So, what do you get aside from an extra six inches of ground clearance for your truck?
For starters, 6 extra inches will allow you to clear smaller terrain features like small boulders and logs that may have otherwise threatened your undercarriage. Just as important, the extra height allows you to take on steeper approach, breakover and departure angles.
Putting an extra 6 inches between your chassis and axel means you can accommodate much larger tires which will give you better performance and a smoother ride on the trail and on your daily ride.
And of course, there’s the look. Lift kits separate your truck from the rest of the pack by giving you an awesomely cool looking tall ride. Aside from giving you amazingly better visibility when navigating freeway or surface street traffic, your lift kit will get people noticing you.
Lift kits are one of the most complex accessories that you will ever install on your truck. You want a kit made by a reputable, experienced manufacturer who can provide a lift kit designed and engineered specifically for your make, model and year. There are many lift kit manufacturers and it’s impossible to say who is the best. It all depends on how you use your ride. Some are great for daily drives, others work better for off-road or rough work conditions, while still others are better for racing or show trucks.
When you start checking them out, you will quickly learn that buying a kit is like buying a truck, there are always upgrades available. Make sure you know what you really want and keep a close watch on your budget.