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Top 10 Ways to Lower and Lift Your Car or Truck

Lowering Kits

Lowering kits are convenient and time-saving options for lowering a car. The kits include specific parts for particular car and truck models that match with the accompanying parts of the vehicle. The matching parts means there's less opportunity for miscalculating size and compatibility, and most of the work of lowering is manageable, whether the project is a DIY job completed in a home garage or one finished by a professional.

Prices for the kits vary, and types include everything from simple cosmetic and off-road kits to high-end, high-performance bundles, but most lowering systems contain some common parts. Coil and/or leaf springs, arms, brackets or stabilizing bars, shocks and stops make up most parts, and instructions and a warranty are often part of the package, too. Depending on the kit, prices can range anywhere from $100 to $1,000s. Most are ready for assembly out of the box, or can be ordered with upgraded components for customizing.