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

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You're just talking about two different tiers of quality. 2.0 is Fox's entry level shock. A small upgrade in control and better ability to resist overheat than stock.

Icon's Stage 2 setup is more expensive for a reason. More travel, larger, nicer pistons, valves, etc. If you're dropping a couple grand (with install) anyways, might as well get something that's going to transform the truck's ride an handling, not just offer a mild improvement.
I'm a bit suspicious of that explanation from someone who's getting free / subsidized equipment for their truck due to their position as a writer for Outside.

What you've said basically boils down to, "It's more expensive so it must be better."



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I'm a bit suspicious of that explanation from someone who's getting free / subsidized equipment for their truck due to their position as a writer for Outside.

What you've said basically boils down to, "It's more expensive so it must be better."
That's exactly what that is!
 

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Any more reviews on the Ford lift from anybody who has one? I'm trying to decide if its worth the extra $1,000 over a puck...
 

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With this ford leveling kit, what's the biggest tire you can put on with the stock black out package wheels (17s I believe)? Looking into a BF Goodrich all terrain tire.
 

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With this ford leveling kit, what's the biggest tire you can put on with the stock black out package wheels (17s I believe)? Looking into a BF Goodrich all terrain tire.
I think I'm going with 255/75R17 in TA KO2.

Anybody know a Ford Performance Dealer that will ship? My local dealer isn't listed on the FP website.
 

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Any Ford dealer should be able to order Ford Performance parts threw there Ford Authorized Distributor by now. I was told this at SEMA this past week by a Ford Performance parts person. Had my dealer try it yesterday, and my Fox leveling kit is on it's way. My Dealer is not a Ford Performance Dealer either.
 

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I think I'm going with 255/75R17 in TA KO2.

Anybody know a Ford Performance Dealer that will ship? My local dealer isn't listed on the FP website.
@LevittownFordParts.com will ship you Ford Performance parts (usually quite lower than MSRP too). :like:
 

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@j0shm1lls I contacted Levittown, thx for the tip.

Has anybody had dealer install the kit? Wondering how much they charged since I know I can do it myself but it looks like dealer-install is required to maintain warranty. Just wondering if it is worth it or not.
 

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@j0shm1lls I contacted Levittown, thx for the tip.

Has anybody had dealer install the kit? Wondering how much they charged since I know I can do it myself but it looks like dealer-install is required to maintain warranty. Just wondering if it is worth it or not.
My dealer quoted my $450 includes alignment.
 

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My dealer quoted $400 including install and alignment so I told him to pull the trigger and get it coming. Gonna throw some new rubber on too.
 

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I'm a bit suspicious of that explanation from someone who's getting free / subsidized equipment for their truck due to their position as a writer for Outside.

What you've said basically boils down to, "It's more expensive so it must be better."
I hope that Ford Performance posts a video similar to this one from Icon so I can make an informed decision. Looks like the Icon STAGE 2 system works substantially better than stock.

 

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I would of posted earlier, but I had a lot of things done with the Fox suspension and after... I can say that the truck rides better and the handling is night and day different. First off I no longer get seasick in curves or turns. The body roll is mostly tamed and you get a better feel of the road. It’s not numb anymore. And bumpy roads aren’t gonna shake your fillings out. I also has the dealer install the Decked system. This is what it looked like...
 

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I’v since added a Leer 100XR topper and it hasn’t messed with the rear height too much. I may investigate some Airlift air bags. I’ve used them in a lot of my trucks and they should fix the height with just a few psi and won’t ruin the ride.

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Just added the Fox kit today. Looks great and drives great. Top notch kit. Would recommend larger washers for bottom of struts. Took 6 hours and alignment needed max camber adjustment.

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I’v since added a Leer 100XR topper and it hasn’t messed with the rear height too much. I may investigate some Airlift air bags. I’ve used them in a lot of my trucks and they should fix the height with just a few psi and won’t ruin the ride.

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My Ford kit is on order through the dealer. I also have a Leer topper so I ordered some rear 1" blocks so I'll have them in case the rake is ruined by the weight of the topper. I like a small amount of rake anyway, just my tastes I guess. I'll post pics after install.
 

                           


























































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