Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQs below for answers to our most common questions about Hand Jacked and our lifted trucks. If you have questions that aren’t covered on this page, please contact us anytime for assistance from our expert team.

  • Can I bring my vehicle directly to Hand Jacked to have a partial package installed?

    Absolutely! We work with dealerships but we can also install a lift for you on your current vehicle if you like. Contact us to see if we have a lift that will work for your vehicle. Contact Hand Jacked Trucks today.

  • How much does it cost to add a package to my vehicle?

    Pricing is set at the dealership level and can vary greatly depending the vehicle’s options and manufacturer rebates.

  • Where do I take my vehicle for service or warranty needs?

    Hand Jacked vehicles can be serviced or warrantied at any manufacturer’s authorized service center. Whenever possible, we generally recommend you take your vehicle back to the dealership where you originally made your purchase.

  • What is a lifted truck?

    A lifted truck is a truck with modified suspension that sits higher off the ground than the stock truck. Lift kits add ground clearance and let you fit larger wheels and tires for better off-road performance, raised stance, and improved driving visibility.

  • Why lift your truck?

    People lift their trucks for many reasons:

    1. To look better with a taller stance
    2. To add ground clearance for better driving on rougher terrain
    3. To fit bigger wheels and tires for better looks and better off-road performance
    4. To get a better view of the road, especially in traffic
  • Are lifted trucks safe?

    Yes, lifted trucks are safe. Hand Jacked builds all our trucks to FMVSS standards, so our lifted trucks are just as safe as stock factory trucks. They’ve been tested extensively in tight cornering and emergency avoidance maneuvers to ensure they pose no greater risks than their unmodified counterparts.

  • Do lifted trucks ride rough?

    Yes, some lifted trucks can ride rough. This is especially true with cheaper, lower-quality lifts or lift kits that aren’t designed or installed properly. However, Hand Jacked lift kits are custom developed by our partners at ProComp and expertly installed to ride and drive very smoothly, sometimes even better than the factory truck.

  • Can a lifted truck pull a 5th wheel?

    Yes, a lifted truck can pull a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer. We generally recommend adding gooseneck hitches to trucks with either 2-inch or 4-inch lifts maximum to ensure proper ride comfort.

  • What does a leveling kit do?

    A leveling kit raises the front of a stock truck so its body sits level (fully horizontal) to the ground. Leveling kits are needed because factory trucks are often lowered in the front to reduce drag and raise fuel economy. Many drivers prefer the look of a leveled truck.

  • What is the legal height for a lifted truck?

    Every state has different rules and regulations for the legal height for a lifted truck, and they change constantly. Check your local laws for further info. liftlaws.com is a great resource* for checking your local laws.

     

    *Hand Jacked makes no warranty to the accuracy of the information provided on liftlaws.com

  • Is it better to get a suspension lift or a body lift?

    A suspension lift is better than a body lift, because it makes your truck more capable off-road. A body lift only lets you put bigger wheels and tires on your truck. A suspension lift does the same thing while also raising ground clearance, helping you drive better over rougher terrain.

  • How does a suspension lift kit work?

    A suspension lift kit works by replacing stock parts like springs, shock absorbers, struts, and sway bars to lift the truck higher above the ground and add more space under it. This added “ground clearance” allows a lifted truck to drive better over rough terrain without getting stuck.