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I could type up a more detailed response, but I'll let H2Sport do the talking because they summed it up pretty well:
Besides, I'm too old and not hip enough to be worried about whether I'm stanced. Then again, maybe I'm just a go before show kind of guy..The H2Sport Spindle has been designed to overcome the loss of handling performance suffered by cars equipped with aftermarket lowered suspensions.
The loss of handling performance of a lowered car is the result of lowering the car without correcting the suspension geometry. For example, lowering a car with McPherson strut front suspension (as equipped on the VW A4 chassis) alters the front geometry by significantly decreasing camber gain, introducing bump steer, lowering the front roll centre and possibly causing the control arm bushings to bind.
All of these factors combine to reduce handling performance.
- Decreased Camber – reduces the tire’s capacity to generate lateral grip resulting in more understeer.
- Bump Steer – increases the cars tendency to wander inclining the driver to continually make small steering corrections.
- Lowering the Roll Centre – causes more body roll, unfavourable camber change, hence less lateral grip, and ultimately more understeer.
- Binding of Control Arm Bushings – effectively increases suspension stiffness, reduces tire compliance with the road surface and ultimately more understeer (and premature failure of the bushings).
It’s important to correct the front suspension geometry by restoring the camber curve, resetting the bump steer, raising the front roll center bringing it back into balance with rear roll center height, and restoring the control arms back to their nominal position to eliminate bushing binding.
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