.
EASY INSTALLATION: It can be put in place in 1-2 hours without dismantling the frame and doesn't require any special tools
Although the front lift block is 2 inches thick, the height of the automobile front lift is 3 inches, and although the rear lift block is 3 inches thick, the height of the car rear lift is 2 inches. For a reason that kit thickness and lifting height are not 1:1.
ADVANTAGES: Make the car's front and back equal. Increase the space between the frame and the ground to give the car a more pristine and stylish appearance. However, it won't ever make you feel less comfortable.
What does a front leveling kit do?
A form of suspension lift kit known as a front level kit raises the front of the car to match the stock height of the rear. For a better posture, the leveling system lifts the front of the trucks by a few inches. Without irritating the fender wells, slightly bigger tires might fit.