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The term, "bump steer" has usually meant the excessive toe-in or toe-out resulting from lowering (or raising the suspension). The tie-rods should remain level at rest. If not, as the suspension goes into "jounce" (suspension compression) the resultant misalignment of the tires (tires point some other direction) causes instabillity. In other words, the car becomes harder to control any time the suspension compresses/decompresses (during braking and turning maneuvers).

The "bump steer" kit tries to maintain the factory geometry by raising the steering rack as high as possible to compensate for the amount the car is lowered. In a 911, there is limited space to raise the steering gear when the car is lowered excessively.

Sherwood
Old 02-01-2004, 03:24 PM
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