Best lift if I want to be able to tow...? - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



Off-Road Section All discussion and questions about off-road in this Section

Best lift if I want to be able to tow...?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2017, 02:20 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 15
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Talking Best lift if I want to be able to tow...?

I drive an 07 Lariat with a tow package. In the last week I've been towing my 32 foot trailer all over Utah. I've done some off roading along the way and my wife said those 9 magic words every man longs to hear..."why don't we have a lift on this truck?"

Now it has me wondering. What lift is the best lift for off roading if you have to be able to tow as well?

Like I said, my trailer is 32 foot and about as heavy as the truck handles, so I wanted to get your guys' take. Let's hear it
Attached Thumbnails
Best lift if I want to be able to tow...?-0415171817.jpg  
bodymek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 10:12 AM   #2
F150 Vendor
 
Baja Kits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 871
Thanked 139 Times in 118 Posts
Default

How big of a lift are you looking to do? Do you have a budget in mind?

We sell complete off road suspension but there are companies that sell " Lift Kits " and you add a coilover to the set up and it'll be enough.

In the end, it'll come down to how much you are looking to spend. There are inexpensive options that will give you the Lift and there are more expensive options that will give you the lift plus the performance.

Here's my personal 2007 with our Prerunner kit...






Baja Kits is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2017, 06:13 AM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 15
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The prerunner kit looks cool. How much would that run? I was expecting to pay around 2k. How many inches are those tires? I am just looking to gain some clearance offroading without losing my ability to tow my trailer. I was thinking maybe a 4 inch lift.
bodymek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #4
F150 Vendor
 
Baja Kits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 871
Thanked 139 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bodymek View Post
The prerunner kit looks cool. How much would that run? I was expecting to pay around 2k. How many inches are those tires? I am just looking to gain some clearance offroading without losing my ability to tow my trailer. I was thinking maybe a 4 inch lift.
For $2K, that will be more in the lift kit price range.

Our Prerunner kit with Coilovers will run you into the $5500 range.

I would look into something like BDS if you are looking to do a 4" lift.

As for my tires, those are a 35x12.5x17.

JT
Baja Kits is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
speeddemon0712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northlake, TX
Posts: 1,666
Thanked 283 Times in 245 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baja Kits View Post


Our Prerunner kit with Coilovers will run you into the $5500 range.
That's a beautiful truck! But $5500? OUCH!!!
speeddemon0712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2017, 09:59 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 15
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speeddemon0712 View Post
That's a beautiful truck! But $5500? OUCH!!!

Brother you read my mind. No way I could go for something so spendy. I'll have to see what I can find in my price range. Still don't know what lifts are better than anything else for towing though...
bodymek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 07:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 277
Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
Default

Just my opinion, but for towing, I would avoid lift blocks and either find an add-a-leaf or replacement leaf pack that will give you lift and maintain carrying capacity. If you do lift blocks, you might want to consider traction bars if you tow heavy loads.
Pugga is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
speeddemon0712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northlake, TX
Posts: 1,666
Thanked 283 Times in 245 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bodymek View Post
Brother you read my mind. No way I could go for something so spendy. I'll have to see what I can find in my price range. Still don't know what lifts are better than anything else for towing though...
I hear air bags are really good for towing.
speeddemon0712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 10:12 AM   #9
Beer, Boats, and Trucks.
 
berty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 3,031
Thanked 565 Times in 436 Posts
Default

I vote Coilovers and AAL and/or airbags. Lift her 2-3 inches and that's it. Helps your offroadability, looks great, keeps the truck tow happy!
berty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 11:20 AM   #10
F150 Vendor
 
Baja Kits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 871
Thanked 139 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speeddemon0712 View Post
That's a beautiful truck! But $5500? OUCH!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bodymek View Post
Brother you read my mind. No way I could go for something so spendy. I'll have to see what I can find in my price range. Still don't know what lifts are better than anything else for towing though...
Off road suspension is more than just lift spacers and cross members.

It's not for everyone as well! That was the reason I asked if he was looking for an actual " lift kit " or off road kit. 2 completely different setups.

A lot more is involved especially when you are replacing your upper and lower arms. You can also save some $$ by going with a 2.5 coilover ( I quoted him my 3.0 coilover ).


Baja Kits is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2017 F150Forum.com
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: