Lift Kits Buyer's Guide on Andy's Auto Sport TV!
There are lots of reasons to install a lift kit on your truck or SUV, including aesthetics and performance. In this video, we'll show you the basics of how lift kits work, as well as typical lift kit components. Highlights include:
*At 0:43, we explain the benefits of increased ground clearance and suspension articulation.
*At 1:10, we talk about lift blocks and how they can raise the rear of your truck.
*At 1:48, we go over lifted leaf springs and add-a-leafs, which essentially convert your existing leaf springs into lifted springs.
*At 2:09, we explain lift crossmembers, which essentially lower the mounting points of your suspension, effectively raising the front of your truck or SUV.
*At 2:17, we talk about how lift spindles/knuckles raise the front of your truck by changing the location of the front hub mounting points.
*At 2:22, we talk about how lift springs are a simple way to raise a truck or SUV with an IFS or IRS suspension.
*At 2:28, we explain how lift torsion keys replace factory torsion keys to raise the front of your truck or SUV.
*At 2:37, we talk about coil spacer kits, which are an economical way to lift many trucks and SUVs.
*At 3:09, we talk about other options when lifting your vehicle, including straight axle conversions and coilover conversions.
*At 3:30, we discuss upgrading your wheels and tires to complement your new lift, and how installing a taller tire will give you even more ground clearance.
*At 5:02, we talk about how to determine what type of lift components to buy for your vehicle, and we begin the installation of a RevTek coil spacer lift kit on our project Toyota 4Runner.
*At 6:33, we install a Fabtech eight-inch lift kit on our project Ford F250.
*At 9:42, we explain how to shop for lift kits here at AndysAutoSport.com.
*At 10:07, we finally get to have some fun with our F250 and 4Runner by running them through some mud and tough terrain!