The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a Lift Kit

Have you ever ridden a truck that is way high off the ground? If yes, then you know the feeling of ultimate power you obtain from looking down at the cars along the road.

If you want to lift your truck or SUV about two or three inches higher, body lift kits are designed to do just that. This kit helps you put a high grade nylon spacer between the body and the frame of your vehicle to give it a lift.

Moreover, the suspension lift kits are made to lift trucks as high as the owners want them to be. However, you might ask yourself, “What are the downsides in putting a lift kit on?” Well, here are the pros and cons of lifting your truck or SUV:

Body Lift Kits Advantagesblack Jeep Wrangler SUV

If you’re the type of person who likes to go “off road”, getting a body lift kit will give your tires more clearance while still maintaining the factory suspension symmetry and calibration. Most lift kits are not that expensive and economically, they’re better than getting suspension lifts.

Body Lift Kits Disadvantages

Due to the nature of the job, installing a lift kit is time consuming. These kits require the body to be lifted and bolted back into its place. A huge downside to this is that the frame will become more visible and gaps will be seen in the fender wells. However, frame visibility can be taken care of by placing gap guards on the frame. When it comes to performance, this type of lift does not offer any advantages. Moreover, it can affect the performance because of the new center of gravity.

Suspension Lift Kits Advantages

The suspension lift kits can go as high as the owner wants it to be. However, please know that there are laws in the country that prohibit installing high lifts. Refer to A List of Car Modifications NOT Allowed in the U.S. for more information.

This type of lift allows the owner to buy bigger tires if they want to. Another advantage of getting suspension lift kits is that this kit makes the suspension look more articulate.

Suspension Lift Kits Disadvantages

When you have suspension lift kits, it could get pretty annoying getting in and out of a humungous truck so before choosing one, try to imagine yourself and your family climbing in and out of it. Like I mentioned earlier, body lift kits are economically better because the supporting pieces of a suspension lift kit may need to be replaced every so often. This means you need to make sure that you are prepared for the additional costs in the long run.

Auto glass and window tint modifications

If you just want to lift your truck 1-3 inches higher, the body lift kit is perfect for you! Modifications are a great addition, but you should not overdo it. If you plan to modify your car by replacing the auto glass and add window tints, then, A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS can help you with your modification needs. To inquire, kindly call A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS at 623-218-6844.