2021 Jeep Gladiator

Why Lift?

If you are the owner of a Jeep, SUV, or truck, there's a good chance you've thought about lifting your vehicle. But why lift? Is it just for looks? Or are there actual benefits to lifting? Let's take a closer look at why people choose to lift a vehicle.

What is a Lift Kit?

Before we get into the details of why you might want to add a lift kit to your vehicle, let's start with the basics: what is one, exactly? A lift kit is simply after-market parts and equipment that, once installed, lifts your vehicle higher off the ground. They're most often used on trucks, jeeps, SUVs, ATVs, and UTVs to increase clearance for larger tires. There are different ways to achieve a lifted look, including suspension modifications and body lifts. With a body lift, you are doing exactly what the name suggests, lifting the truck's body off the frame by installing spacers. In most cases, a suspension lift is the preferred lifting method, offering better ground clearance, off-road performance, and no unsightly gap between the body and frame. With a suspension lift, you will change your suspension components (shocks, springs, control arms, etc.), raising every part of your vehicle.

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Lifiting for Looks

It's no secret that modifications are a huge part of the truck enthusiast culture. From lift kits to off-road tires, you can always do something more to make your truck look better. If you've ever walked past a lifted pickup truck or an SUV with bigger than stock tires, you probably gave it a second, third, maybe even a fourth glance. There's something uniquely satisfying about a vehicle that stands out from the crowd. Personalizing your ride makes owning a vehicle more enjoyable, and more importantly, it distinguishes your vehicle from everyone else on the road. You can't beat the unique look that a lift kit will give your ride. By lifting your truck, you can improve its appearance and performance by increasing its clearance for larger tires and giving it a more aggressive stance.

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Lifting is a Lifestyle

Lift kits aren't just for looks. Research has shown that recreational off-roading vehicles have seen tremendous growth in the last two years and show no sign of letting up anytime soon. After all, what's the point of having a truck if you're not going to use it for its intended purpose? Whether you are new to the Overlanding/ off-roading lifestyle or a seasoned expert, you likely have a base vehicle that you have made your own. To explore scenic and remote areas efficiently, having an upgraded suspension or lift kit and a good set of all-terrain tires are essential. The extra clearance from a lift will get you over all the high points (quite literally), allowing passage of the toughest trails. Whether you want to tackle the Rubicon Trail or explore your local backcountry, you will find that a lift kit improves your vehicle's overall off-road capabilities. 

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 Lifting your vehicle is about more than just getting big wheels and tires. By changing a few fundamental things, you can transform your vehicle from the ground up into something that looks and drives like it should have been that way in the first place. With the help of a lift kit, your truck or SUV can go places it never could before. It can take on more extreme terrain, conquer more challenging obstacles, and give you access to some of the most remote wilderness areas in the country. So, why lift? The answer to that question is simple: because you can.

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Michael coughlan November 3, 2022

How much for a six inch kit for a 2006 megacab3500 four wheel drive

Rough Country November 3, 2022

Michael, thanks for checking out our "Why Lift" blog post! We have up to a 5-inch lift available for your truck. You can find out more about it on our website https://www.roughcountry.com/dodge-suspension-lift-kit-391-2.html?find=2006-dodge-ram-3500-4wd-736585#202=233&154=587. If you have any questions about that kit or any other product for your Ram, our sales team would be happy to help. You can reach them at 1-800-222-7023 Thanks again for your interest in our products, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Jonathan November 27, 2022

Do you make rear seat covers for an extended cab 2011 Chevy 2500? Have front seat covers but want rear also

Rough Country November 29, 2022

Hi Jonathan! We're glad you read the "Why Lift" post. Here is a link for our seat covers: https://www.roughcountry.com/chevy-neoprene-seat-cover-set-91032c.html?find=2011-chevy-silverado-2500-hd-4wd-737494 You can find more Chevy products can be found on our website. Just type in your year, make, and model to simplify the search. Thanks for reading the Rough Draft!

Matt Vega December 13, 2022

I bought a jeep that is already lifted, I would like to know how to measure the height of my present lift, I am guessing its about 6 inches but am not sure. I am pretty sure it's a suspension lift.

Rough Country December 16, 2022

Matt, thanks for reading our blog! To answer your question, measuring the lift height of your Jeep is a pretty straightforward process. First, your Jeep needs to be on a flat surface to get the correct measurements. Then, measure the coils from top to bottom while the vehicle is placed on the ground. Once you have this measurement, you can then compare it against what kind of suspension lift was installed and see how much lift was added. Finally, you can look up specifications for a particular suspension kit and compare that against your result. If you need more help or have questions, our guys at Rough Country can help you out. Just call 1-800-222-7023.

Michael January 2, 2023

What lifts are available for the 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x

Rough Country January 4, 2023

Michael, We have a 2.5 lift kit and a 6-inch lift kit for the 22 Frontier. You can find both kits on our website. If you have any questions about any of our Frontier products, give our sales team a call at 800-222-7023. Thanks for reading the Rough Draft!

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Rough Country February 6, 2023

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