FAQs—Chevrolet Suspension Lift Kit
- I want to modify my Chevy's suspension, but I'm torn between lifting and lowering my ride. What are the benefits of each enhancement?
It depends on what you want and/or need. There are different benefits to be had from lowering or lifting your vehicle. If you wish for freedom from the beaten concrete path to charge over unpaved roads, wild backcountry trails, or the grassy beyond, you should get a lift kit for your Chevy. It provides you towering ground clearance and allows you to invest in bigger, stronger wheels that are on for all-terrain action. Lowering the suspension of a car is called for if you want your car to handle better on pavement. Notice how F1 racers have suspensions that are near the ground to maximize speed over the track. That's also the idea behind cars with low suspensions; it's all about enhancing traction, cornering, and steering.
- Do I need an alignment after I install a Chevrolet suspension lift kit?
While not all suspension lift kits require immediate alignment after using them, it's always a good idea to have it done regardless. After all, it's better to be safe than to be sorry. Err on the side of caution and make sure everything is aligned and leveled out with your Chevy. Tinker around with the steering components of your Chevrolet, particularly your suspension parts and the center of gravity of your vehicle. Misalignment of any of these mechanisms can throw your entire car out of balance. Also, bad alignment can wear your tires out faster and compromise your fuel economy. Finally, your handling can become dangerously erratic.
- Does lifting my Chevrolet affect its handling, steering, or braking performance?
Lift kits radically transform how your car drives, whether it's on the road or off-road. How it brakes, handles, or steers make it seem like you're driving a different automobile altogether, so you should give yourself a bit of a grace period when it comes to reacquainting yourself with your lifted Chevy. This goes double if you've also replaced your tire or wheel size to better suit your higher suspension. When you start feeling more comfortable with your ride, you can pick up the pace and head out to the highway altogether.
- Why do most lift kits raise the front of the vehicle more than the rear?
Most lift kits raise the front more than the rear because most cars, including Chevrolet cars, are front-wheel-drive vehicles. What's more, as an exception to this rule, lift kits tend to raise the backend more often on pickup trucks because they're manufactured with a taller tail. There's also great compensation to be made for sag created when the bed is fully loaded with cargo. In contrast, because most people lift their vehicles for the sake of style and performance rather than for the sake of hauling objects, the majority of lifts level out the forward rake.
- What is camber? I usually hear about it when suspension lift kits are talked about.
Camber is the angle of your wheel when viewed straight. If the wheel's top is tilted inward and towards the vehicle, you have a negative camber. When the wheel is angled away from the automobile, that's a positive camber. Your suspension lift changes the way it deals with loads, which ii turn changes how your wheels camber. Ideally, you should make sure the two wheels on the same axle should have the same camber because you could end up with poor handling and uneven tire wear with mismatched cambers.
Rough Country Suspension Lift Kit
Made to increase ground clearance, the Rough Country suspension lift kit can raise a vehicle for up to three inches. It is manufactured to withstand extreme conditions and terrains as well as provide balanced performance on- and off-road. The kit is complete with strut spacers, upper control arms, Moog ball joints, differential drop brackets, skid plates, mounting hardware, fabricated lift block, and U-bolts. It also provides larger space for bigger wheels without breaking a sweat as the whole lift kit is 100% bolt-on wherein there no strut disassembly is required. The Rough Country suspension lift kit also provides better protection to the vehicle with its easy-to-grease components.
Daystar Suspension Lift Kit
Styled to lift a vehicle for up to four inches, the Daystar suspension lift kit is designed to modify a vehicle's appearance without drastically changing the loading capacity and riding quality. Each part is factory-tested and engineered for better performance, reducing front end sag due to heavy gears such as snow plows, winches, and grille guards. It can easily be installed into a vehicle, thanks to its snap setup that makes it possible to modify a vehicle without the need for spacers. The Daystar suspension lift kit is 100% made in the US, ensuring top quality and superior performance. It comes with the limited lifetime warranty offered by the manufacturer.
Tuff Country Suspension Lift Kit
Tuff Country suspension lift kit is made for an easy installation that does not require any drilling or strut disassembly. It has an EZ Ride feature that maintains the ride quality of the vehicle after it has been raised. It is vehicle-specific, reducing compatibility problems once installed. It features a sure-footed performance that maintains ride comfort even in the rockiest of terrains. The kit comes with new tubular upper control arm, upper coil spacers, differential drops, replacement diff skid plates, cast iron blocks, and extended U-bolts. Once raised using the kit, the vehicle will have an increased ground clearance that can accommodate larger wheels for a more rugged appearance. The Tuff Country suspension lift kit comes with a limited lifetime warranty.