The bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning

© Photo : personal archival last car Arthur MukhametshinThe bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning© Photo : from personal archive

Low rise, blanking tinted glass shaking from the loud music — such exotic cars on Russian roads are more. Upgrade does not cost much is to understate the car with their hands or with the help of a friend mechanic. The rest of the participants react in different ways: someone is honking and swearing, others wonder and take pictures. Examples of the impressive tuning — in the material RIA Novosti.

Himself a mechanic

The fashion for low suspension cars came to Russia from America in 1960-ies: wanting to stand out from the crowd, the young people painted the vehicle in bright colors, put extra lights, cut the exhaust pipe and the rear springs. Sometimes these machines were able to «dance»: to raise and lower the body due to hydraulic equipment.

We have low cars meet the end of zero. A little later the traffic of the dandies there was a group in «Vkontakte» and the name of the BPAN, that is, «Without landing auto no.» There are not only discussing «pumping» machines. Every anniversary of the community celebrated a massive party, rap artists dedicate to him their verses, and the number of cars with a similar tuning on roads in some regions of the rolls.

© Photo : Anastasia of Vysokinskaya BPANThe bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning© Photo : Anastasia of Vysokinskaya BPAN

 

«It’s addictive. Go among the masses of identical machines, and they all look exactly yours. Many people like the attention and they are immersed in a tuning head: find like-minded people, discuss how best to put cars,» — explains to the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the owner of Moscow Zakhar, Matrenko.

Fans of the first transformation of the machines did everything themselves. If desired, and some knowledge of hardware to cut down the springs are responsible for ride height, capable of any. Another option is to install the short strut, they cost ten to fifteen thousand. The most convenient way — the «screws» that allow you to adjust the height with a wrench, or air suspension, which can be used to lower and raise the car with buttons, this is already significantly more expensive.

«When the movement has dramatically increased the number of followers, only a few craftsmen were able to efficiently install such equipment — they stand in line for a few months. Now its craftsmen in every region,» says Matrenko.

Not above the iPhone

Car low profile easy to drive on the smooth road, but when obstacles appear, difficulties arise. The owner of several rebuilt machines Arthur Mukhametshin willingly shares the secrets of movement: «The speed bump is safer to go on the diagonal, so less likely to hurt his bottom. Train the way better to pass on the minimum speed and the pit should be round».

© Photo : personal archivalia representative of the movement BPANThe bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning© Photo : from personal archivalia representative of the movement of the BPAN

Before he went to the «Lada 2110» bright red — her body was separated from the ground only half an inch. Now Mukhametshin waiting for pnevmokomplekt ninety thousand rubles for the new «Priora» and is going to put it on vosemnadtsatiletiya drives, although the standard size is 13-14 inches.

To prove that you’re cool, you can meet fans of tuning, which held a kind of competition: measured or the height of the machines on the roof, or the total distance to the asphalt at the side arches — the one below is the winner. To evaluate the tuning can ordinary iPhone: clearance — distance from the body to the ground must not be greater than the thickness of a mobile phone.

Mainly improvements are a domestic vehicle, but a lot of the cars. Unrecognizable species vary from regarding budget machines. The owners of expensive cars, as a rule, are not ready to change. «Watch how a car is pushed, the four in the winter from the yard or how it got stuck on the lying police, not for the faint of heart. Apparently, guys are not guided by common sense and special, known only to them sense of style. In large cities they love at night to gather at Central squares,» says the owner of an SUV from Nizhny Novgorod, Gleb Semenov.

The inspection is under threat

Safe these improvements? Mukhametshin I am sure that in some situations, a small clearance can save the driver from accidents.

«Once we were traveling with a friend, and he’s at a decent speed do not fit into the turn and he climbed up on the gravel. Thanks to the low-slung car kept control and it is not overturned, all survived,» he recalls.

© Photo : from personal archivesjust community BPANThe bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning© Photo : from personal archivesjust community BPAN

Another view from the auto experts. According to the President of the society of consumers of motor-vehicles of Russia Anton Niedzwiecki, intervention in the design makes the car’s behavior unpredictable.

«Of course, it all depends on how to achieve a low clearance. But «landing» in any case, the violation of the rules established by the manufacturer. Often used unoriginal, sometimes homemade items, such as cut springs. Getting such a car into a hole or burst a low-quality item — high probability of an accident. In fact, this car can not pass inspection. Understatement is not logical and from the point of view of convenience, taking into account the climate and the quality of roads in Russia is very useful high ground clearance,» explains RIA Novosti Niedzwiecki.

It is and other quirks BPAN: remote tinted glass on all Windows and a powerful subwoofer. «Power of sound restrictions, of course not. But loud music can cause accidents, distract from monitoring the situation on the road, or the driver will not hear a warning signal. As for the dimming of the glasses, it all depends on its degree. Average tinted glass almost does not affect vision, and deaf — without a doubt, especially if we are talking about the dark time of day. But the question is different: must be clear who has the control in the interest of law enforcement officers,» explains auto expert.

© Photo : personal archivalia representative of the movement BPANThe bottom to the ground. Russian car owners covered the epidemic of tuning© Photo : from personal archivalia representative of the movement of the BPAN

 

However, fans tuning I think the hobby is harmless. «We do not chase, do not go drunk driving, do not use drugs. If you hold events, competitions or rally — the money goes to charity,» Mukhametshin. According to him, due to lack of money, many initially cost a cheap way of tuning, but then put higher-quality equipment. And he adds that the traffic police stop such cars, but often not fine, and are interested in the vehicle.

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