Re: Is It Ok/safe To Lower One End Of Car
I am not sure but if the dampning of the suspension is inefficient or the braking is also inefficient the warning lights on the dashboard would light up like a runway and then you should panic and take the crash position and wait for the thud!!!
I did a lot of playing around on the suspension and brake set up on my VW Beatle after I put an Alfa 33 16valver in it. It would nearly pull wheelies and refused to brake or corner that well. it was all down to positive feedback through the shock absorbers. basically I made the car so low and stiff at the front end that it was quite dangerous. What I found is that if you raised the car back to it's true hight (manufacturers settings) the car would resemble a vehicle that can corner, brake and do these in a reasonable way together. The solution to looking cool (and a lower slammed ride) was on my VW, was to raise the suspension back up and replace the wheels which were quite small and squat - with taller and less wide with low profile tyres. whick gave the illusion of lowering the car filling the arches, whilst not affecting the ride or brakes efficiency.
I don't think Alfa Romeo thought much about your driveway and how you were going to reverse out of it when the designed you car? COME TO THINK ABOUT IT, neither did the guy who changed half of your cars suspension - I would change it back to standard personally - it will save you time and money in the long run and stop the problems you face? As for your brakes - I don't think my 155 brakes are all that anyway, for a fast car. My Peugeot 406 Hdi taxi can outbrake at speed and out handle my 155 Q4 anyday I think, it's just faster obviously!!!
Off to bed now mate, and good luck