Can You Lower a Lifted Truck?

A Ford F-250 towing a trailer on a farm
 

Yes, it is possible to lower a lifted truck. However, the simplicity of lowering depends on what kind of lift kit you used to raise it up in the first place. The team of experts at Trucks Only explains what needs to happen when you want to lower a lifted truck.

 

 

Reasons for Lowering a Lifted Truck

First, we’ll get into the reasons for lowering a lifted truck. 

Lack of Performance

Are you dissatisfied with the performance of your lifted truck? That’s okay! Sometimes we have second thoughts after a while. You can lower it part or all of the way until you get the performance where you want it to be.

Getting Ready to Sell

Are you afraid you won’t find a buyer for a lifted truck? Unless you find a fellow lifted truck enthusiast, trying to sell it might narrow your audience. Of course, you can bring it to a dealer that specializes in reselling used lifted trucks, like Trucks Only, and you could get some of your investment back.

How Far Can You Lower a Lifted Truck?

You can lower a lifted truck all the way back to stock if you want. You don’t have to lower it all the way. You can lower it just a fraction of the height it’s at currently. On many lift kits, it’s a matter of replacing some of the parts used to lift the truck. On others, you might have to completely remove a part and re-weld a new part of the frame (which is much more expensive to do).

How Much Does it Cost to Lower a Lifted Truck?

Your overall cost depends on the type of installation. You can expect that it will cost approximately the same as it was to install.

The key to your costs lies in the crossmembers. If your custom lift kit came with a custom crossmember, your truck’s original frame needed to have a section cut and removed so the custom crossmember could be welded in. When you want to lower this type of lift kit, it’s much harder to accomplish because the custom crossmember will need to be cut and a new frame part is put in its place. 

We strongly recommend installing a lift kit that doesn’t have custom crossmembers if you plan on lowering your lifted truck at some point in the future. Those lift kits are much easier to install and lower, and they will keep your project costs down if you want a truck lifted in Mesa or Apache Junction.

The best solution is to install a lift kit that can be easily replaced in the future with stock parts or a different lift kit. For example, you lifted your truck 6 inches but would rather have it 3 inches. You can simply install a different lift kit to achieve that. Or, you can go back to stock parts to lower it to the factory specs.

Talk to Trucks Only About Lifted Trucks

Have more questions? Contact us or call . We’re happy to answer all of your questions about lifted trucks. Want a qualified technician to lift your truck? We can do that, too!

 

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