If you’ve seen commercials with heavy-duty trucks and 4x4s rumbling down rough mountain roads or splashing through muddy creeks with ease, you might assume those particular models are offroad-ready right off the lot. But while many new trucks are tough and capable in moderate offroad scenarios, most will need extra modifications to conquer serious backcountry trails.
Fortunately, offroading truck lift kits are available for every make and model, and professional installation is quick and affordable. Plus, lift kits offer several benefits to your overall driving experience, from superior offroad performance to enhanced safety. Here are a few of the most notable advantages of installing a lift kit on your truck:
A truck lift kit means higher ground clearance
The primary purpose of a lift kit is to raise the height of your truck to tackle tough offroad obstacles and steep ascents and descents without damaging the undercarriage. But a higher ground clearance, combined with suspension and shock upgrades, is also helpful when driving over damaged city streets. Suspension lift kits help absorb potholes and other irregularities that could damage lower-profile trucks.
Lifted car suspension means room for bigger tires
Higher ground clearance also means room for larger, tougher, offroad-capable tires that provide better traction and improved overall performance on deeply rutted trails, muddy roads, and rocky obstacles. However, you might want to consider keeping a set of street tires to switch out with offroad tires, which are grippier and thus more susceptible to wear on regular city streets.
Better towing ability with a truck lift kit
Whether you’re towing a camping trailer for a weekend of offroading adventures or a trailer full of junk to haul to the local dump, lift kits will significantly improve your truck’s towing ability thanks to the higher clearance, better safety margin, and weight advantage, all of which provide better control and handling on the road.
Safer daily driving if you have a lifted truck
Lifted trucks can easily tackle snow, mud, and flooded or otherwise impassable roads during harsh weather conditions, giving you a safety advantage over lower-profile vehicles. Plus, the extra height from a lift kit provides a much better view of the road and any obstacles that might appear, like items falling from the back of a truck ahead or auto accidents that just occurred. Even a few seconds of advance notice can mean the difference between maneuvering out of a dangerous situation and becoming part of it.
Broader offroad driving opportunities in San Diego
Of course, the number one reason to invest in a lift kit is to broaden your offroading opportunities. Stock trucks have limited capabilities that will literally leave you in the dust compared to your lifted truck peers, so if you want to tackle all the rocks, ruts, and rough roads the backcountry can throw at you, it’s time to get an offroad truck lift kit installed.
Ready to tackle the great outdoors in San Diego with a lifted truck?
If you want to fill this summer with superb offroading adventures, San Diego Car Stereo can help. Our experienced specialists on staff have decades of experience kitting out all makes and models of trucks and SUVs, and we carry only the highest quality equipment at affordable prices. So contact San Diego Car Stereo by giving us a call at (858) 569-0777 or come see us at our convenient location in Kearny Mesa today.