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Hey

I have a potentially stupid HICAS question 🤣

I'm currently doing a full hicas delete, Power steering pump modified to non hicas, all lines removed from the car along with all electronics.

My stupid question is - Do I need a lock out bar?

is there any reason why I cant just remove everything from the rear end?

I already have a lock out bar but thinking to save a few extra grams I could also get rid of the arms and tie rods as well and just run it with nothing in its place? or would it have a negative effect on handling?

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5 hours ago, JeffWithaJ said:

Hey

I have a potentially stupid HICAS question 🤣

I'm currently doing a full hicas delete, Power steering pump modified to non hicas, all lines removed from the car along with all electronics.

My stupid question is - Do I need a lock out bar?

is there any reason why I cant just remove everything from the rear end?

I already have a lock out bar but thinking to save a few extra grams I could also get rid of the arms and tie rods as well and just run it with nothing in its place? or would it have a negative effect on handling?

You won't make it out of your driveway. Both your rear wheels will go in whichever direction they feel. Your Hicas rack or a lockout bar is required to keep your wheels straight. 

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The full answer is that yo don't want a lock bar. You want a delete kit. Slightly different things. The delete kit allows you to get rid of the balljoints in the tie rods, which are a wear and slop introducing point in the HICAS system.

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Weird thing I found on my GT-R, unplug the smaller plug on the HICAS computer, you retain the "variable steering" (below 70 km/h you get lighter steering/more assist), but it stops the stupid computer from killing you (a.k.a. the HICAS kick).

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Hey guys,

So which type/style of kit do you think performs best of these 3, lock bar included with arms or no bar included?

1. Midori kit      Midorikit.thumb.jpg.10770e9055e4283da95753cf9234f25c.jpg

2. Hi Octane kit      HiOctanekit.thumb.jpg.8cf92c94ab64b389a95cb699ce5de242.jpg

 

3. GKtech kit     GKTechkit.thumb.webp.0b3063a0619fe273ea99f976479d54b3.webp

 

Thanks guys.

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They're all the same. The GK-Tech one might be ever so slightly more stiff/rigid than he others because they provide the mounts for the arms on the end of that centre bar rather than just bolt on brackets. But the bolt on brackets versions are just emulating the way the non-HICAS subframes do it anyway. The toe control arms are just mounted in basically the same way on the Nissan version.

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