Who Makes the Best Lift Kit?

Did you know that pickup trucks make up 25% of all new vehicles that are sold in the Lone Star State? 

Most people that live in Texas know that having a good lift kit on your truck is pretty much a no-brainer – everyone seems to have them. The key, however, is choosing the right lift kit that will give you the look and feel you want. 

Not all lift kits are the same, and you want to be sure that your kit is safe, manageable, and durable for the long haul.

Keep reading to find out how you can choose the right lift kit, and where you should go for the best service possible. 

What Should You Look for in a Lift Kit?

Getting a lift kit is about more than looking cool. It’s about enhancing your car, truck, or SUV to give it the functionality you’re looking for. As we said before, a lift kit isn’t really a good kit if it doesn’t do what you want it to do! 

You first have to narrow down what your goal is with the lift kit. Some common reasons that people will choose to get lift kits include:

  • Enhanced off-roading experience
  • Better visibility on the road
  • Obtaining larger wheels and tires
  • Smoother ride overall
  • Assistance with towing
  • Improved suspension

It’s a good idea to talk to the team about what you want from your lift kit before you decide on the type of kit you want to get. 

You also want to ensure that the lift kit you’re purchasing is within your budget, will work with the tires you prefer, and is of high quality. All of these factors are important to get the outcome you’re looking for and making your truck perform like the well-oiled machine it is. 

What Are the Best Names in Lift Kits?

Now that you have a better idea of what type of lift kit you want, you need to know which names in the industry are premium. At OUTLAW San Antonio, we work with the highest quality brand names out there, so you don’t need to worry about getting the best of the best.

Some of the names we partner with include:

  • Skyjacker Suspension
  • IIIProComp
  • Pure Performance Suspension
  • ReadyLIFT Suspension

If you have questions about our products or the companies we partner with, feel free to ask us! We want you to be comfortable with your choice so that your car, truck, or SUV ends up looking exactly as you imagined it would.

By choosing our products and services, you know you’re getting the best options in town for your lift. 

The Benefits of Getting Custom Lift Kits

The main benefit to getting a lift kit that you customize beforehand is that you are going to get exactly what you want. Whether you want a lift kit that will impact the way your vehicle looks or you want one that enhances the overall functions of your vehicle, you can figure out how to get the lift you’re looking for. 

The two main types of lift kits are body lift kits or suspension lift kits. If you’re looking for something that will add some height to your ride, the body lift kit is the way to go. However, if you’re more interested in a kit that will overhaul your existing suspension system and give your vehicle more power, the suspension lift kit is the better choice. 

Either way, you’ll reap the benefit of better visibility on the road with a custom lift kit, which is always a good thing for any driver. In addition to that, you’ll have more ground clearance, and you will be able to tow almost anything with ease. 

Make Your Truck Your Own With Customizations

Anyone can own a regular ride, but if you’re looking for something that’s a bit more your style, there are many different customizations you can make to give your vehicle a unique feel. 

Some things that you can consider adding to your car, truck, or SUV include custom tires, custom truck grills, or even vehicle wraps. It all depends on your own style. 

OUTLAW San Antonio is ready to help you get the look you want. We offer a wide variety of services that can really make your ride stand out among the rest! Check out some of our past work today to see why we are the best in the business. 

We really care about our customers and the quality of work we do. If you’re in the market for customizations, we are sure we offer what you’re looking for.

Why Is OUTLAW San Antonio the Best for This Job?

Installing a lift kit isn’t something that you should do on your own. If installed incorrectly, your lift kit could end up damaging your vehicle or making it unsafe for you to drive on the road. For that reason, you’ll want to go with a team of pros that will do the job correctly each and every time.

OUTLAW San Antonio has years of experience working with drivers that want to lift or lower their cars, trucks, and SUVs. We offer our customers the best products on the market and will always maintain the highest of standards in this industry.

In addition to that, we are ready to offer you a warranty on our products and our work. We want you to be happy with your experience, so we also can set you up with a financing plan to help you pay for the lift job over time. 

Are You Looking for the Best Custom Truck Lift?

While lift kits aren’t for everyone, they can be extremely handy for people with certain lifestyles. If you think you might benefit from having one, it’s worth giving it a try! 

OUTLAW San Antonio has a team of professionals that can accommodate your needs to increase your vehicle’s performance and enhance your off-roading experience. 

