Introducing the New 1965 – 1979 Ford F-100 Suspension System

The classic Ford F-100 and F-150 platform presents some unique challenges, but our newest system completely revamps every aspect of the truck’s suspension.

Ford built this truck 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 classic Ford trucks removes the entire factory front crossmember in favor of our bolt-on front crossmember. It also 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 truck sitting—and performing—better than ever.

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The Details

1965-1979 Front Suspension:

  • Removes bulky, heavy, poor handling twin I-beam suspension
  • 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.
  • Delrin bushings on upper and lower control arms provide smooth, squeak-free long life
  • Upper control arm cross shaft allows for easy alignment and use of caster slugs
  • Adjustable steering stop on lower control arm
  • Utilizes Ridetech tall spindle which uses “AFX brake kits” – many of the kits (Willwood) are dual drilled for 4.5 x 5 or 5 x 5 bolt pattern
  • Increased camber gain with tall spindle, 5-8 degree’s caster for improved high speed stability
  • 63.5” in front track width (wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface) – provides options for traditional offset wheel choices
  • Fits 14 inch and larger wheels. If using more than 4.5″ of backspacing,18″ wheels are required.
  • Motor mount “loops” connect cradle to frame rails to reinforce frame 
  • Motor mounts options for Modular Ford, Ford FE, and Small Block Ford, Chevy LS / Small Block / Big Block
  • Front sway bar measures 1.5″ x .250 wall and provides confident cornering and smooth ride
  • Adjustable bump stops 
  • Rack and pinion steering conversion with 15.5” center to center bushing mounts for ’79-’93 Mustang style steering rack
  • Includes billet adjustable tie rods
  • Bump steer has been virtually eliminated
  • Adaptable to stock steering column using kit 12319505, includes column adapter, U-Joint and shaft. 
  • High quality satin black powder coat finish
  • Entire system saves approximately 130 lbs. from the front of the truck. 

Rear 4-Link Suspension:

  • 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
  • High quality satin black powder coat finish
  • Reduces rear weight by 50 lbs.
  • 1965-1972 – No bed modification needed
  • 1973-1979 – Slight bed support rail modification needed (not visible from the top side of the truck

A True Bolt-On Installation

Click the video above to watch us transform this F-100 into a corner-carving street machine.

8 thoughts on “Introducing the New 1965 – 1979 Ford F-100 Suspension System

  1. Chris says:

    looking for an air ride suspension Front and rear , to work for a 1957 Ford ranchero what would be my best application

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