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Author Topic: R32 hicas lock bar recommendation  (Read 1271 times)

sonoramicommando

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R32 hicas lock bar recommendation
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:39:56 PM »
Hi all,
I'm gonna ditch the hicas and there are a few different suppliers of lock bar.
Anyone care to recommend based on experience?
Thanks
Sam

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Re: R32 hicas lock bar recommendation
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 12:55:14 PM »
Driftworks HICAS elimination kit.

It removes the balljoint problem if using for racetrack.

There are similar HICAS lock kits in Japan.

Cheapest is just a lock bar that replaces the HICAS rack.

But have to setup car to dial out the understeer (HICAS is there to prevent understeer) as the swaybar is big front and small rear which creates understeer. You won't notice it too much until you go through lights or corners at 90 degrees + and the car doesn't want to turn in. Nissan has illustrations in catalogues showing this understeer problem without HICAS, but it's interesting to actually experience what happens in those illustrations.

I think Whiteline sells a swaybar kit for Non HICAS (for removing HICAS), so can use that.

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Re: R32 hicas lock bar recommendation
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 04:47:41 PM »
why is driftworks kit outrageously expensive compared to lock bars? looks like the knuckle should be removed to install the bushing?

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Re: R32 hicas lock bar recommendation
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 07:56:53 AM »
GKTech make nice looking ones, and all their other stuff is of a high quality.
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