If you’re on the hunt for a San Antonio truck lift kit company with years of experience, we are here to help you out! Contact us to get more information on our services, and let us work with you for some design ideas today.

Top 6 Reasons to Tint your Windows this Summer

Here at OUTLAW Off-Road + Performance our priority is our customer’s safety, vehicle performance, and durability — this is what OUTLAW’s excellent customer service is about.

1) Get a FREE OUTLAW T-shirt

We are running a promotion for window tint and wanted to share the benefits of upgrading your vehicles tint! With the purchase of any tint here at OUTLAW we will gift our customers a free T-shirt until the end of August!

2) Block those harmful UV Rays

One of the leading causes of skin cancer is sun exposure. The New York Post shared insight which may be shocking to some. The average American will spend 152 hours commuting in their vehicle. The finding comes from a survey by OnePoll for Valvoline.com.

One of the risks of long car commuting is excessive time in the sun. Texas traffic is no joke, and the simplest way that you can block out harmful ultraviolet rays is by tinting your car windows.

Most window tints will block out 90-99% of harmful UV rays. Preventing sun exposure however is not the only benefit behind adding window tint. Window tint could significantly reduce the amount of energy the car seats, dashboard, and other areas inside the vehicle absorb thus reducing heating.

3) Texas is HOT — Keep that heat out!

Window tint materials come in different designs. Metallic, carbon, ceramic, or some variations of the three. The type of material and tint intensity will determine the total solar energy rejected (TSER). When shopping for tint make sure to check the manufacturers guarantee on how much TSER will be blocked. As a rule of thumb, darker tint will have higher TSER than films that are lighter and clearer.

The films with higher TSER result in less heating in your vehicle, both while driving and parked outside in the sun. By lowering the total amount of heat absorbed by your vehicle you will be able to save your air conditioning (AC) from working harder to cool down your vehicle. Your car will also start using less fuel to run you AC. Other benefits that will save you money also include longer lasting life. AC units which are overworked on hot summer months are more likely to fail or depreciate quicker. This results in more maintenance or replacement for your cooling unit.

Your AC is not the only part of your vehicle which will benefit from less sun energy. If you are looking to preserve your cars upholstery, window tint may be just the solution you are looking for.

Crew applying dark tint on customer's car
Crew applying dark tint on customer’s car

4) Cut the fade! Tint helps keep interiors looking fresh

Car upholstery looks best cleaned, varnished, and well-maintained. However, if your car upholstery is beginning to fade, look less finished, and lacking color, sun exposure and UV rays may be the reason behind it.

It is not just your car seats the experience damage, any finishes inside the vehicle in plastic, vinyl, or textile material will experience wear from prolonged exposure in the sun over years of use.

Leather is particularly susceptible to sun damage and will over time lose its touch, feel, and appeal if not properly protected against UV rays. Consider adding window tint to increase the longevity of your car’s interior and preserve more of your cars value over time!

5) Keep your ride on the down-low. Get to driving in privacy!

Get that cool, calm look with privacy tint and state-of-the-art solar blocking technology.

The most common reason why drivers enjoy window tint is for the added privacy and security.

There are different shades of window tint. Under Texas law all windows should allow 25% or more visible light transmission value (VLT).  There are exceptions but for the majority of people it is best not to go darker than 25% VLT.

Most window tints that have VLT values of 25% or more will grant the driver and passengers a much higher level of privacy and safety while preventing expensive fines and points on your license.

Fines for the first infraction can cost you anywhere from $20-25 and an order to remove the tint. Removing tint can be much more expensive than that, but receiving multiple fines will lead to larger fines up to $275.

Window tint percentages
Window tint percentages and visible light transmission value (VLT)

6) Less glare, safer driving.

Beyond all of the benefits listed above, window tint promotes safer driving. By blocking out sun glare and keeping your eyesight sharp, window tint can reduce the likelihood of obscured sight and thus wrecks. Window tint can also reduce glare from headlights at night.

Some people think window tint hinders visibility out of a vehicle but this is not true. Window tint simply prevents unwanted light and harmful sunlight from entering the car.

If you would like to tint your windows come down to OUTLAW Off-Road + Performance and we will consult you on how best to retrofit your vehicle. We are located at located at 12120 IH35N San Antonio. We specialize in lift kits, tires and rims, shocks, bumpers, accessories, leather seats, tint and wraps for 4X4 and pre-runner trucks.

Take advantage of our window tint promotion and receive a free OUTLAW T-shirt when you outfit your car with a brand new tint of your choice!

