"lower to ground makes it potentially harder for a casual thief to steal the catalytic convertor"CorradoJr wrote: ↑Tue Mar 14, 2023 9:08 amThe cost on lowering springs varies - generally $150 on up. There are also coil-overs, where the amount of lowering is adjustable rather than a set height. With vehicle lowering comes some a lot of cons and some pros:Marseille07 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 11, 2023 2:47 pmDoes this really help? I thought the bad actors bring a portable car lift with them to the shopping mall.
How much would it cost to lower your vehicle, anyway?
installation cost on each axle (plus an alignment)
potential for reduced ride quality (varies depending on lowering amount 10mm, 30mm, 40mm, etc.) and spring brand/quality
potential for scraping bumpers, underside of car on speed bumps, steep angles of driveways, etc.
potential for serious damage to oil pan/exhaust, etc.
potential for increased tire wear due to increased camber (unless this is corrected with additional parts)
lower center of gravity, better vehicle handling
lower to ground makes it potentially harder for a casual thief to steal the catalytic convertor
potential for increased efficiency (vehicle slightly lower to ground, more aerodynamic)
car generally looks better (subjective)
The thieves in the tristate area of the Northeast have absolutely no problem jacking these lowered cars up - of course this often leads to more damage but they do not seem to mind.