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mrsr32

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« on: October 21, 2013, 12:14:48 PM »
can anyone recommend a place that can replace the ball joints on the rear wheel carriers at a half decent price?

otherwise i'll take the hubs off and do it that way.

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 12:32:08 PM »
Best to just take the hubs off and use a press, I was quoted between 3 and $500 to replace both of mine, with the most expensive option being parts inclusive.

They're a PRICK to remove, too.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 02:05:44 PM »
thought that might be the case.  maybe its time to swich to a non hicas sub frame

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 05:26:53 PM »
I got mine pressed out for $30 from a local engineering shop. If you supplied the joints they would probably install them for another $30.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 08:02:46 PM »
Yeah, HICAS is great if it's still working, I wouldn't get rid of mine.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 10:47:43 AM »
Easily removed and installed with a vice at home if you have the carriers removed. It really doesn't take much effort at all. A bit of CRC will help a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 11:17:16 AM »
^ exactly that no press needed
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 12:31:53 PM »
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Easily removed and installed with a vice at home if you have the carriers removed. It really doesn't take much effort at all. A bit of CRC will help a lot.


You can do them on the car with a big g clamp and a few old sockets that fit over and in the ball joint.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 01:47:45 PM »
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thought that might be the case.  maybe its time to swich to a non hicas sub frame

If you don't feel like doing it yourself give Joe Kyle a ring - someone not familiar with RBs may quote a huge price to cover themselves.

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 02:27:38 PM »
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You can do them on the car with a big g clamp and a few old sockets that fit over and in the ball joint.

Can use a puller on one side, hammer, bar on the other and lots of CRC. Takes about an hour each side.

Also might want to take the greasing nipple for balljoint on the side out first on both sides.

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Yeah, HICAS is great if it's still working, I wouldn't get rid of mine.

A Skyline handles better without HICAS (very similar to with HICAS, but rear stays planted when exiting corners vs HICAS where it can step out). But it's not as simple as just removing HICAS to make it work. You have to resetup the suspension (swaybars) to suit to dial out the understeer that the HICAS eliminates. A set of Whiteline swaybars (for non HICAS setup on R32 GTS-T) are setup for eliminating the understeer.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 08:16:34 PM »
Eh, in my opinion if it ain't broke don't fix it, I like the fact that everythings still functional on my car, the only gripe I have with.HICAS is it makes diff removal a pain.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 09:33:58 PM »
Your entitled to your opinion and one I agree with. Just can extract the full potential without HICAS (many ways to solve the understeer problem and each having + and -).

Do you mean access to passenger side rear mounting bolt due to the piece sticking up from HICAS rack itself???
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 06:55:45 PM »
thanks guys, might give it a crack on my car with a big g clamp and some sockets.  without hicas the car drives so much better sideways.  i just need to replace the blown ball joints as i knwo they'll fail the next wof.