A Few Things (We Think) You Should Never Do to Your Truck

December 29th, 2016 by

Lowered Truck

A common quality between drivers of trucks is their want to modify their truck to make them personalized, as well as more capable. However, there are some things that should be avoided when modifying a truck. Check out some of our (and many people’s) truck modification pet peeves below.

Lift Kits No No’s

Lift kits are great. They look good, and in many cases add extra capabilities when it comes to off-roading. However, when adding a lift kit there are some definite things one just shouldn’t do. First of all, don’t over do the height of the lift. Honestly, it can do more harm than good. Typically, a few inches is generally enough to give your truck a more aggressive appeal and add ground clearance. Any more than six-inches just causes more trouble like terrible fuel economy and an overly tall truck that you have to climb into.

Also, when getting a lift kit installed, don’t just think the lift is enough. There are many other aspects to keep in mind, like new tires and wheels to fit the new height of the truck, and making sure the computer gets re-programmed. There is absolutely no point in getting a six-inch lift, but not changing the tire size, it just looks bad and provides no added benefit.

Slam or Lower a Truck

Why get a truck if you are going to lower it? Let’s be real, it takes away from the point of the truck by removing the higher ground clearance, and taking away from off-road capabilities. If you want a low to the ground vehicle to add performance and a racing/athletic stance, then you are better off getting a car.

Self-installing Parts

Okay, finally, unless you have mechanic experience and really know what you are doing, it is best to leave modifications to the professionals. Especially in the case of performance and off-road capability mods. It may cost more, but you will know everything is being installed correctly and nothing will go wrong. Keep this in mind!
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