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Ford F-150 Lift Kits vs. F-150 Leveling Kits

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum parked outside of a cabin

When you install a lift kit or leveling kit, you can raise the height of a new Ford F-150 and enhance its handling and capabilities. Whether your goal is to elevate the off-roading power of your Ford F-150 or give it larger wheels, there’s a kit that can help you create the truck you truly want. Read on to learn more about the difference between lifting and leveling, as well as price and installation.

Ford F-150 Lift Kit vs. Leveling Kit

Are you aiming for a leveled or lifted F-150? Leveling kits and lift kits can be used to give your truck more ground clearance and additional space for larger tires by elevating the truck’s body away from the axles. There are some differences between leveling and lift kits that you should be aware of before making your choice. Compare them below:

  • Leveling Kits: Using a front leveling kit, you can lift your Ford F-150 by about 1.5 to 2.5 inches. A rear lift block can also be placed on the rear leaf springs for a slight height increase at all four corners of the truck. Leveling kits are ideal for everyday drives, as well as towing and light off-roading.
  • Lift Kits: One of these kits will elevate your F-150 ground clearance at all four corners by 3 to 12 inches, and create enough space for 35+-inch tires. This is the kit for you if you love off-roading and consider it a hobby. Lift kits are best for mud, sand, snow, and heavy-duty off-roading. 

Price & Installation

Lift kits are more expensive than leveling kits. Usually, the cost of a leveling kit is around $100 to $250. Meanwhile, a lifted Ford F-150 can cost around $1,000 to $4,000 just for the kit, and that price can vary depending on the lift height. Professional installation is highly recommended for these types of kits, especially lift kits, because the average person doesn’t have the required tools on hand.

Explore Your F-150 Lift & Leveling Options at Kalispell Ford!

Do you want a Ford F-150 lifted with a kit? Kalispell Ford can help you choose the right kit for your Ford F-150 and install it professionally. Contact our service center online or call us at 406-609-0125 to learn more about the difference between lift kits and leveling kits. Browse our parts specials for the latest offers on our wide selection of genuine Ford parts and accessories.


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