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Do I Need Aftermarket Suspension On My Hunting Truck?

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Alexi is a Copywriter at Enthusiast Enterprises, she got her degree in Marketing at UW-Stout. She drives a lifted 2008 Toyota Tacoma and a 2007 Nissan 350Z. If she isn't at work or in the garage you can find her binge-watching Netflix shows with a glass of wine and her dog Sox. Buying and modifying vehicles started as a fun, family activity and now it has consumed her life and her wallet.

June 11, 2021

When many begin building a hunting truck, a lot of modifications come to mind, and right after that a lot of dollar signs come to mind too. A question that many have is “Do I Need Aftermarket Suspension On My Hunting Truck?”. Is this modification necessary? And is it worth your money? Let’s find out. 


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Table of Contents

  1. What is Aftermarket Suspension?

  2. How Would Aftermarket Suspension Benefit my Hunting Truck?

  3. What are the Cons of Putting Aftermarket Suspension on my Hunting Truck?

  4. What Kind of Suspension is Right for Me? 

  5. Does My Hunting Truck Need Aftermarket Suspension?


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What is Aftermarket Suspension?


Suspension systems usually known as lifts and leveling kits are the most common types of suspension for a hunting truck. 

A suspension system is usually created with springs that absorb a portion of the shock when you run over a bump, allowing the tires and axle to move separately and weakening the impact on the rest of the truck.

If the truck's axle was connected directly to the frame, without any kind of suspension springs, you'd feel every small crack in the road because nothing would be in place to absorb the impact. In fact, you wouldn't even be able to control the truck, because the tires would bounce off of the pavement whenever you hit a bump.

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How Would Aftermarket Suspension Benefit My Truck?


Pros: 

  • Ground clearance to clear large obstacles

  • Easier handling / smoother ride

  • Fit larger tires

  • Better visibility

  • Increased towing capability

  • Looks great


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What are the Cons of Putting Aftermarket Suspension on my Hunting Truck?


Cons: 

  • Expensive

  • Gas mileage loss

  • Vehicle warranty loss (possibly)

  • Higher center of gravity (don’t go too high)


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What Kind of Suspension is Right for Me?


Overall, each suspension kit serves its unique purpose. If you want to do more off-road activities, need more performance, need clearance for bigger wheels and tires, or just want a more aggressive look, you'll probably want to get a lift kit. 

Leveling kits definitely are more functional for the daily driver. If you're just looking for a small amount of lift, a leveling kit will be a great option that will also keep costs low. You won't run into as many issues with a leveling kit and it will provide a solid look to your hunting truck if you're driving down the highway to the cabin, the woods, or whatever your destination may be. 

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Does My Hunting Truck Need Aftermarket Suspension?


My personal opinion would be, yes, it should have aftermarket suspension. I feel that your truck should be the best that you can possibly equip for your needs, which to me means it will need aftermarket suspension. Though, we have laid it all out for you here and given you the tools to learn what you need to know good and bad. At the end of the day, it is ultimately up to you and what you think your truck needs or doesn’t need. 


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Are you running a suspension system on your truck? Let us know in the comments down below. 

Like always, we offer as low as 0% APR financing so you can build now and pay later.


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