How Much Does It Cost To Lift Your Truck?
December 18, 2020
Alright, so you are thinking about lifting your truck. You know it’s going to be expensive but just how expensive will it be? Well, we are going to break it down for you and be as real about it as possible!
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First things first, the price of the actual lift itself. On the Custom Offsets website, we carry a variety of lift kits ranging from budget kits all the way up to luxury kits. This is all in your hands as to what you pick and how much you want to spend.
Some brands that we trust are BDS, Mcgughys, Icon, Superlift, Rough Country, and more. These vary in price with Rough Country being more Budget and BDS and McGaughys costing a little more with the others in between.
Just keep in mind that obviously when you pay more, generally you get higher quality. So though it may seem frustrating at first, your pocketbook may thank you later.
Also, as you go bigger, the price goes up which is something to keep in mind too. We have Kits ranging from only $113 all the way up to a whopping $11,265 for reference. So choose wisely.
Next up is the labor for your lift kit. Find the right place to do it or call us and schedule a time here. Labor depending on where you go can cost anywhere from $300-$3,000. This is all going to depend on the size kit that you install again.
Now that you have your lift kit you may be thinking great, all done no more expenses. That’s it right?
Wrong. Expect to be doing new ball joints and wheel bearings, if you have an older vehicle you should do this before you even put on the kit. New ball joints cost anywhere from around $60-$200/ ball joint and you may need up to 4 of them.
Again with labor costing around $200-$270. Wheel bearings will cost you around $120-$200 for parts and $140-$280 for labor generally. You will also start to hear new noises as other things are going to start showing their age a lot faster too.
On top of all of this, you will also burn through fuel faster as well as an added expense. The breaking and acceleration will also be inhibited when putting in an aftermarket lift kit. To combat that you can get bigger brakes which could cost you upwards of $1,000 after all is said and done. If you have a new vehicle.
You can expect the dealership to not be very happy with you for making the decision to lift your new truck. However; this does not void your warranty. Finally, this can affect your resale value as well in a negative way.
- McGaughys 7-9" Premium Silver Lift Kit for 2014-2018 GM Truck 1500
- Rough Country 4" Dodge Suspension Lift Kit Ram 1500
- Rough Country 4.5" GM Suspension Lift Kit
No one said that we weren’t crazy for lifting our trucks. None of this is going to stop us from lifting them though.
So now that you have heard all of this, is it still worth it to you? That custom look and style. It’s worth it to us and we have no regrets.