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  1. Mine has had some more work done, JE Pistons, Argo H beam rods, Jun cams, Blitz 4" intercooler etc and it's now a bit over 600 RWHP. Same crank, head, block, oil pump, water pump and a lot of ancillaries, oil cooler, radiator, fan, BOV's etc. Cheers Gary
  2. Hi 

    Im trying to sort out the front upper arms on My Skyline R32 GTR. Mine is a converted V8 RWD running in time attack and sports sedans (next weekend).  Gp circuit Between 1.43 and 1.39. aiming for 1.36's

    Ive current got the big adjustable screw type shown below. 

    Any chance I can call you to discuss. I get understeer and sometimes tyre graining on the front slicks. 

    John Ford  <removed as requested> Wollongong

     

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    1. aurnob88

      aurnob88

      You want the new style from Gktech, Cusco fixed arms or there are ones that UNique Auto Sport/ RGS performance sell

  3. Still doing the Skyline thing I see. 

  4. After maximising the caster (we can never have too much caster on an R32/33/34) I would have gone for 1.0 to 1.5 degrees negative camber on the front and 0.75 to 1.25 degrees negative on the rear. R33GTR are predominantly understeerers due to the ATESSA calibration and HICAS programming, so I also find around 2 mm toe out each side, front and rear, to be beneficial. Having sorted the wheel alignment the choice of dampers is a pretty simple one, I have found Bilstein work well on R32/33/34's due to their sophisticate valving. There's about 300 or so kits utilising Bilsteins in Skylines, Stageas and Silvias running around from the old Group Buy days and the guys seem pretty happy with them. Depending on the budget non adjustable, single adjustable with or without remote canisters or triple adjustable with remote canisters. For non adjustable I'd suggest Kings springs (Lows NOT SuperLows) as Redranger in their infinite wisdom discontinued all Whiteline springs. The Bilsteins I do have my valving specs and come with additional circlip grooves so the cars ride height can be selected prior to fitting them. For R33GTR's I never go lower than 355 mm on the front and 345 mm on the rear (centre of wheel to guard as usual) as the ride deteriorates and the suspension geometry is not designed to operate at lower than height. If finite on car height adjustment is desired then Eibach are the best spring choice. They require the addition of what we call "coil over conversion kits" to the Bilsteins. Always remember that swaybars are by far the best value handling upgrade, road or track. You have my email address if you want to discuss. Hope that helps Cheers Gary
  5. It may or may not be an issue for you, but you should be aware that aftermarket control arms are an instant defect. That's one of the reasons why I have always used adjustable bushes in the OE control arms. Plug for my garage clear out http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/topic/414126-r32-or-s13-oe-rear-arms/ Cheers Gary
  6. Ask them to adjust the "radius rod" in any decent wheel alignment shop and they will go straight to the front of the car Cheers Gary
  7. In an effort to clean out my garage I am selling three Selbys (yellow) swaybars that I had as spares but have never used. They are new, unused, but have a few scratch marks from moving them around my garage. The fitting kits are brand new and still in their packets. BNF19A (equivalent to Whiteline BNF19Z) adjustable front 27 mm swaybar for 200SX S14 and S15 BNF28A (equivalent to Whiteline BNF28Z) adjustable front 24 mm swaybar for R32GTST (it has extra clearance to suite an 8 litre sump) BNR20CA (equivalent to Whiteline BNR20XZ) adjustable rear 22 mm swaybar for Cefiro, S13 & 180SX These bars would sell for around $300 each retail, but I need them gone so $150 each including free freight (Australia only of course) Sorry no pictures as yet, but if you want one please contact me via email on garycook@bigpond.net.au Cheers Gary
  8. On the rear we usally call it a traction rod, in lieur of radius rod which is reseerved for the front only. It's called a traction rod because it controls the rear upright in traction ie; tension in a longitudinal direction due to accelleration and braking. Cheers Gary.
  9. In Sydney? Then give Bruce a call at Exceller Steering. tell him i said to call, he will look after you. 26 Exceller Avenue Bankstown NSW 2200 (02) 9790 1745 Settings wise, Front Toe = out 2 mm each side Caster = as much as you can get Camber = you will ned around 4 degrees so when you do the upper control arm bushes makle sure that you get both an inner and an outer kit. Rear Toe = out 3 mm each side Camber = around 2.5 degrees negative should be enough, but make sure to eliminate the rear bump steer as much as possible by adjusting the upper control arm and the traction rod in tandem ie; maintain their relative lengths. If you haven't already done them; 1. Swaybars, by far the best value for money upgrade 2. Rear subframe alignment kit, takes out most of the slop in the rear subframe and can be set for drift traction levels. Cheers Gary
