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Old 01-16-2019, 04:03 PM   #41
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Extended top hats do nothing to prevent contact with corrected camber. Thatís like trying to fix an erratic idle by changing your washer nozzles.
If banging disappears with extended top hats, itís the shock bottoming out that isnít happening anymore. Nothing to do with the upper control arm.
I don't have a camber issue. I only have a UCA/UBJ hitting the top issue. I can see the point people are making. Currently the spring is compressed more than stock bc I lowered. Let's put the spring back to normal and lower by using the top hat.

But I don't think it will make a diff / the longer spring travel will make a diff. I think it's just soft springs.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #42
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The uca is hitting because of the suspension geometry. As the car is lowered, the arm is pushed up toward the fenderwell. Camber correction involves pushing the ubj mounting point outward (be it by the joint or the entire arm). This results in contact. The shock/spring assembly has nothing at all to do with it, aside from the introduction of negative camber that needs to be corrected as the car is lowered. The only way a shock/spring assembly can eliminate hitting is if the car is raised enough to allow for camber correction without the arm/joint making contact during compression.

To my knowledge, there is absolutely no way to correct camber on a significantly lowered cb7 without hitting the inner fenderwell (or, better yet, modifying the sheet metal to provide clearance). It’s geometry. No camber kit design is going to overcome that.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:43 PM   #43
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The other item I've never thought of prior is that there will be more fluid for the shock to go through as well by using the top hats.
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