A set of lowering springs can be installed on your car to improve its handling and appearance. The stiffer springs will make your vehicle feel more stable around corners. Because of the higher spring rate, and lower centre-of gravity, your car will feel more responsive in quick transitions. Cost to replace a pair of lowering springs will vary from one car to the next.
Cost to lower springs will vary from one car to the next. However, expect to spend anywhere between PS65 and PS195 on a set for either a Japanese import such as a Honda Civic or an American vehicle like a Ford Mustang. This cost will depend on how good the springs are and what brand they are. Eibach springs can be a great choice, and they usually run around PS162. The car will be lower by lowering the springs from 1/2 inch to 5 or 7 cm (2 or 3 inches) below stock.
- Cost of changing springs can vary from one car to the next, but you should expect to spend between PS65 and PS195 on a set for either a Japanese import such as a Honda Civic, or an American vehicle like a Ford Mustang.
Installing a pair of coilovers can also be a way to lower springs. Coilovers have an integrated spring and shock unit that allow you to set the vehicle’s lowest setting. Lowering springs may be limited and not adjustable. However, coilovers can lower cars up to 12.5-15 cm (5-6 inches). Remember that cars with a lower than normal height may be unsafe to drive on streets. For the lower-end brands, coilovers can cost as little as PS195 for springs or as high as PS260 for more premium brands like Ohlins.
Installing a series of coilovers can also be done to lower springs.
- While lowering springs have a limited range of capabilities and cannot be adjusted, coilovers can reduce the height of a vehicle by up to 12.5 cm or 15 cm (or 6 inches).
Installed for a fee
The suspension must be dismantled to install the coilovers or lowering springs. A good shop will install the springs at either side of your car, for around PS65-PS130. This means that you can replace all four corners of your suspension from PS130 to PS260. The price will vary depending on how the suspension is installed and what shop does it.
Installing the springs yourself can take as little as an afternoon on most vehicles, provided you have the proper equipment.
A spring compressor is your main tool to compress springs and take them out of the strut housing. It can be rented from an auto parts provider for PS13 or PS19.