Lift kits are designed to add additional height to your truck or SUV to increase fender clearance and allow for larger tires. Tuff Country EZ-Ride Suspension has been producing suspension lift kits since 1988. All Tuff Country lift kits are engineered for the finest quality at an affordable price. Simple installation and a great ride are a trademark of our kits. All lift kits are backed by a limited lifetime warrantry.
Whether you are looking to lift your truck or suv a with a mild 2 inch lift kit or with a more aggressive 6 inch suspension lift kit, at Tuff Country we have you covered. We offer a wide variety of lift sizes and types for popular trucks and suvs.
At Tuff Country we take pride in our American made products being manufactured using the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. All lift kits are engineered and tested by our team of specialists with decades of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Chevy Lift Kits
The first Tuff Country lift kit ever manufactured was to fit the straight axle 1973-1987 Chevy K10 / K20 pickup & K5 Blazer. Using our EZ-Ride leaf springs these kits quickly became very popular due to their soft ride and quality build. The three-leaf leaf springs range in size from 2 inches to 6 inches of lift height.
In 1988 Chevy threw the aftermarket industry a curve ball and switched the front suspension on their 4wd pickup trucks from leaf springs to an IFS (independent front suspension) that utilized torsion bars. While this improved the ride quality, lifting the trucks suddenly became more challenging. Methods of lifting these trucks range from re-indexed front torsion bar keys, to dropping the upper control arms with relocation brackets, to the most common method of replacement steering knuckles (along with various other parts including sub-frame and differential drop brackets). This suspension trend continued with the release of the Silverado 1500 4×4 models in 1999 through 2006 and Silverado 2500HD/3500 models from 2001 to 2010.
The Silverado 1500 models from 2007 to current now use a front strut / coil combination which is generally considered to be lift kit friendly. 2 inch lift kits utilize either an upper or lower front strut spacer which gives a small amount of lift at a lower price. The larger 4 inch lift kits feature replacement upper control arms that have standard ball joints or the more durable uni-ball versions. Both control arm types include polyurethane bushing and zerk grease fittings. Along with the control arms the kits include upper strut spacers, differential drop kits, rear lift blocks and rear ubolts.
Chevrolet released a new body style for the Silverado 2500HD / 3500 models in 2011. The suspension was modified but still maintained the torsion bar front end. These trucks can easily be lifted from 2 inches to 6 inches with one of our suspension lift kits.
Dodge Lift Kits
The early model Dodge truck and Ramcharger 4×4 models (1969-1993) use a front and rear leaf spring suspension. This makes them simple to lift. The toughest part of the installation will be removing old rusted bolts. Lift kits ranging from 4 inches to 6 inches are available with our EZ-Ride leaf springs.
In 1994 Dodge made major body style and suspension changes to their truck line-up. Along with a more modern styling, the suspension switched from leaf springs to a coil spring front end that also incorporates upper and lower control arms. These Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models can be easily lifted using upper control spring spacers ranging in size from 2 inches to 6 inches in height. These spacers offer the benefit of maintaining a factory ride (something not possible with early leaf spring models when lifted).
Ram 1500 4wd models from 2002 to 2008 switched to a torsion bar front suspension. This suspension proved to be more challenging to lift that previous models. However, in 2009 (to current models) the Ram 1500 switched to a strut / coil spring front end. These models are simple to lift using front end spacers used in combination with upper control arms. One additional major change is to the rear suspension. While nearly all 4×4 trucks utilize rear leaf springs, the Ram 1500 in 2009 changed the rear end to coil springs. We offer lift kits from 2” to 4” to fit these Ram 1500 trucks.
The Ram 2500 / 3500 trucks changed slightly in 2003 in both body style and suspension, lift kits are very similar to earlier models. With lift kits available in 2 inch to 6 inch lift heights. Major changes came in 2013 to the Ram 3500 and in 2014 for the Ram 2500 models. Both trucks changed from using control arms to front radius arms. Like the Ram 1500 the 2500 switched to rear coil springs. Both the 2500 and 3500 are straight forward to raise with lift kits in sizes including 2 inch, 3 inch and 5 inch.
Ford Lift Kits
Like most early model trucks the 1973 thru 1979 Ford F150 4×4 trucks are fairly simple to install a suspension lift kit onto. Using front coil springs with a track bar drop bracket and either radius arm drop brackets or 7 degree c-bushings the F150 can be lifted 4 inches.
