What's the Deal with

Lifted Trucks?

Understanding the What, Why and How of Lifted Vehicles

If you're a long-time truck or Jeep enthusiast, or a veteran to the off-roading community, you know all about suspension lifts and the benefits that come with them. However, if you’re new to the game, you may find yourself wondering what exactly it is that draws people to lifted vehicles or why they're necessary for off-road performance. In this installment of the SORS blog series, we’ll break down the three main qualities that make suspension lifts a big deal.

1) Off-Road Capability

The most common and well-known reason for lifting a vehicle is for increased off-road capability. The height gained with a suspension lift allows a vehicle to traverse rugged terrain and clear large obstacles with ease and without damage. Furthermore, with the right lift there is no curb, pothole or other road irregularity that a vehicle won’t be able to conquer with ease. Finally, lifting allows for the fitment of larger all-terrain tires, further enhancing performance away from the pavement.

2) Improved Towing & Ride Quality

Another big advantage that lifted truck owners often report is improved towing capability. High clearance suspension lifts make for vehicles that are less squatty when heavy loads, and less likely to drag on any obstructions in the road. Vehicles with quality suspension lifts are also reported to benefit from a smoother ride due to improved shock quality over stock form.

3) It's Just Plain Cool

Finally, the right lift kit on the right vehicle looks awesome. For truck enthusiasts, there’s nothing cooler than a big truck, and for off-roaders nothing beats a truck or Jeep with enough ground clearance to conquer the toughest trails. Large, designer wheels and big, aggressive all-terrain tires are the stuff that truck guys’ dreams are made of, and you can only get that look with a lifted vehicle.

Now that you’ve got the low-down on just what it is that sells people on lifts, you can determine whether a lifted vehicle is right for you. If you'd like to have a lift kit installed on your vehicle, give us a call and get a quote today! You can reach us at (770) 346-7777 weekdays from 8:30am - 6pm.

About Southern Off-Road Specialists

Southern Off-Road Specialists is a family-owned and operated business located in Forsyth County, Georgia. Our primary shop started building lifted trucks, Jeeps and SUVs for customers in the Alpharetta and Cumming area in May of 2000. Our goal is to provide great-driving, customized vehicles tailored for each customer. Top quality products with professional installation make our customers' vehicles safe, fun to drive, and look incredible. Located at 843 McFarland Parkway in Alpharetta Ga, we have been up-fitting vehicles for dealerships nationally, as well as running our retail business now for 20 years.

To learn more about Southern Off-Road Specialists, visit our about page.