How Much Does it Cost to Lift a Truck?

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Truck enthusiasts enjoy the different capabilities and looks offered by lift kits, but as you may have realized, the cost of installing a lift kit varies depending on a number of things. So how much is it to lift a truck? It’s best to contact our Webster dealership for exact information, but we’ve broken down the basics for Clear Lake and Houston area drivers.

The Cost of Lift Kits

How much does it cost to lift a truck? This answer depends on the type of lift kit you choose. The more affordable options, leveling kits and body kits, may only run between $100 and $500 to start. Drivers who choose a suspension lift kit, the version preferred by performance enthusiasts, can expect to pay a lot more. These extensive upgrades will cost between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on the driver’s needs and desires. However, some aftermarket options could be more affordable.

The time it takes to equip the kit of your choice will be the most essential factor in figuring the cost of installation. Because the installation time varies between seven (for basic setups) and fifteen hours (for extensive modifications), you will save a lot if you choose to install it yourself. However, your savings may diminish quite a bit if you don’t have the parts you need on hand. For most drivers, it will be easier to order parts and schedule service with our dealership. Contact us online or by phone for an estimate.

Choose Your Setup: Lift Kits vs. Levelling Kits

Drivers considering the cost to lift a truck may have heard about the options they will have! One of the most important choices is deciding between lift kits vs. leveling kits. Here is what you should know before deciding:

Leveling Kits

Leveling kits are designed to even out differences in your truck’s suspension, but since you can use these kits to increase your truck’s height by one or two inches, they are often used as lift kits by %%target_city1_%% drivers looking for a small boost. They are best deployed when heavy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT accessories, like winches, will weigh down the end of the truck.

Lift Kits

Proper lift kits are divided into two categories:

  • Smaller versions: raises the truck by two to five inches
  • Larger versions: raises the truck by six inches or more.

Lift kits allow for more extensive changes to the vehicle’s exterior and capabilities. However, because they are significantly more expensive than leveling kits, the latter is normally preferred by Pearland drivers more interested in appearance than performance.

Body Lifts vs. Suspension Lifts

Drivers who want a lift kit will also have to choose between the body lift and the suspension lift. The former raises the vehicle’s body so there’s more room for larger tires without having to alter the basic structure of your truck. Suspension lifts are larger, more extreme, and involve significant changes to the original equipment. For changes this big, only use genuine OEM parts to preserve the vehicle.

Why Should You Pay the Cost to Lift a Truck?

For some drivers, the benefits they’ll get for the cost of lifting their trucks are more or less self-evident. If you’re not quite sure of the best option, don’t let the decision stress you out. Here are some of the reasons most Houston drivers choose to lift their truck:

  1. A lift kit allows for superior ground clearance, better shock absorbers, and bigger tires with improved traction. A lift kit is basically a necessity for the most serious off-roaders.
  2. Lifting a truck gives it a more unique and aggressive appearance.
  3. Even if you don’t go off-road, a lift kit can actually help to improve your truck’s performance. In addition to improved ride quality, a lift kit can help to improve your MPG numbers!
  4. With the superior suspension, the miles you put on your odometer will generate a smaller amount of wear and tear. This means lower maintenance costs and higher resale values.

Explore Lift Kits and Truck Accessories with Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT!

Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is proud to be your go-to location for OEM lift kits for your trucks and off-road SUVs. When you are ready to enhance your drives around Pearland, get in touch with the experts at the Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT service center to find the lift kit you need.