Lift Kit Installer In Michigan

MPA Motorsports & Offroad Provides Lift Kit Installation In Farmington Hills, MI

Have you seen those lifted Trucks, Jeep®, or SUV’s rolling down the road with beefy tires and towering over you? Those Guys/Gals are all lifted & ready to take on any terrain possible.

Heres the Kicker, you don’t have to take your vehicle offroading to lift it or put on rugged tough-looking tires. Whether you are just an automotive enthusiast or just want to be “that guy” in traffic towering over everyone getting their attention. Our specialists at MPA Motorsports & Offroad are here to help you reach those new heights!

Choosing your Lift Kit from MPA Motorsports & Offroad is simple

At MPA Motorsports & Offroad, we work closely with Rough Country, Readylift, Rugged Lift, Extreme Terrian, American Trucks, and numerous other leading brands. We can provide any type of lift kit installation depending on the vehicle, how high you want to go or what size tires you desire.

Regardless of which lift kit you decide fits your personality the best, the satisfaction will always be the same. MPA Motorsports & Offroad can guarantee you a quality lift kit while guiding you through any questions you may have about the Kit. Are you ready to reach new heights? Talk to our professional staff today!

We can offer you any Lift Kit & have it installed professionally here at our shop in Farmington Hills, Mi.

Body Lifts or Leveling Kits

MPA Motorsports & Offroad can offer you the Best Body Lift Kits in Michigan or the Best Leveling Kits in Michigan.

Not big into the massive suspension lifts or have no desire to go offroading? Just want to bring the body level with each other? Leveling Kit installation will fit your needs!

A Leveling Kit will give you that enhanced look over your stock OEM look, giving you slightly more road clearance and allowing for a slight increase in tire size.

FULL Suspension Lift Kits

MPA Motorsports & Offroad can offer you a full overhaul of your suspension components with a Full Suspension Lift Kit right here in Michigan. This requires replacing strut assemblies, Coilover systems, torsion bar keys, coil spring spacers, or even increasing the height of your leaf spring suspension. Interested in learning more about the type of Full Suspension Lift Kits we can offer you? Give us a call today (248)-471-3600.

The reason you’d want to consider a Full Suspension Lift Kit is the increase in performance & handling of the vehicle, so if your goal is to take your Truck, Jeep®, SUV to the trails or the Michigan Silver Lake Sand Dunes and have some fun without the worry of breaking something or getting stuck, a full suspension lift kit will be your desire.

Why You Should Consider MPA Motorsports & Offroad as your Michigan Lift Kit Installer?

MPA Motorsports & Offroad works closely with Numerous Trusted lift kit brands and are authorized Dealers/Installers of their products. We know their products the BEST. Besides knowing the Brands closely, We Specialize in Suspension in Michigan. Our Focus or “niche” is the offroad world. Numerous of Customers have Trusted us and have left with a smiling face with their new Lifted Vehicle. Don’t believe us? Check out our Reviews!

Let our professionals handle your Truck, Jeep®, SUV, or any 4×4 Vehicle with a lift kit installation. Call MPA Motorsports & Offroad today at (248)-471-3600 to get a quote & schedule an appointment of your installation.

 

2022 Ford Maverick – Customer Spotlight

 2022 Ford Maverick – Customer Spotlight

That’s right we Lifted a MAVERICK!

The Maverick received a 2″ Spacer Lift Kit From FordRangerLifts.com
This Kit utilizes a 2″ Strut Spacer made from a 1/4″ laser Cut Steel Plate. Integrated with 8.8 weather-resistant hardware, and stainless steel flange nuts for the Front. The Rear Lift is a 1 1/4″ steel metal coil spacer combined with a 1″ subframe drop spacer, and trailing arm spacers to maintain that perfect factory geometry. FordRangerLifts.com works with Steel-It™ to coat all of their products with polyurethane and add a layer of protective coating. All of these parts are made here in the USA.

Ford Ranger Lifts has Tested Numerous Tire Sizes and has Some Recommendations:
245/65/17
245/60/18
Max Tire Sizes with Minor Trimming Involved
245/70/17
255/75/17
245/70/18
255/60/18
The Trimming of the Pinch Weld on the Firewall and Minor Trimming of Plastic will be required to run anything bigger than 245/65/17 or 245/60/18

For Our Customer, we Choose 245/65/17 on some good-looking BF-Goodrich K02’s since he did not want to do any trimming to his Maverick.
He was also wanting Black Steel Wheels to go with the setup, We Recommended a 17×7 with a +52mm offset to fulfill his vision.

