Owning a lifted Chevy can certainly make a person feel like the king of the road. Sitting up high in that big lifted truck, you can feel fantastic and exhilarated. And you won’t lack for attention from anybody on the road, because who can see a big monster lifted Chevy and not stare for just a minute?
Those big jacked up trucks are simply impressive because of their size, and they’re usually beautiful because the owners take such good care of them. It’s rare to see lifted Chevy trucks that are rusting out, dented or just in need of a new paint job. They’re usually spit-polished and perfect.
Lifting Your Chevy Truck
If you’re considering lifting your Chevy or looking at lifted Chevy trucks for sale because you’d love to have one of those beautiful, big trucks, you should really consider your options before you commit to it to make sure all will go well.
Lifted Chevy 4×4 trucks do get a lot of attention on the road, but some of that attention also comes from law enforcement. Anytime you’re eye-catching or attracting notice, you’re going to get some attention you don’t want, too. And if your trucks is lifted to or close to the maximum height allowed in your state or local area, you could have that checked when a policeman who’s never seen your mud truck before notices it. Be sure before a lift kit is installed that you’re aware of the maximum height in your area. Many areas do have these restrictions for road safety.
Also, if this is your go-to truck, you might consider not having it lifted to the maximum height. A small or moderately high lifted Chevy can still give you that monster truck feeling without you having to climb a ladder to get into the truck. Slightly lifted Chevy trucks look more massive and impressive too, so don’t think you have to double the height of the truck to achieve that big truck feeling.
Driving A Lifted Chevy Truck
Be prepared to drive your lifted Chevy more carefully. The center of gravity is higher which does raise the risk of rollover when taking a turn too sharply. The wider tires will help with this, but it’s still a risk to be aware of. Lifted Chevy trucks also take longer to stop in traffic, and they’re harder to maneuver. Drive cautiously.
A Final Word Before You Get Your Chevy Lifted
One more thing to think about before you lift your Chevy is just how snazzy you want it and whether your budget can handle it. The tires on the truck now might not really complete your big truck look once it’s lifted. New tires and custom rims are common on lifted Chevy trucks to complete the look. That can easily add $1,000 or more to the overall cost of lifting the truck. And it’s a good idea that while you’re making these adjustments you have the brakes and suspension inspected and taken care of to be sure that everything’s in perfect working order, just for added safety.
So consider all those costs in addition to how great you’ll feel driving on-road or off-road in your lifted Chevy.