With Rayvern Hydraulics, it’s either go low and I mean extremely low or go home!
Rayvern Hydraulics – A name that has spread to every corner of the UK and renowned for providing car owners the ultimate body drop. Rayvern Hydraulics was started by one of the nicest chaps you will ever meet back in 1994 called Ray Ramsay.
Coming from a background in the hotrod scene, he has masses of knowledge when it comes to customising and the guy isn’t shy to find his inspiration from magazine’s such as Tractor Monthly. I kid you not! Ray has been in the business of customising and lowering just about any type of auto out there, for over 20 years.
There is no limit to this guy and his imagination is damn awesome! We at SuperFly have known Ray for along time now and so it was to right that we now share with you what this man has created and will create in the near future. Our aim was to visit Ray and see what he had stored away in his barn and boy did we find a few gems and the first of many to come is his land bruising Chrysler 300c.
Ray chose the phat luxury cruiser as a project to promote his business over 7 years ago and has never wanted to part with it. We are so glad he didn’t as it is now gracing these pages for you to enjoy. ‘I chose the 300c back then as they were so rare in the UK and guys in the UK knew of the car on driving games on the Playstation’ Ray tells us.
Ray knew by getting hold of a car nobody knew would be a challenge with the response he would get, so he knew that going all out on the car was the way to go to get maximum impact. When we mean all out, not in the sense of all out styling with a large bodykit, that would be too easy.
No, for Ray it’s all about dropping the car on it’s factory sills no matter how much cutting is required, so that everyone who has the opportunity to witness the car, can truly appreciate the extreme drop. Just take a moment from reading this and just look how perfect it sits, when you consider those chrome Rozzi rims are a massive 22-inches and Ray achieved a 112mm body drop.
Now this was no simple job and this insane drop wasn’t achieved with just air ride suspension. Ray had to do alot of cutting of the inner arches, which then had to formed by hand, the engine then needed lifting, front mounts raised to re position the radiator and front bumper, lots of custom parts such as a-arm mounts, rear arms and custom front grill.
As Ray is a huge fan of the 300c, he wanted to keep the original look to the exterior, so no other modifications were applied. After all, it’s all about the body drop right. However, he did have some interior enhancements in the form of a full red leather retrim by Dave at D:Class and a full Kicker sound system.
This is more than enough to keep Ray happy on the short trips to the shops for some milk. You see with all his projects and customer cars, he doesn’t get much time to enjoy it on the road, but at least he can admire it in his lock up every time he comes into work. So what is next to come out of Ray’s workshop? Well, it isn’t the type of ride that you would normally choose to customise, more like deliver the post.
Vehicle: Chrysler 300c
Engine: 5.7-litre V8, raised engine
Chassis: 10×22-inch Rozzi wheels, Kumho 285/30 tyres
Wheels & Tires: Rayvern air ride suspension
Bodywork: Custom front grill, Euro style rear lights.
Interior: D:Class retrim in red leather, Kicker audio system