You already know that STA Auto Group in Ventura, CA, is your used and certified used car and truck dealership of choice. But did you know that we also offer lifted trucks for sale? That's right. You can get a quality lifted truck today by visiting our showroom from nearby Santa Barbara and speaking with our dynamic sales team about a raised truck like the Chevy Silverado 1500, Ford F-Series or Toyota Tacoma.
Great question! We're glad you asked. While the best way to understand the difference between a standard pickup and a lifted truck is to schedule a test drive at our Thousand Oaks, CA, area dealership, we can certainly run over the basics here. See, it all starts with the three primary types of lift kits available:
It seems lifted trucks have never been more popular, as these pickups provide the rugged good looks and all-terrain capabilities that many drivers are after when shopping for a truck. We've covered the different types of lift kits that may be installed on a truck, but what about the overall pros and cons to a lifted versus standard pickup?
Whether you select one of our used trucks for sale that's equipped with factory suspension and body height or you opt for one with a suspension lift kit or body lift kit, there are some key differences to consider. Lift kits will provide greater off-road capabilities than a standard pickup, with a suspension lift kit providing the greatest upgrade in all-terrain abilities since it lifts suspension components higher off the ground and can house larger tires.
Raising a truck in any way does have some drawbacks, though. For one, even though off-road performance capabilities are increased, on-road handling will suffer a bit, as raising the center of gravity of any vehicle presents less confident cornering. A lifted truck will also face decreased fuel economy since its taller profile creates more drag when cutting through the wind; also, its tires are more exposed and are not designed for aerodynamic efficiency.
In the end, it all depends on your driving preferences and lifestyle. The benefits of a lifted truck can far outweigh the negatives if you often face uneven or rough terrain -- or you just prefer the rugged look!
Driving a lifted truck is an option many people love. It presents you and your pickup with a variety of benefits, including a more rugged road presence, increased ground clearance for clearing larger obstacles and a better view of the road ahead. Of course, selecting this upgrade is a wholly personal choice and some people prefer the look and drivability of a standard truck, too. How vehicles appear on paper -- or online -- may not tell the whole story, so we recommend that you test drive both standard and lifted trucks here at our Thousand Oaks, CA, area dealership before making any purchase decision.
To learn more about this popular upgrade and to explore lifted trucks for sale in person, head over to our Ventura, CA, dealership today. We'll answer any questions you might have and show you some of our lifted truck options. We look forward to seeing you soon at STA Auto Group!