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Should You DIY Your Lift Kit Installation or Pay a Pro?
Should You DIY Your Lift Kit Installation or Pay a Pro?

So you've made the decision to purchase a lift kit and raise your truck. Should you put the lift kit together yourself when it arrives? Or would it be preferable to invest a little more money and have it installed by a professional? In general, if you don’t have the necessary skills and tools, you shouldn’t install your lift kit by yourself. Otherwise, you risk damaging your truck or installing the lift kit incorrectly, both of which are quite dangerous. Hiring a mechanic to execute it, on the other hand, may cost as much as the lift kit itself. Here are the answers to whether you should DIY your lift kit installation or pay a pro!

Pros of Installing a Lift Kit on Your Own

You can save money by installing a lift kit yourself. The expense of hiring a professional to install a lift kit for you can easily exceed the cost of the lift kit itself. Even if you bought a cheap lift kit for $300, you might end up paying another $300 just to have it installed by a mechanic. If you're on a tight budget, the cost is the main reason you'd consider installing a lift kit yourself. Besides this, you should be able to do it quicker yourself in most cases. If you go to a mechanic, you may have to wait a while before the lift kit is installed.

Install It Yourself if You Have Experience

Only install a lift kit yourself if you have prior experience and are confident in your abilities. If that's the case, installing a lift kit yourself will save you time and money. However, if you have no past expertise installing lift kits, then hiring a professional may be a better option. This way, you can avoid causing damage to your truck. You'll also be safer and avoid accidents caused by improper installation.

What To Do After Installing a Lift Kit

You should still take your lift kit to a mechanic after installing it yourself. Even if you have the necessary skills and tools and you installed the wheels appropriately, the wheels may be misaligned. It's possible that you'll need to realign the wheels or modify the steering components.

Having a mechanic handle all these factors is much less expensive than having a mechanic install your full lift package. A professional can evaluate your wheel alignment and steering components for $50 to $200 and adjust them if necessary. We hope you have enjoyed our recap of the answers to whether you should DIY your lift kit installation or pay a pro. If you are looking to purchase a quality front leveling kit, be sure to reach out to Supreme Suspensions today! Our lift kits come with installation instructions to help you or a pro, and our ASE-certified technicians are available to answer any of your questions.

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