Everyone knows deep cars. Cars of the category Lowrider But there is much more to it than just standing low. These are specially modified vehicles that are very popular and popular in the US in particular. Typically, classic automobiles from American manufacturers are rebuilt so that each suspension can be lowered individually under lowered. This gives the typical impression that the car can jump. In Germany, there is now a larger scene in low-rider tuning.
How does a lowrider work?
A lowrider often gets visually a lot of changes from its owner, but a true lowrider is identified by his technique and abilities. During the conversion, the axles of the vehicle are first stabilized so that they can cushion the jumps and other loads later. Once this first step has been completed, electrical pumps are mounted on each wheel well, which can be operated independently of each other. Thanks to these individually addressable pumps, it is possible to raise only one axle or even just one wheel to make the vehicle hop. So the pumps are thus the key figure of a low rider.
Hydraulic or pneumatic pumps, which are controlled by means of smaller electric motors, have established themselves here. The engines sit together with other pumps, which generate the oil pressure for the hydraulics, mostly in the trunk. The electric motors are operated either with switches mounted in the car, but preferably with a remote control, since the driver then does not necessarily have to be in the car while it is jumping. The pumps require a large amount of energy, so in the trunk also several additional batteries are housed. An advantage of having multiple batteries is that the car's movements can be so much faster as there is more power.
Lowrider are also popular in Germany
In addition to the big lowrider scene in the US, the 1990er has also developed its own scene for this tuning in Germany. In Germany, Lowrider are divided into five different categories. Fat Dancer are all fully mobile vehicles with a total weight from 1400 Kg. Dancer are all fully mobile vehicles with a weight up to 1400 Kg. Since the classic American lowrider weigh more often, it is often European small cars that fall into this category. Radicals are vehicles that are capable of particularly radical, powerful movements. Show and shine are vehicles that are not driven, but are presented motionless. The last category is Hopper, i.e. vehicles that can jump particularly high on the front axle. In the meantime, all hydraulic parts from the American manufacturers for conversion in Germany are also sold for the Lowrider community. Incidentally, the so-called is just as crazy Slab culture from Houston!
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