We didn't used to think about bumpsteer--until our newly lowered Mustang would almost change lanes when hitting a bump. Correcting it involved guesswork and complex tools. That's not so anymore.
Bumpsteer is actually a change in the toe caused by the front end going up and down, and the result is a front end that doesn't track in the direction you are commanding. This ill-handling condition can make the car seem unpredictable and unsafe.
Maximum Motorsports' bumpsteer kits and handy bumpsteer gauge make correcting bumpsteer relatively easy and straightforward. It's also recommended to correct rear bumpsteer when lowering an independent rear suspension, such as in our '03 Cobra.
After setting the front and rear toe settings to zero, we used Maximum Motorsports' bumpsteer gauge to adjust the front and rear bumpsteer curves. This minimized toe changes when driving to maintain directional stability and handling consistency. We were pleased to find the gauge accurate, precise, and intuitive to use, and were rewarded with a Mustang that tracks straight and true--even when the pavement isn't.