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Pickup trucks offer different levels of functionality and performance for different drivers – that flexibility and power is what a lot of people love about trucks. Customization and accessories for trucks go beyond what the manufacturer offers on brand new models, however, giving truck drivers even more freedom to make their pickups their own. Lifted trucks not only offer a unique appearance but also provide practical benefits, particularly for drivers who like to go off-road with their pickups and tackle serious trails.
Knowing the right kind of lift for your truck and how to make it exactly what you need is not always easy, however. There are a lot of different options available, and two common ways for a truck to be lifted – not to mention numerous manufacturers that make lift kits for pickup trucks. With so many options available to you, the best way to make sure you find lifted trucks that work for what you need is through a knowledgeable and experienced dealer that specializes in these kinds of vehicles. At Frank Kent CDJR, we have used lifted trucks for sale, and our expert service staff can install lift kits into one of our new or used pickups for you.
If you have never really thought much about lifted trucks before, then you might wonder why you would ever want a truck lifted up in the first place. That is a reasonable question, and also a simple one to answer. A lifted truck can provide you with greater ground clearance beneath your truck, even if you choose a simple lift kit, which can help you with going off-road with your pickup. More elaborate lift kits not only raise the body of your truck up but can also increase the clearance of your truck’s frame and let you put bigger tires on your pickup.
There are two different ways that lift kits are designed, which dictates how they are installed and each one lifts the truck in a different way. To understand how they work, however, first, you need to understand how pickup trucks are designed and constructed. For the most part, trucks are made with “body over frame” construction, which means that there is a basic metal frame for the truck and then the body of the truck is placed onto that frame and attached.
A lot of lifted trucks utilize a “body lift kit,” which is quite common and generally the simplest type of lift kit to install on a truck. Simple does not mean you should try to install this kind of lift kit yourself, however, unless you have a lot of experience with working on truck frames and bodies and the right equipment to do it safely. A body lift kit is installed by removing the body of a truck from its frame and installing blocks or spacers between the two, then reattaching the body to the frame. The blocks raise the body from the frame, creating the lift that you see.
These kinds of lift kits are popular because no work is necessary to adjust the suspension or other mechanical systems on the truck. Body lift kits are also typically the least expensive option when looking to lift a truck; however, a gap is created by the spacer between the body and frame. Gap guards are used to fill in this area and make these lifted trucks look better. Keep in mind that body lifting can only raise vehicles from 1 to 3 inches total, which means you cannot get a huge lift from these kits.
“Suspension lift kits” are the other popular choice when setting up lifted trucks. Rather than installing between the body and frame, these kits are used to physically increase the height of the suspension for the pickup, which raises the body and frame. This type of lift is more expensive than a body lift and requires making changes to the mechanical system or suspension of the truck. These changes can actually improve the handling of a pickup, however, and there is no limit, beyond a practical one, to how much lift this kind of kit can give a truck.
At Frank Kent CDJR, we often have a number of lifted trucks here in our inventory of pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from. Of course, since these are highly sought after vehicles and our used inventory fluctuates, this changes quite regularly. As such, you should be sure to keep a close eye on our used inventory for lifted trucks that you are interested in, and do not delay when you see we have one of these vehicles that might work well for your needs.
All of our pre-owned vehicles, including lifted trucks in our inventory, come with our Pre-Owned Promise. That means you will find simple, clearly marked haggle-free pricing on all of our lifted trucks. You do not have to worry about negotiating a fair price or fighting for what is reasonable; all of our trucks have a fair, final price on them. All of our pre-owned lifted trucks also come with our Frank Kent Certified Pre-Owned Warranty for two years or 100,000 miles with emergency travel reimbursement and roadside assistance!
Of course, even if we do not have any pre-owned lifted trucks in our inventory, our fully-trained and highly experienced service professionals can help you with all of your lift kit and accessory needs. Not only do we have MoPar service that includes numerous genuine parts from the manufacturers, but we also provide a wide selection of aftermarket parts and accessories for your needs. That includes lift kits for different trucks to get you set up for whatever adventure you have planned.
Whether you want a simple body lift or a more advanced suspension lift, we are here to answer your questions, discuss your options, and talk about whatever you need. Our service center is open six days a week, 12 hours every weekday, so you can call us and schedule an appointment for a time that works best for you. Our service professionals are fast, knowledgeable, and courteous. Whether you want to lift up your truck, come in for routine maintenance, or just have some concerns about something going on with your vehicle, we are here to answer your questions and help keep you safe on the road.