thanks mycologist! yes it made a whooping difference. i was a little 'aww dammit' when i had the lower bolts finger tight and that was the most i could get without completely removing the knuckle to see what was keeping it from breaking into the -1.2s or better.
man the reviews on the com c tophats are great! you know for a non-full race tune. maybe some of them too. i was thinking there was adjustments when you said you can get more camber out of them. just the flexibility of the better bushing? or would i need camber bolts(camber plates?) front to wring out the extra depth. honestly its so good already its crazy. the steering wheel feels lighter and more connected than ever. all those parts now made a difference. and i am jacked that i did the alignment myself without help from our alignment master. although he will be double checking my work tomorrow(this was my weekend assignment. here's the machine. here's your parts. have it done by tuesday.) man i am so close to lol!