1980 brought large changes to styling and the suspension for F-150, F-250 and F-350 models. F-150 models kept the front coil springs, but change to a split front axle. To lift these models requires dropping the radius arms and the front axles using bracketry. By 1997 Ford changed the F150 front end to a torsion bar front end. A strut / coil spring front end was adopted in 2004 and continues to the current 2018 models. These like other makes with similar front ends generally allow for a simple straight forward lift kit installation using spacers with control arms as a common lift method.
F-250 models also changed to a split front axle, but with front leaf springs. These trucks require use of axle pivot drop brackets to correctly lift while maintaining proper alignment. At the same time F-350 models used a solid front axle that proved to be a popular to lift truck because of the ease of installation. 1999 saw the introduction of the Super Duty line of F250 & F350 trucks. This brought a brand-new look to the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks, but still kept the front leaf springs and changed to a straight front axle for both models. These can be lifted fairly easily using new leaf springs, drop track bar bracket and minimal other modifications. Ford F-250 and F-350 in 2005 made small styling changes, but large suspension alterations by removing front leaf springs in favor of front coil springs while also adding front radius arms. Lift kits are available in 2 inch, 4 inch and 5 inch sizes.
Jeep Lift Kits
Our Jeep CJ5 / CJ7 lift kits where part of our original lift kits released in the 1980’s. The EZ-Ride 2 inch and 4 inch lift kits where and continue to be popular due to the comfortable ride they give the CJ’s. In 1987 the CJ5 and CJ7 where replaced by the Wrangler YJ. The suspension changed only slightly by including front and rear track bars, but keeping the leaf springs. Lifting the 1987 thru 1996 Wrangler is very simple and straight forward.
By 1997 the Wrangler TJ updated styling (back to round headlights) and suspension. No longer using leaf springs, but switching to front and rear coil springs mixed with upper and lower control arms. 4 inch suspension lift kits with standard or EZ-Flex control arms are available for these models. In 2007 Jeep released the iconic Wrangler JK. This vehicle has become an off-road enthusiasts favorite and very popular to lift. While very similar in suspension design using coil springs, modifications where made to improve off-road capabilities. Lift kit are available in 3 inch and 4 inch sizes for the JK.
Nissan Lift Kits
Nissan’s first attempt at a full-size truck came in 2004 in the form of the Titan. This vehicle while larger the it’s younger brother the Frontier it was always consider more of a mid-sized truck. This all changed in 2016 when the Nissan Titan XD was released. The XD is a large stylish truck that has become popular largely due to the optional Cummins diesel engine. This truck along with the earlier models utilize a strut / coil spring front suspension which is lift kit friendly with sizes from 2 inch to 4 inch.
Toyota Lift Kits
The original Toyota 4wd truck released in 1979 has always been a very popular vehicle to lift due to is reliability and ease of installation. Using front and rear leaf springs these trucks can be lifted easily with our 3.5” lift kits. By 1986 the Toyota truck switched to an IFS front suspension. This change made lifting the Toyota more difficult (and costly), but also greatly improves ride quality.
Toyota released the Tacoma in 1995 replacing the Toyota pickup. This small truck instantly became extremely popular with truck enthusiasts. 2005 the Tacoma got a face lift and became larger and closer to a mid-sized truck. Easily one of our most popular models for lift kits. The front suspension uses a strut / coil design which is easy to install a lift kit onto. Sizes include 2 inch, 3 inch and the most popular 4 inch. The 4 inch kit is available with standard ball joint control arms or the very durable uni-ball control arms.
1999 was the year Toyota released the mid-size Tundra. This was the replacement for the marginally successful T-100 truck. The Tundra features a suspension that can be lifted without too much difficulty. The available 5 inch lift kit consists of coil / strut spacers, steering knuckles, sub-frame, differential drop brackets, sway bar drop brackets, steering shaft extension and rear blocks and u-bolts. In 2007 the Tundra got a major overhaul going from a mid-size to a full-size truck. This change has made the Tundra a very popular truck and a attractive vehicle to lift. The suspension changes made in 2007 allowed lift kit installation to be simpler than previous models. The strut / coil front end can be raised 4 inches simply by using coil / strut spacers, upper control arms, differential relocation kit and rear block with u-bolts.