Lowering your vehicle can add aesthetic appeal, as well as increase its performance. Here at Griffin Autos, we have been offering a quality tuning service to ensure you get the most out of your car for many years. In our latest post, we discuss the fundamental differences between lowering springs vs. coilovers and the difference this conversion can make to your vehicle.

Lowering Springs

Lowering the springs in your vehicle is the simpler job out of the two and involves replacing the existing springs in your car with shorter springs (aptly named lowering springs). There is no modification needed when standard springs are replaced with lowering springs and in most cases, it is just a simple swap.

So, if it’s just a straight swap – what’s the difference between standard and lowering springs? Lowering springs will ultimately lower the height of your vehicle, which can help to improve its stability and handling.

A spring that is shorter than a standard spring must have a higher spring rate to compensate for this and support the vehicle weight, but the downside of this is a firmer spring, meaning a harsher ride quality. However, in the world of performance, the advantages often outweigh this.


The term coilover is short for “coil spring over strut”. If you choose coilovers, your vehicles entire shock/strut and spring combination are replaced. Unlike lowering springs, coilovers offer greater adjustability, including ride height, spring pre-load, shock damping and rebound. Consequently, coilovers allow for ultimate balance and control of your vehicle.

Griffin Autos – Tuning

If you are looking to have your car modified for the track, speak to our dedicated team today. We have been fine-tuning vehicles for many years, helping to increase performance so you can get the most out of your car. For more information on our services, call us today on 01525 402896 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.