In Depth Analysis on Automotive Lowering Springs Vs. Coilovers
If you are passionate about driving and enjoy high-performance driving, then the handling and stability of the car will be important to you. What is a minor issue in calm street driving can become a critical factor when you are racing your car.
One great product for you to consider is lowering springs. Installing lowering springs lower the center of gravity of the vehicle. In common language, it means that more of the weight of the vehicle is concentrated in parts nearer to the ground than in the upper ones. You would have noticed that tall trees are easily swayed in a storm, while the shorter ones are not so affected. A car is similarly affected by twists and turns while it is being driven. A lower center of gravity gives it more stability. Driving is safer when the center of gravity of the vehicle is lower. The wheels also respond more quickly to the commands given by the steering wheel. Therefore driving becomes easier.
Lowering springs lower the center of gravity by about 4 to 6 centimeters. This may seem a small distance, but it makes a big difference to the way your car handles and how it responds. Since the car is now closer to the road, less air can pass between the road and the car, and that means a lower lifting force on the car. This too makes the car hug the road better.
All the benefits stated above are significant, but that is not all. The lowering springs enhance the looks of your car in a great way. The car looks slick and sleek. It will score over other cars by its smarter look. Combined with products such as racing body kits your car will look like a dream car.
You can also add other products along with lowering springs such as coil overs and camber kits to further improve the quality of the ride.
Installing lowering springs is an easy way to give your car a great look while improving its performance and making it safer to drive. As with all suspension setup that seems to be available online bc racing coilovers need precision manufacturing so you should make sure you install and or purchase a product springs made by an excellent manufacturer.
A coil over is in simple terms a superior quality monotube shock which includes a provision of mounting coil springs on the shock. It is thus a compact package of springs and shock. The use of coil overs requires strict attention on spring rates mounting geometry and shock valving. Although there isn’t anything magical about coil overs but they have some advantages. Its parts are separately available at reasonable prices. It is pretty easy to modify or adjust valving to suit the riders needs. They are of high quality, compact and easy to fit. They also allow the selection of specific spring rate to achieve any targeted suspension frequency and also re-adjustable to achieve suspension height or target ride height. It is also easy to set up a coil over for use with a combination of springs which provides a soft to firmer spring rate depending upon the compression of suspension. It also comes with an adjustable top spring seat which provides the advantage of adjusting the ride height. It also provides a remarkable ability for its position to be adjusted whenever a transition in the spring rate occurs.
The above discussion might not clear the air in your mind, but eventually, you shall figure it all out after we discuss the various types of coil overs, their parts, and functions. Most of the coil overs would be categorized either as a remote reservoir, piggyback or an emulsion coil over.
A piggyback coil over shock is somewhat identical to a remote reservoir shock the only difference being that the tank is mounted directly on the shock with a bracket that incorporates a hydraulic passage between the reservoir and the cylinder, instead of being attached to the shock with a flexible hydraulic hose. This makes it a challenge to fit. Technically speaking, one can mount a remote reservoir shock and a piggyback shock upside down and still work, but one would still refrain from doing so.
An emulsion coil over shock is different from the other two and has neither a reservoir nor floating piston. But it still is nitrogen charged shock, but the emulsion contains in it the charge along with the oil and the pressure tube. It’s resistance to foaming, aeration, and fades than the external ones is less and is best suited for lightweight and low-speed vehicles. Being compact and they are easier to fit than the other ones and also more economical than them. It can only be mounted right side up.