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Install a set of lowering springs

Lowering springs, often accompanied by more low-friendly aftermarket struts, can typically lower your car's height (thus ground clearance) anywhere from half an inch to two inches. Your car will be slightly more aerodynamic, especially at highway speeds and thus slightly lower fuel consumption can be easily achieved. You will feel more confident going into turns due to a more solid and planted feel(lowering springs are usually on the firm side to accompany the drop). By using the brakes less when entering turns, you can save some gas as well. On the minuscule side, less energy will be lost during acceleration due to the movement of the softer original springs. Don't forget the sleeker look of your car when it's lowered ;-)

posted by cuts_off_prius on October 25, 2011

this tip works for 25% of voting Fuelly members.

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