The classic Ford F-100 and F-150 platforms present some unique challenges when setting out to build an air suspension system that delivers the ride and handling people have come to expect from Ridetech. Our new systemcompletely revamps every aspect of the truck’s suspension—and is completely bolt-on!
The old Ford was designed and built for a different era—back when the speed limit was 55 and trucks were meant to work hard. While the original twin I-beam front suspension was certainly built “Ford Tough,” it wasn’t exactly built to carve corners.
Our complete bolt-in suspension system for the classic Ford trucks removes the entire factory front crossmember in favor of our bolt-on front crossmember, and replaces the old leaf spring rear with a four-link. This package can be ordered with either Shockwaves or coil-overs, both of which will help get your classic Ford sitting—and performing—better than ever.
Bolt-in cradle is super strong and strengthens the front of the truck while providing structural mounts front control arms – utilizes substantial “H” style design compared to other “I” style crossmembers
Superb suspension geometry, built without compromise – vastly superior to adapted salvage yard “Crown-Vic suspension swaps” or “street rod style” / Mustang II front systems with optimized roll centers and anti-dive
Increased camber gain with tall spindle, 5-8 degree’s caster for improved high speed stability
Fits 14 inch and larger wheels. If using more than 4.5″ of backspacing,18″ wheels are required
Motor mounts options for Modular Ford, Ford FE, and Small Block Ford, Chevy LS / Small Block / Big Block
Entire system saves approximately 130 lbs. from the front of the truck
Key Features – Rear
Removes factory leaf spring suspension and bracketry
Complete parallel 4-link with panhard and c-notches
Works with Coil-over or Shockwaves Air Suspension
Includes R-Joints on all links for smooth, bind free, quite operation and long life
Optimized roll center and anti-squat (60% anti-dive) for amazing traction and elimination of wheel hop
It’s no secret that we have some of the greatest customers on earth. Last week, we received an email from Dave Erdmann with pictures of his 1986 Buick T-Type. We’ve long been fans of these GM G-Body cars, both from a looks and performance standpoint. They’re fast, tough and we especially like Dave’s light blue machine.
The best part? Dave’s the original owner. The car has quite the back story; click the box below to learn more.
Lower your 2015-2022 Ford F150 up to 3 inches up front and 5.5 inches in the rear with Ridetech lowering suspension system. More than a lowering kit, this system will turn your vehicle into a high-performance muscle truck with better stance, handling, and ride quality.
The Ridetech lowering kit is 100% bolt-on, fully adjustable and made in the USA. It includes everything you need to lower your Ford F150 platform.
– Adjustable ride height
– 3″ front drop
– 5″ rear drop
Improved ride quality & sharper handling
New tubular upper control arm provides camber and caster improvements at lower ride height to improve handling
Adjustable Ridetech / Fox Shocks
– Coilover front / HQ Series rear
– Aluminum Body
– Mono tube / gas pressure
– Adjustable valving
– 1,000,001 mile warranty
Bolt-on installation – No welding
Adjustable ride height
– Front coilovers adjustable spring seats
– Rear leaf shackles offers 2” of adjustment
Optional Traction bars eliminate nearly all wheel hop while still allowing for full load capacity and smooth compliant ride
Optional rear sway bar dramatically increases cornering capabilities
Optional rear air assist / load leveling air springs and mounts
On June 2nd-5th, racers from across the country flocked to South Haven, Michigan, for Gridlife’s Midwest Festival. Held at Gingerman Raceway, this is the original Gridlife event. It’s part race, part music festival and 100 percent fun.
Gridlife gives drivers an opportunity to participate in a wide range of events. With Gridlife Touring Cup, drift and Time Attack on the schedule, there was no shortage of high revving, tire-spinning action.