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Choosing the Right 4WD Suspension System: Top Tips

Posted by Switch Suspension on 28th Jul 2021

If you're lifting your 4WD truck for the first time, you might have some questions. How do I know I've got the right kit? What do I need to look for? Will this make it ride rough? What size tires can I run? Well we get it. We hear those kind of questions all the time, and we're here to help you out. So let's take a moment and tackle these bad boys to help you make the right decisions.

What kind of lift do you want?

Everybody wants something different from their suspension. It could be as simple as a leveling kit to level out the front of your 4WD, or it could be something much, much bigger. So this is the first thing you need to figure out: What kind of lift do you want?

And when we say you've got options, we're not lying. Think about what you want to do with your truck. Is it mostly a cruiser? Well pretty much any kit will do then. Do you want to take it off road? Look for something that adds reinforcement to the suspension or lifted components for extra clearance. Are you looking to go into a long-travel suspension? There's a whole different setup required there, too. Point is, figure out what you want to do with your truck, and that will narrow down your kit options.

What size wheels and tires do you want to run?

Again, if this is your first lift, you might not know how big you want to go. So in these scenarios, ask. Give us a call and we can talk you through it. Or, if you have friends with lifted trucks, ask them what they're running. We have plenty of lift kits that let you run 37-inch wheels on a fullsize truck.

How you answered the first question is going to dictate the results here, too. You'll run different wheels and tires on a mall cruiser compared to an off-road monster. Your lift kit should match that setup as best as possible to perform well.

What do you want to spend?

Here's where the rubber meets the road, because we have affordable kits that'll give you a decent lift, and then some that include all the bells and whistles, but it'll cost you. So again, go back to that first question: What do you want to do with your 4WD truck? The result is going to dictate how much you spend on your kit.

Now you might think that we're going to push you into the priciest kit you can get, but that's not our job. What we want is for you to be happy with the kit you get, and for it to perform the way you need. If you need help with any of that, reach out and we can chat.

It's your call.

You have tons of options for your 4WD truck, and we have lots of answers. If this article didn't have everything you needed to learn, no biggie: Drop us an email or give us a call. We've got your back.

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