If you’re considering the idea of installing a lift kit on your vehicle it’s important to understand more about the components onboard and how they can affect the performance of your vehicle. Here are some common myths that we would like to dispel about lift kits:
Lift Kits and Levelling Kits Are The Same
A lift kit comes with a series of components that will allow you to replace the factory components of your vehicle body and suspension work to lift the vehicle up. Lift kits usually contain a block and a rear section to lift up the vehicle itself. Leveling kits will just lift up the front of the vehicle and re-utilize the stock components of your suspension.
Your Lift Kit Can Be Taken Out
A common myth is that once you’ve lifted your truck you can easily bring it back in and have it turned back into its stock condition. This is not always true as lifting a truck often requires a lot of extra cutting and modification. There’s a chance that stock parts may be taken out in order to make room for lift kit components.
You’re Going To Void Your Warranty
Many vehicle owners think that they’re going to void the warranty on their vehicle simply by installing a lift kit. As long as you’re getting a lift kit professionally installed from a reputable manufacturer you cannot void your warranty. Most vehicle warranties cannot be voided as a result of the installation of aftermarket lift kits.
Your Truck Will Be Ready To Jump As Soon As You Install Lift Kits
A lift kit can definitely improve the performance of your vehicle but it’s not going to instantly make it ready to take on a mountain. Not every lift kit is created equally either and some are designed strictly to lift up your vehicle to get the aggressive look rather than for off-road enhancement. Make sure that you are choosing a lift kit that’s going to help you accomplish your goals for performance and be suitable for your truck.
You’ll Blow Up The Ball Joints On Your Vehicle
A common myth is that you could start to go through ball joints on your vehicle quite regularly once you install a lift kit. If your truck is still relatively new it’s unlikely that you’ll have to worry about this happening.
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This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry wheel and tire packages for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and offer the best lift kits Tampa service! We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.