Things To Consider Before Lowering Your Car
Whether you’re looking to improve your car’s performance and handling or just going for a slick low-riding look, dropping a few inches on your car is an option you may be thinking about. Here are a few things to consider when lowering your vehicle:
Speed/ Road Bumps
For most cars, speed bumps are more a pain in the butt than they are something to really worry about, but with each inch you drop on your car, they become more and more of a problem. The lower you go, the less you are able to easily avoid bumps and the more detrimental they become to your car’s steering, shocks etc. So before you lower, take a minute to think about the logistics or your daily commute – how many bumps do you encounter on a regular basis? How easily can these be avoided if necessary?
Some lowering kits will help improve your car’s performance, while others won’t. In fact, some kits can actually make it worse, as it can change the suspension system in unanticipated and unwanted ways. So choose wisely – when you buy a kit, buy it from a company that KNOWS racing.
Scraping/ Bottoming Out
Whether you care about your car or not, scraping bottom is never a good thing. Bottoming out can damage your car’s inner components like steering, oil pan, mufflers etc. The most common causes of a bottom out are 1) speed bumps and 2) rolled curbs.
If you have a rolled curb at the end of your driveway for example, there are some different options out there, each with it’s own pros & cons:
- Replace the curb. This can be painstaking and quite expensive.
- Pour in asphalt or concrete. This option is probably cheapest, but concrete curbs tend to crumble and break apart easily and it makes for an ugly sight.
- Pre-made curb ramps. Expensive!
- Do-it-yourself kits, like Curb Ramp. Curb Ramp is a simple material you can mix up and spread to fill any size/ shape curb at your desired angle to create a smooth transition between your driveway and the street.
So if you are thinking about lowering your car and don’t have to worry about damaging your car when you enter/ exit your driveway, try Curb Ramp and see why it’s easiest and most affordable option for homeowners with rolled curb driveways entrances.