Blitz suspension coilovers are seen on display during the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Is it Better to Lower Your Car With Lowering Springs or Coilovers?

Picking the right aftermarket suspension for your car is a tough decision. Should go with a set of lowering springs or spring for a set of full-on coilovers? The choice really depends on a few things including your budget, your intentions with the car, and how you want it to ride and handle.

Lowering springs simply replace your car’s stock springs and fit right onto the factory shock absorbers. They lower the car and have a fixed spring rate. Coilovers, on the other hand, have adjustable springs and shock absorbers that enable you to adjust the car’s ride height and ride characteristics.