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Old 06-16-2018, 12:24 AM   #7651
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Set traction rods to 212mm then adjust camber and toe. This was what I was told. I havenít tried to align the car yet.


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Traction is set at 220mm per gk techs engineering team (due to the front LCA pickup drop). It was either 25mm drop at 220mm or 50mm drop At 210mm. Also to note, those recommendations were specific to my setup with their rear knuckle.

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:54 AM   #7652
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Getting the rear end dialed as close as possible, then I'll finish the front. Also welded gk techs k frame plates and sprayed it. Definitely will go nicely with the stealth custom Fab brace.

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:40 PM   #7653
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Traction is set at 220mm per gk techs engineering team (due to the front LCA pickup drop). It was either 25mm drop at 220mm or 50mm drop At 210mm. Also to note, those recommendations were specific to my setup with their rear knuckle.


Ah ok I see. They had told me and another guy to go to 212mm so I thought it was standard for their setup.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:09 PM   #7654
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Ah ok I see. They had told me and another guy to go to 212mm so I thought it was standard for their setup.
Youre not wrong, that is their setup recommendation, mine was specifically because I moved down my lower control arm front pickup

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Old 06-25-2018, 04:30 AM   #7655
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Hey guys I know most do this but I'm curious if there's any knuckle's that do not. Do you guys know of any knuckle set-up that does not extend the lca, add track width, or neg camber? Is it even possible? I had the gktech bolt on ones but they pushed my wheels out +25mm. I'm looking for something that has some sort of improvement, but without increasing my track width/lca. The primary reason I'm looking for something like this is because I'm on stock fenders and I don't want to run -7 camber just to drive around. Thanks.
I am on stock fenders (and rolled inside lip) and i run -2 camber, with extended arms. 235/40/17 tyres on 8", et35 wheel.

I guess it depends on your wheel/tyre combo, and wether the car is slammed to the ground or not.




No one has info on that z33 steering rack mod ?
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:50 AM   #7656
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Getting the rear end dialed as close as possible, then I'll finish the front. Also welded gk techs k frame plates and sprayed it. Definitely will go nicely with the stealth custom Fab brace.
Looks good man!


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No one has info on that z33 steering rack mod ?
I might still do this, as I rushed my crossmember to the powdercoaters without test fitting the stock rack in it. I need to do a bunch more trimming, and as Def was saying earlier, this thing isn't very strong as is.

I may just end up building a tubular front crossmember with Z33 rack mounts, especially if there's interest and I can sell a couple. I'll keep you guys updated.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:39 AM   #7657
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I live in France. Shipping that crossmember is going to cost more than having someone build it here I'd like to get the rack forward 20mm, not 45 though.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:37 PM   #7658
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Looks good man!



Thanks man!






Suspension is finally fully assembled. Small fight with the sway bars delayed me a bit, but parts shop max spherical end links saved the day.

Side note #1: With GK Techs drop knuckles and ctsv brake swap.com brackets, there will need to be 10mm of clearance done for the lower caliper mount. After messaging with Greg and the bracket manufacturer, I was given the okay to shave 5mm off each piece ONLY!

Side note #2: Gk Techs caliper mounting ears are slightly thinner than oem. I had to play around with washers to center the caliper just right. Just a heads up for anyone with big brakes that use adapter brackets.


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Old 06-30-2018, 11:05 AM   #7659
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Can anyone else that has installed or driven the new Geomaster3 front and rear knuckles lmk how they liked them im thinking about getting a set for my drift car Im living in Thailand now so i haven't been so up to date on whats happening here.. any info/feelings/thoughts and pics would be appreciated!!

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Old 07-08-2018, 01:01 PM   #7660
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I want drop knuckles for my street car so I can correct the geometry. Don't need crazy angle or any changes to make it drift. What brands should I look at?
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:49 PM   #7661
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GKTech makes drop knuckles with the stock steering arm length.

