Why do people delete the hicas system on skylines ?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Raceboy77, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Raceboy77

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    Just a question, why do people get rid of the super hicas system on the skyline ? Is it really that bad or something because i see nothing wrong with it. I think its cool and i feel like people should try and fix or modernize it with technology if necessary.
     
  2. CaptainZoll

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    people remove it because it makes the handling more predictable, and it's one less thing to break on a 2 decade old nissan.
     
  3. Raceboy77

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    The handling ? Doesn't it make the car handle better ? And what's so bad about one more part to add for maintenance.
     
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    i said, it makes the car more predictable. have you tried driving the AWS pessima fast? it takes quite a bit of getting used to. now imagine twice or 3 times the power, and the power is also going through those rear wheels that are turning all over the place.
    yes, it does improve responsiveness, but the inherent complexity of how it handles can make it dangerous.
    also it makes the car near impossible to drift smoothly.
    you've obviously never owned an old, mechanically complex car.
    when you have a system like that that was initially build for race cars, and it now has 25 years of not only rust, but also general wear on it from being thrashed (it's a skyline GT-R, of course it's been thrashed at some point) and it has a tendency to break frequently and be an absolute bitch to get apart.
    you also need to remember that if it does break, it's likely going to be when you're cornering hard, and one of your wheels will suddenly just lose its toe arm and flop around loosely in the wheelarch, or the system will jam up and both rear wheels will be stuck steered slightly to one side, yet another great recipe for crashing. do you really think that sounds safe?
     
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    So why don't people just make a better versions of it then ? And isn't All Wheel Steering on almost every car these days ?
     
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    because it's much more complex to make an entire new functional system or retrofit a newer system in than just fabricating some dumb toe arms to take its place.
    and for the few trackday bros who do want it, they keep the original system, and maintain it.
     
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