Last November, Ford Authority reported that a new 2021-2022 Ford F-150 Off-Road Suspension Leveling Kit was coming soon from the automaker itself, giving owners of the latest-gen pickup an easy way to lift the front end two inches and make room for larger tires. Now, this new Ford F-150 leveling kit is officially available via the automaker’s catalog under part number M-18000-F15B.
Developed in partnership between Ford and Bilstein, this new leveling kit contains Bilstein “Tuned by Ford Performance” front coil-over assemblies and remote reservoir rear shocks. The front setup consists of a full 60mm digressive piston in a 2.65″ monotube Ford Performance tuned coilover package that lifts the truck by two inches at that end, but can go up to 2.5 inches with the installation of an optional front groove, while the rear shocks house independent dividing pistons to separate nitrogen chambers, which helps to optimize suspension travel.
The items themselves were put together by Bilstein but tuned and tested by Ford’s in-house performance division to optimize both performance and ride quality on all different kinds of surfaces, whether they be paved or unpaved. Each shock features a “Tuned by Ford Performance” decal to tout that fact, too.
While this new kit fits most 2021-2022 Ford F-150 four-wheel drive models, there are some exceptions. It isn’t compatible with the F-150 Raptor, and has not been validated for use in the F-150 Tremor or pickups equipped with the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid. Otherwise, the leveling kit is a direct bolt-in replacement for the F-150’s factory suspension parts, providing an upgrade in both the stance of the vehicle and its ride quality.
The 2021-2022 Ford F-150 Off-Road Suspension Leveling Kit retails for $1,750 and is a nice alternative to most other types of leveling kits, many of which utilize spacers instead of entire replacement coilovers.