Angle knuckles feel great though. I got the PBM knuckle and it makes the car steer quicker like a newer sports car. You just need adjustable steering stops to keep it your wheels rubbing at full lock.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:49 PM   #7662
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I want to run the PBM front knuckle but without running extended lca's I don't really care on spacing out my track width for wheel clearance. I would rather my wheels stay inside my fenders then have tons of poke.
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You don't need extended LCAs unless you want tons of angle. Just keep the stock LCAs and figure out a way to limit the steering.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:31 PM   #7664
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+1 to PBM's forged roll center correction knuckles. Love 'em. I have a pair on both my S13s. The flared hatch has super long LCAs (+56mm iirc) and the stock body coupe has S14 LCAs. Both cars are low and handle great. Lots of snappy angle on track, but still a good feel on the street, plus u-turns are a breeze.



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Old 10-01-2018, 02:33 PM   #7665
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I have an S14 thats super low with neg. offset wheels.. My issue is my tierods have bind on my p/s rack because of the angle, would GKtech rack spacers solve this issue? My mechanic says I should pick up GKtechs roll center correction kit but I think thats a bit much for some steering bind..
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I have an S14 thats super low with neg. offset wheels.. My issue is my tierods have bind on my p/s rack because of the angle, would GKtech rack spacers solve this issue? My mechanic says I should pick up GKtechs roll center correction kit but I think thats a bit much for some steering bind..
You can get the offset spacers to fix the bind, but its more strain on the rack.

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I have an S14 thats super low with neg. offset wheels.. My issue is my tierods have bind on my p/s rack because of the angle, would GKtech rack spacers solve this issue? My mechanic says I should pick up GKtechs roll center correction kit but I think thats a bit much for some steering bind..
I would highly suggest adding the roll center correction as it will transform how the car drives. However the GKtech kit adds 25mm to track width, so if your fitment is on point now, it will screw that up.

Yes the offset tie rod spacers will solve your issue.

I traded crossmembers with my buddy Joe (offthewall), and with some modifying he got the rack to fit. If I were to do this again, I'd definitely do this differently. I've decided I'm going to build a fabricated version with 350Z rack after all. Might produce a couple if I can get some interest going.

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Ok, I’ve tried researching and I just can’t find a solid answer. WHAT IS MAKING MY FRONT END LIFT SO MUCH AT LOCK? I’m assuming it’s my high positive caster and lots of negative camber but I’m hoping someone can give me a definitive answer because I don’t fucking like and it looks really stupid (yeah, I know it’s probably actually helping me idc it’s dumb).

Specs/setup:
~-8 degrees negative camber
~+8 degrees positive caster
0 toe

Relocated steering rack
PSM inners, moog outers
25mm extended LCA
GP Sports drop knuckle
PSM coilovers
Cusco tension rods
18x9 -10
205/40r18

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Ok, Iíve tried researching and I just canít find a solid answer. WHAT IS MAKING MY FRONT END LIFT SO MUCH AT LOCK? Iím assuming itís my high positive caster and lots of negative camber but Iím hoping someone can give me a definitive answer because I donít fucking like and it looks really stupid (yeah, I know itís probably actually helping me idc itís dumb).

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Yup, it's your high caster. A lot of people still go around telling people that negative camber reduces the positive camber gain at lock. While this is true, it's not any kind of linear relationship, so the "advantage" of lots of negative camber is usually outweighed by the reduction of turn in grip and straight line braking.

Reduce your caster and your front end lift will be reduced as well.
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Reduce your caster and your front end lift will be reduced as well.
Second this^
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Cool I’ll put it at factory or a little over next season and see how I like it with the current setup. Thanks, guys.
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Cool Iíll put it at factory or a little over next season and see how I like it with the current setup. Thanks, guys.
Might consider going less than stock if it bothers you that much. Stock is ~7* IIRC. Try ~5*
Also remember that the car will squat in the rear when you're on throttle depending on your rear spring rate.
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Yeah, it's called "jacking" and comes from the caster angle.

240SX's have way more caster than most other cars, so it's not really necessary to go higher than the factory spec.

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Might consider going less than stock if it bothers you that much. Stock is ~7* IIRC. Try ~5*
Also remember that the car will squat in the rear when you're on throttle depending on your rear spring rate.
12k so squat isnít an issue and I def wonít be going less than stock lol.
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