All in All the Maverick is a solid Truck that is fairly priced in the world of Trucks. This is a great entry-level Truck & an even better entry-level lift kit.
If you are looking to lift your Maverick feel free to give us a call to set up an appointment with us, let the professionals handle the work!

Why Choose MPA Motorsports & Offroad For Your Lift Kit or Leveling Kit Install?

MPA Motorsports & Off-Road is your one-stop solution to your custom ride needs. We service Trucks, Jeeps, ATVs, UTVs, and Performance Vehicles. We make sure all of our customers are well taken care of. Honesty. Satisfaction. Quality.

Looking to book that appointment? Talk to a professional today to learn more!
(248)-471-3600 or fill out our request a quote form today.
https://mpamotorsports.com/quote-page/

2020 Ford Ranger BDS Suspension

BDS Suspensions 2″ Leveling Kit on 2020 Ford Ranger!

2020 Ford Ranger Gets BDS 2″ Leveling Kit! 

We upgraded a 2020 Ford Ranger with a 2″ leveling kit from BDS Suspensions paired with Fox 2.0 Series Shock Absorbers and BDS intrusions beams. 

 

Fox 2.0 Series Shock Absorbers

 

BDS Suspensions offer heavy-duty upper control arms (UCA) designed for improved strength, great looks, and increased suspension droop travel. (Droop is the difference between the car’s natural ride height and its maximum ride height when the wheels just lose contact with the ground). The control arms are ready to install straight out of the box and are eager to improve wheel travel. This kit is composed of 1.5″ OD x.120-wall tubing that’s fully welded for strength and durability. When used with leveling kits, they use an indexed ball joint cup to rectify ball joint placement. 

 

Intrusion Beams

Because the customer wanted newer tires that were larger and wider, new intrusion bars were necessary for the upgrade. New bars will allow full steer clearance and avoid rubbing from the tire. In addition. The intrusion beams have an OE tube appearance with plugs to keep dirt and debris out of the factory mounts. 

 

Why Choose BDS Suspensions?

 

BDS Suspension is a USA company and is regarded as a higher-end package. It provides a smooth ride and improved performance on the road. BDS engineers its products to give your ride an aggressive stance and grab attention. BDS also offers its No-Fine Print Warranty and is dedicated to putting the customer first. 

 

Why Choose MPA Motorsports & Offroad?

MPA Motorsports & Off-Road is your one-stop solution to your custom ride needs. We service trucks, Jeeps, ATVs, UTVs, and performance vehicles. We make sure all of our customers are well taken care of. Honesty. Satisfaction. Quality. 

Why You NEED to Consider Upgraded Trackbars & Control Arms!

Why it’s important to upgrade your Control Arms & get Adjustable Trackbars for your Jeep! 🔥🛠

A malfunctioning ball joint or control arm bushing might show itself in a variety of ways. When you turn the steering wheel, you may hear a clicking, popping, or cracking sound, which will gradually transform into a squeaking sound at the conclusion of a stop, when you use the gas pedal, and/or when you turn the steering wheel.

Core 4x4 Control Arm

Excessively worn ball joints, bushings, or a combination of these can cause a shift in the vehicle’s steering alignment, causing the steering to pull to the left or right when driving. To keep the vehicle straight, the driver will have to make regular corrections. Be sure to get this checked right away to avoid further damage to your vehicle.

Core 4x4

The track bars are the only item that keeps your axles from shifting side to side in a coil spring suspension. Your Jeep will track straight down the road if all axles are in proper alignment. The duty of the track bar is to control left and right movement, the first thing you should look for if you’ve experienced the infamous “death wobble” is loose track bar bolts (axle moving violently from left to right).

Core4x4 Trackbar

At MPA Motorsports & Off-road. We offer a variety of Inspection services & alignment options to get your vehicle tracking correctly!

@Core4x4Fab Controls Arms & Adjustable Trackbars installed on this 1999 Jeep Wrangler

Are you ready to upgrade your Trackbar & Control Arms?

Request a Quote!

Teraflex Install on Jeep Wrangler

Teraflex Lift Kit installation

MPA Motorsports Specialize in any Lift Kit you could think of! In the video above watch us tackle a 3″ Teraflex Lift Kit install! The customer was extremely happy with the results and the turnaround time of the install!

So what’s stopping you from requesting a quote today? https://mpamotorsports.com/quote-page/


MPA Motorsports & Offroad
is your #1 Local Lift Kit Installer!

