A lift kit is a vehicle modification that is used to lift or suspend the body of a car. Installing lift kits on your vehicle makes its wheel wells become higher so that you may install bigger tires. This enables your vehicle to tackle rough terrain much better. Car lifting is typically done on 4WDs like trucks, SUVs, Jeeps, and the like and are available in two main types; suspension and body lifts.
Body lifts consist of blocks and spacers. They increase the wheel wells to make room for bigger tires, but require a further investment to raise the bumper and other modifications in a car to support the lift. This adjustment does not enhance travel.
Suspension lifts usually adjust the clearance between the axles and ground, thus enhancing travel. This occurs when the front and rear leaf springs, and shocks of a vehicle are raised to suspend it. These suspension lifts usually improve a car’s articulation.
Before installing a lift kit on your car, you should put in mind some factors to ensure that the improvement will be worth it. They include:
The terms of your car’s warranty
Your vehicle’s warranty terms may discourage modifications to be made on your vehicle, hence you should go through it carefully to confirm that. In most cases, installing lift kits nulls and voids your warranty and hence you should think of a plan on how you will maintain your car moving forward if you still wish to make the modification.
The law does not allow suspensions to a certain level to keep the roads safe. This is because suspending your vehicle can reduce your visibility on the road, especially for small objects, increasing your chances of bumping into things on the road. To find out more about the rules and regulations concerning car suspension, go to 4WD shops or online to carry out a research or call concerned parties who may advise you appropriately.
You car’s model
As you research the laws, you will find it useful to establish as well which kind of lift kit is excellent for your car model. Have this information with you; your car model, its make, the year it was manufactured, its engine type and size, and details about any chassis modifications made on your vehicle.
Types of kits
Other than the major types of kits, lift kits are available in various forms. The simple ones install coil springs or strut spacers, extend the shocks or lift the blocks. The complex kinds may enable the replacement of your vehicle’s trailing arms, control arms, and customize four-link systems. The various features make modifications seem different and when you know your vehicle’s model, your style, and the height you shouldn’t exceed you can choose the best lift kit for your car.