One surefire way you give your car better handling and an attention-grabbing, racecar look is by getting lowering springs. Just by lowering your car's center of gravity, you will experience improved driving precision as well as much lower risk of vehicle sway or body roll.
A lowering kit saves you both time and money by providing you all the right parts you will need to lower your ride. By giving you one package with all the components that directly fit into the particular model of your car, you won't have to split hairs looking for every little, specific component. While lowering kits vary, you can usually expect to get some or all of the following:
- Coil and/or leaf springs
- Stabilizing bars or brackets
- Control arms
- Shock absorbers
- Mounting hardware
- Installation instructions
- Warranty period
Considerations to make before getting a lowering kit:
- Modifying your vehicle's suspension may void your vehicle's warranty. You may want to contact your dealership before proceeding with any modifications.
- Lowered vehicles are not ideal for driving in rough roads or on snow. Although lowered suspension gives you better car control, it also gives you a stiffer ride, thus compromising some comfort. Make sure the modification suits your driving needs as well as your environment.
Now here are some things to consider in getting a lowering kit for your car:
- Compatibility: As mentioned earlier, lowering kits contain components that directly fit specific vehicle models. Make sure the lowering kit you purchase is tailored to your car's specific year, make, and model.
- Sway bars: We recommend getting a lowering kit that includes replacement sway bars. By reducing vehicle sway, they prevent stress that may eventually damage your car.
- Performance-oriented springs: If you prioritize better handling for intense driving applications, performance-oriented springs are the way to go. However, they sacrifice a lot in terms of riding comfort. If you're a casual driver who just wants the lowered look, you can get normal lowering springs that lower your vehicle without taking away too much when it comes to ride comfort.
- Shock absorbers: We recommend lowering kits that come with heavy-duty shock absorbers. Your regular shock absorbers won't be calibrated for your new springs, which will be lower and stiffer.
- Ground clearance: Make sure you have a good idea of how much ground clearance you'll have with your lowering kit. If your car is too low, you may not be able to drive safely on the street-especially one with speed bumps.