Mounting short springs on special suspensions?

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Do my special suspensions accept shorter springs?

The answer is rather negative.

Unless it is clearly specified on the product sheet, the answer will be no.

There are several "special" suspension systems to schematicize: tyres, hydraulics/magnets.

If you have magnetic type Ride or Hydraulic suspensions, with hardness choices, compressing the damper by a shorter spring will double the pressure exerted inside. So, when you're going to activate hardness on the dashboard, your cartridges might explode like a bottle of soda or at best see its internal joints let lose the precious liquid outwards, little by little. Given the price of a new cartridge, it's a bad idea...

For pneumatic suspensions, most don't even have springs... so you have to make sure. But the process must in any case pass through a computer setting of the height of the air cushion of the rear axles, see the two... Still a complication....

It is therefore highly recommended to lower the damper more than the manufacturer has anticipated. However, there are alternatives (complete kit, including shock absorbers) for some vehicles. Contact us, we certainly already have a more suitable solution...

On some vehicles, manufacturers offer short springs, but the lowering is very small and firm, as Racingline for some VAG vehicles equipped with magnetic ride, or some Mtech BMW at home Eibach, but it is very rare and in any case unadvised for an optimal life of your suspensions...