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View Poll Results: HICAS -
HICAS still being used and feel it improves the handling 154 24.44%
HICAS locked off and preffer handling now 167 26.51%
HICAS locked off and I miss it.. 7 1.11%
Considering locking the HICAS but neeed to know more 306 48.57%
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Old 3rd April 2012, 08:47 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Even slightly worn ball joints and tw slightest bit of play in the rack will absolutely ruin the handling.
Not sure if your experience but make sure you DO NOT attempt to whack the ball joins out of the uprights with a hammer. You won't do it and you stand a chance of cracking the alloy without realising it (hairline). Then you run the risk of it breaking up at speed.

You'll need a hydraulic press capable of at least ten tonnes if I remember correctly from doing mine. Your best bet is to swing by a local workshop somewhere and offer them a but of cash. It's a five minute job and not rocket science. Think it cost me a tenner.
i have removed many bushes with a press and as i can see it for the ball joints of hicas will need it again, the ball joints are still stiff but since everything is out i will be changing them, but is something else that i can service or change on the hicas to renew it? i am thinking on servicing the motor of the hicas has anyone ever tried to do this? or the most of you just throw it away and lock it? what does it brake on the hicas and makes the car go sideways?
i still love mine , i dont know how it will work at high hp though some people say it doesnt work so good on cars with over 600hp is this true?
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Whats your goal? I mean, you could go through replacing the ball joints and having the tracing redone only to find no noticeable change. Do you know anyone local to you with GTRs without HICAS?
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Whats your goal? I mean, you could go through replacing the ball joints and having the tracing redone only to find no noticeable change. Do you know anyone local to you with GTRs without HICAS?
just for the peace of mind i am building a new car literally, not really all of them have the hicas apart from the ones they have converted their cars for drift.
a friend with an r33 is considering removing it with over 600hp.
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just for the peace of mind i am building a new car literally, not really all of them have the hicas apart from the ones they have converted their cars for drift.
a friend with an r33 is considering removing it with over 600hp.
If you're building a new car then work towards a concourse condition, factory spec car.
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If you're building a new car then work towards a concourse condition, factory spec car.
too late i wish i went that way but unfortunately i went for the max tuning step 3 with everything, all the money i have spent i could have my r34 + r35.
my target is going to be an expensive z-tune bb i ques .
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Drop the HICAS if it's going to be a monster.
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Drop the HICAS if it's going to be a monster.
i am like steve on this i believe it was put there for a reason if it makes a problem i will be removing it though. for the time being i am gone try to service it.
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I have had my R33 25t for over 10 years, had the hicas for about 4 years and then put in a lock bar.
What a different thing to drive, much more positive, does what i direct it to do when i want to do it.
I changed after a few scary overtaking situations when the road went on camber to off camber and back again and had to fight with the bitch to bring her back... Hasn't happened since i locked it

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Old 16th April 2012, 07:51 PM   #369 (permalink)
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i am like steve on this i believe it was put there for a reason if it makes a problem i will be removing it though. for the time being i am gone try to service it.
Mine did cause an issue, too tardy correction and counterintuitive. Found it frustrating on the track.
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Mine did cause an issue, too tardy correction and counterintuitive. Found it frustrating on the track.
well at the begin when i was going against it was indeed frustrating, and especially in the highway when trying to change lanes but i got used to it now i dont know if i can do with out it maybe be scareless and go faster so its a good thing that i still have it, i am changing also the balljoints of it even though mine are quite good but new is better.
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Yes yes, go for it. I wouldn't say its a bad thing. I think it's where you are coming from that matters. Both have their pro's and con's. I guess thats why this thread has been so vastly debated and lasted so long. I'm going to drop out of this one now as I think I've put my two pence in enough!
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My 32 still drives really well.70300kms. 600hp. Stays true to my chosen line, never wanders around. If the Hicas ever gives me an issue I'll ditch it but right now I can push the car hard through bends with confidence. The car is very low, on bilstien coilovers, very stiff and the rear subframes is on solid mounts. Tyres are 11 years old bridgestone RE01 235/45/17! New 255/35/18 Michelins coming this Winter so more grip
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i hate hicas!
i eliminate this evil-item by my car and i take a hicas eliminator kit by driftworks
now that's all ok
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i hate hicas!
i eliminate this evil-item by my car and i take a hicas eliminator kit by driftworks
now that's all ok
i like your choice of words no more evil for me too.
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i like your choice of words no more evil for me too.
ahah tnx!
my friend says "is like driving into a hurricane"
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but... i've a question... in my r32 gtr I removed the hicas physically and plugged the fluid conduit steering, in addition to having fitted the kit of driftworks, is this the right procedure? when removing the hicas i lost a very small part of fluids, and now no loses, risk damage to the steering?

sorry for my bad english
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ahah tnx!
my friend says "is like driving into a hurricane"
LOL

but... i've a question... in my r32 gtr I removed the hicas physically and plugged the fluid conduit steering, in addition to having fitted the kit of driftworks, is this the right procedure? when removing the hicas i lost a very small part of fluids, and now no loses, risk damage to the steering?

sorry for my bad english
As far as I know that is the way. Some take all the hoses out and plug it from the front. Am getting my car later and will let you know. Will post some pics of the car.

Having it first aligned.
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As far as I know that is the way. Some take all the hoses out and plug it from the front. Am getting my car later and will let you know. Will post some pics of the car.

Having it first aligned.
ok tnx post the alignement too and your feelings!
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The hoses should be connected in a loop to allow the fluid to circulate. If they are just blocked off it will cause damage to the power steer pump.
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The hoses should be connected in a loop to allow the fluid to circulate. If they are just blocked off it will cause damage to the power steer pump.
tnx for your reply.. have you some photos or link for this job??
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The hoses should be connected in a loop to allow the fluid to circulate. If they are just blocked off it will cause damage to the power steer pump.
Can others chime in? I have seen a lot of guys just blocking it off.
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