You’ve decided to buy your first lift kit. Now what?
You’ve spent years staring enviously as lifted 4×4 trucks with big tires rolled by you on the street. And you’ve spent hours clicking through pictures on the internet and daydreaming of driving through the roughest terrain the United States has to offer, whether it’s in the nearby Pine Barrens or farther afield on Canada’s Dempster Highway.
Now you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy your first lift kit for your Jeep. It’s an exciting first step but now you’re not sure where to start.
The first-time buyer needs to keep in mind one thing, according to fourwheeler.com that: “what may work for someone else, may not work for you. Driving style, personal preference, and the kind of off-roading you plan to do will dictate what lift kit will fit your needs best.”
Because you’re a beginner, fourwheeler.com says you should stick to the middle. In other words, don’t try to save money cobbling together a bunch of random components or “the result can be a poor-performing system that ends up costing more than a conventional complete kit.” Likewise, don’t err on the side of spending thousands for more suspension than you’ll likely ever need or you could “find that it can be a handful on-road or while towing a trailer.”
Also, be ready to compromise and figure out what’s really important to you.
If you want a soft ride and plan to drive on slow-speed trails, you’ll need a lift with “low spring rates and soft-valved shocks.” On the other hand, fourwheeler.com says, you’ll need a lift that provides “increased wheel travel” and a monotube or bypass shocks if you’re planning to drive all-out, high speed on a desert two-track.
Your best bet at making sure you get a lift that will fit your truck, driving style and terrain is to find an expert you can trust to provide advice.
It’s not so hard to find a reliable expert who knows his stuff. You can find one at Trick Trucks of Millsboro.
Trick Trucks of Millsboro is your aftermarket accessory store located in the same building as In & Out Tire Pros. Trick Trucks is dedicated to providing you excellent customer service and premium products. The two businesses are locally owned by Bill and Rita Schrider), so all work and adjustments can be done in one location. No need to buy and install a kit here while having to take your truck somewhere else for other work. You’ll also get the advantage of Bill’s 45-plus years in the trick truck industry.
With 15 bays equipped with lifts including two fully integrated alignment racks, Trick Trucks can accommodate all types of vehicles. Trick Trucks is your lowered and lifted vehicle alignment specialist. Top of the line tire and wheel mounting and balancing machines with road force balancing. The mounting and balancing machines accommodate up to 30″ wheels and 40″ tires. Top of the line combination shop of aftermarket specialist and ASE mechanics allows for the smoothest aftermarket installation available. Trick Trucks installed parts and labor come with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Trick Tucks prides itself on upfront and honest quotes, timely installations, and quality products and parts. Trick Trucks of Millsboro is part of Trick Trucks & Cars franchise and the In & Out Tire Pros family, a locally-owned and operated auto service center. You get peace of mind knowing every accessories installation is done by trained technicians.
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