The late-model 1/2-ton truck is as refined as ever. From ultra-comfy seats to unlimited storage crevices, the new trucks have virtually everything a wheeler could want, except for one thing: a decent ride height. Sure, there's no sense in taking all of the utility out of your brand-new 1/2-ton by lifting it to the moon, but sometimes a few extra inches can make the difference between a fun day of wheeling and a long day of being stuck in the dirt. Since ride quality and off-road performance are always at the top of our list, we decided to help out our new '10 Ford F-150 with a Stage II 6-inch lift from Pro Comp Suspension. Opting for the Stage II series allowed us to upgrade to a fresh set of Pro Comp coilover shocks at the front of the truck. These performance-tuned shock absorbers are designed to be more durable than the factory coilover strut and will take off-road abuse better, without hindering the ride. To make room for the new heavy-duty Pro Comp cradle, we trimmed off a section of the factory crossmember mount. We used a Sawzall to cut out the old bracket, but a cutoff wheel can get the job done just as cleanly and easily.To make room for the new heavy-duty Pro Comp cradle, we trimmed off a section of the facto To help us with the lift transformation, we teamed up with the install pros at 4Wheel Parts in Van Nuys, California. With the quick hands of the store's expert technicians and the kit's trouble-free bolt-on parts, we had the F-150 lifted, aligned, and ready to roll all in one day. The multipiece subframe assembly is designed to lower the front differential as well as the lower control arm mounting points. This drop-down system keeps the CV axleshafts from operating at extreme angles and helps maintain proper suspension geometry.The multipiece subframe assembly is designed to lower the front differential as well as th The heart of the Stage II kit is the Pro Comp coilovers. These bolt-in performance shock absorbers are valved specifically for the '10 F-150 and are designed to increase the suspension performance both on and off the road.The heart of the Stage II kit is the Pro Comp coilovers. These bolt-in performance shock a Pro Comp provides 6-inch lift knuckles that reuse your factory unit bearings and brake assemblies. Knuckle-style IFS lifts greatly reduce install time since you no longer have to change the location of the factory upper control arm.Pro Comp provides 6-inch lift knuckles that reuse your factory unit bearings and brake ass With the front subframe in place we braced the assembly with the provided control arms. And since most of the Ford's suspension components are pretty heavy-duty from the factory, Pro Comp keeps them in place and simply uses drop brackets to relocate such items as the brake lines and sway bars.With the front subframe in place we braced the assembly with the provided control arms. An Handling the rear lift are a mild lift block and Pro Comp MX-6 shocks. We often prefer leaves to blocks on our hardcore wheeling rigs. But for the light-duty trail exploration we have in store for the F-150, the blocks will work just fine and keep the ride smooth like the factory intended.Handling the rear lift are a mild lift block and Pro Comp MX-6 shocks. We often prefer lea The end result for the '10 F-150 is a much-needed higher stance and overall better look. To fill in the new fenderwell gap, we bolted on a set of 35x12.50 BFG KM2s on 18x9 KMC Spy wheels. The KM2s are a great tire for the daily driver and weekend wheeler. With the stylish 18-inch wheels we still have plenty sidewall beef to air down when we need to.The end result for the '10 F-150 is a much-needed higher stance and overall better look. T By Ali Mansour Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!