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Can the F150 Lightning EV be lowered?

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From the pics of the XLT, looks like the F150 could be lowered by four inches with plenty of room in the wheel wells. My tow 5,000# so the tongue weight on the lowered truck would be just 500#.

Does that sound feasable to give it a better (to me) every day look while still being able to handle the 5,000/500?

 

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:cool:? I'm looking to improve on that 8.9 inches a little bit with not having to spend too much.

... looking to get the Pro standard; could use a little extra ground clearance.
 

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Any fully independent suspension vehicle with coil springs can be lowered by either new shorter springs or the quick and dirty method of cutting the coils, which also raises the spring rate.

Depending on geometry, you might need a realignment. It also shouldn't need to be mentioned but lowering will reduce suspension travel :p reprofiling the bump-stops can get a little bit back.

One thing that should benefit the Lightning's range would be lowering it, since it effectively reduces frontal area.
 

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I wonder if lowering it could increase its range? lol.
 

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For me, the question is, can it be lifted? ???

Seriously, I want 35s or 37s on this bad boy. I have every intention of taking it offroad. I hope it, at least, has an FX4 package available. A Tremor package would be even better.
 


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One thing that should benefit the Lightning's range would be lowering it, since it effectively reduces frontal area.
It should definitely help with wind resistance and add a bit of range.
 

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For me, the question is, can it be lifted? ???

Seriously, I want 35s or 37s on this bad boy. I have every intention of taking it offroad. I hope it, at least, has an FX4 package available. A Tremor package would be even better.
you have to sign in to the special options page to get a lift.
I picked the 120s
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Looking at lowering kits for the current F-150's, they seem to emphasize "Street Performance".

They say it does not lower the tow rating but they do suggest air suspension as the solution to much stiffer suspension.

I'm looking for a ride that is at least as smooth as the standard vehicle and I'd only be lowering 2-3 inches leaving room for shock absorbing.
 
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I'm no suspension expert, and I know even less about truck suspensions, but to retain reasonable ride quality you would want to keep the vehicle off of its bumpstops. Lowering cuts into suspension travel and gives the vehicle less to work with when it hits a bump, especially a decent sized one.

Ideally you'd want stiffer springs and shocks with stronger damping to do it "right." Given the huge market of F150s, there is a strong likelihood that some 3rd party company will make this happen, though the IRS is a new one since the Lightning is the first to have it.
 
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Ideally you'd want stiffer springs and shocks with stronger damping to do it "right."
Ideally for me would be lowering 2-4 inches to cut down on the large space in the wheel well and keeping the comfortable ride. How the truck would look with 50% load. My 500# tongue weight trailer would then be "full loaded" .

Guess I'll wait and see how it looks in person first.

 

 
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