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Apex is your one stop solution for automotive suspensions. Whether you're looking to drop your car for better handling and an enhanced look, or lift your truck so you can climb over rocks and trees and add that aggressive look, we've got you covered! At Apex Customs Phoenix our expert technicians understand that every suspension package is unique depending on it's intended application. We will build the automotive suspension package that works best for your ride and intended application.
Suspensions are one of the best mods you can make to your ride. Not only do they offer a unique look, but they will improve the handling, capabilities, and value of your car, truck, or SUV. There are several components to consider when you're looking to improve the performance and look of your vehicle, at Apex Custom Phoenix we can install, upgrade, and swap any performance suspension component you need. From full lift or lowering kits, to upgraded sway bars, bushings, and shocks, we can source the best components for your vehicle and application, install the parts, and tune the suspensions performance.
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Offering performance suspension installation services for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Glendale, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona.
Performance Suspension Services
Give your car better handling by lowering the suspension or give your truck that aggressive look by raising the suspension. Lowering will also help eliminate unsightly factory wheel gap and helps improve your cars handling and ride characteristics. Lifting will allow your truck to tackle deep puddles or climb big ass rocks. At Apex we can provide the suspension service you're looking for. Here are a few of our most popular performance suspension services:
Car Lowering Q&A
Lowered Suspension Advantages and Disadvantages
There are pros and cons to lowered suspension systems. Some drivers change their suspension systems so that the vehicle sits lower to the ground. Any kind of aftermarket suspension system or alteration has its own specific effects on a vehicle.
Advantages of Lowered Suspension
Better aerodynamics. With a lowered suspension, there's less air going underneath the vehicle, and this can create a better outcome for wind drag on a car. That's why some sportier models sit a bit lower to the ground.
Improved traction and handling. In general, having the vehicle so low to the ground can increase the grip of the tires on the roadway and improve handling. However, this is not always the case, as lowering can in some instances cost handling issues.
Reduced rollover risk. When its center of gravity makes it a rollover risk, almost any vehicle benefits from lowering. The higher the vehicle sits, the easier it tips over.
Greater comfort. Some drivers report that they feel better with a lower suspension. Additional stiffness can be desired in a suspension, and this is one of the perks that some drivers mention after lowering their suspensions.
Disadvantages of Lowered Suspension
Increased bottoming out. One of the most common problems with lowered suspensions is that the vehicle can more easily hit the road when it bounces. Speed bumps can also be problematic. Contact with the ground can cause parts of the underside of the car to be seriously damaged. The oil pan and exhaust system are particularly vulnerable.
Uneven tire wear. In some cases, a lower suspension can cause tires to wear unevenly, or cause extreme wear patterns. Drivers should look out for this consequence when altering their suspension in any way.
Potential conflict with other parts. An even more dangerous consequence of a lowered suspension occurs when elements of the suspension system come into contact with other vehicle systems. Low suspensions can get caught up in anti-lock brake apparatus, sway bars, or even with the sidewalls of the tires. An incorrectly set up suspension can actually chew on tires, causing some serious potential risks.
Lifting and towing problems. For those who like to use manual jacks to raise a vehicle for routine maintenance, lowering the suspension can make a simple job a lot harder. Think about your access needs before shifting your car's frame lower toward the ground.
All of these are important considerations for vehicle owners who want to mess around with the suspension system that came direct from the factory. Experts recommend paying extra for quality shock absorbers and other parts, and avoiding cheap aftermarket systems that can cause failure or other serious risks on the road
What You Need For A Performance Suspension
When it comes to modifying a vehicle, lowering suspension and ride height is often the first step many enthusiasts make.
For the best compromise between handling and looks, choose a kit that includes matched springs and shocks from the same manufacturer, with drops of no more than half an inch to an inch. This allows the spring rates to be increased with improved damping rates to match. Kits that include only lowering springs are cheap but will have spring rates close to factory rates to be compatible with the factory shocks. What this means is that your suspension is lowered and travel is reduced, yet there is no increased spring rate or damping force to prevent bottoming out of the shocks. In the case of a rally suspension or suspension that will be used on rough, uneven roads, lowering should be avoided at all costs with attention paid to increased damping and spring rates. Lowered suspensions tend to work best on smooth roads, while excessively rough roads and uneven surfaces require near-stock ride height to function properly.
Advantages of Lifting a Truck or SUV
A lift with monster tires is one of the coolest modifications you can make to a truck, Jeep, or SUV. There is something about raising an off-road vehicle a few inches higher that simply cannot be matched in the looks department not to mention the cool factor of driving a miniature monster truck.
Most truck and SUV owners enjoy a slightly higher truck that can fit larger tires. As a result, the aftermarket off-road industry has developed a variety of suspension lifting kits that can fit just about any truck or SUV. Most suspension lifts will raise your truck or SUV 2” to 5” for a lift that looks cool and adds towing ability while not making it undrivable. There are some off-road enthusiasts that like to push the limits by installing extreme lift kits to really give your truck or SUV that wow factor. At Apex Customs, we can install any aftermarket lift kit you desire. From simply body lifts, to full suspension lifts, our skilled technicians will have your truck climbing rocks in now time.
There are many potential advantages to installing a suspension or body lift to your truck or SUV. Here are a few advantages to take into consideration: