- Single Piece (6061 Aluminum)
- Accepts the Entire Diameter of The Coilover
- Oversized Aurora Spherical Bearing
- Grade 8 Installation Hardware
- 22mm Ohlins Bumpstops
- Fully Polished (additional)
- Anodized (additional; few select colors)
Replace multiple parts with just three (one reused part from Tein) on the Basics & SS, and will be a direct swap for the Flex's. They should be compatible with numerous other Tein coilover systems as well as other manufactures but since they're still in testing I don't have a defiant list.
Tophats feature Aurora teflon lined spherical bearings for better suspension response and assist in any mis-alignment in the shocks when the suspension travels. Using this bearing also allows the chassis-to-spring seat area to be a lot shorter; thus lowering the car (.7" to be exact; equals .5" drop). We'll be adding additional add-ons such as 6061-spacers in .25" increments so that you can fill the tolerance back up to what it was originally or be somewhere in-between. Either way you will still retain the same added shock travel.
In addition to the tophats I've spent hours on the phone collaborating on a new-shorter bumpstop option to pair with them. As time proceeds we may run across a better option but what we have now should and seems to be the sweet spot. Stock Tein bumpstops are nearly 55mm long and are fairly squishy; we have added Ohlins 22mm progressive bumpstops with a slightly higher durometer reading than the Teins and have the best compression curve of any bumpstop it's height.
All-in-All I wanted to produce a tophat that improved suspension travel effectively, performed better, looked good, and won't break the bank. As I don't have an exactly release date (in testing) I'm not sure if any other modifications with be needed (at this point it looks good) I don't have an exact price but should be around $200 for a pair. Wanted to be cheaper but using the best in materials, bearings, and hardware add up quick.
Heights are still being played around with slightly. The height of the cap will determine how much travel you will gain in addition to the bumpstops (if you decide to purchase & use them). We could make them super tall (w/slight trunk modification) but can the shock even provide that much travel? The other thing that comes into play is if there so tall; they still have to mount in the same location you would have to preload them against the springs in order to install them. Most ppl wouldn't want this. So there is a fine line with make them too tall or too short. In the end will find the best combo and offer 2 or 3 different height tophats so that you can purchase them for the best application.
Added Suspension Travel (as tested w/out Bumpstops): 1.3" w/.5" drop
Added Supension Travel (as tested w/out Bumpstops): 1.8" (coilovers adjusted .5" to retain same ride height as pre-installation)
Added Suspension Travel (as tested w/Bumpstops): 2.5" w/.5" drop
Added Supension Travel (as tested w/Bumpstops): 3" (coilovers adjusted .5" to retain same ride height as pre-installation)
Big thanks to chriscar, slutz, & the snowboarder for there help with this project!