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Lifting vs. Leveling Kit

2021 Ram Lifted Truck


One of the great benefits of upgrading with a new RAM truck is the jaw-dropping performance specs each model offers. Despite the stunning capabilities provided, you might want to make custom enhancements to your pickup. If that’s the case, you may be considering lifting vs. leveling your truck. 

Before you build your lifted Dodge RAM 1500, 2500, or 3500, it’s best to decide what type of kit you need. You may have questions like, “Does leveling a truck affect mpg?” or, “Are lift kits expensive?” No matter what your concerns are, our service team is here to provide you with expert insight. 

Benefits of Driving a Lifted Dodge RAM 1500

Whether you’re looking for a bolder look or you want to add larger tires for off-roading, there are many perks that come with lifting or leveling your truck. Leveling your truck requires minimal time and a smaller investment, but it can offer some important advantages. Lift kits, on the other hand, come in different varieties and can greatly range in the way they impact your vehicle and its performance. Take a look at some of the benefits of leveling vs. lifting your truck here:

Advantages of Leveling Kits:

  • Adds a few inches of clearance
  • Offers space for larger tires
  • Adjusts the look and feel of your truck
  • Minimizes suspension inconsistencies
  • Cost-effective

Bottom Line:

Since your truck is designed to carry its maximum load potential, you may notice that one end sits higher than the other when unloaded. Leveling kits even out the stance of your vehicle. This can be a simple and cost-effective way to upgrade your ride.

Advantages of Lifting Kits:

  • Variety of options (mainly suspension vs. body lifts)
  • Greater variation to tailor your vehicle to your driving style
  • Offers space for larger tires
  • Improved ground clearance
  • Unique aesthetics
  • Better view of the road

Bottom Line:

If you frequently take your truck off-roading, a lift kit offers the type of performance you need. You can opt for a body lift kit to add larger tires, or you can go all out with a suspension lift kit to drastically improve your ability to travel through any terrain!

Does Leveling a Truck Affect MPG?

If you have to take on a lengthy Sandwich commute, you may be curious about how a lift kit or leveling kit will impact your fuel economy. So, does leveling a truck affect mpg? Yes, when you lift or level a truck, you’ll see slightly reduced fuel efficiency. The reduced mpg ratings are caused by a number of factors. 

With added components, your vehicle will have an increased surface area and thus will create more drag. Additionally, if you add larger tires, they can also impact your fuel economy. With that in mind, a minimal leveling kit may not cause much of a change in your fuel specs, while a more drastic suspension lift kit could reduce your mpg ratings. If you often take on long drives around Mashpee, you may want to consider your fuel usage before you decide on a RAM 1500 leveling kit or lift kit. 

Build RAM 1500 leveling Kit Today

Now that we’ve compared lifting vs. leveling and gone over the major benefits of either option, you’re ready to build your dream lifted Dodge RAM 1500! Our expert parts team can help you assemble the exact kit you need to take on your Bourne travels. Contact our service team today to discuss your RAM 1500 leveling kit or to learn more about the services we provide!


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