Lowering Car Without Sacrificing Ride Quality

Lowering Car

A lot of people love cars and driving, but don’t care to drive a car with high suspension. For those drivers who want the best of both worlds, lowering your car without sacrificing ride quality is possible using adjustable coilovers. Coilover shocks are built specifically for each make and model of vehicle and provide you control over how low or high you want your car to sit. The dampening force on the front and rear shock absorbers can be easily changed to accommodate your suspension needs at any given moment. Coilovers allow about an inch of up/down adjustment by compressing or releasing the coils in each shock.

Ways To Lower Cars?

There are several ways to lower your car, but not all of them are good.

1) The least expensive way to lower your car is to use factory springs. Factory springs are designed for the factory ride height, meaning that they are only good for that one drop. One time usage of factory springs can be okay if it’s just for a temporary period of time, but putting them on permanently will cause damage to your suspension system.

2) The second cheapest way to lower your car is by using lowering or cut coils. These typically come with spring seats that you’ll have to weld yourself and come in varying heights. This does not allow much adjustment clearance because of other components on the coilover shock, so this method isn’t recommended unless you’re only dropping it an inch at most.

3) Camber bolts are another option, but it’s only good for a 1/4 of an inch. These are small spacers that go between the camber and strut, which allows for the car to sit lower than factory ride height.

4) Finally, adjustable coilovers give you control over how low or high your car sits depending on what settings you choose with each click of the knob. If you want your car to be lower than factory height, we recommend installing our 60% lowering springs instead of using OEM ones and keeping your stock shocks and struts.

Coilovers:

1. Get The Right Spring Rate

Getting the right spring rate is critical in order to get the best ride quality possible. Springs are available in several different rates, depending on what your needs are like performance or comfort.

2. Get The Right Damping Control

Damping control allows you to adjust how stiff/soft you want your coilovers to be when it comes to handling bumps and potholes. You can choose settings that work best with track driving or rough road conditions.

3. Coilovers With External Reservoirs:

Coilovers With External Reservoirs Can Help Control Shock Temperatures And Keep Your Car Stable Even When Dropping It To A Low Height External reservoirs cool down the shocks so they don’t overheat while driving, even on hot days during summer season. This prevents damage to the shocks and suspension system, keeping your car riding like new. Spring lengths vary depending on what you want to do with your car; if you’re still wanting to go lower, make sure you get custom length springs so the coilovers can function properly.

5. Choose A Coilover System That Can Accommodate:

Choose A Coilover System That Can Accommodate Your Ride Height Needs And Offers Adjustment Clearance For Other Suspension Components On Your Car. Adjustable coilovers allow about an inch of up/down adjustment by compressing or releasing the coils in each shock. This way it will provide extra clearance for other suspension components as well as being compatible with ride height needs.

6. Don’t Forget About Brake Lines And Other Suspension Components

You should make sure that your coilovers can adjust to be able to accommodate for brake lines and other suspension components. If you’re still not sure, just let us know and we can help.

How To Lower Your Car With Coilovers?

1) First raise the car onto jack stands or a lift so it’s safely off the ground and chock the wheels so they don’t move while working on it.

2) Then loosen up all the bolts holding the shocks to the frame and remove them – this is also known as “preloading”. The reason you preload before fitting new shock absorbers is because you want to keep the factory ride height as much as possible, but it has been changed when you remove the factory shock absorbers. You can do this by turning your coilover sleeve in a clockwise direction, but only a few turns so it doesn’t move upward much.

3) Remove the strut top nut and then take off the strut assembly from the vehicle – You should be able to get either an impact wrench or use a breaker bar to turn the bolts counterclockwise to get them off. Then put your new coilovers onto the car (make sure they’re positioned properly with spring seats facing outward), tighten them tight enough that they won’t jiggle side-to-side, and then install your new upper strut mounts and strut top nuts. Make sure you don’t over-tighten them because you might warp your strut mounting plates.

4) Reinstall your shock absorbers and brakes, lower the car to the ground (by turning the coilover sleeve counterclockwise), and then tighten up all bolts holding down your suspension components. Then make sure everything is secure by checking around your car for any loose or broken parts that might need replacing. Congratulations! You’ve just lowered your car with adjustable coilovers. Follow our guide today so you can upgrade your vehicle’s handling capabilities while enhancing its appearance at the same time. We know what you’re thinking: ” The secret to lowering your ride height is getting an adjustable coilover kit .”

How To Lower Your Car With Lowering Springs?

1) If you want to lower your car without using coilovers, you’ll need to use lowering springs. First, jack up your car and put it on jack stands or a lift so it’s safe off the ground. Loosen up all bolts that hold down your front sway bar and then disconnect the end links from the sway bar with a wrench. Remove the nuts under your car holding down your factory shocks and pull out your old shocks – this is also referred to as “preloading”.

2) Now transfer over your spring seats onto the new shocks and install them back onto the frame making sure they’re in position properly (the upper coils of the shock should sit closest to you). Then tighten them so they won’t jiggle side-to-side.

3) Before putting the new springs onto your dampers, you need to compress them with an adjustable spring compressor – these are quite pricey but you can buy one at your local auto parts store or rent it from a tool rental company. Make sure you put on safety goggles while compressing the coilover springs, because they might pop out and hit you in the face. Once everything is compressed properly, install your new lower spring perches and tighten them tight enough so they won’t rattle side-to-side when moving up/down.

4) Then transfer over your shock absorber mounts onto the top of the new springs using a wrench to hold down bolts in place – do not tighten them just yet! Then install your new shocks onto the car and tighten them up using a wrench. Lower the car to the ground and tighten all of your suspension components. Congratulations you’ve successfully lowered your vehicle with lowering springs!

Our Recommendations:

Since your car will be lowered, you should pay attention to the condition of your car’s undercarriage because you might stumble upon some problems when driving off. If you’re not sure if lowering springs are right for you or what kind of coilovers or lowering springs would look best on your ride. And make sure to follow our guides today so you can upgrade your vehicle’s handling capabilities while enhancing its appearance at the same time.

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts