Have you decided you want to change the stance and appearance of your car?
On a budget and don't want to make the spouse upset?
Well, A quality set of lowering springs is a great idea. Give your car a mean lower stance while maintaining a ride quality even your mother in law won't complain about.
Like anything else in life, information and knowledge are key.
Knowing which brands of lowering springs to consider will start your project off on the right foot.
Don't be tempted by no name kits from Amazon or eBay that seem too well priced to be true.
You get what you pay for.
Inferior lowering spring kits can be made of less than desirable metal compounds or they can be wound incorrectly, leaving you with a car that doesn't sit evenly, and can ride harder than John Travolta in the movie urban cowboy.
The most important thing to look for when shopping for a set of lowering springs for a daily driven street car is to make sure the springs are "progressive rate" in design.
This means the springs were wound so the very top of the compression cycle is compliant enough for a comfortable ride on the street.
Do not buy a set of "linear" for "race" springs. Your car will ride so stiff not even your dog will want to ride with you.
This quick blog post will give a rundown of the top 6 lowering spring brands we recommend in 2022.
You can't go wrong with any of them as they are proven to be high quality, long lasting and are engineered to fit and perform flawlessly.
Lowering spring install cost will usually run 3-5 hours at your mechanics hourly rate.
Before deciding on a kit, take a look at your shocks age and mileage. Installing lowering springs on worn out, high mileage shocks or struts is not a good idea. You can save on labor costs installing new shocks at the same time.
AST suspension lowering springs will lower your vehicles center of gravity about 1.5 inches without giving up the comfort you are used to with OEM springs. AST lowering springs are a direct replacement of the OEM springs and have been developed with spring rates specific to each vehicle. Made out of the best metal compound on the best Wafios coiling machines available.
- Developed and tested to work flawlessly with stock dampers
- Progressive design for the best lowering and performance
- Over 2500 different applications
KW is a top name in the coilover business, providing suspension components to top race teams around the world. They have recently introduced these beautiful height adjustable, progressive rate lowering springs that give the flexibility of a coilover at an affordable lowering spring price point.
KW height adjustable spring kits are a great alternative to conventional lowering springs.
You now longer have to be satisfied with a fixed lowering height. KW HAS systems allow you to adjust the vehicle ride height with the KW height adjuster even after the kit has been installed.
Lowering ranges are set by KW per vehicle within a safe lowering range that won't effect geometry.
These kits are a bit more pricey than a standard set of lowering springs, but if you need the flexibility of adjusting ride height they are worth it.
Eibach has long been a leader and top manufacturer of high performance suspension products for both on and off road vehicles.
Their pro-kit lowering springs are by far one of our top selling products without issues, complaints, or returns.
Customers simply love them for the perfect stance and comfortable ride combination they provide.
- Top-performance handling
- Lower center of gravity - lowers vehicle up to 1.5"
- Progressive rate spring design
- Precision tuned spring rates
- Excellent ride quality
- Million-mile warranty
Although not as well known as some of the more popular suspension brands, Vogltand has been winding high quality springs in Germany for different applications since 1903.
They recently have entered the vehicle suspension niche and have been hitting it out of the park ever since with affordable kits that never disappoint.
Vogtland spring kits are made with only high-tensile chrome-silicon-alloy.
Progressive rate spring design that yields a perfectly level 1.4 inches of lowering that won't make the ride harsh or bumpy.
An aggressive new stance for your vehicle without sacrificing ride quality.
The Vogltand kit is also the most affordable kit listed here.
Without a doubt the H&R sport lowering spring kits are our top seller.
- Lowers 1.5 - 1.8” on average
- Superb ride quality
H&R lowering springs will not set or sag, they are designed and manufactured to be strong, resilient, and more durable than other automotive coil springs.
All H&R springs are crafted from a special (hf) 54SiCr6 spring steel to ensure premium quality and performance.
H&R Springs are shot-peened to increase their life by more than 200%.
All production is completed in-house so product quality is ensured. Each spring is 100% tested before leaving H&R’s ISO9001 certified production facility in Germany.
H&R Sport Springs will lower your vehicles center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling.
The progressive spring rate design provides superb ride quality and comfort. Spring rates are engineered per vehicle for best performance.
If you are looking to improve one part of your vehicle’s suspension, you cannot go wrong with installing H&R lowering springs.
ST suspension is the little brother brand of legendary suspension company KW.
All the engineering and race experience of KW is passed down to ST as an affordable option for street car suspension upgrades.
ST suspensions springs are constructed to OEM quality standards.
They are made of high strength chrome silicon steel in a cold winding process then multi-tempered and have a final epoxy coating.
This process helps resist different weather conditions. The high strength ST spring steel also ensures that ST springs are block resistant and the springs do not sag.
There is MGC suspensions list of the 6 best lowering spring brands for 2022.
Although all of these brands have been around for years, they are still our top choices
You simply can't lose with any of them and can buy them with confidence.
So which kit is right for you? Only you can answer that question.
If you aren't after ride height adjustability the H&R or Eibach kits are both no brainers.
If money is super tight then the high quality Vogtland kit is a great option.
Installing lowering springs can be tricky and potentially dangerous.
If you are not experienced with suspension work please search "lowering spring install near me" for installation help, or we can find someone in your area for you to install your new springs.
Although we do specialize in European vehicles, contact us to get a set of lowering springs for just about any vehicle.
For other great suspension upgrade ideas please see our blog The 5 best suspension upgrades for 2022
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