Lifting a Truck
You just bought a truck. You get excited to make it uniquely yours and wonder where to start. Should you get it lifted to help it stand out? How much does it cost to lift a truck? What size lift should you get?
First, the actual price of the lift itself. Obviously, when you pay a higher fee, you usually get a higher quality. Even though it may seem frustrating at first glance, your wallet may thank you later.
Keep reading to find out more about the process of lifting a truck and how to get an idea of the cost of the project:
Choose Your Kit
When you decide that you would like to lift your truck, you have to decide what type of kit you want:
- Leveling Kit: These are designed to even out the suspension of your truck but can also lift it by 1-2 inches. This is an option for someone who wants a small lift and may have one end of the truck that is heavier than the other. This is a lower-cost option that is very simple with only requiring a few tools.
- Lift Kit: There are two sizes of lift kits – small and large. Small lift kits can raise the truck two to five inches, while the large kits raise it anything higher than that. Lift kits allow for serious modifications to the vehicle’s capabilities and exterior look.
Deciding the height of the lift for your truck will help you decide which kit will work best for you.
Choose a Lift
If you choose a lift kit, there are a few more choices to make before you estimate the cost. You will need to choose whether you would like a suspension lift or a body lift for your truck.
A suspension lift is typically for those wanting large tires. This lift does not change the truck other than the suspension. A body lift is more invasive to the truck and causes a significant change to its original makeup.
Once you choose which lift will work better for you, the cost will be easier to estimate.
How Much Does It Cost to Lift a Truck?
After considering the kits and lifts, the cost of your truck lift is easier to estimate
If you choose a leveling kit, you can typically find them for a couple of hundred dollars before labor costs. This is the more affordable option overall.
A suspension lift costs more and the price is determined by how tall the lift is and how invasive it will be for the vehicle when it is installed. The longer installation time means a higher labor cost as well.
Aside from lifts and kits, there are other expenses such as ball joints and wheel bearings. Especially when your car is older, these should be replaced before putting on the kit. Brakes are also important, lifts will affect your acceleration and breakage and expect that you will burn fuel faster, you might need bigger brakes to accompany your truck’s lift.
Total pricing will always depend on what you want to add to your truck in terms of its quality and durability, so it would be better to purchase good quality lifts and kits to save more in the future.
Our team at Audio City USA is here to help you in choosing the right lift kit for your truck and budget for the project. We offer easy financing and local installation services. We also guarantee the best prices for our customers!