How Much Does it Cost to Lift a Truck?

February 28th, 2022 by

2021 Ram Lifted Truck

Have you been considering lifting your truck? The first question to ask yourself when making this decision is, “how much does it cost to lift a truck?” Adel and West Des Moines truck enthusiasts will find that the answer to this question varies wildly when they begin their research, but Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to give you a ballpark range on the cost to lift a truck that you can work with.

The Cost of Lift Kits

How much does it cost to lift a truck? That depends on the lift kit you go with. The most affordable options, levelling kits and body kits range from $100-$500. These lift kits are mostly for show. If you’re looking to enhance your truck’s performance and off-road capability, you’ll need a suspension lift kit, which will cost you between $1,000 and $5,000. 

Cost of Installation 

The time it takes to install your kit ranges from between 7 and 15 hours, depending upon how extensive your set up is, and of course, Grimes drivers will save a lot if they can install it themselves. For 99% of truck drivers, we recommend that you leave this job to the mechanics at Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We can’t give you an accurate estimate out of the air, but if you bring in your truck, we’ll give you a quote before we do any work. 

Choose Your Setup: Lift Kits vs. Levelling Kits

Drivers considering the cost to lift a truck may have heard a little bit about the options they’ll have along the way! One of the most important of these choices involves choosing between lift kits vs. leveling kits. Here’s what you should know before making a decision:

Leveling Kits

Leveling kits are designed to even out differences in your truck suspension, but since you can use these kits to increase the height of your truck by one to two inches, they’re often used as lift kits by drivers who only need a small boost. They’re best deployed when heavy accessories, like winches, that weigh down one end of your truck.

Lift Kits

Proper lift kits can be divided into two categories: smaller versions that raise the truck by two to five inches, and larger versions, which raise the truck by six inches or more. In general, lift kits allow for much more extensive changes to your vehicle’s exterior and capabilities. However, since they can also be significantly more expensive than leveling kits, the latter might be preferred by drivers who are more interested in appearance than performance.

Body Lifts vs. Suspension Lifts

Drivers who’ve settled on a lift kit will also have to choose between the body lift and the suspension lift. The former simply raises the body of your vehicle, making room for larger tires without altering the basic structure of your truck. Suspension lifts are usually larger and more extreme, with most involving significant changes to your vehicle’s original equipment. For changes of this magnitude, we recommend genuine OEM parts to help preserve the integrity of your vehicle.

Why Should You Pay the Cost to Lift a Truck?

For some drivers, the benefits they’ll receive for the cost of lifting their truck are more or less self-evident. If you’re not quite sure if the investment is right for you, don’t let the decision stress you out. Here are some of the reasons we hear most often from our friends and neighbors:


  1. A lift kit allows for superior ground clearance, better shock absorbers, and bigger tires with improved traction. A lift kit is basically a necessity for the most serious off-roaders.
  2. Lifting a truck gives it a more unique and aggressive appearance.
  3. Even if you don’t go off-road, a lift kit can actually help to improve your truck’s performance. In addition to improved ride quality, a lift kit could even help to improve your MPG!
  4. With superior suspension, the miles you put on your odometer will generate a smaller amount of wear and tear. This translates to lower maintenance costs and, generally, higher resale values.

Explore Lift Kits and Truck Accessories with Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for genuine OEM lift kits for your favorite trucks and off-road SUVs. If you’re ready to revolutionize your drives around Nebraska, get in touch with the experts at your local service center to find the best kit for your needs. We’ll help you explore all your options, compare the exact costs of installing various lift kits, and deliver professional installation you can be proud of.

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