The 8 Best Lift Kits For The F-150
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. A lift kit for your F-150 can give your stock truck a much-needed aesthetic boost. Depending on the components, it may also increase suspension travel and allow you the freedom to go off the beaten path safely. From simple leveling spacers and blocks to complete coil-over and torsion bar suspension kits, there are many solid options available for everyone's project and budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 18, 2020:
In this update we had to remove the Pro Comp K4189BPX, the BDS 1503F, the Rough Country 558.24, and the Rough Country 553.22, all of which had become unavailable. All of these are large, comprehensive kits that offer great value but have very high price points that may have deterred consumers. In replacing these items, we did our best to find choices that were much more affordable, which meant including leveling kits. Leveling kits are meant to provide balance to your vehicle by raising the front, whereas lift kits raise both the front and the back, making the whole vehicle sit higher and leaving room for larger wheels. Make sure you know which kind of kit you're looking for before purchasing.
We were still able to add some new lift kits: the Supreme Suspensions AZM L7, which can be added to your vehicle's existing leaf-spring packs; the AirLift RideControl, which boasts a simple installation despite being a lift kit; and the AirLift Ultimate, which features an internal jounce bumper that prevents bottoming out. Neither of these involve coil-overs, which tend to add quite a bit of expense.
June 08, 2019:
Lift kits should be purchased based on whether improvements are meant to be aesthetic or practical. There are some kits like the Pro Comp K4189BPX and the BDS 1503F that provide the best of both worlds. These kits will lift a truck up to 6 inches which will allow you to install larger tires. But they will also improve your truck's performance off-road.
If all you want is a minor upgrade to your truck's stock configuration, a leveling kit like the Supreme Suspensions 2.5 kit and the Rough Country 57030 are very affordable and will lift the front-end to level with the rear. Any lift kit will inherently increase off-road performance by virtue of increased ground clearance. However, kits that utilize strut spacers will not offer increased articulation.
Suspensions contain many high-tension and pressurized components. As such, any suspension modifications should be performed by trained automotive technicians to avoid personal injury or costly mistakes.