There are good reasons why some car owners prefer to have their suspension lowered. And it's not all for the sportier look. It also has something to do with improved aerodynamics and better traction and handling. But with all these benefits also come the risk of bottoming out, tires wearing out unevenly, and problems with other suspension parts. So if you'll go along with this modification, it's best that you do it with the right kit. To help car owners explore better options, we're doing a review on the MaxTrac lowering kit. We installed one in our GM SUV, and here's what we think.
What's included in the kit
- 2" front spindles
- 1" front lowering springs
- 4" rear lowering coils
- rear shock extenders
- Comes with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer
- With this lowering kit, we got around 3" to 4" drop as expected.
- The lowered suspension gave our SUV a sporty stance and a more aggressive look.
- The kit didn't only change the stance and appearance of the GM SUV but also enhanced its handling and steering response as we drove around to test the suspension.
- The components and hardware in the kit all seem durably constructed. The steel components have a powdercoat finish to resist corrosion.
- The kit included everything we needed to install the lowering kit, no missing piece of hardware.
- The kit put together all the right components for a more stable lowered suspension. The parts for the front and the rear were a good match. They worked well to keep the suspension firm and stable. The rear shock extenders did a good thing in keeping the ride smooth.
- We give points to products like this that are backed by a lifetime limited warranty, with coverage for defects in materials and workmanship.
- Installing this kit wasn't that easy. It can be especially challenging for DIYers or home mechanics.
- The kit works fine, but we can't say it's the best choice in the market.
The MaxTrac lowering kit give the suspension upgrade we wanted. The drop led to a sportier look and better handling. This fine-tuner is reliable. The components seem to be made to last, with a lifetime limited warranty to back them up. It's not the best, but it's an okay product to try, considering its price and quality.