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What’s The Difference Between a Lift Kit and a Leveling Kit?

January 6, 2020


We all love the look of a lifted truck, so when you decide to lift your own truck the first thing to decide is: do you want a leveling kit or a lift kit? From the factory (Stock) the rear of your truck sits higher. This stock stance is called “Rake” and is used by the manufacture so that when towing, the truck appears level. A leveling kit will lift ONLY the front of your truck in order to make it level with the rear. Typically leveling kits will be small spacers used on your front suspension to achieve 1” to 3” of “Lift” on the front ONLY.  On the other hand, Lift Kits will lift both the front and the rear of the vehicle. Lift kits are a bit more complex to install and have more components than a leveling kit. Lift Kits utilize drop brackets and drop crossmembers to maintain factory like angels on CV axles and control arms. A Lift Kit can range in size from 3 inches to 10+ inches. The most common sizes are 4” lift kit, a 6” lift kit, and a 8” lift kit. Now that you know the difference between a Lift Kit VS a Leveling Kit- Check out all the suspension options we offer. If you are still having trouble deciding between a level or a lift check out what Fuller has to say in this video.