5 Best Suspension Upgrades
Ever wonder where to start once you decide you want to upgrade your cars suspension? It can be very simple once you know your goals and what you use the car for. Listed below are 5 basic suspension upgrades you can do to transform your car suspension.
Coilover kits are the best suspension upgrade you can start with. Get improved handling and complete suspension control with one of the many kits available on the site. Let MGC help you choose the right kit for your needs and budget. Choose from a top of the line Bilstein Clubsport kit or a budget friendly Koni, Vogtland or Eibach set. JRZ and Ohlins kits are available for Porsche. All coilover kits come complete as a 4 corner set of dampers that are assembled and ready to install. Spanner wrenches are also included so you can easily and quickly adjust your ride height. Installation instructions are included, but if you are looking for professional installation services, contact MGC and we can recommend a shop in your area. Send us a photo of your car after your coilovers are installed and we will post it on our homepage.It is always a good idea to have a 4 wheel alignment done after any new suspension parts are installed.
2. Sway Bars
Sway bars, sometimes called stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, whatever you want to call them sway bar kits are an essential component of a suspension system. Their job is to keep a vehicle from rolling side to side when maneuvering through corners and turns. From the factory, to keep the ride soft and comfy, most cars come with very wimpy sway bars. That is where great companies like Eibach, H&R and Tarett step in. Engineered with larger diameter, stiffer metal compounds paired with tighter urethane bushings, these kits greatly reduce roll in the corners, giving a much better driving experience. All kits come complete with new bushings, installation instructions and any needed hardware. Made to be used with your factory end links. Easy installation in your garage with simple hand tools is possible, but contact MGC if you need install services in your area. It is always a good idea to have a 4 wheel alignment done after any new suspension parts are installed.
3. Lowering Spring/Dampener Kits
Suspension kits available at MGC are a great, affordable way to dramatically improve the handling, character and looks of your vehicle. Choose a kit from legendary suspension companies such as Bilstein, Eibach, H&R, Koni or Vogtland. Special packages are available from Tarett for Porsche only. Our most popular kit is the Eibach complete kit, which includes lowering springs and sway bars together. We also have strut and lowering spring kits to make ordering easy. All kits come complete with installation instructions, and any kits with sway bars will have new urethane bushings. Contact MGC if you are looking for installation services, and we can recommend someone in your area. Let MGC help you make your suspension upgrade project fun and easy. It is always a good idea to have a 4 wheel alignment done after any new suspension parts are installed.Send us some photos of what you are driving!
4. Lowering Springs
Lowering spring kits are without a doubt the most affordable yet completely safe way to lower your vehicle to greatly improve handling, stance, and appearance. Modern materials and coil spring winding technology yield lowering springs that are progressive rate in nature, which basically means, as the spring is compressed, it gets harder to compress. This allows the ride to remain smooth, comfortable and safe. The lowering springs offered by MGC give a very tasteful drop of between one and two inches, that will reduce fender/wheel gap giving a nice aggressive stance. We carry great kits by Eibach, H&R and Vogtland. Lowering amounts can only be given as estimates, as your vehicle's current suspension condition, tire pressures, weight and other factors may change your exact amount of lowering. It may take a week or so for your car to settle to its ultimate drop point. Contact MGC if you need installation services in your area. Don't forget to send us photos when your project is done for the homepage! It is always a good idea to have a 4 wheel alignment done after any new suspension parts are installed.
5. New Shocks or Struts
Performance and Direct Replacement Shocks and Struts by Bilstein are a wonderful way to renew ride quality, road grip and safety. Your old factory dampers were not designed to last a zillion miles and they can start to make your daily commute bumpy, noisy and uncomfortable. Bilstein offers great options for replacing worn, blown out parts without breaking the bank. Twin tube and monotube designed struts and shocks offer consistent, smooth operation that will make your car ride like new again. Professional installation is recommended so contact MGC we can set you up with a qualified suspension shop in your area. Most of our shocks and struts are designed to work with your factory coil springs, but we do have some available that will work perfectly with lowering springs. It is always a good idea to have a 4 wheel alignment done after any new suspension parts are installed. If you are brand loyal to Koni or another brand, contact us we can probably get them for you.
As you can see, there are many options for suspension upgrades. A complete package of all the components is optimal, but if budget is an issue, its all right to add components individually over time. Visit mgcsuspensions.com for more options for your vehicle. Click this link for even more https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/bolt-basics-suspension/