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Best Rear Suspension Upgrade for a 2020 Ford F-150


What do you recommend for upgrading the rear suspension on my 2020 F-150?


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My favorite upgrade for rear suspension systems on the 2020 Ford F-150 are air bags. These help get your truck back to factory ride height and take a lot of pressure off of that rear suspension system. By taking that pressure off of it you are dramatically extending the life of the system. Airbags will also give you full control with changing loads. The heavier the load the more pressure you want in the system, the lighter the load the lower the pressure.

There are a couple of types available and they change depending on if you have four wheel drive or two wheel drive.

For two wheel drive applications Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part # AL57268 is an option giving you up to 5000 lbs of load leveling capacity or its bigger brother Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle part # AL88268 which offers the same capacity but have internal jounce bumpers for the really heavy loads.

For four wheel drive applications both options have jounce bumpers the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle part # AL88385 gives you 5000 lbs of leveling capability and the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle part # AL89385 give you the same leveling capacity but has the upgraded stainless steel air lines and roll plates.

Please keep in mind this does not increase your vehicles carrying capacity it simply takes a lot of the strain off of the current system.

Another question that often comes up with regards to air bags are about compressors my favorite is the Firestone Air Command I - Analog Gauge w/ Heavy-Duty Compressor - Single Path - 150 psi part # F2097 which will work perfectly in conjunction with the above airbags and eliminates your reliance on outside air sources. I've included links to the products for you and a couple of videos on them we have done here. Happy Hauling!

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