3rd Kind Customz   14522 Auto Park Way C Houston,TX77083   (281) 495-1352
3rd Kind Customz
14522 Auto Park Way C
HoustonTX 77083
 (281) 495-1352

Getting the Right Lift Kit for Your Vehicle

Getting the Right Lift Kit for Your Vehicle

Once you've gotten your car a sleek paint job and proper tires, it might be time to consider getting it lifted. There are a variety of lift kits available, depending on whether you want to improve the appearance of your vehicle, its performance, or both. Here are some advantages to lift kits and some tips on finding the perfect one for you.

The Advantages of a Lift Kit

There are both body lift kits and suspension lift kits available. Lift kits can improve upon the look of a vehicle by altering the way the vehicle is carried on the road. By lifting your car or truck, you completely change the lines of the vehicle. Lift kits can also improve performance by increasing ground clearance and control. When utilized with larger, custom tires, a lift kit will change the way that a vehicle drives entirely. 

Tips for Getting the Right Lift Kit

  • Do you want larger tires? In some cars and trucks, a lift kit is the only way to get specific sizes of ultra-large tires. Larger tires improve handling and can completely change the appearance of a car, making it bolder and more aggressive.
  • Do you want to improve your suspension? Certain types of lift kits will actually alter the suspension of your vehicle, which can improve the vehicle for off-road driving and difficult terrain in general. This type of lift will be different from a general lift.
  • Do you want a particular look? If you have a vision for your vehicle, you likely already know what type of lift kit is right for you. In this situation, you just need a lift kit primarily for appearance rather than suspension. 

Do you want larger tires? In some cars and trucks, a lift kit is the only way to get specific sizes of ultra-large tires. Larger tires improve handling and can completely change the appearance of a car, making it bolder and more aggressive.

Driving and Maintaining a Lifted Vehicle

A lift kit is going to alter the vehicle substantially. That means two things: it will drive differently compared to other vehicles, and it will need to be maintained differently as well. Vehicles that have been lifted have a higher center of gravity. That also means that they are prone to rolling over -- at least, more so than vehicles with stock parts. When taking corners and driving on curved roads, you need to be especially careful.

Maintaining a lifted vehicle also requires some additional work by a professional. Anytime significant aftermarket parts are added to a car, it can create stresses on the vehicles frame and other parts, which is why it's essential to take your vehicle to an auto professional.

If you're interested in a lift kit, there's no better place to get it than 3rd Kind Customz. Contact us today to get started!

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