If you are looking for a safe and affordable way to give your truck a more aggressive stance while providing the ability to upgrade to larger wheels and tires, there is no doubt the hottest suspension modification on the market right now are leveling kits. Consumers of late model trucks such as the 2008 Ford F-150 want to take the factory rake out of their truck's stance while also having the opportunity to upgrade to larger aftermarket tires. The 2008 Ford F150 uses the same strut-type front suspension seen since 2004. This design is ideal not only for giving the owner a great ride, but also very receptive to leveling applications such as the ReadyLift® 66-2050 leveling kit designed to raise the front of the Ford F150 three-inches.
Choosing the right leveling system is important. There are different choices available to consumers. Some kits use a rubber spacer that can compress and separate. Other kits required a spring compressor in order to install a spring pre-loading spacer that will stiffen the ride. There are even some spacers on the market that require the owner to cut the factory studs off of the struts in order to install the spacer.
This is where the ReadyLift® Smart Strut Technology steel strut extension rises to the top of the leveling kit market. These steel struts are designed to bolt right to the existing factory studs and install without having to pre-load your springs or cut any existing components from the vehicle. And most important is that these strut extensions don’t alter your OEM ride!
The ReadyLift® 2004-08 Ford F150 strut spacer kit will lift the front of the truck 3-inches from stock which is what is required to bring the front up level with the bed. This additional space allows the owner to install up to a 35-inch tall tire for a truly aggressive look. The kit fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks.
Installing the strut extension is something most consumers can do at home in their driveway although a professional alignment will be required. The following steps illustrate the steps involved with installing the ReadyLift leveling system on a new 2008 Ford F150.
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