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Ford F-150 Better Suspension Bolt-Ons

Posted in How To: Suspension Brakes on March 1, 2011
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The late-model 1/2-ton truck is as refined as ever. From ultra-comfy seats to unlimited storage crevices, the new trucks have virtually everything a wheeler could want, except for one thing: a decent ride height. Sure, there's no sense in taking all of the utility out of your brand-new 1/2-ton by lifting it to the moon, but sometimes a few extra inches can make the difference between a fun day of wheeling and a long day of being stuck in the dirt.

Since ride quality and off-road performance are always at the top of our list, we decided to help out our new '10 Ford F-150 with a Stage II 6-inch lift from Pro Comp Suspension. Opting for the Stage II series allowed us to upgrade to a fresh set of Pro Comp coilover shocks at the front of the truck. These performance-tuned shock absorbers are designed to be more durable than the factory coilover strut and will take off-road abuse better, without hindering the ride.

To help us with the lift transformation, we teamed up with the install pros at 4Wheel Parts in Van Nuys, California. With the quick hands of the store's expert technicians and the kit's trouble-free bolt-on parts, we had the F-150 lifted, aligned, and ready to roll all in one day.

To make room for the new heavy-duty Pro Comp cradle, we trimmed off a section of the factory crossmember mount. We used a Sawzall to cut out the old bracket, but a cutoff wheel can get the job done just as cleanly and easily.
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