Ridetech Coil-Over System F-100 1965-1972



  • Lowers Ride Height By 5"
  • Satin Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Bolt-On Installation
  • Made In The USA

Ridetech Coil-Over System for 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972 F-100s.

For serious truck performance enthusiasts, the Ridetech Coil-Over System (12320201) provides your F-100 unmatched performance and handling while retaining your ride’s vintage feel. With easy lowering capability and a simple bolt-on installation, this system replaces the factory front cross member with a significantly more rigid and stronger option that aligns perfectly with the original rivet holes in the frame. Say goodbye to the bulky, heavy, and poor-handling twin I-beam suspension, and hello to a new era of handling with the popular “Fox Mustang” style steering rack.

Features and Benefits:
- Lowers ride height by 5”
- Simple bolt-on installation with only light drilling needed
- Completely replaces factory front cross member
- Significantly more rigid and stronger than original
- Aligns with original rivet holes in the frame
- Removes bulky, heavy, poor-handling twin I-beam suspension
- Utilizes popular “Fox Mustang” style steering rack
- Delrin bushings on 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
- Provides caster options to set your truck as aggressively as you want
- Uncompromised suspension geometry for unparalleled handling
- Rear 4-link design provides low stance
- Retains full bed floor use and load capacity
- Bolt-in C-notch improves the original frames strength
- Provides mounts for new control arms and panhard bar
- Bump steer virtually eliminated
- High-quality satin black powder coat finish
- Reduces rear weight by 50 lbs
- Adjustable bump stops
- Includes billet adjustable tie rods
- Made in the USA

Delrin bushings on the upper and lower control arms provide smooth, squeak-free long life, while the upper control arm cross shaft makes alignment and use of caster slugs a breeze. Plus, an adjustable steering stop on the lower control arm and caster options set your truck as aggressively as you want it. Don't settle for anything less than uncompromised suspension geometry for unparalleled handling.

1965-1979 Front Suspension Features and Benefits:
- Utilizes substantial “H” style design compared to other “I” style cross members
- Vastly superior to “Crown-Vic suspension swaps” or “street rod style” systems
- Utilizes Ridetech tall spindle which uses “AFX brake kits”
- Dual drilled for 5 x 4.5″ or 5 x 4.75″ lug pattern
- Increased camber gain with tall spindle
- 5-8 degree caster for improved high-speed stability
- 63.5” front width (wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface)
- Options for “traditional” offset wheel choices (4″ narrower than Crown Vic)
- Modular mounts for Ford, Ford FE, SB Ford, Chevy LS/SB/BB
- Motor mount “loops” connect cradle to frame rails to reinforce frame
- Adaptable to stock steering column using kit P/N: 12319505
- Includes column adapter, U-joint, and shaft
- Entire system saves approximately 130lbs. from the front of the truck

Rear 4-Link Suspension Features and Benefits:
- Removes factory leaf spring suspension and bracketry
- Works with Coil-over or Shockwaves Air Suspension
- Includes R-Joints on all links for smooth, bind-free, quiet operation and long life
- Optimized roll center and anti-squat (60% anti-dive)

Coil-Over Suspension System Features and Benefits:
- Easily swappable Hyperco springs
- 24-position rebound adjustment clicks fine-tune shocks to your preference
- Advanced Fox Factory Shock Technology hides within the shocks
- 1.834″ pistons, heavy duty 5/8″ shafts, and impact-forged aluminum bodies
- Optimized spring rates based on 20 years of experience

Tech Tips:
- 1965-1972 F-100s require no bed modification.
- 1973-1979 F-100s only require slight bed support modification (not visible from the top side of the truck).
- Fits 14” and larger wheels. If using more than 4.5” of backspacing, 18” wheels are required.

1976 Shop Truck Height for Comparison:
- Stock ride height before install: 32-3/8”
- Fender lip height at wheel center: 30-3/4”
- Ride height after install: 26-3/4"
- Fender lip height at wheel center: 26-1/4

Vehicle Fitment:
- 1965-1972 F-100s

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Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following F-100 years:

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