Ford Performance Parts is now offering, for the first time, after-purchase leveling kits for Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 to improve off-road performance.
“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150customers,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.”
Most Ranger and F-150 trucks are purchased with four-wheel drive; for those who want even better capability on rough terrain, the leveling kits will enable off-road explorers to venture further off the beaten track. In addition to greater ground clearance, the kits improve off-road performance with Ford truck-optimized FOX™ shocks.
The dealer-installed off-road leveling kits for Ranger and F-150 include:
- New aluminum FOX shock bodies are designed to provide ample cooling capacity over rough terrain
- New front coilover springs deliver optimal spring rate
- Vehicle-specific upper front mounts with polyurethane bushings work to help isolate noise and vibration
- 2-inch front lift levels the truck from front to rear
With kit installation, both Ranger and F-150 receive improvements to front ground clearance, approach and breakover angles. The Ranger gains an approximate 21 percent increase in approach angle and a 10 percent increase in breakover angle, while the F-150 with its 145-inch wheelbase gets a roughly 22 percent increase in approach angle and 7 percent increase in breakover angle. Development and testing for the leveling kits included high-speed off-roading in Borrego, California, and low-speed rock-crawling in Arizona to cover a variety of off-road driving situations.
“The elevated off-road geometry, paired with Ford Performance tuning, makes this a really unique offering,” said Cin.“The secret sauce to this kit is in the Ford Performance tuning. This suspension and its tuning are designed to improve off-road handling and responsiveness, specifically for Ranger and F-150.”
These new offerings are available through Ford dealers for $1,495 before installation, and are designed to be installed at the dealer on any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or four-wheel-drive 2015-19 F-150.