If you are going to buy or build a lifted truck you need to watch this video! Today we cover 5 things you need to know before buying a lifted Truck! As we drive the SCA Performance Apex, we show you the difference in a stock F-150 versus a lifted F150. The first thing you need to remember is that when you lift a Ford F-150 you will need to retorque the suspension after about 5,000 miles.

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Comments

    • BizzyB Car M.D.
      BizzyB Car M.D.

      The title should be what to look out for when buying a new lifted f150.

      about 6 days ago
    • Angel F
      Angel F

      I am thinking about getting a lifted truck and watching videos on YouTube all week to get more information to see if it’s a great idea.

      about 9 days ago
    • Brian dobesh
      Brian dobesh

      Looking at buying 33 inch tires and rims package any suggestions

      about 10 days ago
    • Boogie2001
      Boogie2001

      What about 3.31 gear ration with 3.5 ECO with a 6” kit? Those are the specs on my 18 limited. I wont be doing much towing over 5K and even that will be occasional. Any issues to consider? Great video btw!

      about 13 days ago
    • Bear
      Bear

      Any experience with air lift suspension?

      about 17 days ago
    • Danny T
      Danny T

      Is it every 5000 miles that the lift should be torqued and if not how often should a lift be torqued?

      about 29 days ago
    • Frank Perez
      Frank Perez

      I am installing a set of 5100 Bilstein shocks and going with 35x12.5x20 my question is do I need to re gear since I’m not going with an actual lift? 2017 Ford F-150 5.0

      about 1 month ago
    • Planet Fade
      Planet Fade In reply to Frank Perez

      Frank Perez Not really ...

      about 1 month ago
    • Frank Mazzaferro
      Frank Mazzaferro

      what about the lifetime of the axles with a 3.5" lift for a 4x4 truck? also what would you recommend for reliability the 3.5" lift or just a regular levelling kit

      about 1 month ago
    • Frank Mazzaferro
      Frank Mazzaferro In reply to Frank Mazzaferro

      @sergiu gujumit no answer

      about 8 days ago
    • sergiu gujumit
      sergiu gujumit In reply to Frank Mazzaferro

      Frank Mazzaferro any answer?

      about 9 days ago
    • Darwin Nagamine
      Darwin Nagamine

      Be cause lift suspension don’t need to be touch when you lift your truck

      about 1 month ago
    • Darwin Nagamine
      Darwin Nagamine

      You don’t have to torc your lift suspension at all once you get the lift suspension and torc it you don’t need to torc it at all once is on you don’t have to touch or torc anything

      about 1 month ago
    • James Harris
      James Harris

      I have a 2015 3.5 and I'm looking at at a 4 inch lift and 35s. I have 3.55s and occasionally tow a 20 foot boat. Is it worth the upgrade to 3.73s or 4.10s?

      about 2 months ago
    • Lawrence Davis
      Lawrence Davis

      Gently used V8 or gently used Eco-boost? Having a hard time trying to decide.

      about 3 months ago
    • Frank John
      Frank John

      That infamous white Ford Bronco

      about 3 months ago
    • TB SB
      TB SB

      BDS is the lift system you want/need.

      about 3 months ago
    • GUNRUNNER420
      GUNRUNNER420

      It's a fraction of the cost to go ahead and get a fx4 loaded or a platinum and fo get and install your own lift and tires for a fraction of the cost. I bought a 2019 ram long horn Laramie and put a procomp stage 1 ..1600 for lift. 1000 to install . 2k for rims and tires . 4600 out the door compared to financing and 10 to 15000k.. The manufacture of the vehicle by law still have to keep the warranty on the truck! Procomp also has a power train warranty no questions asked !

      about 3 months ago
    • Stuart N
      Stuart N In reply to GUNRUNNER420

      not everyone knows about the whole “law” that manufacturers have to follow to keep vehicles under warranty.

      about 2 months ago
    • RILLA MAN
      RILLA MAN

      That’s good to know. I love lifted trucks, but I rather buy it already done. And since I know I’ll never pull anything, my tires will last a very long time. I love F-150’s.

      about 3 months ago
    • Steven Walsh
      Steven Walsh

      Also think long and hard (heh) about the type of lift you want. Keep in mind that lifts of certain heights or certian styles of lifts will require other work to be done to the vehicle, or may damage the vehicle if not prepared for properly. some examples:

