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

If you’re interested in boosting the ground clearance of your Ford F-150 so you can take your truck off-road, tow heavy cargo, or upgrade to some larger wheels, consider a lift kit or leveling kit! These kits are easy to find and can be professionally installed by the service team at Webb Ford. Although they sound similar, there are some important distinctions between truck lifts and leveling kits, and you’ll want to be aware of the differences before you commit to one or the other. Webb Ford has everything you need to know about Ford lift kits and leveling kits in the guide below!

Comparing Ford Lift Kits and Leveling Kits

As we discussed above, lift kits and leveling kits have a similar goal—to boost your truck’s ground clearance by raising the truck’s body further from the axle. This allows you to fix larger wheels and tires to your truck and maximize your off-road capabilities in Munster and beyond. However, the purpose of a lift kit is a bit different from a leveling kit. Here are the details:
  • Ford F-150 Leveling Kit: A front leveling kit boosts the front of your truck by about 1.5 to 2.5 inches. A service technician will place a rear lift block on the rear leaf springs to create a small height increase at all four points. Installing a leveling kit allows you to upgrade to slightly larger tires, usually around 33 inches in diameter. If you’re interested in daily driving, towing, and light off-roading outside Schererville, a leveling kit is probably the best choice.
  • Ford F-150 Lift Kits: Ford lift kits are a bit more robust than leveling kits—they’ll increase your truck’s ground clearance at all four corners by 3 to 12 inches, allowing you to upgrade to much larger tires of 35 inches or more. With more ground clearance and larger tires, lift kits allow your truck to easily take on heavy-duty off-roading and hazardous road conditions with mud, snow, sand, and other debris.

Price & Installation

Since they boost your truck higher and increase ground clearance from all four corners, lift kits are more expensive to install than leveling kits. With a leveling kit, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $250, while lift kits cost between $1,000 and $4,000. The price of installation is dependent on the height and ride quality you’re looking for. Leveling kits are also easier to install than lift kits, although you should leave the installation of either kit to a professional.

Install a Lift or Leveling Kit with Webb Ford!

If you’re interested in getting a lift or leveling kit installed on your Griffith Ford F-150, go ahead and schedule a service appointment from our website! Feel free to contact us with any questions, or for more information about the services we offer. You can also stop by our service center if you want to talk to a member of our team in person, and we’ll be happy to help you out!



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