The 5 Best Suspension Upgrades for 2020
Suspension upgrades can be a confusing task. There is so much information and opinion out there. It can also be very simple once you know your goals. So whether you are building a dedicated track car or just a good looking weekend cruiser, parts are available to fill any need. Listed below are the 5 most popular suspension upgrades for 2020.
Coilover kits are the best suspension upgrade you can start with. Get improved handling and complete suspension control with one of the many coilovers 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 kit or a budget friendly Koni, KW, Vogtland or Eibach set. JRZ and Ohlins coilovers are available for Porsche. All coilover kits come complete as a 4 corner set of dampers that are assembled and ready to install.
Many kits offer separate compression and rebound adjustability for complete ride control. 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. Here's an example of one of our top selling coilover kits.
2. Sway Bars
Sway bars, sometimes called stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, whatever you want to call them, sway bars are an essential component to any good 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 and any needed hardware. Made to be used with your factory end links or aftermarket links.
Easy installation in your garage with simple hand tools is possible, but contact MGC if you need install services in your area. Eibach makes quality sway bars.
3. Static Lowering Kits
Non-adjustable, fixed height (static) lowering kits are a smart, affordable way to dramatically improve the handling, character and looks of your vehicle. Custom valved dampers are paired with progressive rate springs tuned to each vehicle. Engineered to fit and perform perfectly without sacrificing ride comfort. Superior handling and a clean new stance from one affordable kit.
Most cost under 1000.00. Everything you need will be in the box. Contact MGC if you are looking for installation services, and we can recommend someone in your area. Here's an example of a great Koni kit.
4. Lowering Springs
Lowering springs are without a doubt the most affordable way to lower your vehicle. They 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.
Lowering springs vary in drop, typically between 1-3 inches. 1.5 inches is usually a good amount for a daily driver. Aggressive lowering springs over 2 inches should be used with dampers made for lowering springs. If you decide to run lowering springs, this is the perfect time to replace old or high mileage shocks or struts. Here is a kit by Eibach.
5. New Shocks or Struts
Performance and direct replacement shocks and struts by Bilstein and Koni are a wonderful way to renew ride quality, road grip, and safety. Your old factory dampers were not designed to last a million miles, and they can start to make your daily commute bumpy, noisy and uncomfortable. Bilstein and Koni offer 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.
MGC offers great suspension options for your German car. Visit us at mgcsuspensions.com for more more information.