Request a Quote TODAY! https://mpamotorsports.com/quote-page/

We are your lift kit specialists in Farmington Hills, Michigan If you want to give your ride a unique look, a lift kit can do the job.

We are located just off Grand River at 24495 Hathaway St. Farmington Hills Mi, 48335 — (248)-471-3600 call us when you want to:

  • Add more ground clearance
  • Enjoy new terrains
  • Improve the ride quality of your vehicle

If you’re not sure what type of kit you’re looking for, that’s ok. We can walk you through the measurement and help you find the perfect lift kit for your ride.

You see them on the road all the time. Trucks, Jeeps and many SUVs  towering above other vehicles and sporting a set of huge, rugged tires that  look like they could take on any terrain.

Whether you’re an off-road enthusiast or you simply like the aggressive  look of a lifted vehicle, our lift kit installation specialists at MPA Motorsports & Offroad are here to take your truck or SUV to the next level.

 

Why Hire a Local Professional To Install Your Lift Kit?

In a world with YouTube and Google at our fingertips, installing a lift kit  may sound like a simple job, but any mistake could potentially cost you  thousands of dollars in damage or jeopardize road safety. This is  especially true with full suspension lift kits since you are replacing factory  parts and altering the position of steering and suspension components.

Our professional mechanics at MPA Motorsports & Offroad will make sure your lift kit  is installed correctly and inspect the wheel alignment, steering, brakes and  shocks to make sure everything is functioning properly, and most  importantly, safe to take on the road.

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Ford Transit Lift Kit

Overlanding Ford Transit Lift Kit Install

Ford Transit Lift Kit

A customer dropped off their 2020 Ford Transit with a full #VanLife setup installed. All that extra weight left it sitting pretty low, and he wanted to take it overlanding. The solution A modest 2" lift kit!

Bilstein struts on a Ford Transit Lift Kit

The customer went with Bilstein struts in the front with this installation.

 

...and leaf spring spacers in the rear.

 

The results were pretty satisfactory, but we advised the customer that the added weight in the rear still left the rear sitting lower than the front, and the leaf springs are bowed in the wrong direction. Where there should be a smiley face, there's a frown! The customer said he'll be returning to have helper springs installed in the rear to help fix this at a later date. Until then, this Transit looks much more ready for an off-road adventure!

 

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8307 Middlebelt Rd.
Westland, MI 48185

12859 Levan Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

24495 Hathaway St
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Tires Q&A and Tire Advice – Let’s Talk Tires

MICHIGAN PREMIER AUTO ~ A ONE SOURCE SOLUTION

Updated: Apr 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Tires are critical. They're the contact point between your vehicle and the road, and they're surprisingly complicated. Today we'll answer a few frequently asked questions about tires as well as some tire advice:

  1. Why can't my tire be patched?

  2. Why do some tires cost more than others?

  3. Are summer/winter tires better than all-season tires?

  4. Is it okay to drive on used tires?

  5. I know someone who retreads worn down tires. Is that safe?

  6. If only one tire is bad, why do I need to replace the others?

Answers and Tire Advice

1. Why can't my tire be patched?

Tires are unsafe to patch if the puncture was made anywhere other than the middle of the tread area of a tire because there are steel belts that help keep it rigid. Any holes in the sidewall won't hold because there are no steel belts maintaining their rigidity. The tread area can't be repaired in the same place twice, either. Finally, tires can't be patched if the hole is larger than ¼" (or 6mm) because the patch won't properly fill the hole.

 

2. Why do some tires cost more than others?

Tires vary in cost due to many factors:

  • Size (tread width, profile height, wheel diameter)

  • Amount of rubber and steel used to make the tire

  • Type (or in some cases types) of rubber used

  • Construction method of the tire (number of rubber plys, load rating, speed rating, etc.)

  • Research & development costs (performance/specialty tires tend to require more R&D)

With most tires, you'll end up getting what you paid for. That doesn't necessarily mean you're getting what you want, though. It's always worth having a conversation with a professional to make sure you're getting the kind of tire you need and tire advice for the type of driving you do.

 Seasonal Tires

3. Are summer/winter tires better than all-season tires?

Summer and winter tires are better than all-season tires in their respective seasons, but using them in the wrong season can be ineffective or even dangerous.

 

Summer tires have improved handling and tend to stick better to the road in warmer weather. However, driving summer tires in the winter will harden the rubber, allowing them to break loose easier, even on dry roads, and have barely any grip on snow or ice.

