Body Lift Gap Guard
Taking your pickup truck off-road can be an adrenaline rush. However, if you end up with a damaged valance afterwards, then the fun is suddenly gone all at once. You'll have to spend a lot of your money to get the part repaired. To avoid this from happening to you again, you modify your vehicle and lift its body for better ground clearance. As an added bonus, your truck now looks bigger, bolder, and better. After lifting it, though, you glance at the wheel wells and notice an eyesore.there's now a noticeable gap between the body and the frame of the vehicle. Not only are you bothered by the look of the gap, but you're also worried about what might happen to the undercarriage of your truck as soon as you go back on the road. Good thing this problem is easy to solve with the help of a body lift gap guard. This component not only covers the unsightly gap, but it also provides protection for your engine. To find out more about this component, read this short guide below.
In general, a body lift gap guard is made of urethane, which is extremely strong and durable. This material helps keep dirt and mud out of your truck's engine compartment, providing your vehicle coverage and protection for a long period of time.
To ensure that you get a good body lift gap guard from a reliable brand, you need to prepare around $50 to $100 for your purchase.
Most gap guards are custom-molded. However, if you get a product that requires modification, you need to trim it using a utility knife to make it fit like a glove.
Before you start installing the body lift gap guard, make sure that your vehicle is parked on a flat-level surface. See to it that the parking brakes are also engaged. To know which gap guard should be installed in the front or rear side of the vehicle, some products are labeled with numbers 1 and 2 for front gap guards and 3 and 4 for rear ones.
Step 1: To begin, start installing a gap guard on one of the front wheels of your truck. Mount it on the wheel well of the tire, reaching over the top and attaching it behind the tire.
Step 2: After that, use a drill and drill bit to put a hole on the gap guard and the wheel well. While you are doing this, hold the gap guard in position to ensure that the holes are properly aligned.
Step 3: As soon as the hole is drilled, find the fasteners included in the body lift gap guard kit and slot one in the hole, making sure it passes all the way through the wheel well. Depending on the kit that you bought, the fasteners included with the gap guard may expand as soon as they're attached while others may need a second half to be locked securely in place.
Step 4: To finish, repeat steps one to three to attach the other gap guards on the other tires of your vehicle.