Lowering The Ride Height Of Your Car Has Pros And Cons, Here’s Some

Lowering The Ride Height Of Your Car Has Pros And Cons, Here’s Some

As per the opinion of a renowned and certified BMW mechanic, the tuning scene or Perth, Australia has recently taken to new heights.

Hence, it is a pretty common sight for one to witness BMW sedans, coupes, roadsters and even SUVs with a lowered suspension or in other words, lower ride heights.

So the question arise –

Does lowering the suspension of your BMW is purely a cosmetic modification or does it come with benefits as well?


Are there any cons if one chooses to lower the ride height of their bellowed BMW car?

Well, the answer is yes for both the questions framed above.

According to a certified BMW mechanic that is associated with BMW auto servicing for many years in Perth, there are both pros and cons when one lowers the ride height of their BMW.

They are as follows –


Your BMW will be more aerodynamic

With a lowered suspension, your BMW will be cutting through the air like butter.

Furthermore, as there will be less air beneath your car, it will be creating less drag for your car thus enabling it to move effortlessly, at high speeds and return more kilometres per litre of fuel.

Your car’s rollover quotient will be next to nil

With a lowered suspension, you are bringing the centre of gravity for your BMW closer to the ground thus making it almost impossible for your car to roll over in case of an accident, oversteer or under-steer.


There is a high risk of your car bottoming out

As per certified BMW mechanic– a lowered suspension means your BMW, whether it is a sedan or an SUV, will have less space between its underbody and the road. This means that you could hit obstacles such as a speed breaker or a piece of rock while driving. This could result in your car suffering substantial damage to its engine oil sump and even its fuel tank.

The tires of your car would wear unevenly

A lowered suspension also affects the camber angle of your BMW’s wheels. Now, excessive camber, whether positive or negative, could result in a situation where the tires of your BMW will be wearing out prematurely or unevenly. In both cases, you will be spending more money on tires for your BMW with lowered ride height.

It can conflict with other parts of your car

A lowered suspension could also get caught up with the ABS (anti-lock brake) system of your BMW. It could also conflict with the sway bars, or even with the sidewalls your BMW’s tire well.

You will be having issues with lifting and towing your car

There will be instances where you would need to lift or tow your BMW from point A to point B but with a lowered ride height; you will be having a lot of trouble while doing so.

When you own a BMW, it is essential that you pay close attention to its needs and wants. Although BMW is reliable but when you are making after-market modifications to it, you are treading through uncharted waters! So, before getting under the hood of your BMW, be sure to seek expert opinion from a certified BMW mechanic, for the best results.