|Originally posted by Stubby79:|
Properly? Pfft. I was lazy, and didn't do it properly. I've had no troubles.... Roads are pretty good around here, though. I'd recommend doing it properly, it just wasn't for me at the time.
Several years ago when I cut the springs on my '84, I didn't shorten the front bump stops and I thought the car was fine. The ride was a little stiff, but I didn't mind. It wasn't until I started autocrossing the Fiero that I realized something was wrong. I noticed the front of the car was sort of "skittering" around the corners. It reminded me of a stone being skipped across a body of calm water. Upon closer inspection, it turned out that my lowered front suspension was sitting right on the bump stops.
The only "give" was the rubber pads on the bump stops being squished a bit more while going over bumps.
Once the surgery was done to the metal cones of the front bump stops, it made a world of difference with how the car felt... especially at autocross.
I'm just happy that shortening the front bump stops on an '88 is so
much simpler to do, now that I drive my lowered Formula at the track.