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Your house brand gets the car more level and slightly lower than the car in these photos.
Evolve614,

Thank you for reaching out.

Yes the MADNESS Lowering springs do lower the smart slightly lower than the Lorinser springs and the MADNESS springs have a more aggressive drop in the rear leveling the car.

These Lorinser springs are a great option for those looking to improve the stance and handling of their 453, but don't want as aggressive of a drop on their smart.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about lowering your smart.

Thank you again.
 

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Hey neat to see these available in NA! Thanks @SmartMadness ! Wondering if you have any data on adding these to a smart 453 ED/EQ?
Hello Scone Mucher,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

We have been honored to be Lorinser's North American partner for smart products.

While the springs should fit on the 453 ED/EQ we have not installed them due to the weight difference between the ICE and Electric models.

The electric vehicles being much heavier will cause a much more "Slammed" look than any gasoline variation lowering springs.

If there is anything else we can help you with please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Thank you again.
 

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The electric vehicles being much heavier will cause a much more "Slammed" look than any gasoline variation lowering springs.
Part of me wants to try it but practically speaking I actually need to be able to, you know, drive. :) Thanks.
 

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So I looked it up, the weight differential is about 12%:
453 ED: 985kg (2,167lbs)
453 gasolina: 880kg (1,940lbs)

I know automobile springs are carefully tuned but I wonder if the extra ~26kg/57lbs on each corner would really result in a slammed smart? @SmartMadness , care to weigh in (no pun intended)?

Also @Evolve614 , just curious why you're moving away from the springs to the coilovers?
 

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So I looked it up, the weight differential is about 12%:
453 ED: 985kg (2,167lbs)
453 gasolina: 880kg (1,940lbs)

I know automobile springs are carefully tuned but I wonder if the extra ~26kg/57lbs on each corner would really result in a slammed smart? @SmartMadness , care to weigh in (no pun intended)?

Also @Evolve614 , just curious why you're moving away from the springs to the coilovers?
Hello Scone Muncher,

When we installed the lowering springs on the smart ED the car sat about 0.75" lower than the advertised drop, and caused the car to ride much firmer.

If those are side effects that you are willing to live with then these springs can be installed on your ED 453.
 
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