If you're new to off-roading and considering a lift kit for your truck or SUV, this article is for you. We'll cover some basic concepts everyone should understand before they buy a lift kit, as well as go into detail about each type of lift kit available on the market.

Why Are You Lifting Your Vehicle?

Common reasons for lifting a truck or SUV are:

  • Increasing the maximum size of tires you can mount

  • Increasing the vehicle's overall height and/or changing the vehicle's appearance

  • Increasing suspension travel

These are all good goals. Each type of lift kit serves certain purposes better than others, and each has their own pros and cons. There are the six types of lift kits available to off-road enthusiasts, as well as some notes about each type of kit that can help you make a selection.

1. Body Lift Kits