These extended front top hats are designed to convert to a true coaxial setup and will allow maximum compression stroke of the shock. The top hat design allows the shock shaft to be tucked higher into the body of the car allowing the shock body to also tuck an additional 3/8" or 10mm more than normal.
This results in more shock travel before bottoming out and will increase suspension compliance and traction. The spherical bearing upper mount also eliminates bushing compliance of stock mounts and gives greater control to dampers under high racing loads.
Non-coaxial upper mounts, while very economical for production and fine for street use, leave a lot of available suspension performance on the table. This can be vastly improved by going to a true coaxial setup that separates the upper mount and spring perch. Non-coaxial upper spring location induces bind in the shock shaft increasing friction on the shock piston and also forces the spring to have nonlinear compression rate. Increased friction leads to higher shock oil temperature, additional wear in pistons and seals, and greatly reduces traction at the wheel.
This kit will convert the non-coaxial top hats that come with most coilover suspension kits to a true coaxial set-up.
This kit includes spring retainers and isolators specifically for KW barrel type springs. This is a one stop, bolt-on kit.
Made in the USA from 6061 Billet Aluminum. These upper mounts use high strength FK Wide-Series Bearings with Teflon Liners for maintenance free, quiet operation.
Designed specifically for the Alfa Romeo Giulia with a Coilover suspension upgrade
Coaxial Design for increased traction and reduced shock blind
Hat movement is independent of spring compression axis
6061-T6 Aerospace Aluminum Alloy for extra rigidity and reduced weight
FK Large 3/4" high-quality spherical bearings
Install kit includes everything needed for bolt-on install
Anodized Black Finish for durability
Engineered, tested, and manufactured in the United States
This is a Special Order part and all sales are final. Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.
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