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Lifted 4x4 Trucks

Raise your 4x4 truck or modify your SUV?

When you see those sweet lifted 4x4 trucks I bet your attention is running in that direction!

The first step is always the tires.

The bigger the better!

When fitting the larger tires and wheels it is almost always necessary to lift the truck. Also raised trucks are less subject to damage in situations like river crossing and rocky trails.

However...

...keep in mind that the less you raise your truck the better you keep the original drivability and stability.

Another issue to keep in mind is the local lift laws.

Therefore lift your 4x4 truck as little as you can.

4x4 lifted trucks

Simple step-by-step guide to a more capable 4x4! - FREE!

 

In my experience it is best to cut out the sheet metal from the fenders in addition to a little lift. This means you should also mount new fender flares so that the tire tread is covered from above. Thus you will avoid mud flying from the tires and in your face!

Having said that...

...you have two main methods of making your truck one of the 4x4 lifted trucks.

 

Body lift and suspension Lift...

 

 

 

 

Lifted 4x4 Trucks Articles

 

4x4 Gear Ratios

4x4 Gear Ratios

4x4 Gear Ratios - Transfer Case and Transmission Gear Ratios. A list of the 4x4 gear ratios used in popular transfer cases and transmissions.

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Roll Over and the Center of Gravity

Roll Over and the Center of Gravity

Roll Over and the Center of Gravity - The traditional Jeep has a short wheelbase. Being short and light weight means that it is easy to take to places that are narrow - and a Jeep is not easily high-centered. Unfortunately the short wheelbase makes the vehicle unstable in high speed off-roading. Even taking on small obstacles can result in a bad driving rhythm. Driving steep slopes either up or down can result in a rollover backwards or forwards.

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Truck fender flare

Truck fender flare

Truck fender flare definitely add style, protection and extra tire coverage to your truck or SUV. For the bigger 4x4 tires you need big fender flares. One reason is to keep the mud from flying in your face! Another could be that it is in some countries mandatory.

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Land Rover Defender lifted for 38" tires!

Land Rover Defender lifted for 38" tires!

Land Rover Defender 4x4 lifting story by Skuli H. Skulason. For the Defender - 38" tires gives a good result. Here are some pictures of a modification project on a Defender. Before it was running on 35" Mud Terrain tires but is now driving on 38" Denman Ground Hawg. Pictures on the top are before modification, on the bottom is after.

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Offroad Tire Size Calculator

Offroad Tire Size Calculator

Tire Size Calculator helps in your decision making while planning modifications for your newest project.

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Gear Ratio Chart: Step-by-step

Gear Ratio Chart: Step-by-step

Simple guide to choosing the best diff gear ratios for your Jeep or 4x4 truck

The correct chart for your gear ratio is important for drivability and economy. When you increase the tire size without changing the gear ratio you increase fuel consumption and you can not drive at the low speeds needed for the off roads.

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Suspension

Suspension

Recomendation for suspension, the use of leaf springs coil springs or air springs in 4x4 off-roads.

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Four Wheel Drive - 4WD Meaning

Four Wheel Drive - 4WD Meaning

How does the four wheel drive work on 4x4 vehicles and how should I handle it.

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4x4 Lifted Trucks

4x4 Lifted Trucks!

Thrandur Arnthorsson
Thrandur is the chief-editor and owner of 4x4 Off Roads and an 4x4 off road enthusiast. Living in Iceland he loves to share the coolest 4x4 trucks and supporting more offroad freedom. If you want to get YOUR 4x4 featured on 4x4OffRoads you can post your story here.
Custom 4x4 Trucks!

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Your Coolest 4x4 Trucks Ready for the WILD Side?

Amazing 4x4 trucks and off road vehicles. Lots and lots of pictures of the 4x4 trucks in their "natural territory" as well as during the buildup.

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