Tall ball joints: how tall is too tall.

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    Simple question whats the tallest ball joint that we can safely run with our cars?
     
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    What are trying to achieve?
     
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    Improve positive caster gains.
     
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    With the upper I'm trying for more dynamic camber
    And I'm considering using lowers to help tune the ride hight
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There's better ways to deal with ride height than messing with the lower balljoint

    The safest upper is going to be partially decided by which a-arm you run. The biggest detriment to the taller balljoints is that the angles start getting too extreme, they bottom out and break.

    All of this math is long-since done.
    The extreme front suspension packages
    http://www.customworksperformance.net/suspension.html
    http://www.speedtechperformance.com...duct_id=53/category_id=36/mode=prod/prd53.htm
    http://www.detroitspeed.com/1970-1981-F-Body-products/032011-hydroformed-subframe.html
    https://www.artmorrison.com/c6vette.php
     

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