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Old 11-01-2019, 06:47 PM   #7711
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Anybody ever gotten stock s13 rear knuckles modified? It would seem like a lot of work to do, but I am curious.
You probably could. For the price probably better off going A/M like GK or PBM.

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Old 11-01-2019, 07:21 PM   #7712
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I installed GKTech's RCC kit on my S13 recently, went with this kit because of its cost and since I am new to drifting I wasn't trying to go crazy. Full front setup consists of S14 knuckle, S14 LCA, GK RCC, GK Outer tie rods, GK tension rods.



I didn't think much of the extra LCA length and +25mm track width added by the kit, I am running a 17x8 +35 wrapped in a 235/45r17. These pictures are with camber plates maxed out. For anyone considering this kit, high offset, narrow wheels and small tires will be the only way you fit under a stock metal fender. If you are running low offset wheels you will need a wider fender.


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Old 11-02-2019, 06:32 AM   #7713
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So, my car feels awfully darty sometimes while corning (100% street car) For the first little bit of turning the wheel, it seems to not be very responsive, but when I reach a certain point lets say maybe 25* of the wheel turned (out of 360) then it becomes extremely responsive. It almost seems like slight understeer to a point.

For what its worth: BC coils 8/6K springs, GKtech grip front knuckles (stock rear) Subframe risers, Suspension techniques front sway bar (stock rear) and a kaaz 2 way.

Obviously anyone whos driven a kaaz notices that if you let off throttle in a corner the car responds to it for sure, but even on throttle I notice this. I wasnt sure if its because the diff its basically trying to push the car straight to a certain point, or if the stock rear sway bar is effecting this.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:28 AM   #7714
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So, my car feels awfully darty sometimes while corning (100% street car) For the first little bit of turning the wheel, it seems to not be very responsive, but when I reach a certain point lets say maybe 25* of the wheel turned (out of 360) then it becomes extremely responsive. It almost seems like slight understeer to a point.

For what its worth: BC coils 8/6K springs, GKtech grip front knuckles (stock rear) Subframe risers, Suspension techniques front sway bar (stock rear) and a kaaz 2 way.

Obviously anyone whos driven a kaaz notices that if you let off throttle in a corner the car responds to it for sure, but even on throttle I notice this. I wasnt sure if its because the diff its basically trying to push the car straight to a certain point, or if the stock rear sway bar is effecting this.

Possibly worn/loose rack and pinion bushings. I'd check those first. If not already replaced i'd get some energy suspension polyurethane bushings.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:36 AM   #7715
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Possibly worn/loose rack and pinion bushings.
Replaced with ES bushings less than 2 years ago.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:57 AM   #7716
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Replaced with ES bushings less than 2 years ago.
What are your alignment settings?

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What are your alignment settings?
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2.5* Front camber
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:13 AM   #7718
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2.5* Front camber

2.0 Rear

8* Caster up front.
Are you running a staggered setup?

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Are you running a staggered setup?
Wheels are 18x9.5 +22 all around,

Front tires are 215/40 and 235/40 rear
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When was your last alignment?
Last alignment was in the spring. Car has acted like this for a bit. More so wondering if a properly sized rear sway bar would help this issue. or if the 2-way is basically just pushing the car straight
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:50 AM   #7722
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Last alignment was in the spring. Car has acted like this for a bit. More so wondering if a properly sized rear sway bar would help this issue. or if the 2-way is basically just pushing the car straight
It could be million things but easiest would be to adjust your rebound on coilover, next is front toe. try slight toe out.
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It could be million things but easiest would be to adjust your rebound on coilover, next is front toe. try slight toe out.
Yes, what he said ^
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Anybody ever gotten stock s13 rear knuckles modified? It would seem like a lot of work to do, but I am curious.
This was done well before anyone had released drop knuckles on the market.

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2.5* Front camber
2.0 Rear
8* Caster up front.
You left out toe which is the biggest driver of "darty" steering. The front suspension toes out under compression. OEM spec alignment calls out for a bit of toe in for that reason.

I had set my front toe to zero before knowing it and the bump steer was horrible. The car would dart around and yaw into every unevenness in the road. I took it back and set the front toe to factory spec and that drastically reduced the effects of bump steer.

As a side note, the rear also toes out under compression and running 0 toe will result in the rear yawing out under compression. I think factory rear toe setting is slight toe in.
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You left out toe which is the biggest driver of "darty" steering. The front suspension toes out under compression. OEM spec alignment calls out for a bit of toe in for that reason.

I had set my front toe to zero before knowing it and the bump steer was horrible. The car would dart around and yaw into every unevenness in the road. I took it back and set the front toe to factory spec and that drastically reduced the effects of bump steer.

As a side note, the rear also toes out under compression and running 0 toe will result in the rear yawing out under compression. I think factory rear toe setting is slight toe in.
This is good info. Thanks.
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