Click for Coverage
Exclusive Content
Original Shows, Motorsports and Live Events
Try it free for 14 days
Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
  • JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler
X

Nuts & Bolts: Lifted & Leveled

Posted in How To: Tech Qa on December 21, 2018
Share this

Do lift kits level the truck and take out the factory rake, or can I assume the truck will sit with the same nose-down angle once the lift is installed?
Gordon J.
Via facebook.com/4wheeloffroad

It depends. Most of the time lift kit manufacturers will level the truck as part of a lift kit because most consumers want to even out the truck’s stance when they lift it. However, that’s not the case 100 percent of the time, so it’s always a good idea to ask when you’re lift shopping. Sometimes it also depends on which rear lift method is used. Most 6-inch kits will use a 4-inch rear lift block, for example, but often rear springs are advertised as only an inch shorter than the front lift. Rear lift springs also tend to be a little taller to help retain some load-carrying capacity. Most of the reputable lift manufacturers will indicate actual rear lift height in their product literature, even if it’s somewhere in the fine print.

Connect With Us

Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to the Magazine

Browse Articles By Vehicle

See Results