Ford Ranger and F-150 owners can now get OEM lift kits for the first time from Ford.
Ford continues to offer more off-road modifications for their Ranger and F-150. After announcing the availability of theTremor Package Off-Road Package for their Super Duty trucks.
Ford also introduced the FX2 Package for the 2020 Ranger, giving the vehicle more off-road styling and capability for the two-wheel-drive small-size truck.
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
The lift kits will be available through Ford dealerships for $1,495 before installation. As of now, you’ll have to pay for dealer installation. The kits will be compatible with any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or four-wheel-drive 2015-19 F-150.
Ford Performance Parts says owners will see improvements to front ground clearance, approach and breakover angles, based on internal computer generated engineering simulations.
“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers… 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.” ~ Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories
Ranger sees an approximate 21% increase in approach angle and a 10% increase in breakover angle.
F-150 with a 145-inch wheelbase sees an approximate 22% increase in approach angle and 7% 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 optimize for a variety of off-road driving experiences.