A Beginner’s Complete Guide to a Squatted Trucks

The automotive world is ever-evolving, with new trends popping up every year. And while you are used to looking at the stance community of cars, most people are unfamiliar with squatted trucks.

Hot-rodders and low-riders have been squatting suspensions since time immemorial, but the birth of squatted trucks has been soaring in popularity recently.

What Squatted Trucks Are

squatted truck refers to when you raise the end of your pick-up while leaving its back lowered. Since the rear ends of a truck are close to the ground, they look like they are squatting. So this is where the name comes from. The other name for it is the Carolina squat. But this doesn’t mean this is where it started.

Initially, squatted trucks go inspired by Baja racers back in California. During the Baja runs in the desert, there are many hilly terrains for drivers to overcome.

With a squatted rear, trucks land on their backs first; thus, avoiding what is called a driving situation, which may damage the vehicles.

How Truck Squatting Works

The principle behind squatting trucks is straightforward. In general, there are two kinds of lifts. These include suspension lifts and body lifts.

Suspension lifts are the most popular and vital squats. The height of the suspension is often increased, that in turn, puts enough space between the ground and the frame or body of the truck.

On the other hand, body lifts aim at lifting off the truck’s frame. This kind of squatting is primarily carried out for aesthetic purposes.

To make the right decision between suspension and body lifts, determine what you want. For many individuals, this is a simple decision to make. For instance, save enough money for a body lift option if you want to achieve the look of lifted trucks. But if you only want to squat for off-roading purposes, you will need to consider suspension lifts.

Why Consider Truck Squatting

There are numerous for drivers to squat their trucks. Some of the reasons for squatting a truck may include the following:

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    • Aerodynamic purposes
    • Aesthetic purposes
    • Improve hauling and towing capabilities
    • Get a good CoG (center of gravity)

    The Cost

    Budget will play an important role when it comes to making the right decision. You may dream of 42-inch tires, but without enough money for the suspension required to clear them, the dream will not be worth it.

    Sorry to say, but this is how rookies crumble. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the lift kit you’ve always wanted. Besides, you only live once. So you need to go for everything that makes you happy.

    However, how much all the things will cost won’t be possible to say. It all depends on what kind of truck you have. This means you must research to have a rough idea of how much you will spend.

    To Wrap-Up!

    Squatting trucks makes them less fuel efficient and more challenging to drive. Not to mention, they are less safe to drive because squatted trucks have reduced visibility. But if your goal is to showcase your truck like art, then squatting it is a good option.

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