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View Poll Results: HICAS -
HICAS still being used and feel it improves the handling 153 24.68%
HICAS locked off and preffer handling now 166 26.77%
HICAS locked off and I miss it.. 7 1.13%
Considering locking the HICAS but neeed to know more 298 48.06%
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Old 2nd July 2011, 08:13 AM   #331 (permalink)
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I'm getting rid now, got a Tomei kit on eghey.

I had a weird moment in my 33 yesterday - I was booting in it 2nd and the back stepped out, then the back end felt kind of odd and it was like a sicking sensation as I kept driving for a bit - like it was doing what it wanted.

I know my bushing are ok 'cos it was all checked a two replaced just a few weeks ago.
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Old 2nd July 2011, 10:35 AM   #332 (permalink)
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I'm getting rid now, got a Tomei kit on eghey.

I had a weird moment in my 33 yesterday - I was booting in it 2nd and the back stepped out, then the back end felt kind of odd and it was like a sicking sensation as I kept driving for a bit - like it was doing what it wanted.

I know my bushing are ok 'cos it was all checked a two replaced just a few weeks ago.

track rod end gone ?
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Old 2nd July 2011, 11:48 AM   #333 (permalink)
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track rod end gone ?
It's possible but when I had the MOT just a month ago I had to replace one tie/track rod end...and some other bushing/joint and they were NAZI's about checking it 'cos one had hardly any play.
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Old 3rd July 2011, 07:00 PM   #334 (permalink)
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I'm getting rid now, got a Tomei kit on eghey.

I had a weird moment in my 33 yesterday - I was booting in it 2nd and the back stepped out, then the back end felt kind of odd and it was like a sicking sensation as I kept driving for a bit - like it was doing what it wanted.

I know my bushing are ok 'cos it was all checked a two replaced just a few weeks ago.
Thats how i crashed my car on a wet road

it just kicked out the back while going straight
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Old 19th July 2011, 07:49 PM   #335 (permalink)
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Got the HICAS delete bars in place now and car is much better. It's night and day difference and feels much more planted without the feeling you get with the HICAS.
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Old 19th July 2011, 08:02 PM   #336 (permalink)
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You'll regret it!!!

It***8217;s like have a racehorse and then putting saddle made for a donkey on it!!
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Old 19th July 2011, 10:16 PM   #337 (permalink)
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It***8217;s like have a racehorse and then putting saddle made for a donkey on it!!
Ha ha, but the cars without HICAS are faster around a track.

Anyway I lost confidence in it after a couple of 'odd moments'. And I was talking to RB Motorsport and they say that some music on the stereo can make it activate, that Venga Boys tune from years ago apparently?
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Old 19th July 2011, 10:27 PM   #338 (permalink)
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I had mine bushed out 5 years back by RB - if you know how to drive a RWD car there's no point in having it - I found myself correcting a situation faster than the hicas could - indeed once I was back on the straight and narrow the hicas would kick in and try to throw me off the road/track it was a liability TBH
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Old 19th July 2011, 10:33 PM   #339 (permalink)
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Yes I found the HICAS most intrusive when exiting a corner, you can feel the back end go like a shopping trolly as it does its thing.
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Old 20th July 2011, 07:43 AM   #340 (permalink)
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NOT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE WITH IT CORRECTLY WITH HICAS !!!
The whole point of HICAS is to not let the car "errr Drift" cos when you are going sideways, you aint going fastest round a circuit. (look at a Formula one car) If you want sideways then go buy a 350Z, one of the best cars I have found for going sideways, even with traction switched on !!
The whole point of the GTR and the way it's set up was not to let it "slip" around corners and keep it faster in, out and round the corners, hence it won everything in Japan, New Zealand, Oz and in fact conquered the world, and the reason why we love it so much, so why change it ? If you work with the HICAS I bet you it will be faster round a corner than a ***8220;rear wheel drive GTR or again go buy yourself a GTS or GTT (I also had a R34 GTT) so think I do know what I am talking about !

UP to you, but the reason the GTR was created in the form it is, was to be the fastest and win races which it did ***8211; out of the box !
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Old 21st July 2011, 09:25 AM   #341 (permalink)
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I am exceptionally doubtful there are any serious race GT-Rs out there that still have HICAS. It's use is dubious at best on track, and it's bloody heavy.

For an old school GT-R to compete successfully with the latest tech from Mitsubishi, your mechanics have to be top notch and so does your tuner, and you need a driver who understands how to push a Skyline. I'll stick my neck out and say that for a successful racing package, HICAS isn't welcome to the party.
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Old 21st July 2011, 12:42 PM   #342 (permalink)
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If it was that good why was it dropped from the R35 spec sheet?
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Old 21st July 2011, 12:50 PM   #343 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I've only had my 34GTR for a year now, and to be honest, not driven it that much. When I do take it on the motorway, it keeps trying to veer off to the right or does a wierd 'shuffle' movement (yes, I have had laser tracking done on car).
Funny thing is, the hicas light has never come up on the dash at the time.
I'm wondering if it's broke, and I should just get it removed. It tends to make me a bit nervous on the motorway.
Having said that, driving on some of tighter twisty roads, it feels surprisingly nimble for such a big heavy car, so I'm really un-decided on taking it off or not..?
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Old 21st July 2011, 03:07 PM   #344 (permalink)
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I have no problems what so ever.
only 2 times at 60mph i felt the back move when i was changing lines in the highway.
in corners or launches there is no movement in the back. sometimes i cant believe how fast you can take corners with it. i just know that thing is working really hard to keep my car on the road. its the guardian angel of gtr if you ask me. I have a drift license so i am not afraid of going a little bit sideways. but it just doesn't happen.
i leave it as my car has done only 56,000 km. its almost a new hicas.
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Old 31st July 2011, 09:35 AM   #345 (permalink)
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I still have the HICAS on my R34 GTT (converted to MPH too), and I haven't noticed any funny business at all. Even in the wet round corners it seems solid, I assumed the HICAS would be quite active then. Maybe HICAS is an issue on GTR's due to the way the 4WD system works, and more so after the conversion to MPH?

To be honest being RWD having TCS and HICAS probably isn't a bad thing? Anything that helps is welcome, especially in the wet and during winter when my car is frequently marooned by snow on my stupidly sloped driveway
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