Have you ever thought about using a lowering kit on your truck? Although most of the time you might enjoy the look of having your truck higher off the ground, life isn’t all about going mud running or off-roading, two situations in which having a lift kit would be beneficial. In this case, we’ll show you how to level out your truck for the next time you go on an adventure.
First, we look at the advantages of using a lowering kit for your truck. When you use such a kit, it brings your truck down closer to the ground. What this means is that your truck has more traction on the road, since it’s center of gravity is lower. Your tires won’t slip off even in wet weather, and you’ll have an easier time steering to get around unexpected obstacles, such as deer, other cars, or pedestrians in the road who aren’t paying attention as you try to pass by them.
You’ll also find that your truck is more aerodynamic and thus encounters less wind resistance. When this happens, you’ll have better fuel efficiency, allowing you to go farther faster. With that in mind, don’t hesitate to go on that road trip, because you won’t need to stop to get more gas as often as you once did.
Take a closer look at the suspension you have on your truck. The condition of the truck’s suspension will determine how many modifications you can make. Once that is done, you can get the process of using a lowering kit on your truck. Here’s what you need to do:
Using the Lowering Shackles: These shackles decrease the width of your frame, based on the position of components known as leaf springs. As such, you’ll see a slight difference in how high your truck is compared to the ground. This difference can be anywhere between to 2-6 inches. No matter how far you drop your truck with a lowering kit, this will only be different on the back end of your truck.
Using the Drop Spindles: The next part of the process involves using the drop spindles. The drop spindles are what help lower the front of your truck. You can use them in tandem with the lowering shackles so that your vehicle isn’t unbalanced and uncomfortable to drive.
Using the Flip Kit: The axle flip kit will move the leaf springs closer to the axle. But if you’re a beginner, you should avoid using this since it is recommended for more experienced users.
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