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What Is A Suspension Lift Kit And What Are The Advantages?


4WD’S are among the most modified vehicles due to their flexibility and wide range of uses. From roll cages for those who use their 4WD’S to take part in races, to front bull bars that protect the radiator and the engine from high impact, there are dozens of modifications and accessories you can add to your all-terrain vehicle. One particular and popular modification to an 4WD is the add on of a suspension lift kit. In this article we will focus on the suspension lift kit and its benefits.

What is a suspension lift kit?

The suspension lift kit is a modification done to an 4WD to raise the overall height and obtain extra inches of ground clearance. This helps the vehicle’s off-road performance by avoiding the obstacles that can be found on the ground. Other advantages include a steeper approach and the possibility to accommodate larger wheels and tyres.

A Lift kit is practically a kit that contains the parts needed to lift a specific vehicle model, and instructions on how to do so as well. The contents of the package depend on the model – some kits only contain parts that are difficult to obtain otherwise (generic hardware can be used to complete the lift), while others include a variety of parts, like new suspension, drivetrain parts, drive shafts, etc.

Advantages of suspension lift kits

Increased clearance

This is the first and most obvious advantage – a lifted vehicle benefits from a bigger distance between its undercarriage and the road surface. Combined with suspension and shock upgrades, this helps you stay safe when driving over damaged streets or rough roads.

Being able to drive through tougher terrain

A higher vehicle is useful to people who want to try the most difficult off-road experiences, such as driving through rivers, climbing up steep hills or sand dunes, etc. Higher performance is generally ensured with a lifted 4WD: better clearance, higher traction, a more robust ride, and being able to use larger wheels. All these allow you to do more with your 4WD and test it to the limits.

Provides you with a smoother ride

Suspension lift kits provide the space needed to even out the load and offer superior comfort even when you are driving in rough terrains loaded with cargo.

Better visibility

Being able to see more of the road is extremely useful, both in congested urban zones and off-road areas, from noticing potential dangers sooner to having a better view of various areas of interest including scenery.

Provides easier access to your vehicles underbody

Whether you want to inspect or repair, better access to you undercarriage always comes in handy. Especially when you feel uncomfortable in confined spaces, an inspection of your vehicle underbody is no longer a dreadful and difficult experience when you have a lifted SUV.

Bigger tyres

Bigger tyres are not just more impressive, but they also deliver a better overall performance. Stock suspension obliges you to use narrow tyres that will not save you when you get stuck in the mud or snow. The use of a suspension lift kit enables you to use tyres specifically designed for off-road use and get yourself out of any difficult situation. Deep snow and rutted trails do not represent a problem anymore when your 4WD is lifted.

Even if you are a fan of off-road capable tyres, it’s a good idea to keep a set of street tyres to switch out with your off-road ones, as the latter have a better grip and are more likely to wear on regular streets.

Assists with towing

Suspension lifts ease the towing process and allows you to move the vehicle from one place to another with fewer difficulties. The 4WD will be able to “squat” down without touching the road with its bottom.

Safer everyday drivin

A suspension lift kit gives you a safety advantage over lower-profile vehicles because a lifted vehicle provides a better view of the road and the obstacles that may appear. Even a couple of seconds of advance notice can make the difference between avoiding a dangerous situation, and becoming a part of it.

Choosing between different options

There are multiple lift kits, suitable for various preferences, from smaller lifts to big lifts for those who want to elevate their 4WD.

The team at Regos Plus can tailor make a lift kit to suit your needs and budget.

Come in store or call to discuss your next 4WD mod! (02)68622811.

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