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5 Things You Should Know About Car Lift Kits

by John Miller Marketing Manager
There are many aftermarket modifications that car owners can do to provide a different look to their vehicle. Among them, all the most common is “lifting” your ride. Best Lift kits not only lift your car or trucks but also enhance the performance and appearance. However, there are several things that each driver should keep in mind before committing to a purchase.

In the following article, we are going to learn about all the main aspects of car lift kits. We are going to discuss the difference between a body lift and suspension lift, size of the lift kits, and then about the effects of lift kits while driving a lifted car.

1 Why car lift kits are different.

Most of the people having trucks and other 4*4 vehicles are connected with lift kits as the lifting process has specific applications with these vehicles. Trucks are designed to roll over rough terrain, so applying lift kits to them gives extra ground clearance that allows the driver to roll over dangerous roads or hillsides without the fear of damaging. On the other side, cars are not designed to drive over the diverse terrain. So generally, the lift kits are used to increase the size of their tires from the stock size. It provides a new and stunning look to cars.

2 Suspension lift kits vs. body lift kits

The general purpose of installing a lift kit is to enhance the looks of your ride, including both body lifts and suspension. The body lift kits uplift your vehicle 2-3 inches from the stock size, and on the flip side, suspension lift kits help to increase the ground clearance of the ride and are the type that is useful in trucks and other 4*4 vehicles. Suspension lift kits elevate your ride 4-6 inc from its stock size, but the extreme suspension lift kits can lift your ride to 18 inches.

3 Finding the correct size of lift kits

It depends upon the rider to determine whether you want to go for body or suspension lift kits or what would be the diameter and width of tires you want to install to your ride. There can be several variables that can determine the size of the lift kit some of them are:-

  • New tires diameter and width. 
  • The amount of rim that sticks out(rim offset). 
  • Model, make, and year of your car.

4 Do you need a wheel adaptor/spacer?

It is necessary to understand that while installing lift kits to cars, do you need a wheel spacer or not. First of all, what is a wheel adaptor/spacer, and do you need it as well while purchasing a lift kit?

Wheel adapters or wheel spacers treat the problem that occurs while installing big wheels to your ride. It can be problematic if you are trying to apply a larger-wheel to a lifted car because it can rub on the frame or its inside suspension, due to the offset of the rim. Wheel spacers increase the offset of the wheel and help to install larger wheels to the car. To avoid the use of wheel adapters, purchase the wheels after buying the lift kits.

5. Lift kits installed, Now what to do?

Once the car is lifted, its performance and handling vary dramatically than before. It provides better grips on roads as well as overturns. It gives a new feel of your vehicle immediately after installing the lift kits to it. It is like driving a whole new car.

Now it is your responsibility to maintain and monitor your lift kits. As it is an aftermarket addition to your car, so you have to maintain its integrity and standards of safety. Keep on monitoring the Lift kits as wheels as check the bolts if any slack has been created during the driving process and tighten them up and enjoy the ride over a lifted car.

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