Ranger Gets Ford Performance Parts Leveling Kits with Coil-overs & Fox Shocks

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    https://media.ford.com/content/ford.../ford-ranger-f150-off-road-leveling-kits.html

    FORD RANGER AND F-150 OWNERS GET A LIFT WITH FIRST-EVER FORD PERFORMANCE OFF-ROAD LEVELING KITS WITH TUNED SUSPENSION

    September 18, 2019

    DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 18, 2019 – For the first time ever, Ford Performance Parts is offering after-purchase leveling kits for Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 for even better off-road performance and greater vehicle customization.

    “Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers,” 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.”

    The majority of Ranger and F-150 trucks are purchased with four-wheel drive, and for those who want to go further, the leveling kits will enable off-road explorers to venture into even more challenging terrain. Beyond adding additional ground clearance, off-road performance is improved 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
    Ford Performance engineers worked with FOX to develop unique internal valving for the shocks to deliver confident performance and predictable handling both off-road and on the pavement.

    With kit installation, both Ranger and F-150 see improvements to front ground clearance, approach and breakover angles, based on internal Ford computer generated engineering simulations. Ranger sees an approximate 21 percent increase in approach angle and a 10 percent increase in breakover angle. F-150 with a 145-inch wheelbase sees an approximate 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 optimize for a variety of off-road driving experiences.

    “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. The kits are designed to be installed at the dealer on any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or four-wheel-drive 2015-19 F-150. Kits come with a Ford Performance Parts limited warranty. See a Ford dealer for details.

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    I wonder if there will be warranty for self installed suspensions using this kit...

    Either way, $1495 is a solid deal. I think I might have to do this!
     
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    No parts listed on the site yet but this is cool. Having factory approved options will be great.
     
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    Ford just announced today that they are offering a Ford Performance engineering and tuned leveling kit for Ranger and F150.

    https://www.at.ford.com/en/homepage/news-and-clipsheet/news/2019/9/leveling-suspension.html


    From the article:

    "The majority of Ranger and F-150 trucks are purchased with four-wheel drive, and for those who want to go further, the leveling kits will enable off-road explorers to venture into even more challenging terrain. Beyond adding additional ground clearance, off-road performance is improved 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

    Ford Performance engineers worked with FOX to develop unique internal valving for the shocks to deliver confident performance and predictable handling both off-road and on the pavement.

    With kit installation, both Ranger and F-150 see improvements to front ground clearance, approach and breakover angles. Ranger sees an approximate 21 percent increase in approach angle and a 10 percent increase in breakover angle. F-150 with a 145-inch wheelbase sees an approximate 22 percent increase in approach angle and 7 percent increase in breakover angle."

    "These new offerings are available through Ford dealers for $1,495 before installation. The kits are designed to be installed at the dealer on any four-wheel-drive 2019 Ranger or four-wheel-drive 2015-19 F-150. Kits come with a Ford Performance Parts limited warranty. See a Ford dealer for details."
     
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    Nice to have more suspension options out there!
     
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    I wonder how different these will be from the FX4 suspension on my truck.. Really interested!
     
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    YES!
     
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    Phil S., I'd be interested in your opinion on this new kit. Saw your comments in the other thread discussing spacers vs. shocks. What could we assume in terms of performance and reliability, if this is being officially offered through Ford?

    Always appreciate your insights and experience.
     
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    Yeah, that's exactly what they are. There's nothing new here, just by offering them in its parts catalog, you'll be able to roll these into the finance payments on a new truck. Honestly, if you don't NEED to do that, you're probably still way better off going aftermarket, and getting upper control arms, rear springs, etc.
     
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    One benefit though is that you get warranty by buying from Ford Performance - might not be a huge deal, but if you break something while off road, you might be able to get it fixed for free.

    The Fox coilover leveling kit is what I would probably buy (front coilovers and rear struts), but I also kind of want to wait for Old Man Emu to come out with something. A rear leaf spring pack would be sweet.
     
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    Nice option that I may be interested in as well.
     
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    Icon has a rear spring pack coming out in like a month.
     
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