Find us at www.OUTLAWSA.com, OUTLAWSA on TikTok, and OUTLAW_SanAntonio on Instagram.

Off-Roading In Texas

by Amanda Poe @NomadOffroadTX

Texas is the land of opportunity for off-road enthusiasts of all kinds. From the forests of east Texas to the plains of west Texas, and everything in between, we have a wide array of terrains and obstacles right here in the Lone Star State. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, or a whole weekend of adventure, here is a list of some of the off-road destinations within easy driving distance of San Antonio. 

Barnwell Mountain Recreation area in Gilmer, Texas

Distance: 6 Hour Drive

Advantages: There are trails of all kinds, most of which are well marked and accurately graded. This makes it a blast for off-roaders of all experience levels. For more experienced off-roaders, there are some very technical obstacles to test not only your rig, but also your patience. We make regular trips to Barnwell and always plan to stay for a minimum of three days. They make long weekend stays very easy by allowing visitors to camp anywhere in the park. This means there’s plenty of spots to set up camp, even on busy weekends. 

Disadvantages: Be prepared to detail everything. The park is in east Texas, so it is full of red dirt and red clay. You will take home more of Barnwell than you can imagine.

Insider tip: Maps of the park are not provided at the gate – they must be purchased. I highly recommend purchasing a map if it is your first trip.

Overall Rating: 9 out of 10. 

Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, Texas

Distance: 2 Hour Drive

Advantages: This is a beautifully maintained park with breathtaking views of the gorgeous hill country. There are plenty of technical trails for more experienced off-roaders, all of which are very well marked and graded. There is very little dust here since it is mostly rocks and hills, making it easier to ride doorless on nice days.

Disadvantages: This is a small park with very few “easy” trails. Vehicles with unmodified suspension will have great difficulty finding enough trails to occupy the weekend. On crowded weekends, the “easy” trails are sometimes backed up to the trail entrance with long waits to access the trails.

Insider tip: During rainy season, add an additional diamond to all trail ratings. A trail that is rated at a two diamond when dry, quickly becomes a three diamond when wet because of the rocks and inclines. 

Overall Rating: 6 out of 10. 

Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas

Distance: 5 Hour Drive

Advantages: With more than 25 miles of 4×4 trails, there is enough in Northwest OHV Park to entertain most off-road enthusiasts. This park is also on the easier side, making it more fun for off-roaders of all experience levels. With more than 75% of the park being accessible by a mostly stock 4×4 vehicle, there is plenty of fun to be had by all. For Jeep drivers, the whole park is also a part of the Jeep Badge of Honor program. Simply checking in anywhere in the park will get you one of the coveted badges.

Disadvantages: First, trails are not well marked, nor well graded. Less experienced off-roaders should take the trails slow and be prepared to make plenty of U-turns. Second, there is no camping in the park. Long trips will require hotel stays in town. Third, there is no night wheeling allowed. The park closes at 7pm and all vehicles must be out of the park by close, save for 2 or 3 sponsored night rides a year. 

Insider tip: This park has no running water, one port-a-potty style restroom, and no place to purchase refreshments of any kind. Visitors should pack accordingly for their trip. However, the park is very close to the small town of Bridgeport, and there are several good local spots in town to grab some food and drinks. 

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10. 

Big Bend National Park in Presidio County, Texas

Distance: 5.5 Hour Drive

Advantages: This 1,200 mile national park is home to hundreds of miles of off-road trails and otherworldly scenery. While most of the actual off-roading at Big Bend is not any more difficult than your typical fire road, a trip here is not for the faint of heart. Make no mistake – this is some of the most remote terrain in the US. Off-roaders should pack plenty of emergency supplies. However the scenery makes it worth every second.

Disadvantages: First, all 1,200 miles of the park are remote, uninhabited nature. This means the wildlife in Big Bend rules the land. Visitors who camp in the park should keep an eye out for wildlife of all types. Second, temperatures in the park can very drastically from day to night. Visitors should expect more than 20 degrees of temperature variance from day to night. In both these situations, visitors should prepare accordingly before making the trek. 

Insider tip: The best trails in the park are Old Ore Road, Black Gap Trail, Glenn Spring Trail, Paint Gap Trail, and River Road Trail. As you are riding trails, be sure to stick around the park at night at least once. The best views of the Milky Way can be found in the middle of the park, far off the beaten path.

Overall Rating: 10 out of 10.