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Top 10 Ways to Lower and Lift Your Car or Truck


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Hydraulic Suspension
High-performance hydraulics systems can cost up to $5,000 or more.
High-performance hydraulics systems can cost up to $5,000 or more.
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Lowering a vehicle while having the flexibility to tackle inclined driveways, speed bumps or changing weather conditions, makes hydraulics the No. 1 option for many. A hydraulic suspension system is very versatile because it puts the driver in control of the car's height -- and in quick bursts via a fluid pressure system. While air suspension systems do the same, fluid suspension action is usually considered faster, depending on the power used to create the pressure of the hydraulics.

Tricked-out autos that perform rapid back, front, or one-sided drops and rises often are controlled by fluid hydraulics. This high-performance method of lowering a car comes at a high price, however, and can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000 or more, not including installation and upkeep.


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