You're interested in using a lift kit for your truck or SUV but aren't sure that you know enough about how it works. Or maybe you've been doing some research and the information you've learned has opened up more questions that you hadn't thought of before.
If you have questions about lift kits, we have answers. Here at Lifted Trucks we specialize in all things lift-related, and are happy to share our knowledge with you. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from customers.
While we love a great independent, DIY attitude, care must be taken when you decide to buy a kit to lift your ride. If installed incorrectly, it can affect many different areas of your truck or SUV, causing all kinds of problems. The length of a drive shaft, the steering, performance of your vehicle and more could all potentially be effected by adding a lift kit. Reading a factory service manual or other resources in print or online, chatting with other lifted truck owners and consulting someone who is knowledgeable about the process can all help. And of course, you're always welcome to seek us out here at Lifted Trucks for help and advice.
A lift kit raises up the body of your vehicle for better clearance. This is especially important for off-road driving and maneuverability. Another perk of a lift kit is that it enables you to add much larger tires to your vehicle. Whether you choose this for maneuvering obstacles or simply for aesthetic reasons, big tires require a higher ground clearance.
There are basically two ways to have a lift kit installed: do-it-yourself or have a professional mechanic do it for you. The option is up to you, but it's important to consider a few factors. Are you already comfortable with the process-maybe you've already done it in the past-or is this your first attempt? Do you have a friend or two who is knowledgeable in this area? How comfortable are you seeking help if something goes wrong?
At Lifted Trucks we're happy to answer basic questions, or to install your lift for you.
There are three general options when it comes to size: small, medium and large lift kits. A small lift kit will give you a lesser amount of ground clearance than a large kit. Approximately 1.5 inches for a small is a good rule of thumb.
Medium lift is approximately 2-inches of lift. This is a great amount for tire clearance but isn't recommended for off-roading adventures. A large lift kit though, is aggressive, offering about 3 to 4-inches of clearance and good off-road capabilities.
These are just a few of the most common questions we get about lift kits. Feel free to get in touch with us with any of your own questions that aren't answered here.
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