So you’ve finally purchased the truck of your dreams? Congratulations! We know how exciting it is to finally have a truck that you get to customize with aftermarket truck wheels, performance tires, suspension, and lift kits. You’re going to want to get started right away and get the best aftermarket accessories as quickly as you can. If you’re an avid off-roader, then you probably already know that these parts don’t come cheap—especially the good ones. Fortunately for you, there is Off-Road Rim Financing. We’ll help you every step of the way to match you with the right parts that is within your budget. Go ahead, visit our site and browse our wheel and tire brands and check out the truck lift kits and accessories—you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store.
If you’re an off-road truck newbie, and you’re looking to buy performance parts, there are a few things you should know before you buy the first one you see. Although that may be tempting, you’ll likely regret making an impulsive purchase later on. Instead, take your time and do some research. Contact our helpful representatives, and even get a free quote from us to get an idea of which lift kits are best for your make and model. Since you are here, continue reading to get helpful tips for buying your first lift kit.
Buying A Lift Kit
There are two types of lift kit shoppers: those who want a lot without spending much and those who jump in with both feet and over accessorize. The trick is to find a happy medium between the two types. The buyers that are trying to be more cost-efficient usually end up with random components (or the wrong ones all together), and the result can lead to a poor performance system that requires costly repairs. And of course, loading your truck with excessive performance gear will make you look like “that guy.” Buying a lift kit and other off-road equipment requires compromise.
Before you get carried away, really think about what is important to you and what you hope to get out of the performance of your ride. For instance, if you want a smooth ride or you enjoy cruising along slow speed trails then look for a lift with low spring rates and soft-valved shocks. If your truck is used to tow a trailer, then you’ll want firmer springs and shocks. And if you’re looking for an all-out high-speed desert track, then be on the lookout for a lift that provides increased wheel travel with monotube-style shocks.
Okay, by now you’re probably chomping at the bit to get started. But first take our advice and take these factors into consideration when you buy your first lift and suspension kit.
Types of Lift Kits
Just like many products, there is no shortage of options when it comes to off-road equipment and accessories, and lift kits are no exception. In fact, the market is saturated with them. First it’s important to know there are two types of lift kits for your truck or SUV. There are suspension lift kits and body lift kits. The body lift kit does just that—it raises your truck’s body higher so you can add a set of monster tires.
Each lift kit is designed to fit your vehicle’s make, model, and year. Suspension lift kits raise the truck’s frame and body by changing the height of the suspension.
Off-Road Rim Financing can match you with lift kits by Rough Country, Zone Off Road, Fabtech Motorsports, Ready Lift, Skyjacker, and Rancho Suspensions.
The Advantages of Lift Kits
Obviously lift kits make your truck look like high-performing machines, but there are other advantages to modifying the height of your truck. Suspension lift kits prevent excessive dive and body squat while braking or accelerating. For optimal performance, it’s best to pair your lift kit with suspension components like shock absorbers.
The representatives at Off-Road Rim Financing are the experts when it comes to purchasing suspension and lift kits and wheels and tires online. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact us. When you’re ready to make an order, get your free quote and apply for financing!