In the concept of proper car modification, every change made should ideally always maintain function, aesthetics, and most importantly driving safety. This guideline of course also applies when the Men Intersport want to make changes in the sector of the legs.
Making the car’s ground clearance shorter, aka flat, is fine. But it is advisable to do it the right way.
Modifications like this are no longer new. Usually the biggest reason car owners do this is to pursue a sporty look. Another advantage that can also be obtained is the increased stability of the car when driving. This is because the vehicle’s center of gravity is also lower.
However, provided that the modifications are carried out in the right way. So how can all that be done?
“First, the owner should first determine the purpose of the modification. Because the modif legs for daily cars, shows , or racing are different. The components used will also be different later, “explained Bramantia Tamtama, a modifier of CVAN Auto Parts.
He further emphasized that even though the purpose of modification is different, all of them still have to prioritize safety factors. “Whatever the goal, don’t make the car a danger when it is used,” he continued.
An example of a change that should be avoided is to perform a spring cut. This step has a number of risks. Besides being able to damage the shockbreaker , the side effect is the handling of the car that is difficult to control.
“Because if the spring is short and the shock is still long, the rebound will make the shock work even harder. The shock will be broken, “explained Bramantia. A bigger risk from cutting the spring is the difficulty in calculating the response of the car foot in certain road conditions.
For example on a bumpy road. Because the spring has been cut, the throw will be even harder. The car might bounce in various directions when passing it. The situation will become more dangerous when the car is traveling at high speed.
If you have this, of course the modifications made can no longer be called proper because they risk safety. Though there are other, more ideal ways to do it.
Daily Car Foot Modification
In addition to safety, another factor that must be considered for daily car modification is driving comfort. Do not let your favorite car torture or inconvenience yourself when used for activities.
Steps that can be taken to modify daily car legs are to use a lowering kit .
“The lowering kit is a spring designed by an aftermarket manufacturer with specifications that have been adjusted to a particular car model. Examples on the market are Tein or Eibach. So the diameter or seat has been adjusted, ”he explained. This option is definitely safer than making spring cuts because there are calculations.
To note, when buying a lowering kit , we will only get a spring for each wheel. Shockbreaker tube replacement can be done if deemed necessary. However, Bramantia added that the use of a standard shockbreaker with a lowering kit is also relatively safe.
“For the shock , look for one with the same seat but shorter. Even though it is actually still safe to use a standard shock because it will drop at most about five centimeters. But the average is between two and three centimeters. Because aftermarket manufacturers are still thinking about comfort, “he said.
Talking about costs, the funds that need to be spent to get a set of lower kits start from three million to five million rupiah. If the funds are still too large, then the option that can be taken is to use a substitute component from another car.
So, Men Intersport can search by OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or other original car luggage, but the size is shorter. Just make sure the diameter and seat match the car you want to dress up.
The funds that need to be prepared for this option are cheaper, usually only around 2 million including installation services. Assuming the components obtained are second hand items. For the result, the car body can drop between one to two centimeters.
Modification of the legs of the exhibition car
Many car owners are very total in making modifications to their vehicles. The results of the modification are not only enjoyed by themselves, but are also displayed in exhibitions. For purposes like this, the appearance of a flat car with an extreme scale is indeed more attractive.
But with a car like that, it would be difficult to drive it on the highway. What can I do, the car must go up towing each time to the exhibition place. But apart from that choice, there are actually other ways to make the car still comfortable to drive.
The use of air suspension could be the answer. Just press the button so the car’s low height can be adjusted. “For shows using air suspension is better. Cars can still be used for roads at a safe height. Arriving at the exhibition place, the new exhibition was taken , ”said Bramantia.
Talking about air suspension , some car models have this component equipped right out of the factory. Usually these cars come from luxury brands. But there are also many aftermarket air suspension circulating for cars that don’t have them. The costs that must be spent start from 18 million to 30 million.
However, it should be emphasized that the use of air suspension is more suitable for car fashion only. Because the balloon contained in the air suspension has the possibility of leaking if used intensively on a daily basis.
Competition Car Modification
Then for cars that are built for racing purposes, it is appropriate to modify the legs using a coilover . The advantage, coilover allows us to adjust the suspension according to the needs of the track or race to be faced.
“The coilover has immediately started and the shock has occurred . The high or low can be adjusted , ”explained Bramantia. The difference with air suspension , to adjust the height and low of a car using a coilover , we must first boost it.
The use of coilover is really suitable for those who make modifications with a performance orientation. Because it’s not just the height of the car that can be adjusted. But usually coilover is also accompanied by a feature to adjust the rebound of the suspension.
Coilover prices in the market are quite diverse. For aftermarket products from local brands the price is between 5 million and 10 million rupiah. As for products from foreign brands, the price starts from 10 million to 30 million.
“For example, the Tein brand coilover for the Honda Jazz is around 21 million. In fact, up to 30 million Brio or Jazz races can now be used from the Aragosta brand, ”said Bramantia.
Of all the alternative modifications to the legs of the car, the Intersport Men just have to choose what option suits the needs and conditions of the pocket. In essence, make sure the modifications made do not forget the function and safety of driving.