As the year begins to draw to a close, we like to reflect on that which lies behind us. We’ve come a long way since we first started StanceWorks, and we couldn’t have done it with out all of you. As part of our gratitude, we’ve teamed up with Air Lift Performance to give back to the community. From December 19th until January 5th, we will hold an Instagram contest to determine who truly needs a little more “low” in their life.
The biggest lie any true car enthusiast will tell themselves is that they will “keep it simple” or “leave it alone this time.” Four years ago, I purchased a grey-market 1986 BMW 525e, and it was my only car and daily-driver. The plan was to just do wheels and a drop… “stay conservative,” I told myself.
Photography by Lorenzo Hamers
Steven Garreyn is no stranger to low cars: through our attempts to communicate with a translator and broken english, I gather he’s owned more cars than he can even begin to recall. The one thing he does know, however, is that he’s lowered each car as much as possible.
It’s an argument that finds its way into discussions in every car show parking lot and enthusiast garage. Spanner wrenches and elbow grease are pitted against control switches and compressors. The debate gets heated as claims that your car isn’t low enough until your subframe hits asphalt are met with remarks that “airride is cheating”.
If it hasn’t become abundantly clear by now, we here at Stance|Works are interested in all things “low.” Our estimation is that everything generally looks better closer to the ground. There is nothing new about this concept as it dates back to bored teenagers in the ‘30’s removing leaves from leaf springs on their model A’s just to see what it would look like.