Ford F-150 Lift Kits vs. F-150 Leveling Kits: What's the Difference?

Before you choose the right lift kit or leveling kit for your Ford F-150, it's important to know the difference between the two. Whether you're looking to increase your off-road capabilities or you're simply interested in larger wheels, there's a suitable configuration for you. Compare F-150 lift kits and leveling kits below to find out which is the right choice for you.

Lifting or Leveling: Which Is the Right Option for You?

Lift and leveling kits offer higher ground clearance and create the necessary space to add on a set of more robust tires to your F-150. The kits work by raising the truck's body higher above the axles. Here's how each can affect your F-150's EcoBoost® performance and capabilities:


A lift kit can raise all four corners of your F-150 by 3 to 12", allowing you to install tires 35" and up. If you're an off-road enthusiast in Dundee, a lift kit is the proper choice for you. Lift kits are ideal for sand, mud, snow, and rough off-roading.

Lift kits will cost around $1,000 to $4,000, depending on the height and ride quality you desire.


With a front leveling kit, you can lift the front of your F-150 by 1.5 to 2.5". You can achieve stock-style stances by inserting a rear lift block on the rear leaf springs to achieve a minimal height increase at all four points. You'll also be able to install larger tires with a leveling kit - up to 33" in diameter. Leveling kits are ideal for everyday driving, basic towing needs, and light-duty off-roading.

The allure of leveling kits for most drivers is that they're less expensive than lift kits. Generally, a leveling kit will run you between $100 and $250.

Get Your Lift or Leveling Kit Installed in Dundee, IL

Unless you're a seasoned DIYer, we suggest you visit the experts at the Dundee Ford Service Center when the times come to install your leveling or lift kit. Our parts and accessories experts will help you choose the right kit, and our service and parts specials can help you secure a price you feel great about.

We're happy to install lift and leveling kits for drivers in the Dundee, Elgin, and Carpentersville, Illinois, areas.