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Old 05-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default How to increase 350z steering angle?

Hello everybody I own a 350z. Does anybody make any knuckle kits for the 350z, because my steering angle feels very limited compared to 240! I would to like to increase my steering angle because I plan on entering some drift events in the near future. I have tie rods on the car now but would like to have more angle. I know Powered by Max makes knuckle kits for the S-chassis but what about Z33?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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So let me get this straight its steering angle your after?
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
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Basically you need to take the steering bump stops out. Then your next limiting factor is the inner tie rods into the steering shaft. You will just need to find inner tie rods that fit into the steering shaft instead of hitting it and you will have all the angle you will ever need.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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Basically you need to take the steering bump stops out. Then your next limiting factor is the inner tie rods into the steering shaft. You will just need to find inner tie rods that fit into the steering shaft instead of hitting it and you will have all the angle you will ever need.
Won't the the wheel hit the caster arm if I want more angle? Thanks for the response by the way!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:57 AM   #5
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of course that would matter on rim width/offset and tire size. Yes it will be the next limiting factor though.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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how come a kit is not out there yet?
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:55 AM   #7
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Batlground Engineering seems to have made one. Not sure if its available to the public yet... Quoted from 240atlanta.com
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Here are some teaser pics of our new 350z drift car. The goal was 55 degrees. of angle. We met the goal. We will be selling and installing these kits soon and also kits for the s13 and s14.

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I'm not sure how much more angle you would need after cutting the steering stops and replacing the tie rods (inner and outter) with teins seems to give some mad angle...

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I've always heard about cutting the steering stops, but I haven't talked to anyone who has done it. I'm curious if there is any "steering binding" issues.

This angle kit is a very nice thing to see. I was talking to a guy who makes knuckles for S-chassis but since we have a different front setup, he couldn't do anything in the near future for me.
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yea I cut my stops but I want more steering angle. They don't add much angle. I have the tein inner tie rods and spl outter tie rods.
Batlground said the kit for the z will be 1500 since you have to modify a lot. I'm def getting it once it is out. I had the to sports knuckles on my 240 and 52 degrees of steering angles was awesome you can go in almost backwards in corners and pull it out. So 55 degrees will be great.

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You can see here regarding cutting steering stops on post #1:

http://my350z.com/forum/drift/399634...ing-the-z.html

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yea I cut my stops but I want more steering angle. They don't add much angle. I have the tein inner tie rods and spl outter tie rods.
Batlground said the kit for the z will be 1500 since you have to modify a lot. I'm def getting it once it is out. I had the to sports knuckles on my 240 and 52 degrees of steering angles was awesome you can go in almost backwards in corners and pull it out. So 55 degrees will be great.

for $1500 what does that all come with??? isn't that pretty expensive? dunno, just asking if anybody has more info on this batlground knuckle kit???
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Batlground Engineering seems to have made one. Not sure if its available to the public yet... Quoted from 240atlanta.com


their website:
http://www.batlground.com/index.php

Went on the Batlground site and seems like their "product" info page is disabled or what not. Am I the only one that has this problem?

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He said not sure yet on price alot goes into making this happen. They are testing it on there new 350 drift car. I will post more info when it comes.
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email from Batlground@gmail.com:

"We are currently testing the kits. The most aggressive kit will
probibly run $3000 for everything.
Dan"

idk... thats pretty expensive. Not saying that it's not quality, just pricy.
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I got the word from my friend that kprace.com is coming out with steering knuckles soon, this is local in our area, let me know if your interested, probably going to scoop up a set.
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Man $3,000, that is high. I'm interested in some but Damn.

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Man $3,000, that is high. I'm interested in some but Damn.

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Keep us posted on their kit?
Will do.
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hated1 do they have a price or direct link?
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nope, its still in the works but when i get the word ill hollarsaurusrex!
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