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Adjustable sway bar links are a must. When you lower the car you pre-load the swAy bar reducing its range of movement and really messing up your load transfer from side to side.

Adjust the sway bar so it is parallel to the ground. If the bar ends are angled upwards you are pre-loaded. If they are angled downwards there will be reduced effectiveness or no load transfer at all.

Be careful when messing with steering and suspension geometry. There are some free McPherson strut geometry programs online. Roll center is in imaginary point in space, usually several inches above the ground, somewhere near the center of your car. It moves when you are cornering. Roll Center Moment Radius Offset is also important.

Link to free suspension geometry program: Suspension Geometry Calculator
 
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