Fast Car - - FRESH KIT -

We don’t have to tell you that the hum­ble low­er­ing spring is a real bread and but­ter mod. But that doesn’t mean that, af­ter over half a cen­tury on the streets, it can’t evolve. And here’s the proof: low­er­ing springs 2.0 – bona fide, height-ad­justable jobs. Flash McFlash or what?

Ba­si­cally, these are a kind of coilover con­ver­sion, but what’s even more im­por­tant is that they’re bring­ing cost­ef­fec­tive height tweak­a­bil­ity to a whole new range of cars. Most com­monly the mod­els that al­ready have per­for­mance­tuned dampers from the fac­tory, along with mod­ern mo­tors where the OEM shocks are still in great nick. And even the most up-to-date stuff where re­tain­ing the elec­tron­i­cally-ad­justable dampers is a key pri­or­ity.

As for the ac­tual qual­ity? Well, they’re from Ger­man leg­ends ST Sus­pen­sions, so you just know these cold-wound chrome­sil­i­con-steel pup­pies are en­gi­neered with han­dling per­for­mance in mind… the ul­ti­mate in al­ti­tude ad­just­ment is ac­tu­ally some­thing of a bonus.

These are al­ready avail­able for a great se­lec­tion of mo­tors, and they tell us that there’s plenty more fit­ments on the way. So, no more guess­ing whether to go for the -50mm springs for the shows or the -20mm drop for fast road per­for­mance. Now you re­ally can have it all.­pen­ www.

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