What Are The Top 3 Suspension Kits Under $1500?
July 14, 2022
Best Affordable Truck Suspension Kits and Upgrades
Today we want to talk lifts with you guys - more specifically, we want to talk about the most affordable lifts that you guys can get for your truck build. If you thought $1500 was not enough to get you a solid lift kit, we're here to tell you you're wrong - but rather than being the negative guys who only complain and point out what you can't do, we want to help you out today with three prime examples of kits that won't break the bank.
And before you say "Well, I have a 2021 model so there aren't gonna be kits for me," or "I have a 3/4 ton so there won't be kits for me," or "I just want a big lift kit, man," just hold on, because you'll be surprised here. Check out the top affordable lift kits you can snag today!
Features and Pricing of Rough Country 7-Inch Lift Kits
Not every single option here is a kit from Rough Country, but that's who we're starting with for this list. In particular, we recommend Rough Country's 7-inch kits. The specific example we found on the site was a 7-inch lifted strut kit for the 2014-18 generation of GM 1500 trucks, but Rough Country does offer similar kits for other makes too.
At about $1500 you'd probably expect to just get a spacer lift kit, but Rough Country actually gives you replacement struts and shocks, which are specifically tuned and valved for lifted applications. In plain English, that means that you can expect ride quality to be on par or better than a stock truck. Also, the kit comes with everything you need to lift your stock truck, so you don't have to worry about sourcing anything else before you slap on your wheels and tires.
As a bonus, this kit does not increase the front track width, so you don't have to worry about spacers for the rear to get your wheels flush.
Features and Pricing of BDS 4-Inch Lift Kits
If you've been following Custom Offsets for a while, you'll know that a good number of us run BDS kits, and we like to tell people that BDS is one of the best suspension options out there for ride quality, but that ride quality and unbeatable No Fine Print warranty comes at a little bit of a higher price.
The good news is - especially for 3/4 ton truck owners out there - that BDS has nice kits for your HD truck that still fall under $1500. A great example here is this four-inch lift for the 2011-16 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.
The BDS kit has drop brackets so you can utilize your factory radius arms, and that's one of the ways BDS can keep costs down on its kit. But it still comes with literally everything you need, including a drop pitman arm, anti-sway bar brackets, a track bar relocation bracket, and so on. The kit comes with NX2 Series shocks, but for a couple hundred bucks, they can be upgraded to Fox shocks and you can exponentially build from there, with leaf pack options, Coilover options, steering stabilizers, the whole nine yards.
Features and Pricing of SuperLIFT 6-Inch Lift Kits
So, we've covered the most popular truck out there. We've covered 3/4 ton trucks. But what if you're rolling around in a truck made just in 2021 or 2022? Well, even though truck prices are through the roof you can still make it yours with a lift kit for just about 1500 bucks.
Superlift recently released a six-inch lift for the 2021+ Ford F-150, and Superlift itself is a brand that's kinda slept on. They disappeared for a little while - while transitioning from their old square-body mud truck ways - but they've been back in full force in the last few years.
Their kits are a great option if you've got one of these new Fords, as Superlift's base six-inch kit with Shadow Series shocks can give you some excellent overall drive quality. They have a really simple and clean cross member that looks sharp - just like BDS - and you can build on these base kits and upgrade to Bilstein and Fox shocks as well.
Shop Top Aftermarket Truck Suspension Kits at Custom Offsets
If you haven't played around on our site before, come on over, head to our suspension store, throw your truck in the search bar on the left, and you can see all the lift kits we've got loaded up for you. We hope you can find something out there that works for you and your budget, but even if not, we're always happy to help with 0% financing available on all lift kits. We want to make sure you're always getting quality stuff, and all three of these lift kits and more are great options. Grab yours today!
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