I am sure most know what I am referring to…
There is a “style” that is often seen with a segment of young drivers who cut their car’s springs to lower the car as low as possible.
I get that they are going for a certain look. But is there any performance benefit they are getting, or is this simply a style thing?
Most of these cars look like their tires are constantly rubbing inside the wheel well, which would shorten tire life significantly. The ONLY benefit I can think of is lowering the center of gravity would make the car handle much better, but I don’t know if this is the main motivation for these folks.
Anyone out here do this/know someone who does this? If so, can you tell us how often (if ever) tires blow because of rubbing, how quickly tires wear down compared to cars that sit at OEM specs, etc?
Also, how do these cars pass inspection? Do the owners put standard springs back in their cars when inspection is due, and then put lower ones back in, or are these cars street legal and pass inspection at the lowered height?