In the automotive industry, you hear terms thrown around all the time.

LIFT KIT. LEVEL KIT. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
AND WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Luckily, at LINE-X of Savannah, we’re here to answer your questions and install the right suspension for your vehicle.

First, let’s consider whether you even need a lift or level kit? If you find yourself going over bumpy terrain and you need a little more height, or if you would like your truck to have a better stance, you should consider a lift or level kit. If this sounds like the right aftermarket accessory for your truck, let’s take a closer look.

Is it a lift or level kit you need? Let’s compare lift and level kits and find out which one is best for you.

1

LIFT KITS

Lift kits are available in suspension lifts that use either spacers or lifted struts.

Spacers achieve the same lift as a lifted strut—and at a cheaper cost—but will not produce the best quality ride. Your ground clearance remains the same, but you’ll be able to install larger tires. A lift kit will help you retain original handling.  

Suspension lifts, on the other hand, require a more intricate installation. Our technicians will replace shocks/struts, springs, control arms, and steering components. But when we’re done, you’ll have more lift, better suspension articulation, room for larger tires, and increased off-roading capability.

Lift kits offer the following:

1. VISIBILITY

Sitting higher increases your ability to see the road and your surroundings. A higher ride helps you determine potential dangers in the city and the country. Plus, you’ll be able to better enjoy the scenery in every location.

2. Increased Clearance

Because a lift kit raises your vehicle, you’ll benefit from increased ground clearance. This additional clearance allows you to easily traverse rough roads and terrain. You can tackle steep hills, sand dunes, rocks, or rivers.

3. Tires

A lift kit gives you the ability to install larger tires on your vehicle. Big tires look great, but they’re also extremely functional. You’ll get better overall performance when you customize your tires to your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for off-roading tires, snow tires, or mud tires, a higher suspension makes any preference possible.

4. Smoother Ride

You may be ready to put your vehicle to the test on some rough roads, but you don’t have to endure a rough ride. A suspension kit makes it possible to even out the load, giving you a smoother ride—even if your vehicle is loaded down.

5. TOWING

If you have a truck or SUV, you’ve probably towed a few things. Suspension lifts make towing heavy loads so much easier. You can move loads from one place to another effortlessly. In addition, your truck has the ability lower down without the bottom dragging.

2

LEVELING KITS

But maybe a lift kit is a little more than you need. If you’re not looking to create a total off-road machine but you’d like a more aggressive stance, a level kit is probably the right move.

Here’s what a level kit can do for you:

1. LIFT

 A leveling kit only raises the front of your vehicle. You’ll get more clearance and better suspension, but not quite the rise you get from a complete lift kit.

2. Tires

You can upgrade your ride with bigger tires but maintain a streamlined look. You’ll get the capability you need and the larger tires you want, without changing the style of your vehicle.

3. WORK READY

Great for front-end work requirements, such as snowplows or truck winches, a leveling kit raises the front end of your truck for various tool installation. A leveling kit keeps your truck height consistent even when the front end is fully loaded. If you don’t want increased overall height, a leveling kit is the perfect choice.

4. COST

Because a level kit doesn’t require changing out a lot of parts, it is the more cost-effective option. You’ll get the benefits of a lift without the price tag.

Now that you know the difference between a lift and level kit, you can decide which one is the better option for your truck.

At LINE-X of Savannah, we can answer all your questions, help you choose the right lift option, and quickly install a lift or level kit on your vehicle.  Come see us and we’ll give you a lift!

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