Suspension lift kits are one of the most popular accessories used in customizing pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, and for good reason – they are easy to install, cheap, and create an impressive look that will have other drivers thinking twice about getting in the way. Aside from creating a slightly menacing look by raising the vehicle profile, lift kits also distribute front impact loads through the frame, increase ride quality, allow the vehicle to glide over bumps, small hills and unexpected dips, as well as crush brush and splash through puddles like it’s no one else’s business. Best of all, the cost is significantly cheaper than that of genuinely lifting the vehicle.
While the benefits for getting a higher ground clearance and superior articulation for traveling difficult terrains are patent, suspending your vehicle affects its driving dynamics, your riding perspective, and may require additional modifications. Before installing a suspension lift kit for your ride, it is advisable to consider the following factors: