Rugged Off Road Leveling Kits
Looking to level your truck or Jeep? Rugged Off Road Leveling Kits offers one of the best leveling kits you can find all at very affordable prices. When you’re after a great leveling kit, try to pick up a Rugged Off Road Leveling Kit from Midwest Aftermarket.
Bullet Point Breakdown
No time to read this whole article? Just want the quick and dirty dets? “Too long; didn’t read” you’re fav acronym? Don’t worry. We hear ya. Here’s our Midwest Aftermarket Bullet Point Breakdown of the Rugged Off Road Leveling Kits:
- Leveling Kits and Spacers Available for most makes / models of trucks
- Spacers from 1” all the way up to 3”
- Kits will allow you to get larger wheels and tires installed
- Larger kits allow for upwards of 35” tall off-road tires!
- Easy install
- Very affordable
- No modifying necessary
- No cutting required
- Extremely durable, laser cut Steel coil construction
- Finished with hammertone powdercoating
Top 5 Reasons to Level Your Truck
The big question is not whether to level or not. It’s whether you should level or lift. Both will give you some added clearance to upgrade wheels and tires. But there are many great reasons to go with a Leveling Kit over a full suspension lift kit. Here’s our top 5:
- More affordable
- Better for towing
- Great for Street Driving
- Less drop in fuel economy
- Adds height for style and larger Wheels & Tires
Wheels & Tires
While there are a myriad of reasons why someone would want to lift or level their truck or Jeep, one of the most common and probably best reasons is to increase clearance so you can install bigger Wheels and Tires.
Sometimes larger tires is about looks, and they certainly do give your truck that curb appeal. If you want something that is reminiscent of the monster trucks you love, but don’t want to spring for the full lift kit, a leveling kit with new wheels and tires can be a great alternative.
We have many customers who just want to get bigger and more rugged aftermarket wheels put on their trucks. Whether you’re looking at some sweet new Fuel wheels or some rugged Black Rhinos or even stylish SOTA, getting to that larger wheel size is often a must.
And there are certainly other reasons to go bigger than just curb appeal.
After all: we all know, size matters.
Personally, I like having bigger tires and wheels installed also because it makes it easier for me to get under my truck without the use of a jack or ramps. Nothing wrong with using ramps, and hey, my dream home garage has a full lift on it or maybe a pit.
Sure, why not.
So whether you’re changing your own oil or installing your own step bars, having your truck further off the ground is almost always a plus.
I did say, almost always. One of the downsides to having a lifted or leveled truck is fuel economy. Today's vehicles are built with aerodynamics in mind. And it turns out, being big and extending high into the air is not so great for drag and hence fuel usage.
Darn. Who knew?!
So anytime you are changing the way your vehicle rides, you are likely to see some minor shifts in fuel economy. And just about anytime you install a full lift kit on your truck, you’re likely to see fuel costs go up.
However, many leveling kits don’t throw your aerodynamics off as much as full lift kits. In fact, in certain conditions, such as towing a trailer, you might actually see fuel economy stay the same or even go up a little after installing a lift kit.
In general, we can say though that lift kits will hurt your fuel economy more than leveling kits. To this end, we would like to emphasize the real world costs of both. Not only does a leveling kit cost less up front, but it will likely cost less overtime too.
While your truck is perfectly capable of towing stock, there’s nothing wrong with putting a little aftermarket into her to give her a leg up, so to speak. While most of the time when we are talking about improving towing, I’d be suggesting taking a look at tuners and performance related products, leveling kits actually help some too.
While your truck is designed to keep its nose down a little for aerodynamics and such, when you’re towing a trailer or camper, as your weight distribution shifts, you are likely to see the nose of your truck come up some. But a leveling kit could help offset this issue.
The reason is that since the leveling kit brings down the nose of your truck some most of the time, once the weight shifts further back due to towing, you’ll see less lift at the front of your truck, meaning you should have more aerodynamics and likely even better handling.
