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  • #16
    Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
    It looks like summit springs are 50$ each-100$ for the pair. I got them from southwest speed for 39.98$ each. 79$ a pair.
    Okay my bad. Thought that was per spring.
    91GL BP/F3A with boost
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    • #17
      That is a great deal. I need to look on amazon more often. I always forget about it. I normaly have such good luck on ebay tho. The top hats have been the only thing in the last 6 years that have been an issue for me.
      1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
      1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
      1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
      19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
      1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
        That is a great deal. I need to look on amazon more often. I always forget about it. I normaly have such good luck on ebay tho. The top hats have been the only thing in the last 6 years that have been an issue for me.
        Yeah I have found things on Amazon that were cheaper than rock auto believe it or not. And I have found things on Amazon that weren't even on rock auto haha.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Advancedynamix View Post
          Great writeup. I love the use of using the rear spring perch as the spring top isolator.
          That is cool. I will try that when I do my Bilsteins next spring.

          +1 on the great writeup!
          Last edited by TominMO; 12-28-2015, 07:04 PM.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post

            old vs new parts
            Is the top hat for the new front strut used at all for anything?

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            • #21
              Yes! The top hat was used as a top hat. I used the front coilovers as they came (aside from springs and hole mods). Top hat fit nicely over the rod. The rod fit nicely into the strut mount.
              1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
              1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
              1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
              19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
              1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
                Yes! The top hat was used as a top hat. I used the front coilovers as they came (aside from springs and hole mods). Top hat fit nicely over the rod. The rod fit nicely into the strut mount.
                Good write up Mike, how did the top of the new aluminum Hat mate with new upper Rio Mount (Bearing)?
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                • #23
                  Seems fine to me. Car turns so much better than before. So I guess it's working

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                  1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
                  1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
                  1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
                  19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
                  1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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                  • #24
                    In the past I have used a washer between the front top hats and the Kia Rio strut bearing, just to distribute the load over a wider surface. This was just a precautionary measure taken from years of experience with coilover suspension on strut vehicles. All the spring weight is being supported by the inner shoulder of the strut mount bearing to spring hat thrust sufface. Aluminum is softer than the steel washer, so it is more apt to compress. If it compresses then there could be a slight amount of binding as the hat would then contact the outer bearing race. I tend to over engineer everything though. Lol
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                    • #25
                      ^^ overkill is underrated!
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                      • #26
                        Great right up, question how to achieve negative camber at the rear. I know advance had made a plate, was wondering if any one had tried that mod. Can alignment shims any good for this?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by alpaccino View Post
                          Great right up, question how to achieve negative camber at the rear. I know advance had made a plate, was wondering if any one had tried that mod. Can alignment shims any good for this?

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                          gotta use washers under the spindle.
                          1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
                          1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
                          1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
                          19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
                          1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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                          • #28
                            how about ride height how much does that change any before vs after, camber still set to zero? or is it egative

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by alpaccino View Post
                              Great right up, question how to achieve negative camber at the rear. I know advance had made a plate, was wondering if any one had tried that mod. Can alignment shims any good for this?

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                              Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
                              gotta use washers under the spindle.
                              Recently bought alignment shims for the rear, code 75200....

                              http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sp...9qoaAoX98P8HAQ

                              We were fixing a problem of 1 inch of toe in, and changed the camber by zero. Very easy to use. I like them better than using a washer just because there is full contact.
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                              • #30
                                I bought 4 of these! I'm looking for -3 on the rear on race days

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                                1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
                                1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
                                1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
                                19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
                                1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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