      -at least in my experience, lifting above 2.5" without any mechanism for correcting front axle CV angles or upper control arm (UCA) ball joint angles will increase wear and tear and could cause eventual parts failure; this is why 4" and higher lifts usually include differential drop brackets and new steering knuckles, and some 3" lifts will come with improved UCAs
      -4" and higher lifts with new crossmembers require you to CUT THE TRUCK'S FRAME, i.e. you are stuck with that lift kit unless you can weld your frame back together
      -you may need to get longer brake lines if you are not comfortable with using the brake line extension brackets (some adjusting of the hard metal lines may be required, which makes me nervous, personally)

      just a few extra things to think about

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Smith
      Michael Smith

      So just curious, if I wanted to get a job at a dealership, which trade school would you recommend for that?

      about 4 months ago
    • Porcelain Throne
      Porcelain Throne

      Fuel economy is irrelevant if your driving a lifted truck. Lol.

      about 4 months ago
    • Alan Simmns
      Alan Simmns

      Wish the NTSB would flat out Ban these Trucks! They are too big ,way more than anyone needs , they Scream “ Look at me I’m a Arrogant human who loves taken up way to much space” If was up to me without proof of the absolute need for a vehicle this big , you can’t buy it🤦‍♂️

      about 4 months ago
    • Porcelain Throne
      Porcelain Throne In reply to Alan Simmns

      @Alan Simmns I live in the country on a decent size property. I tow loads up to 6000#. I also work in a national wildlife refuge. I agree though I see many a large truck sitting in apartment parking lots in the city. And too pretty to be actually work trucks.

      about 4 months ago
    • Alan Simmns
      Alan Simmns In reply to Alan Simmns

      Porcelain Throne , I’m curios besides the typical excuse of “ because I wanted one” what do you or other buyers do to justify an absolute need for a truck this big? don’t say I hunt maybe once a year. I’ll bet 90% of these lifted trucks never leave the pavement! A vehicles main purpose is to get you from point A to B,that’s it.. so in theory a oversized vehicle is just Arrogant..

      about 4 months ago
    • Porcelain Throne
      Porcelain Throne In reply to Alan Simmns

      Glad it's not up to you.

      about 4 months ago
    • Daniel Hudson
      Daniel Hudson

      So your dealership is promoting distracted driving? MMMM, seems legit to me?

      about 4 months ago
    • Nathan Webb
      Nathan Webb

      Hits a car in front of him... hides camera and deletes video

      about 4 months ago
    • Jake thequadrunnersnake
      Jake thequadrunnersnake

      Trucks a great but I’d rather buy a truck like a king ranch or something more high end then lift it and do lift and tires my self I have 2 lifted trucks one being a obs F-150 actually a 1996 lifted 6inches with 20x12 tis wraped In toyo mt. It’s going to be my show truck/weekend driver only thing is it’s not so fast because it has a old reliable 300 i6 5 speed. My other is a 13 F-150 with a 3.5 6 inch lift with 20x10 fuels wrapped in general grabber at2 which I’m switching to toyo soon as I can I don’t care for the generals. Something else that will help the trucks slapping a programmer on Ive got a mbrp exhaust on mine and I’m about to get a programmer too it helps a lot from what I have heard little quicker boost for better take off esp when towing

      about 5 months ago
    • runnin_man1k
      runnin_man1k

      ROLL DAMN TIDE!!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Rodney Morris
      Rodney Morris

      This was awesome thank you.

      about 5 months ago
    • Victor Lin
      Victor Lin

      I think Ford should just add "height" as an option next to bed length and engine choice haha

      about 5 months ago
    • ViiV Creations
      ViiV Creations In reply to Victor Lin

      never will because trucks are usually bought for workers and they already complain about the bed too high to constantly lift crap in and out all day long

      about 2 months ago
    • benavrahamyitzchak
      benavrahamyitzchak

      The video is right on time. I was planning to do a 2" lift kit on my F150, 2011. It scares me to screw up my truck.

      about 5 months ago
    • P T
      P T In reply to benavrahamyitzchak

      Same

      about 5 months ago
    • Spadookie
      Spadookie

      Really? Re torque bolts and rims are the first things you mention?

      about 5 months ago
    • Tim Mackey
      Tim Mackey

      3.5 with 10 speed and 35 in tires. what gears would you recommend if you tow 5000 lbs frequently?

      about 6 months ago
    • James sammann
      James sammann In reply to Tim Mackey

      Gas milage sucks I have 6 inch with 35 I get 12 mpg

      about 4 months ago
    • Humongous Chungus
      Humongous Chungus

      I have a 1996 Ford F-150 regular cab I have a 4inch lift on it and it’s wheels I love there fuel vapors

      about 6 months ago