Car Lowering Options Illustrated: The Good, The Bad, and The Oh No

The team at All-Fit Automotive put together this infographic which illustrates four ways to lower your ride. The graphic provides an overview of the pros and cons of  four modification options, hoping to enlighten those looking for a “do-it-yourself” project.

“Whether you’re a weekend track racer or just enjoy better driving, lowering a car can improve aerodynamics and handling,” says A.J. Dudon, CEO of All-Fit Automotive. “The internet is full of lowering-gone-wrong, oh-no examples. I’m a car enthusiast and hate to see anyone cause unintended problems on a vehicle they were trying to improve.”

In the interest of fairness, the team wanted to cover both the pros and the cons of each lowering option. Here are some highlights:

  • Complete Coilover Kit – Aside from the obvious hindrance, cost, there is the con of navigating curbs and speed bumps without causing damage. When professionally installed with adjustable coilovers, this is a great option.
  • Lowering Springs – Springs don’t include a tuned spring or shock and are not adjustable. On the upside, the cost is much lower than a complete kit.
  • Cutting Stock Springs – This option can be dangerous and is not recommended. It can make your car ride substantially worse while not improving handling. The option really has nothing in the “pro” category. Be warned.
  • All-Fit Bumper Lip – While this option doesn’t actually lower the vehicle, it does create a lowered look. Maintaining ride height means less risk of undercarriage damage and the lip itself flexes and withstands the rigors of daily driving.

“Lowering your car can be tricky,” says Dudon. “We created the chart to show everyone some more affordable options and maybe prevent some catastrophes.”

For more information on All-Fit Automotive, see their website here. 

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Nicole Ellan James

As an automotive journalist and avid car enthusiast, Nicole Ellan James has a passion for automotive that is reflected in every aspect of her lifestyle. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @nicoleeellan
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