  10. If you are doing any track work then you really need to consider replacing all of the bushes. That's quite a task, both in labour and cost terms. For a good place to start, that would be replacing the upper control arms bushes in the both the front and the rear as well as the front radius rods and the rear traction arms. I would always suggest adjustable bushes as they will give you skope to set the optimum static camber and caster and eliminate some of the dreaded rear bump steer.. Plug for my garage clean out http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/topic/414126-r32-or-s13-oe-rear-arms/ Cheers Gary
  11. Part number BNF28Z B = Bar N = Nissan F = Front 28 = the 28th Nissan bar that has been designed (that one happens to be one of my designs) Z = Adjustable The D bush looks like a GTR one, they are different to the GTST. There should be a part number moulded into the side of the bush. Take a note of it and give Whiteline a call, they can confirm if it s a GTR or GTST D bush Cheers Gary. .
  12. I had a spare pair of front upper control arms for the R33GTST which was stolen a while back, I don't anticipate need ing them for my Stagea. So in an effort to clean out my garage I am selling them. The arms have been checked for straightness, crack tested, media blasted and then powder coated in gloss yellow. A full set of adjustable bushes has been fitted to the inner pivot points, this enables more negative camber for track use (up to 4.5 degrees) than is available with just the outer bushes. Or facilitates removing more camber on extremely low cars.than is available with just the outer bushes. They haven't had any use, just sitting in my garage, so they are pretty much pristine. I recently stripped them down and regreased them, so they are ready to fit straight to a car. Unlike aftermarket arms these are of course 100% road legal. They will fit and Stageas S1 and S2. First in best dressed,I would suggest contacting me via email on garycook@bigpond.net.au The inner upper kit costs $150 and the 2 arms were $100 each, I'll throw in the straightness check, the crack testing, media blasting, the powder coating and the kits fitting labour for free, plus I'll ship them for free, within Australia of course.. So the total cost is $350. If wanted I can also supply a Whiteline outer upper camber kit for the old Group Buy price of $185. Cheers Gary
  13. Yep, I need some space in my garage and I have a few good Skylines bits that are in excess of my requirements. So a chance to give something back to the SAU guys. They will fit, R32GT, R32GTST, R32GTS4, R32GTR, Z32 300ZX, Silvia S13 and 180SX. Cheers Gary
  14. I had a spare pair of front upper control arms for the R33GTST which was stolen a while back, so I don't need them. In an effort to clean out my garage I am selling them. The arms have been checked for straightness, crack tested, media blasted and then powder coated in gloss yellow. A full set of adjustable bushes has been fitted to the inner pivot points, this enables more negative camber for track use (up ot 4.5 degrees) than is available with just the outer bushes. Or facilitates removing more camber on extremely low cars.than is available with just the outer bushes. They haven't had any use, just sitting in my garage, so they are pretty much pristine. I recently stripped them down and regreased them, so they are ready to fit straight to a car. Unlike aftermarket arms these are of course 100% road legal. They will fit R33GTST, R33GTT, R33GTS4, R33GTR, R34GTT, R34GT, R34GTS4, R34GTR and Stageas S1 and S2. First in best dressed,I would suggest contacting me via email on garycook@bigpond.net.au The inner upper kit costs $150 and the 2 arms were $100 each, I'll throw in the straightness check, the crack testing, media blasting, the powder coating and the kits fitting labour for free, plus I'll ship them for free, within Australia of course.. So the total cost is $350. If wanted I can also supply a Whiteline outer upper camber kit for the old Group Buy price of $185. Cheers Gary
  15. For my R32GTST race car I had three spare sets of rear control arms set up ready to go in case of damage. In 4 years I haven't needed to use one set let alone three. In an effort to clean out my garage I am selling a set. The arms have been checked for straightness, crack tested, media blasted and then powder coated in gloss black. A full set of Whiteline adjustable bushes has been fitted to both upper control arms and traction rods. They haven't had any use, just sitting in my garage, so they have a few very minor marks from me moving them around. I recently stripped them down and regreased them, so they are ready to fit straight to a car. Unlike aftermarket arms these are of course 100% road legal. First in best dressed,I would suggest contacting me via email on garycook@bigpond.net.au The Whiteline kits cost $125 each and there are two, the 4 arms were $50 each, I'll throw in the straightness check, the crack testing, media blasting, the powder coating and the kits fitting labour for free, plus I'll ship them for free, within Australia of course.. So the total cost is $450. . . Cheers Gary
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