Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Opinion about leveling kits less than 2 inches on a 2007 Ford F-150 2-wheel drive

asked by on

What do you think about leveling kits less than 2 inches on my O7 Ford F-150 2-wheel drive?

A: Let me tell you something, trucks are desig...

Let me tell you something, trucks are designed by engineers and Ford engineers are pretty good engineers. They are designed so that their backs are a little higher than their front for a reason and they perform better that way. You can level it if you want, but you are going against how the truck was designed. However, if you don’t carry any weight in the truck, it’s not really going to hurt anything.

The reason they designed them that way is because a lot of people utilize the bed and pile on heavy material like rocks and tools. The heightened back will balance itself down when the weight is applied. This is what you need to consider before you actually do it. If it’s a show truck and you are not pulling anything, go right ahead. If you are using the truck for functionality and carrying stuff, it’s not such a smart idea to mess around with it since you’d be counteracting with the original design.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Thought it was the battery but could possibly be the alternator

Bad connection can be confusing. They are touching and the connection may even be tight, but electricity doesn't care about what our eyes see. Electricity happens at the atomic level. A bad connection is a loose connection or a surface...

Q: AC not working..no blowing sound

Hello there. This problem is commonly caused by a blown fuse that operates the blower motor. However, it could also be an electrical relay or the blower motor itself is damaged. It is best to have a professional mechanic come...

Q: My latch hood is broken

Hi there. It is common for the hood latch cable to brake at the lever inside of the vehicle. First, you should check and see if it is connected to the latch. If it is connected then the hood latch...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.