Lifted trucks are becoming more and more popular around Phoenix and Tucson. Whether it’s to enhance off-road capability or purely aesthetic, it’s easy to see why this option is popular with Tempe drivers. Because of this, a common question we hear at Trucks Only is, “How do I lift my truck?” The answer to this question depends on the option you select.
Although there are important differences among suspension lift kits, body lift kits, and leveling kits, the guide below can help you determine if this task is something you can handle on your own.
Before you can install a lift kit, you will need the proper tools:
We also recommend having a pry bar and a hammer on hand because there may be old parts that are tough to remove. Having WD-40 or the penetrating oil of your choice on hand is also beneficial for loosening tight joints.
Keep in mind that no set of online instructions should be used as a substitute for the instruction manual that was included with the lift kit that you purchased. The purpose of the guide below is to simply give you an overview of what is involved in installing a lift kit. This can help you decide between having the lift kit professionally installed or tackling the installation yourself.
Depending on how much you want to modify your vehicle, there may be other steps involved. For example, you may be required to install a longer driveshaft, a new transfer case, etc.
Now that you know how to lift a truck, you may be wondering whether or not you should attempt the process on your own. Even for experienced DIY experts, lifting a truck is a difficult, time-consuming process. At Trucks Only, we understand that many drivers are looking to save money because lift kits can be expensive. Keep in mind that if you do not already have the tools needed to complete the task, it may end up being more affordable to leave the installation to a professional.
If you are not ready to tackle lifting a truck on your own, that’s okay! The team at Trucks Only is experienced in this process, and we would be more than happy to handle it for you. Contact us for more information or set up an appointment with our service experts. Your dream truck awaits at Trucks Only.
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