When you say "drives alright" what do you mean?You could possibly use washers, but I wouldn't recommend it because of the tapered ball joint stud. I'd say use a professional kit. Otherwise, trailer it to an autocross event and test it out there where failures result only in the injury of your pride. On the other hand, I have lowered my 65 1" in front and have not adjusted my bumpsteer. Drives alright.