LIFT AND LEVELING KITS
A Leveling Kit does exactly what it sounds like – it levels the truck. By raising the front end up a few inches, you can eliminate the factory rake in your truck and bring the front and rear level. This is primarily done for looks, but it can also add a small amount of ground clearance to the front of your truck and give you the ability to run larger tires. Another benefit of leveling kits is that since they only raise the front of your truck instead of lowering the rear, your payload capacity remains unchanged. You can still put just as much weight in the bed without fear of the suspension bottoming out. Leveling kits are a very simple design, utilizing coil spacers, strut extensions or torsion keys (depending on your truck’s suspension), and many can be installed without having to jack up your vehicle. If your goal isn’t to turn your rig into an all-out off-road warrior, and just want an aggressive stance and look from your truck, a leveling kit is the way to go.
From the factory, most trucks come with a certain degree of “rake” built in to their suspension, meaning the rear end sits higher than the front. The reason for this is that trucks were designed to haul heavy loads in the bed. With an extra thousand pounds in the back, the rear springs compress and cause the rear end to drop a few inches to accommodate the added weight. But since the rear started out higher than the front, this won’t create such a dramatic “sag” in the rear. This is done for two reasons: first, if the front and rear were level and you then put 1,000 pounds in the bed, it would bottom out the suspension and cause the bushings, shocks, etc. to wear out prematurely. Second, driving with the suspension fully compressed is not only uncomfortable for the vehicle’s occupants, but also dangerous because it severely and negatively affects your truck’s handling.
Which One is Right for You?
A lift kit can truly transform your truck from a city cruiser to the off-road monster you’ve always dreamed of, but there are many factors to consider before making a decision as to which type of kit is right for you. Be sure your objectives are clear and know what you’re getting into before deciding on a particular style of lift kit. And luckily, RCC's knowledgeable staff just a click or a phone call away, ready to answer any of your lift kit questions!
RCC is an Authorized Dealer of:
Full Traction Suspension
Full Throttle Suspension
***Lifts and levels will require an alignment and take from 1 to 2 days to complete
2" - 2.5" Leveling Kit
4" Control Arm Kits
6" full suspension kits will allow up to 35" tire replacement. Wheels or spacers may be required.