If you are considering purchasing a lift kit and having your truck lifted, you are doing so in order to open a world of adventure to yourself, as well as adding a bold, aggressive new look to your truck. While there are some goals that you can look to achieve when lifting your truck, there are also some things that you may not know to expect.
Wear and Tear
One of the most important things that you need to expect when you lift your truck is the fact that things are going to wear out a lot quicker than they normally would. You will need to be doing new ball joints and wheel bearings a lot more often than you would normally. Additionally, you will also begin to hear some sounds that you had never heard before as your truck is going to start showing off its old age a lot quicker than it would before being lifted.
Braking Issues and Fuel
Post-lifting, your truck will also be burning through fuel at a much higher rate than before. When you lift your truck, breaking and accelerating can also be impacted. You can help reduce the impact on braking by also installing larger brakes when you install the lift kit. While your dealership may not be happy about your decision to lift a brand new truck, doing so should not void your warranty.
It should be known that lifting your truck yourself is a difficult job, even if you are mechanically knowledgeable. The job should be about a two-weekend task if you are putting in the work yourself.
When you lift your truck, you know you can expect to have a truck much better suited for off-roading and with a lot more character. However, there are some repercussions that come with the lifting process that you need to be aware of. Lifting your truck will be an adventure that will require a lot of money, but you will get a lot more joy out of your truck in the long run.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. 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.