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View Poll Results: HICAS -
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 31st July 2011, 12:11 PM   #346 (permalink)
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Again. no problem on GRT if you know how to drive it with HICAS!! 12 years of owership, a track dat a month, even in wintewr - NO ISSUES !!
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Old 31st July 2011, 08:42 PM   #347 (permalink)
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Just put the driftworks hicas delete kit on. Feels much nicer to me, as didn't like the feel of the hicas.

Each to their own.
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Old 1st August 2011, 12:07 AM   #348 (permalink)
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As you say, each to thier own.

I really like the way the HICAS gives my R32 much quicker responses than you would normally expect of such a big car. The almost instant lane changes for overtaking are magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it feels fine and I can see no reason to remove it.
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Old 1st August 2011, 08:18 AM   #349 (permalink)
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Again. no problem on GRT if you know how to drive it with HICAS!! 12 years of owership, a track dat a month, even in wintewr - NO ISSUES !!
Same here, no problems at all.
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Old 27th October 2011, 01:41 AM   #350 (permalink)
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I really like the way the HICAS gives my R32 much quicker responses than you would normally expect of such a big car. The almost instant lane changes for overtaking are magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it feels fine and I can see no reason to remove it.
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Old 27th October 2011, 03:04 PM   #351 (permalink)
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As you say, each to thier own.

I really like the way the HICAS gives my R32 much quicker responses than you would normally expect of such a big car. The almost instant lane changes for overtaking are magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it feels fine and I can see no reason to remove it.
I really like the way the faulty HICAS gave my R32 a mind of its own. The way you'd drive down the road normally one minute and then have to apply lock the next minute to maintain a straight line was magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it caused excessive sweating and fear of death and I can see every reason to remove it.
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Old 27th October 2011, 07:22 PM   #352 (permalink)
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I really like the way the faulty HICAS gave my R32 a mind of its own. The way you'd drive down the road normally one minute and then have to apply lock the next minute to maintain a straight line was magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it caused excessive sweating and fear of death and I can see every reason to remove it.
Haha.

Fully working HICAS on an R32, And I really don't like the way it works so slowly and I can feel the turning radius change independently of steering input.

Of course, while I'm all for getting rid of hicas (especially on an r32), I don't think the standard 'lock bar' is the way to go - locking two (formerly) independent wheels together. great...
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Old 10th November 2011, 08:34 PM   #353 (permalink)
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I really like the way the faulty HICAS gave my R32 a mind of its own. The way you'd drive down the road normally one minute and then have to apply lock the next minute to maintain a straight line was magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it caused excessive sweating and fear of death and I can see every reason to remove it.

Interesting, You start by saying your HICAS was faulty then proceed to mock it. Any car with a faulty steering system is going to have handling issues! Thatís hardly a criticism of the HICAS, just your lack of maintenance!!
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Old 10th November 2011, 10:21 PM   #354 (permalink)
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Fitted My superforma lock out kit in preparation for summer (just past, if we even had one that is!!) on my r33 gtr v-spec. Purchased it via the group buy on here. Brilliant bit of kit, top quality components. Bit of a pain in the arse to fit with out the use of a ramp, but i did polly bush the whole rear end with superpro's at the same time. So maby made the whole thing seem like a worse job than it actually was!

It has made the car handle much better, i just feel it is allot more sure footed and predictable. I had a full geometry set up done by clark motorsport after completion. Their was nothing functionally wrong with the HICAS, i just hated the roll/yaw feeling during cornering at speed. I am the type that hates driver aids, so may be different for people who just like to drive and not think about it or have little knowledge or interest in a cars capabilities on the edge.
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in case i want to make a service to my hicas, what can i do to prolong the life of it, shall i change the ball joints since i am changing the bushes of the car? what else?
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Old 1st April 2012, 03:09 PM   #357 (permalink)
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As you say, each to thier own.

I really like the way the HICAS gives my R32 much quicker responses than you would normally expect of such a big car. The almost instant lane changes for overtaking are magic! I haven't tried it on a track but for road use it feels fine and I can see no reason to remove it.
Can I just ask. Have you actually driven a properly locked out GTR with no HICAS at speed or in anger?
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Old 1st April 2012, 03:17 PM   #358 (permalink)
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in case i want to make a service to my hicas, what can i do to prolong the life of it, shall i change the ball joints since i am changing the bushes of the car? what else?
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.
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Just put the driftworks hicas delete kit on. Feels much nicer to me, as didn't like the feel of the hicas.

Each to their own.
I have the Driftworks HICAS lockout kit. It differs from most in that you remove the original ball joints from the uprights completely and replace with bushes. You also completely remove the HICAS rack and skinny track rods). So any potential play from worn ball joints in the uprights etc. is also removed.

The car is absolutely sh?t ar parking and tight radius turning ar walking pace now but at 20mph+ the car is now like a gokart. Information is transmitted back from the road much more clearly, response to change of direction is clean and crisp and everything feels taught, stuff and instant. I feel alot less wander during high speed cornering.

But be prepared for confused people looking at you when they don't leave you enough space to get round a corner at a car park or tight junction with parked cars on it.
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