Is it OK to put lowering springs on stock shocks?
Sure! Just know, if retaining ride comfort is top on your list when lowering the vehicle, it is IMPERATIVE that you consider lowering springs paired with high quality aftermarket shocks and struts designed to be used with lowered vehicles.
Do you need shortened shocks for lowering springs?
Yes, if you install lowering springs then you need new shocks.
Do lowering springs mess up suspension?
Poorly done or extreme lowering can cause suspension and steering parts to contact each other, the wheels or the tires. It could also cause tires to rub the body during turns or going over bumps.
Is coilovers better than lowering springs?
Coilovers are a great alternative to a lowering spring set up because they allow you to adjust your ride height and come in many setups, from daily use to full track rated. Unlike lowering springs, you are not stuck with a single and stiffness.
What kind of shocks should I use on a lowered car?
Lowering springs typically use a higher spring rate than factory springs, so a shock or strut needs to be designed to keep that stronger spring in control.
Do you need a higher spring for lower suspension?
Technically speaking, the lowering spring doesn’t have to use a higher spring than your OEM springs, however, the lower ride height means you have less suspension stroke. With less suspension stroke, you need a higher spring rate to prevent bottoming out the suspension over rough roads or large bumps.
Can a low quality lowering spring be dangerous?
Dangerous situations will typically only occur with low quality lowering springs or cut springs which push the dampers outside their ideal operating range for ride height and spring rate. Aside from your OEM dampers working extra hard, without damping adjustment, you cannot fine-tune the handling.
What’s the difference between lowering springs and coilovers?
Coilovers replace your entire factory strut and typically have height and damping adjustments. There is a clear difference between lowering springs and coilovers, and each system has its pros and cons. So how do you know which system is right for you?