Lift Kits & Suspension Systems
At Fort Collins 4×4, we carry and install lift kits and suspension systems by ARB, BDS, Bilstein, Daystar, Energy, JKS, ICON, Nisstec, Procomp, ReadyLIFT, REVTEK, RUBICON, SKYJACKER, TERAFLEX, TOYTEC, Zone and Fox.
A lift kit is a set of components that raises the suspension of a vehicle. Suspension systems are made up of a variety of components, including springs, shocks, struts, and control arms. Lift kits can include any or all of these components, depending on the desired amount of lift and the type of vehicle.
Lift kits are most commonly used on off-road vehicles, such as trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. They can be used to increase ground clearance, improve wheel travel, and allow for larger tires. Lift kits can also be used to improve the appearance of a vehicle.
There are a variety of different types of lift kits available, depending on the make and model of the vehicle and the desired amount of lift. Some of the most common types of lift kits include:
- Body lift kits: Body lift kits raise the body of the vehicle off of the frame. This is a relatively inexpensive way to lift a vehicle, but it does not increase ground clearance or wheel travel.
- Suspension lift kits: Suspension lift kits raise the suspension of the vehicle by using longer springs, shocks, and struts. This is the most common type of lift kit, and it offers the most benefits in terms of ground clearance, wheel travel, and performance.
- Long arm lift kits: Long arm lift kits replace the stock control arms with longer control arms. This allows for more wheel travel and improves the handling of the vehicle.
When choosing a lift kit, it is important to consider the following factors:
- The make and model of the vehicle: Not all lift kits are compatible with all vehicles. It is important to choose a lift kit that is specifically designed for your vehicle.
- The desired amount of lift: Lift kits come in a variety of different lift heights. It is important to choose a lift kit that will give you the desired amount of lift without sacrificing performance or safety.
- The intended use of the vehicle: If you plan on using your vehicle for off-road driving, you will need to choose a lift kit that is designed for off-road use.
- The budget: Lift kits can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. It is important to set a budget before you start shopping for a lift kit.
If you are considering installing a lift kit on your vehicle, it is important to have it professionally installed. A qualified mechanic can ensure that the lift kit is installed correctly and that the vehicle is safe to drive.