What to Know About Lift Kits

May 4th, 2022 by

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If you drive a big truck like the Chevy Silverado 1500, you already have a tall vehicle. But, maybe it’s not quite tall enough? If you’d like to gain some extra inches, you might want to think about a lift kit install.

Increased Visibility

Your truck gives you a great view of the road right now, but you’ll have even more vision with a lift kit. This will let you survey what’s happening in the distance and take precautionary measures if necessary.

Better Off-Road Ability

Do you like taking your truck out on rugged terrain? A lift kit enables you to get taller wheel wells so you can put on even bigger tires.

The Different Types of Lift Kit Installs

There are two main types of lift kits. A body lift raises your truck’s body from the frame using spacers and blocks. This is generally the cheapest option.

The other type of lift kit is a suspension lift. This involves raising the suspension system by replacing the leaf springs and shocks. This is typically the choice of off-roaders, as it results in a lot more ground clearance, as well as taller wheel wells for bigger tires.

Installing a Lift Kit

Depending on which lift kit you want and your mechanical prowess, you may be able to install it yourself. In addition to being less expensive, a body lift kit is also less involved and less complicated.

The suspension lift kit, however, is complex, and unless you want to risk hurting your car, you should hire pros to handle it.

If you want to order a lift kit or get information about having one installed in your vehicle, contact the service center at Patriot Chevy of Warminster.

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