Now towing and leveling don’t have to go hand and hand, per se. Rather, we would like to emphasize that lifted trucks often struggle with towing, whereas, in comparison, leveled trucks tend to handle much better.
Of course, with the proper equipment and hitch, you can still tow with the lifted truck. But it can be a real pain and often is not advisable with larger lifts especially.
Twisted Steel & Sex Appeal
If you’re mostly after that lifted look, but you don’t want to shell out all the cash for an actual full suspension lift, then leveling is where it is at.
While a 3 inch spacer won’t give you anything like the look of say an 8 inch lift, your truck will look like it is higher off the ground than a comparable model with a complete stock suspension. And again, half the reason for raising her up anyway is putting on those sweet aftermarket wheels, which definitely give you all that curb appeal and then some.
So if you want that look without all the expense, spacers like the Rugged Off Road Leveling Kit are perfect for you.
Super Easy, Bolt On Install
Another great feature of these Rugged Off Road Leveling Kits and Steel Spacers are just how easy they are to install. With a full lift kit, you are looking at cutting and making modifications because the extreme lift causes a shift in your suspension geometry. This means not only that the install is going to be much more complicated, but also that you will experience more wear and tear on your vehicle.
With a leveling kit, your suspension geometry is not altered very much because you are only raising your vehicle up by 1 to 3 inches. This means there will be less wear and tear on your vehicle than if you lifted it.
A leveling kit is also much easier to install as well. Whereas a lift kit involves replacing struts and shocks as well as messing around with ball joints and axles sometimes, a leveling kit is so much simpler that you might even be able to do it from the comfort of your own home garage.
Most strut spacers can be installed with the use of a jack or jack stands and a socket set. Strut spacers adjust the way your struts sit and raise the front end of your vehicle up some from the ground, leveling it off with the back of your vehicle.
Most heavy duty strut spacers are made from steel like these durable Rugged Off Road Leveling Kit spacers. But some of the cheaper spacers may be made from aluminum or even polyurethane and rubber, so make sure you know what you are getting for the price before you order.
At the end of the day, a lot of what drives our purchasing decisions is the cost of the product itself. No matter how much you want to lift or level your vehicle, if financially you just can’t swing it, then it just isn’t going to happen.
That’s the bottom line for most of us. And while a lift kit can be an excellent accessory for your truck, and even a must have if you are doing serious off-roading, it does cost a substantial amount more than a leveling kit. A full suspension lift kit can cost you over a thousand dollars. But a pair of strut spacers typically is a hundred or so, max.
Affordability is a huge matter, and when it comes to adding on wheels and tires, I’d rather put my money those parts anyway most of the time. So if that’s your end goal, going with a great and affordable leveling kit, like one from Rugged Off Road, is really an excellent option.
On top of all the great qualities from Rugged Off Road, they also back their products with an exceptional warranty. Free with every purchase, Rugged includes their RuggedShield Warranty. This great guarantee covers your powertrain for 5 years or 60,000 miles and covers all major powertrain parts. If you’re looking for true piece of mind, Rugged Off Road really has you covered in spades.
Guaranteed to Lift your Truck & Keep the Factory Ride
Beyond this excellent warranty, Rugged Off Road also offers you that great guarantee. They will level or lift your truck but keep your factory ride experience. And the added fact that their superior product doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg really can’t be beat either.
Rugged Off Road offers you affordable product that is of extremely high quality and engineered to perfection. With over a decade of experience, their tag line really holds true:
“You Can’t beat Rugged Off Road!”
Our Promise of Exceptional Service and the Lowest Prices on the Interwebs
When you’re ready to order your new Rugged Off Road Leveling Kit, we hope you’ll get yours from us here at Midwest Aftermarket. We only promote products we believe in and sell them at the lowest prices, shipping quickly to you for free if you’re in the lower 48 states. We have an excellent return policy and strive to get you the right product in perfect condition the first time.
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