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How Much Does it Cost to Lift a Truck? Lift with Krietz Customs

Chances are that you are considering lifting your truck. If you want to make sure that you are getting the best bang for your buck, then you will want to plan things out. First, figure out why you want to lift your truck. If you simply like the looks of a lifted truck, then you can select an affordable lift kit. However, if you are looking to do some serious off-roading, then you will want to select a premium lift kit.


In this article, we will take a look at the costs of various lift kits and help you determine which lift kit is right for your truck.


Cost of Lift Kits


Lift kits are more popular than ever. That’s because there are a number of benefits that you can enjoy with a lifted truck. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why you will want to consider a lifted truck:


  • Improved handling – A lifted truck will give your greater approach, breakover and departure angles in rough terrain. 
  • Better protection from obstacles – A lifted truck will be better able to avoid damage from road and terrain rocks and debris.
  • Improved ground clearance – A lifted truck will allow you to better navigate over rocks and handle mud, sand, gravel and standing water conditions. 
  • Greater visibility – You will have a better view of the road and the terrain around you. 
  • Aesthetic appeal – A lifted truck stands out against other trucks. 


Lift kits vs leveling kits


When you consider lifting your truck, there are two major types of modifications that you should consider: lift kits and leveling kits. Here’s a look at the difference between the two:


  • Lift kit –  A lift kit will lift the frame of your truck from its original height anywhere from 1.5 inches to over 12 inches.
  • Leveling kit – A leveling kit will lift the front end of your truck to match the height of the rear of your truck. A leveling kit is typically less expensive to purchase and install. 


Body lifts vs suspension lifts 


If you decide to install a lift kit, then you will want to decide between a body lift or a suspension lift kit. Here are the difference between both lift kits:


  • Body lifts – A body lift kit will raise the body of the truck without lifting the suspension. Bloody lifts are ideal for those choosing to lift a truck for purely aesthetic apparel. Body lifts usually top out at about 5 inches. 


  • Suspension lifts – A suspension lift will extend the suspension of the truck. Suspension lifts are ideal for those who want to do some serious off-roading with their truck. A suspension can lift the truck up to 12 inches. 


Affordable Lift Kits


If you are looking to give your truck that lifted look without worries about serious off-roading, then you are better off looking at the affordable lift kit brands. These brands offer quality leveling kits from $99 to $399 and  lift kits anywhere from $499 to $1,699.


Each of these brands offer a variety of leveling and lifted kits, body and suspension as well as multiple size modifications. Be sure to check out each brand to see which leveling kit or lifted kit is right for you. 


  1. Rough Country
  2. Ready life
  3. Zone



Premium Lift Kits


Looking to do some serious off-roading with your truck? Then you will want to select a premium leveling or lift kit. The prices on premium leveling kits range from $150 to $599. For premium lift kits, expect to pay anywhere from $1,399 to $3,000


These premium brands offer higher quality materials, excellent ride stability and a variety of lift sizes, suspension lift kits, body lift kits, and more. 


  1. BDS
  2. Mcgaughys
  3. Full Throttle



Cost of Installation


It is important to budget in the price of installation when it comes to your leveling kit or your lift kit. The price of the labor for installation will vary on the complexity of the kit and the brand of kit that you purchase. 


  • Professional Installation for affordable brands – If you are looking to install a leveling kit or lift kit from affordable brands such as Rough Country, Ready Lift and Zone, then expect to budget between $400 and $1,500.


  • Professional installation for premium brands – If you are looking to install a leveling kit or lift kit from premium brands such as BDS, Mcgaughys or Full Throttle, then expect to budget anywhere from $750 to $2,000.


Alignment costs


When installing a lift kit, it is necessary to have alignment service performed on your truck. That’s because the steering wheel will have to be centered via a drag link adjustment. Also, some solid axle 4X4 trucks will require caster adjustment for proper road handling. 


The alignment costs on lifted trucks can range anywhere from $50 to $75 for a two wheel model to $100 to $150 for a four wheel model. 


Total costs


Now it’s time to put all the numbers together and offer a total estimated cost of lifting a truck. Here’s a look at the ranges that you should consider when creating a budget:


  • Leveling truck, affordable brand – $600 to $1,200
  • Lifted truck, affordable brand – $1,000 to $3,000
  • Leveling truck, premium brand – $900 to $3,000
  • Lifted truck, premium brand – $3,000 to $5,000+


The actual cost will be determined by the exact type of lift kit that you choose. Use these numbers as a general range. If you are looking to lift your truck more than six inches, then you will want to consider the higher end of the lifted truck estimate range. 


Explore lift kits with Krietz Customs


At Krietz Customs, we have helped truck owners from around the country find the lift kit that’s right for them. Rely on our expert team to assist you in finding that perfect lift kit. Contact us today to get started. 


Get professional lift kit installation with Krietz Customs 


When you find that perfect lift kit, it’s time to put a top team to work on your truck. Krietz Customs has an experienced team of certified technicians who have worked with all major brands of trucks and lift kit. Get your truck modified by the pros. Contact us for a free estimate.


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