Looking to upgrade your vehicle and guarantee a smoother ride throughout all of Canada’s constantly changing seasons? Lift kits are a great way to get the boost you need for regular commuting, as well as for off-road functionality. Canada Custom Autoworks is proud to offer lift kits from leading manufacturers like BDS Suspension. With multiple locations across Western Canada in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer, Calgary, Lloydminster, Regina, Saskatoon, and more, we make it easy to find the necessary accessories and have them installed perfectly.
Below, we’ll take a closer look at the basics of lift kits and what you need to know when selecting one for your vehicle. Read on to learn more!
What Are Lift Kits?
Lift kits are after-market mods that, as the name suggests, lift your vehicle and give you enhanced ground clearance. Typically speaking, lift kits are installed for both style and functionality, with higher vehicles allowing for bigger wheels/rims and better handling for those looking for practical reasons. There are two predominant kits to consider:
Suspension kits replace the front and rear shocks, as well as the leaf springs to raise your ground clearance and provide a smooth ride.
Body Lift Kits
Body Lift Kits lift the vehicle's body off the frame and hold it in place with blocks or spacers.
Knowing which kit is best for you comes down to knowing exactly what you want to accomplish; while body kits are great for looks and a smaller lift, suspension kits are ideal for those needing a higher lift for off-roading and outdoor exploring.
DIY vs Professional Installation
When it comes to car mods, one of the most common questions is whether or not you can install your new addition by yourself. While you certainly can install lift kits on your own, unless you are highly experienced and have access to the tools you know you’ll need, it’s generally best to trust a professional team. That way, you can rest easy knowing you’ll get the best performance and avoid the many headaches that can come with self-installation.
Driving After Installing a Lift Kit
It takes time to get used to driving a lifted car. Lifting your truck changes its centre of gravity and can make you far more susceptible to tipping over or fishtailing when taking corners. With Canadian winters being especially harsh, it’s important that drivers take time to re-familiarize themselves with their vehicle and realize that handling will be different than what you’re accustomed to.
For the best results, stick to brands that you know and trust (like BDS Suspension), stick to models that can integrate with your existing frame, and make sure you partner with a trusted supplier like Canada Custom Autoworks over online marketplaces etc.
BDS Suspension at Canada Custom Autoworks
Canada Custom Autoworks is proud to be your top choice for auto accessories and lift kits in Western Canada! With years of experience behind our team, you can trust our staff and technicians to find the perfect fit for your needs. . Visit one of our many tire shops near you or contact us today for more information on BDS lift kits in Canada.