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Auto Add-Ons specializes in installing lift kits in the greater Lake County, FL area. We have professional technicians that go above and beyond their job duties to ensure quality and top performance from your lifts.
Types of Lift Kits
There are three basic types of lift kits for trucks available today. These are the body lift kits, leveling kits, and suspension lift kits. Each has its own particular way of lifting the truck’s body or suspension, as well as some distinct advantages and disadvantages
Body Lift Kits
Body lift kits are the most inexpensive option for those looking to give their trucks more height. These kits often use blocks or spacers to elevate the body away from the frame. This means that the frame stays in the same position and does not raise the truck’s clearance. This option is great for people who just want some height, and maybe add larger tires to their trucks. After adding a body lift kit, drivers won’t feel a noticeable difference with the handling. This also means that there’s no need to make any adjustments on the other suspension parts either. However, merely adding a body lift kit doesn’t make the truck off-road ready and it can still sustain damage from any large debris on the road.
A leveling kit is a type of lift kit for trucks that lifts only one part of the body. Most trucks and SUVs are built in such a way that the rear end is a few inches higher than the front. For those who prefer a more even look, leveling kits can raise the front part of the body to match the rear end.
Suspension Lift Kits
A suspension lift kit elevates the entire suspension system, which allows truck owners to install much larger tires and safely take the vehicle off road and into rougher terrains. Unlike the other two types of lift kits, suspension lift kits actually suspend the entire frame (with all the major parts including the engine and powertrain) to increase the distance between the chassis and the axles. Truck suspension lift kits raise the entire suspension by changing the shocks and the front and rear leaf springs.
Not only does this extra space allow for bigger tires, but it also increases the travel, (the distance the axle can move vertically before it becomes overextended) which, combined with some good shocks, can actually make for a smoother ride over rough terrain. While more costly and difficult to install, suspension lift kits do add more height to a vehicle than body lift kits. Six-inch lifts kits are not uncommon today, but there are some that offer up to 18 inches of additional height.
- -+The general rule is that lifting a vehicle increases its center of gravity, although it is not unusual for moderately lifted vehicles, with moderately taller and wider tires/wheels, to be more stable than their stock counterparts; go "wide" as you go "tall". Always drive responsibly. Take time to learn your modified vehicle's new capabilities and limitations. Most newer model vehicles are factory-equipped with an Electronic Stability Control Program; Superlift Lift Kits are compatible with the various ESC systems.
- -+Taller tires effectively lower a vehicle’s gear ratios, but at what point (tire size) does this become a noticeable detriment to performance and fuel economy? There is no single answer. Most vehicle models are available with different axle ratios. with the ratio tied to a specific engine size, whether the vehicle has a towing package, etc. If you haven't purchased the vehicle yet, buy a vehicle with as low a gear ratio (numberically higher) as possible, Other "rule of thumb" generalities... Full-size vehicles with gas engines can satisfactorily run up to a 35" tire with most factory gearing. Diesel vehicles, due to their additional torque, can satisfactorily run even larger tires.