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Lift Kits make the world go round in the trucking industries. You see them all the time on Light trucks, Sport Utility Vehicles, Heavy Duty rights, Jeeps and more! A lift kit is what makes trucks stand out when they are mobbing down the highway, parked at the track, chilling in front of your house. Whatever you like to do, a lift kit takes your stock ride to the next level in styling. There are a few things you want to think about when adding a lift kit such as "why you want a lifted vehicle" and "how much lift you want".
There are tons of reasons why people customize their ride high with suspension lift kits. If your the guy that has traveled to Moab more times than McDonalds has cooked fries than you probably don't have much left to learn about suspension. On the other hand, if you want to learn a thing or two about lift kits then we are here to help.
The first thing you need to learn when considering suspension lift kits is what you want to do with it. There are basically two main reasons for installing any truck lift kit: style or function. Yeah they go hand in hand but their are still many differences when you're making a decision. Suspension lift kits are available for all late model trucks and come with unique components depending on ride height and application.
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Are you looking for Clearance?
Lets begin with clearance. One of the main reasons for installing truck suspension lift kits is to raise the height of your truck or SUV off the ground to enable steeper ascent or descent off-road, and higher ground clearance. Not only do you gain ground clearance when it comes to suspension changes but you get additional tire clearance as well. Its pretty simple. When driving dodging and driving over boulders, cruising through mud terrain, mobbing across the desert, or even just making your way through the occasional forest trail, higher clearance allows for a better drive when encountering obstacles. Bare in mind a high vehicle has a higher center of gravity which can make handling a bit more tricky.
Are you looking for Larger Tire Fitment?
The general consensus suggests that larger tires equate to more traction, right? Well, not entirely. While larger tires may provide some improvement to traction in off-road conditions, there are other ways to improve a vehicle's traction that are far more efficient than simply bulking up the rubber. Aside from the obvious stylistic discretion, the main reasons for adding larger tires are for higher vehicle clearance for improved performance in mud, deep snow, rocks, and deeply rutted trails. Certain tires designed specifically for off-road conditions can improve traction depending on the circumstances, but the added clearance is the most immediate and direct benefit of larger tires.