Do's and Don'ts of Installing a Lift Kit for Your Donk
Ready to get your donk on? Installing a lift kit for your donk, whether it’s your first time or if you’re seasoned, requires a knowledge of what to do and what not to do. The following offers a brief primer on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to your new lift kit:
- Get the right kit for your vehicle. There are different donk kits that are specifically tailored to broad array of vehicles, usually to accommodate differences in suspension design and handling capability. Find the wheel kit that offers the closest compatibility for your vehicle. If you can’t a pre-made kit for your donk, then you may need to have a custom donk kit created and installed for your ride.
- Upgrade your brakes. When you fit your ride with a taller suspension and bigger wheels, you’ll also need plenty of stopping power to compensate for these changes. Make the switch to bigger, more powerful brakes when installing your lift kit. You’ll thank yourself later if you ever have to make a panic stop in the future.
- Change your driving style accordingly. Keep in mind that your donked-out ride will handle quite differently from how it used to back when it was stock. With a higher center of gravity and other various suspension changes, you won’t be able to tackle those corners as quickly as before. Fortunately, donks are built with cruising in mind, not racing.
- Don’t put price over quality. Your donk’s lift kit might not be a cost-no-object type of deal, but you shouldn’t choose a lift kit based solely on price. Cheapening out on various lift kit components can eventually spell disaster for your donk, whether it’s a premature failure that happens months down the road or a poor ride caused by cheap components.
- Don’t take shortcuts or cut corners. Taking shortcuts with your build could easily put you and your vehicle’s safety at risk. Avoid the temptation to substitute good parts for cheaper alternatives and don’t skimp out on fasteners for important structural components.
- Don’t forget to add brake dust covers. The last thing you want is for your wheels to be ruined by brake dust. When installing your lift kit, don’t forget to protect your wheels with a set of custom-made brake dust covers.
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