4 Things To Know Before Lifting Your Truck
If you have been thinking about lifting your truck it’s a good idea to explore all of the options surrounding this performance improvement before you go through with the process. Lifting a truck and come with a number of benefits including improving the ground clearance, visibility and appearance of your truck. Here are five top considerations to keep in mind before you go through the process:
It might not happen right away:
Getting a lift kit that’s going to be suited to your manufacturer may run into some supply issues. It’s not always easy to find the right steel and aluminum as well as the installer that’s able to lift your vehicle successfully. You might need to wait a month or more to get the right parts in stock for a successful lift.
It may require a rebuild on the front of your vehicle:
If you are going to be installing a lift kit there’s a chance that the entire front end of your vehicle may need to come apart to replace components like the wheel bearings, ball joints and control arms. If you’re getting this worked on the custom shop it’s likely that you could be sending some extra money to get the job done.
The ride quality in your vehicle is going to change:
Doing any performance modification to your vehicle like a lift kit can lead to massive changes in your suspension, ride height and the stability of your vehicle as well. A lift kit can be a huge help for offroad capabilities but you might start to have a negative experience as you are driving your truck on the highway.
Prone to rust:
After you lift up a vehicle and because there needs to be parts cut off your vehicle for a proper lift kit, you may need to re-rustproof your vehicle. Unless you regularly clean off your vehicle after off-roading and unless minimal modifications were required to complete the lift kit, you could place your vehicle at a greater chance to rust after lifting it.
Consider these top ideas before you lift your truck so that you can stay informed before the install.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry wheel and tire packages for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and offer the best lift kit installation Tampa service! We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.