Body and suspension lifts both offer a taller ride and room for larger wheels and tires, but they do have differences like cost, center of gravity and handling changes, and ground clearance. We’re going to take a look at some of these characteristics in-depth and hopefully give you a better idea of which lifting method you need.
We’re going to explore what durometer actually is and what it means for suspension bushings. Simply put, durometer is the hardness of a material and describes how it will react to force. We will cover the shore scales and their relevance, why durometer is important and how it affects certain suspension components, the role it plays in different bushing materials and how certain things affect durometer.
Both lift kits and leveling kits are designed to raise the ride height of a vehicle to fit larger tires and to possibly increase the overall ground clearance of your vehicle, but let’s dive a little deeper and find out what makes each kit tick.