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Lightning Leveling Kits - to level the front?

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Has there been any information released about current leveling kits fitting the lightning? I'm looking to raise just the front to level if needed.

 

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Following. I have no desire to lift the truck but I do not want a bad stance like a dragster with its ass high. I’ve seen some pics where the truck sits perfectly and some with the rear too high. Hopefully we get looks at a lot of customer trucks as they come in.
 

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Going to take a pretty good range hit removing the rake.

But the suspension is the only thing that's not original f-150 so no way to really know.
 

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80lb sacks of concrete will do the job cheap.
 

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Just leveling ...cool, but please no Carolina Squat mod's!

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I have leveled F150 and other light duty trucks by pulling the 1 to 2 inch block from the axle mount. Don't even know it Lightning has one, but if it did that would not mess with the weight sensors. The day mine comes in I will know, dead levelnis how I like them. I also always install Airlift SmartAir bags so trailers pull properly, but don't know how this truck will react.
 

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Going to take a pretty good range hit removing the rake.

But the suspension is the only thing that's not original f-150 so no way to really know.
Depends on you level it. Lifting the front will hurt range. Lowering the back should have no impact and may help a bit.
 

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Depends on you level it. Lifting the front will hurt range. Lowering the back should have no impact and may help a bit.
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Changing the rake angle will take a hit on your range. Lowering the truck will improve range. Raising the front will reduce range.

Just leave it alone for optimum range - better to get more miles per charge than messing with the engineered aerodynamics.
 

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I have leveled F150 and other light duty trucks by pulling the 1 to 2 inch block from the axle mount. Don't even know it Lightning has one, but if it did that would not mess with the weight sensors. The day mine comes in I will know, dead levelnis how I like them. I also always install Airlift SmartAir bags so trailers pull properly, but don't know how this truck will react.
Seeing that the lightning has a fully independent rear suspension, there is not going to be a block on the axel mount. Also any currently existing f150 suspension components or upgrades will not work.
I'm not an engineer and I haven't compared the rear suspension on the lightning to the expedition, but I would bet that expedition parts will not fit either.
Seeing as how this first generation lightning is going to be extremely low volume compared to the ice f150, I have a feeling nobody is going to put forth the money to engineer anything for the small percentage of people who want to modify the suspension. I could be wrong.
 

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Seeing as how this first generation lightning is going to be extremely low volume compared to the ice f150, I have a feeling nobody is going to put forth the money to engineer anything for the small percentage of people who want to modify the suspension. I could be wrong.
It's true that the aftermarket will be smaller than an equivalent ICE F150 model, but a lot of people who drive F150s will modify them, so I'm hopeful that we see some pieces for it, though perhaps not until well into 2023 or 2024.
 


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Depends on you level it. Lifting the front will hurt range. Lowering the back should have no impact and may help a bit.
How can you level it by increasing the rake?

Level means flat, lol.
 

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How can you level it by increasing the rake?

Level means flat, lol.
I am not sure I understand the question. The rake is because the front is lower than the rear. You can fix this my either raising the front (to match the rear) or lowering the rear (to match the front).
 

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Did not even know it was independent rear. They do not design rake for range, it is for a soft ride with no load, level with moderate load.
 

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Unlike solid axle ICE F150 - Lightnings with independent rear suspension, you need to be careful about modifying an unladen truck, you may end up with a rear looking like this when you tow or haul:
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I am not sure I understand the question. The rake is because the front is lower than the rear. You can fix this my either raising the front (to match the rear) or lowering the rear (to match the front).

My apologies, I misread

 

 
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