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HICAS still being used and feel it improves the handling 154 24.68%
HICAS locked off and preffer handling now 166 26.60%
HICAS locked off and I miss it.. 7 1.12%
Considering locking the HICAS but neeed to know more 301 48.24%
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Old 29th December 2010, 07:14 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Ok, so I just moved to Germany from Japan where I previously owned an ECR33 and I upgraded for autobahn purposes to the BCNR33. I never noticed my HICAS in the ECR33 but as I drive my new car it feels a bit like it is swaying or just awkward at times and I don't like it because it feels disorienting at times. I know it is not the switch from rear to all wheel drive as I have driven a couple B4`s and Evo`s... if this is how active Hicas feels then I hate it!!!
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Old 29th December 2010, 07:48 PM   #287 (permalink)
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you might want to try resetting it, that could help. But sometimes it does feel like the back is stepping out if you hit a bump or a grove in the road.
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Old 29th December 2010, 08:06 PM   #288 (permalink)
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Yunis The GTR is faster on the track with out Hicas, the Hicas is for Road use and to help average drivers
Many pro Races will tell you that

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Hicas helps standard GTRs with their soft flexible chassis corner well, race cars have a stiff chassis because of welded cages and body seams which help turn the rear end.
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Old 29th December 2010, 11:56 PM   #289 (permalink)
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Thanks I will try resetting it as soon as I change the battery on it. I just read on the other forum about resetting the HICAS when it feels a bit off, the end result was an accident for the other guy so I will follow his instructions on how to do that.
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Old 16th January 2011, 10:04 PM   #290 (permalink)
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Getting my Hicas removed from my 34, really looking forward to see how it handles after the guys at Abbey have finished...
Is it really about a 50kg weight saving?? has anyone weighed it up?... sorry if this has been stated already but i'm not reading all the posts lol.
Just wondering what was the reason you removed it?
Nobody till now with an r34 mentioned any issue with their hicas do you think nissan have made any changes to the way it works or found their defect with 33 and fixed it?
dont you ask your self some times why nobody with r34 complained?
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Old 16th January 2011, 10:14 PM   #291 (permalink)
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or anybody who can drive an R33 ??

You DO need to read ALL the threads about this before getting it removed - as I have said a million times I do actually trust Mr Nissan to design a car and as per their design the HICAS is all part of it !!! DO NOT REMOVE !!!
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or anybody who can drive an R33 ??

You DO need to read ALL the threads about this before getting it removed - as I have said a million times I do actually trust Mr Nissan to design a car and as per their design the HICAS is all part of it !!! DO NOT REMOVE !!!
i have the same opinion like u, but seriously no r34 had ever problem? why?
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Old 17th January 2011, 03:40 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Nor has any R33, or even probably the R32 if you drive it correctly and yes, I do and have been tracking the car for 12 years know the handling very very well !!!
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Old 17th January 2011, 07:20 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Just wondering what was the reason you removed it?
Nobody till now with an r34 mentioned any issue with their hicas do you think nissan have made any changes to the way it works or found their defect with 33 and fixed it?
dont you ask your self some times why nobody with r34 complained?
My rear steering rack (hicas rack) had a bit of play in it and was affecting the handling slightly. So i read up a bit about removing it , weighed up the pro's and cons and decided that the lock-out option was the best route.
I'm not too sure of how different the system on the 34 is compared to the 33as i havn't driven a 33 (nor plan to) so i can't really say if they have improved it or not.
It has been a couple of months since i've driven the 34 but i do remember it feeling a lot more stable on the straights and a lot more rigid too. Although my hicas was a bit sloppy to start with so my opinion doesn't really mean alot as i havn't driven a GTR with a perfect operating hicas system before.
But i'm sure there was a reason why Nissan decided to leave out this system on the R35, and that's suppost to be the best out of the lot on the twisty's...
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Old 31st January 2011, 07:01 AM   #295 (permalink)
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Trawled all the 20 pages of this amazing thread now, so much info!
I feel like this is the thread every GTR owner is obligated to post on

As for me, I have a R32 with HICAS still on it. However when I bought it the speedometer wasn't working and I guess that is the reason I didn't feel that it was active. (Activates at speed?) Now the speedo is fixed, and after reading all this love/hate about HICAS I can't wait to how I feel about it.

Because that is the impression I have reading through this thread, either you enjoy riding with it or you look at the HICAS as a thing that wants to kill you.
Scares me to read posts about people mashing their cars because of HICAS tho

I'll post in when I've tested it
If I don't like it i'll order a lockout kit at once
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Old 31st January 2011, 07:28 AM   #296 (permalink)
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My rear steering rack (hicas rack) had a bit of play in it and was affecting the handling slightly. So i read up a bit about removing it , weighed up the pro's and cons and decided that the lock-out option was the best route.
I'm not too sure of how different the system on the 34 is compared to the 33as i havn't driven a 33 (nor plan to) so i can't really say if they have improved it or not.
It has been a couple of months since i've driven the 34 but i do remember it feeling a lot more stable on the straights and a lot more rigid too. Although my hicas was a bit sloppy to start with so my opinion doesn't really mean alot as i havn't driven a GTR with a perfect operating hicas system before.
But i'm sure there was a reason why Nissan decided to leave out this system on the R35, and that's suppost to be the best out of the lot on the twisty's...
more likely they left it off due to the different wheelbase, considerable difference in weight and modern traction control methods.

I doubt they would have put it on if it didn't do the job. I have it, so obviously am biased.
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Old 5th February 2011, 12:31 PM   #297 (permalink)
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more likely they left it off due to the different wheelbase, considerable difference in weight and modern traction control methods.

I doubt they would have put it on if it didn't do the job. I have it, so obviously am biased.
Maybe you're right but i don't work in the industry so i wouldn't know exactly, maybe i should google it up ... on other thoughts, it's saturday!
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Old 5th February 2011, 01:01 PM   #298 (permalink)
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I agree, Saturdays are for more important things, like family...well no..I'm catching up on Keith Lemons world tour... Tokyo was a classic..
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Old 5th February 2011, 08:01 PM   #299 (permalink)
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Most 32 owners take it off as it's worn out the rear bushes and it can go crazy from loud exhaust notes or stereo bass sounds...

My GTR's don't have it anymore also.

The Hicas scared the shit out of me when I first got her so I took it off staight away after and she feels way more planted then with the hicas stuff still on
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Old 5th February 2011, 08:03 PM   #300 (permalink)
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not sure what a new set of bushings runs at but mines only done around 60k but perhaps the years have taken their toll on them.
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