RSX Type S (02-04)
RSX Base (02-04)
Civic EP3 (02-04)
Civic EM (02-05)
As you track your vehicle and experience tremendous lateral G-forces while entering and exiting turns, your suspension geometry changes. As your car experiences sideways forces, the upper and lower control arms change angles in relation to one another. The resulting change could pivot the centerline of the affected wheel in such a way as to produce a significant change in camber, resulting in less tire contact with the ground and, subsequently, poor traction and stability.
To counteract this problem, Buddy Club has released the P1 Racing Extended Ball Joint, an adjustable ball joint that connects to the lower control arm, not the upper, thereby allowing a more correct and apt suspension geometry between upper and lower control arms to be maintained; this insures a more predictable roll center.
By extending the ball-joint of the front lower control arm, the BuddyClub P1 Racing Ball Joint raises the roll center and brings it closer to the center of gravity, thus increasing the vehicles roll stiffness and eliminating any unwanted side-effects to the vehicle's suspension geometry.
The ball joint dust boots are sturdy and snug and will withstand heat and the rigors of racing much better than your factory dust boots. The included castle nuts are strong and will not strip. Kit also includes split pins and snap rings.
The Buddy Club P1 Racing extended ball joints help return the suspension geometry to its ideal position while still allowing you to lower your car's center of gravity. Furthermore, they maximize vehicle tire grip by allowing increased front camber adjustability.