Leveling Kit on a 2010 Ford F150 - Three Inches, Two Hours, One Sweet Ride

Bigger, Better, Badder F-150

Maxwell MatthewsonApr 1, 2012
1204tr 01+2010 Ford F150+anzo Headlights
After adding new Anzo lights and a rolling tonneau cover to his 2010 F-150, this owner had a severe case of the custom truck itch. Seeing other trucks cruising and towing with a taller stance, bigger wheels, and knobby off-road tires had him searching through Truckin' for the latest in leveling and lift technologies. Wanting a truck that would still ride nice but look tough isn't a pipe dream, and we helped him find the best of both worlds in just a few hours. Icon Vehicle Dynamics has recently released a complete leveling kit system that improves ride quality, helps the ½-ton clear 34s, and adds impressive off-road capability of the new-body-style F-150. The kit comes with a tubular, uniball upper control arm, 2½-inch coilovers for the front, and 2-inch monotube shocks for the rear. Adding rugged good looks and functionality, we wrapped a set of BMF 20x9-inch Novakane wheels in BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A rubber, size 275/65R20 (34 inches tall). We'll show you how simple it was to increase the height of this Ford while increasing the outward appearance and performance, both on- and off-road.
Photo 2/21   |   Before
From the Driver Seat

Icon Vehicle Dynamics has their stuff together. They really brought their A game with this leveling system. The install only took 2 hours, and when the kit was on, we couldn't wait to get on the road to test it out. We started on the freeway, where the truck rode even better than it did before the kit. The coilovers up front and 2-inch monotube shocks out back really give the truck a better ride. The tires were louder than the factory Michelins but not obnoxious. Once we had the on-road testing done, we headed for some off-road testing. At speed on a rough dirt road, the truck rode almost as smooth as on the freeway. Over the more technical dips and ruts, the truck never rubbed, and even though it is a two-wheel-drive, it handled everything we brought it through. All in all, we loved the stance, ride, and ability that the Icon kit has given the truck. We liked it so much, we almost didn't give the keys back to the owner.
Photo 21/21

Highs Lows
  • Quick Install
  • You'll need a large credit card limit
  • Can be installed in driveway
 
  • Clears 34s
 
  • Looks killer with new wheels and tires
 

Your Questions Answered
Time Spent Working: 2 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Beginner
Tools Used: Assorted sockets and wrenches, impact gun, sledgehammer
Parts Used:
Icon Stage 2 Leveling System for 09+ Ford F-150 2WD PN: 93011 $2,300
BMF 20x9-inch Novakane Wheels in Death Metal finish $1,840
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires size 275/65R20 $1,256
Total: $5,396

Sources

Icon Vehicle Dynamics
Corona, CA 92880
951-272-4266
http://www.IconVehicleDynamics.com
BMF Wheels
Orange, CA 92867
888-313-2580
www.bmfwheels.com

MOST POPULAR

Truck Trend Network

TRUCK RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Ford F 150

Fair Market Price
$25,309
Editors' Overall Rating
Basic Specifications
MSRP: $25,800
Mileage: 18 / 25
Engine: 3.5L V6
get a free quote

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
TO TOP