 

Winter tires allow for improved grip during the cold, snowy months, but the rubber in winter tires is so soft that they will wear down quickly in warmer weather. Winter tires also tend to make more road noise than all-season or summer tires and can affect your fuel economy in temperatures above 40ºF.

 

So, are summer/winter tires better than all-season tires? Yes, if you have both. If you can only afford one set of tires, a set of all-season tires will be the best option for you.

 

4. Is it okay to drive on used tires?

Are you driving on tires now? Then you're driving on used tires! That's probably not what you're really asking, though.

 

It can be safe to drive on some used tires, but it's not guaranteed. You have to keep in mind how old the tires are, pay attention if they are beginning to dry rot (show cracks in the side walls), and make sure there is still decent tread on them.

 

We at MPA do not sell used tires because we want to make sure customers drive away safely and happily with a warranty on tires we replace. Because used tires can be a gamble and don't offer any guarantee, we only offer new tires and from reputable companies. It's also why we are a Tire Rack Recommended Installer.

 Retreading Tires

5. I know someone who retreads worn down tires. Is that safe?

Retreading tires can be extremely dangerous, especially depending on the age of the tires when they were retreaded. When the tread is cut down deeper into a tire, the rigidity of the tire is compromised and it is more likely to burst or break under strenuous conditions, especially since they are usually used tires that are more than halfway through their effective life. The rubber between the end of the treads and the beginning of the steel belts is intended to provide a buffer before the tires burst during normal driving. Retreaded tires have that buffer cut out.

 

Some airlines retread their tires, but those tires are designed to be retreaded, unlike automobile road tires.

 

The most effective way to guarantee your tires are safe to drive is to replace them with new ones when the time comes. Used tires that are less than five years old can be safe if they are not cracked and have decent tread, but if you can afford new tires it will cost you the least over the life of your vehicle ownership.

 

6. If only one tire goes bad, why do I need to replace other tires?

Answer (including some tire advice);

Over the life of a tire, its diameter shrinks as the treads wear down. Replacing only one tire can cause stress on the rest of the drivetrain (axles, driveshafts, differentials, transmission, etc.) and premature/uneven wear on the other tires. When replacing a tire, it's important to consider what others should be replaced based on the vehicle's drivetrain: Is it Front Wheel Drive (FWD), Rear Wheel Drive (RWD), or All Wheel Drive/Four Wheel Drive (AWD/4WD)?

 

If it's AWD/4WD, all four tires should be replaced at once to ensure all tires have the same diameter. This also ensures the vehicle will sit level.

 

Here is some tire advice; If the vehicle is FWD or RWD, the good tire on the same axle as the bad tire should also be replaced, and if the rear tires aren't already being replaced the new tires should be installed in the rear. This allows for better control of the vehicle during inclement weather because the rear treads will retain traction with the road better. It's much easier to predict the handling of a vehicle if the front tires break loose than the rear tires because the rear tires will help the vehicle continue moving forward instead of spinning out.

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Have another question about tires you'd like to see answered or perhaps more tire advice you'd like to know? Send us a Facebook or Instagram message and we'll not only answer it for you, but we also might feature your question in a future blog post!

Here at MPA, we have you covered with three covenant locations serving the automotive-metro-Detroit area! Click here on the website or visit us at MPA COLLISION OF WESTLAND, MPA COLLISION OF LIVONIA, or at our MPA MOTORSPORTS & OFFROAD location in Farmington Hills! You can also find us on FACEBOOK, TIK TOK, and INSTAGRAM.

8307 Middlebelt Rd.
Westland, MI 48185

12859 Levan Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

24495 Hathaway St
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Restoration: 1997 BMW M3

MICHIGAN PREMIER AUTO ~ A ONE SOURCE SOLUTION

RESTORATION

A sales manager at BMW of Ann Arbor trusted us with the restoration of his E36 BMW M3. The results speak for themselves!

Due to rust, the entire rockers were replaced on both sides as well as the front fenders and rear cowl. We also sourced a replacement trunk lid. We sanded down the rest of the vehicle to prepare it for four coats of premium PPG paint and several coats of an extra thick "show car" quality clear coat (PPG D8152, for any paint nerds reading). Progress photos of restoration are featured below.

 

RESTORATION

Interested in making your project car show-ready? Give us a call today and ask for a free estimate and see how we can help. We have two convenient body shop locations in Metro Detroit to serve you best.

 Find more info about us by checking out our social media!

 

 

Livonia: 734-744-4393

Westland: 734-422-5535

8307 Middlebelt Rd.
Westland, MI 48185

12859 Levan Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

24495 Hathaway St
Farmington Hills, MI 48335