Installing the lift does not change the hub geometry. We are not using a strut on this bike. You have a double a-arm set up so the hub retains the factory alignment. What we did do was change the shock angle so you get the coil to load faster for the same amount of movement. The steeper the angle of the shock the less movement you get versus tire movement. (This proably could be explained a lot better but take a lot more room)
The main problem with the Griz is the front is too soft, the coil rate is only 100# per inch, this causes the front to feel like it is rolling under as you turn. I also read a statement as to a Corvette's handling. A Corvette has very firm suspension to allow you to corner without any squat on the outside plus they have a very heavy sway bar which comes into play to keep the platform level and controlable. Not a good comparison, this is like comparing the Vette to a Capri and then bragging about the Vette.
By lifting the front you also get some weight transfer that makes the front lighter because you have a better weight transfer front to rear. When the front is lower this causes the front to scrub more in turns this along with the squat you get from a light coil makes for some weird results. I always compared the handling to riding a large rubber ball.
By lifting the front and getting the coil to load at a faster rate we have ENHANCED the handling of the bike you can corner better you can back off the throttle in a turn without the bike feeling like it is rolling over. It will also turn a tighter circle because the scrub on the front is not as bad.
We were able to obtain lift WHILE inproving the handling.
In the comment about the Vette I agree with his assumptions about the handling and will agree he is correct when you are speaking of cornering only. I just want to make this point; While at Superlift we built a 12 inch lift for the early solid axle Chevys. New Jersey was doing everything they could to get lifted trucks banned from the highway. A gentleman with the state built a "tilt table" that all lifted trucks had to pass prior to getting an inspection sticker. Equipped properly with parts we designed and running the tires and wheels we suggested a 12" chevy scored higher on the table than stock trucks. Please do not think I am suggesting that a 12" lifted truck will corner like a Vette just you can make a lot of things happen if you know what you are doing.
Bottom line is it all depends on what you want the vehicle to do, how it will be used and for what.
Please excuse the mis-spelled words. I am in a bit of a hurry this AM but I thought I would comment on the thread.