December 20, 2018
Lifting your truck has many benefits. It allows you to equip your truck with larger wheels and tires, increases your ground clearance for better off-road performance, and it makes your vehicle stand out from others on the road. But before you decide to install a lift kit, you might want to know just how a lift kit does what it does. In this article, we’ll explore how the two most common lift kit styles take your truck from mild to wild.
A body lift kit lifts your truck by increasing the space between its frame and body using a series of spacers, usually made of polyurethane or steel, that increase your truck’s overall ride height by 1 to 3 inches. These kits sometimes include relocation brackets for bumpers and other OEM truck parts in order to maintain their relative position on the vehicle once the lift is installed. While this kit does little to improve off-road handling, it does allow you to install larger tires on your truck. Body lift kits usually don’t require you to get an alignment once they’ve been properly installed.
Daystar 3-inch Body Lift Kit.
Zone Offroad 1.5-Inch Body Lift Kit.
Note the visible gap between body and frame.
Where body lift kits increase ride height by raising the body further off the frame, suspension lift kits actually alter your truck’s suspension, which moves the frame itself further up in relation to the ground. This is accomplished using a variety of parts, including, but not limited to, the following:
A suspension lift kit can significantly alter your truck’s handling and ride characteristics, usually making it more suitable for off-road performance. Once installed, it’s important to get an alignment to prevent premature tire wear and vibration while driving.
Daystar Premium Body/Suspension Combo Lift.
Havoc 4-Inch Suspension Lift Kit.
Suspension lift kits create maximum ride height.
Get the ride height you want without impacting your truck's suspension by installing a Daystar Body Lift Kit. Available in 2-inch and 3-inch lifts.
Havoc Suspension Lift Kits include everything you need to lift your truck up to 8 inches depending on its year, make, and model.
Zone offers both body lifts and suspension lifts for a wide variety of trucks and SUVs.
MaxTrac offers both complete lift kits and individual front and rear lift components for truck owners who require a greater degree of customization.
If you have questions about lift kits, leveling kits, or any other suspension accessories, chat in or call our product experts at 877-216-5446.