Aftermarket car springs, specifically lowering springs, are the way to go if you want to enhance your car’s handling and lower its stance.
Good-quality performance lowering springs will make your car cut its way around corners with amazing accuracy and poise. We at Car Mods Australia can hook you up with some of the best lowering springs Australia on the market. Performance suspension products are our specialty; we have thousands of them in stock. All of them come from leading auto-part manufacturers that exhaustively test their products before releasing them to the public, so you can count on our aftermarket car springs to do what they promise.
Lowering springs are designed to directly replace a car’s stock springs without requiring modifications. They have higher spring rates than factory/OEM replacement suspension springs. Because of that, they provide superior road feedback, sharper suspension response, and better handling; consequently, a more engaging driving experience.
By definition, lowering springs are lower springs because they are designed to be shorter than factory/OEM replacement suspension springs. Thus, these lower springs deliver a lower ride height/stance, making your car look cooler and sportier. A lower stance will also lower the car’s centre of gravity, improving cornering road grip, reducing rollover risk, and enhancing the car’s aerodynamics (it will reduce lift because less air will pass under the car).
However, lowering springs tend to deliver reduced ride comfort because they are firmer than factory/OEM suspension springs. Also, because they are shorter, they won’t work as efficiently with your stock shocks as your stock springs did, so you will do well to also invest in a set of matching aftermarket shock absorbers.
Explore Our Range of Car Suspension Springs Online in Australia
We at Car Mods Australia have a wide range of lowering springs Australia, all developed with the street-driving and performance needs of Australian enthusiasts and racers in mind. Our selection includes linear, progressive, and dual-rate lowering springs. Linear spring rates are ideal for racing or motorsports applications. They provide consistent spring rates regardless of how hard they are compressed. Progressive or dual-rate springs are better suited to daily drivers or show cars.
If you need help choosing a set of lowering springs for your car, do not hesitate to contact our modding specialists. You can reach them at (07) 5610 2123.
How do lowering springs affect a car’s performance?
Being stiffer than stock springs, lowering springs reduce weight transfer or body roll when accelerating and braking, making it easier for the car to put down its power and torque. As a result, vehicles with lowering springs may accelerate and stop a bit quicker than their fully stock counterparts.
Are factory/stock shock absorbers affected by lowering springs?
Yes, they are. Your car’s stock shocks and struts are designed to be most efficient when paired with your stock car springs. Because they are shorter and have higher spring rates, lowering springs will make your shocks work harder than they otherwise would, causing them to wear out faster. Therefore, after installing lowering springs, plan to install aftermarket shocks and struts that better match your aftermarket springs.
Do lowering springs affect ride comfort?
Yes, they do. Because of their enhanced stiffness, you are bound to notice road imperfections like bumps, pavement cracks, and potholes much more than you did before. The reduced ride height makes it worse because it reduces suspension travel, thus limiting the amount of “give” in the car’s suspension.
What are the different types of car springs you can buy for your car, and which is best for your application?
You can buy linear, progressive, or dual-rate lowering springs here at CarMods Australia, all of which have different spring rates. The spring rate, measured in pounds per inch, can be defined as the amount of weight required to compress a spring. Linear springs have consistent spring rates, meaning that the weight needed to compress the first inch is the same required to compress every additional inch. These springs are ideal for racing applications, e.g., autocross or drag racing, because of the consistency of their spring rates. Progressive springs have spring rates that progressively increase with every inch of compression. Dual-rate springs have two sections with different consistent spring rates, making them like two linear springs joined to form one spring. Thus, progressive and dual-rate lowering springs are ideal for people who want to give their road-going cars better handling and a more aggressive stance without sacrificing ride comfort. Because their spring rates over the first inches of compression are moderate, they deliver decent ride quality at modest speeds. They then firm up when you start pushing the car harder through corners.
What People Also Ask
Is wheel alignment required after installing lowering springs?
Yes, it is. Although designed to replace your factory car springs directly, lowering springs alter a car’s suspension geometry. Therefore, post-installation wheel alignment can go a long way in helping to improve the car’s stability and composure on the road.
Is it okay to purchase lower springs individually?
No! Depending on the application, they should be purchased in pairs or fours, but never individually for each wheel. Install complete sets of four lowering springs in road-going cars for optimum balance.
Are there downsides to installing lowering springs?
Yes, there are a few downsides. In addition to compromising ride quality, they can accelerate tire wear and cause tires to wear unevenly. The car may also bottom out when being driven over potholes or bumps.