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2009-2014 F150 Leveling Kits

Leveling kits are some of the most popular suspension products for your truck and are an excellent way to squeeze some larger wheel and tire combinations onto your aggressive F150 build without all the hassles or long install of a complete F150 lift kit. 2009 to 2014 F150 leveling kits come in several different designs that range from pretty basic strut-mount spacers to adjustable leveling machines to impressive adjustable coilovers that can get your truck up to 3" of frontal lift. These kits are perfect for street and daily-driven F150s that want an aggressive look, though a few of our front lift kits are perfectly adequate for off-road applications, especially when paired with performance rear shocks and other suspension hardware. After you're through with our F150 leveling kits, take a look at our 2009 to 2014 F150 lift kits, 2009 to 2014 F150 Brake Upgrades, or our 2009 to 2014 F150 Off-Road Bumpers.
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2004-2014 F150 2WD/4WD Ready Lift 2
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2004-2014 F150 2WD Ready Lift 2.5
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2009-2013 F150 4WD Bilstein 5100 Adjustable Leveling Shock Kit
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2009-2013 F150 2WD Bilstein 5100 Adjustable Leveling Shock Kit
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2009-2013 F150 4WD FOX Stage 1 Suspension Package
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2014-2016 F150 4WD FOX Stage 1 Suspension Package
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2009-2013 F150 4WD ICON 0-3
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Spacer Leveling Kits vs. Coilover Leveling Kits

It's an age-old debate, and we'll be truthful up front by saying we aren't going to solve it for you. Still, the question gets asked more times than just about any other in regards to F150 leveling kits, so we thought we'd at least address it. "Which is better, spacer kits or coilover kits?" Both have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to performance, ride quality, price point, and other factors, so an easy answer to which is actually "better" doesn't really exist. That being said, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes time to choosing the leveling system that is right for your needs.

Spacer Leveling Kits:

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  • Low Cost
  • Simple Kits
  • Smooth Ride
  • Good for street trucks


  • Does not improve performance
  • Can produce bouncy turning
  • Some kits require cutting your stock studs
  • Can throw off CV & UCA angles
  • Not great for off-road applications

First up, spacer kits. Spacer leveling kits are nothing new, and are a trusty and popular way to get some extra front ride height out of your truck. Spacer kits add some extra front lift without too many hassles and usually keep your truck's street ride near stock. They're also extraordinarily inexpensive, with most kits costing several times less than a full leveling shock/spring assembly or coilover kit. They do, however, have a couple of issues. The biggest problem with spacer kits is that they are not a performance improvement. Spacers "only" add front height. They don't improve rebound, response, articulation, or ride quality in any way. The other issues common with spacers include: Bouncy turning; some extra NVH (especially with metal spacer kits): and a few kits actually require you to cut your truck's factory studs. Basically, spacers are a good choice if you're on a budget and aren't really going to be yanking your F150 around too hard on the street or off-road.

Coilover Leveling Kits:

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  • Maintains or improves performance
  • Some kits are adjustable
  • Easy installations for most kits
  • Good for off-road use
  • Plenty of room to grow


  • More expensive than spacers
  • Can be hard to dial in
  • Performance coilovers have a stiff ride
  • Capability can vary wildly

So now we come to leveling shock assemblies and coilovers. These kits are our preferred method of raising front ride height due to the fact that you usually get improved suspension performance out of strut and spring or coilover leveling kits, unlike typical spacers. Most loaded shock/spring kits and coilovers are extremely easy to install and drop right in place of your factory hardware. Coilover kits are especially powerful and are basically the "go-to" systems for getting improved off-road performance. These kits also give you plenty of ways to further improve your truck, such as: Improved rear shocks, UCAs, rear blocks, and other hardware to get even better performance. Still, these systems have a few drawbacks. The main issue, of course, is their cost. Even the most basic shock/spring leveling kits are double the price of the simplest spacer kits, and more capable hardware can clear out your piggy bank very quickly. While we agree that coilover kits improve performance, their abilities can vary from one extreme to another, as well as different brands and types. It's extremely important that you do your research and find the system that meets your needs. The last issue is really only for really powerful off-road coilover kits which is that it's not uncommon for those systems to stiffen up the street ride of your truck. We wouldn't call it "bad," but there's a noticeable difference. It's like being in a car with a basic lowering spring kit. If you're expecting a baby smooth ride, you're not going to be very happy.

We Love The Results Of Our F150 ICON Leveling Kit

To meet the specific needs for our 2012 F150 FX4 5.0L SuperCrew Project Truck, we wanted to remove the front end factory stock rake to give our truck a great look, more ground clearance, the traction it needed for off-road action, and the ability of throwing on an aggressive set of wheels and off-road tires. To do this, we looked to our friends at ICON who, in our opinion, make the best leveling kits and offer the highest quality suspension hardware you'll find on the market. To achieve all of this, we went with the 2009 to 2013 F150 ICON Stage 2 Suspension System. The results were amazing and provided us with the some of the best off-road handling we've experienced. On the street, as a daily-driver, we were just as pleased. But that's what you get when you go with the best.

Stage 3's 2012 5.0L F-150 FX4 Project Truck Stage 3's 2012 5.0L F-150 FX4 Project Truck

Check Out The ICON Stage 2 Suspension Kit In Action On Our F150

It's true what they say that a picture can paint a thousand words, but this video below of our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 equipped with the ICON Stage 2 Suspension Kit tells the full story. Check out how well our F150 performs off-road with the exceptional handling this kit (as well as our aggressive off-road tires and wheels) provided for us. We also strapped a Go Pro camera on for the ride and you'll get to see a clear picture of the handling and suspension in the video below. Needless to say, very fun.