One of the modifications that are very famous among car enthusiasts is to lower the car’s height. There are certain advantages of having a low car riding height. It is usually for aerodynamics since if the car is much lower, there will be less air underneath the car and the car could be more stable during turns and will have less wind resistance while driving fast. That won’t be necessary especially if you’re just driving on public roads. It does look cool though.
But what could be the reasons why you shouldn’t lower the ride height of your car? The first thing, and probably one of the most important, that you need to think about would be your budget. Nowadays, it would be a lot better to save for other priorities such as food and transportation. The price for lowering the car would depend on the model but it usually involves a new shock absorber and custom lowering springs. Those could cost over hundreds of dollars especially if you buy the famous branded ones. Also, they may differ from one car to another.
Lowering the car’s ride height has some risks as well. Some who just cut a piece of the springs to lower the car’s height may be in a much riskier situation. The usual consequence would be inconvenient driving. If you happen to run into small craters on the road, if you’re car is lowered, you’d feel almost every crater and bump. It could damage your car as well since there is little room for your height to adjust to the wheel when it hits a crater since the springs are shorter. It could even damage your fenders and the body of the car. You’ll often hear a thug sound as well.
You can observe this by looking at other cars. Over some bumps, their cars are running smoothly and you see that the wheels are the only ones feeling the bump. Drivers and passengers of lowered cars will probably have a bumpy ride.
Custom lowering springs usually fix this problem but again, that’s a lot more expensive. Once thing I really hate about lowered cars is their way of going over humps. Have you noticed that they would have to go over the hump diagonally so that their under chassis won’t get caught in the humps? It’s just minor but still is inconvenient for those at the back. Some of them can’t park on certain spaces if they are elevated because if they try to park, the bottom of the car will hit the road
In my opinion, it’s not really necessary to lower the car’s ride height. Keep it as it was intended by the manufacturer. But again that’s totally up to you. Analyze first if it will be beneficial to your car and to your purpose. Those are just the aspects that I’d strongly suggest you consider before lowering your car’s ride height.