All this talk of lowering suspension got me thinking it's old hat (out of fashion). Manufacturers are in the process of raising suspension. You only need to look at all the SUV style vehicles on the road now. Even Ford have raised the Focus by 30mm and called it the Focus Active.
My opinion is 'slammed' cars look ridiculous and are not practical with the state of the roads.
To a point, lower vehicles handle more safely. Period. And that point has always up to an inch or two lower than a standard sedan/saloon car. Which is why performance oriented vehicles sit lower to the ground straight from the factory. Some, who are accustomed to a chassis that is not sloppy, will prefer that ride height for practical reasons, such as obstacle avoidance. As an illustration, sedans and coupes traditionally fare far better in the "moose test" than any crossover or SUV, and this is almost entirely due to ride height.
What seems ridiculous and not practical is manufacturers raising suspensions for road-faring vehicles which will never even see a dirt track, compromising vehicle handling and performance so passengers can feel "safer" by riding up high.
A 10-20mm drop is not slammed. It's hardly noticeable at a glance. But if you consider that mild modification ridiculous and not practical, I suggest that to many people it would be considered traditional (and consistent with the laws of physics).
but dropping only 20-30 mm is not slammed, and a mild cosmetic modification, combined with a new set of wheels / rims could look good
as the Ioniq become older, 2nd hand cars more affordable and warranties coming to an end we will see more mods like this being done
while not to everyones liking lets keep it friendly and helpful as we are an inclusive forum, as the modding community are often the ones to start finding things like electronic settings to unlock features etc which may be of use to normal users
Like the people who figured out how to unlock the range extender tank in the BMW i3 REX from (I believe) 1.7 gallons to a much more helpful 2.4 gallons in the US market. Or how the traction control on a Volkswagen can be modified with a software setting so it is truly "off" instead of "limited" when your VSC button is pressed. Clearly tinkerers outsmarting the manufacturer's arbitrary constraints can be a benefit for all, especially when warranties are expired and these are simply old cars that drivers want to make as useful as possible. Welcome the gurus into the fold, it simply means electrification is going mainstream.
I often see slammed cars round here, and they are often done badly as the camber is way way off and the car looks like bambi
but the yoof who drive them think they look cool
I do wonder how often they have to replace the tyres due to uneven wear on the inside of the tyre when the outer edge is not worn at all
Thankfully the Honda Civic exists, as this (at least in U.S. market) seems to attract the brunt of the "modifications in poor taste" aka "stance car" crowd, sparing other innocent vehicles from similar abuse. And yes the tire wear must get expensive quickly. I doubt you'll ever see this on an Ioniq, and I don't believe anyone here has suggested it.