SEMA 2013: Super Duty And GM Lift kits By McGaughys Suspension

1L6A0262When it comes to lifting your truck, it is important to do it right. If the foundation of the truck isn’t right, then the truck may not ride properly, tires can wear unevenly, and a whole host of other issues can pop up over time. While at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, we stopped by McGaughys Suspension booth to see what they had new in the line-up. For the past 30 years, they have been lowering trucks and recently they’ve expanded their lift kit options.

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For the 2011-2013 Ford Super Duty with four-wheel drive, McGaughys Suspension has just recently introduced their new phase 3-lift kit. The phase three lift kit is a true 8-inch lift. All of the components are fully boxed with interlocking pieces to ensure proper fitment.

The entire kit bolts into factory locations with the exception of needing to drill one hole. This is a true long arm 4-link suspension with dual steering stabilizers, new springs, drive-line spacers, fully boxed track bar drop and it includes everything needed for the install. In the back, the kit offers a rear angle block with bump stops.

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On the lighter side of things, they were showing off their 2014 1500 Chevy and GMC 7- to 9-inch lift kit. These kits actually fully drop the differential seven inches to maintain factory geometry while supplying all of the parts necessary to install the kit.

1L6A0263“Some of our competitors build kits that don’t fully drop the diff’s down. So, we felt there was a need in the market to keep the premium ride, turning radius and factory alignment specs” said Steve McGaughy, CEO of McGaughy Suspension.

The kit is a truly bolt-on affair and comes complete with shocks and struts, lower control A-frame support rods, skid plate, even a vacuum hose extension for the locking differential. The 7-inch kit is designed to clear 35-inch tires. Stay tuned for more!

About the author

Chad Westfall

With diesel running through his veins from childhood, Chad has more than a decade of experience in the automotive industry. From editorial work to wrenching, there isn’t much he hasn't conquered head-on. When he’s not writing and shooting trucks and tech, you’ll find him in the shop working on turning the ideas floating around in his head into reality.
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