Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 49

Thread: Lock Spacers - run 2?

  1. #1
    Veteran Beau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Beau
    State
    NSW
    Location
    Other
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,564

    Default Lock Spacers - run 2?


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    Hey guys i was just curious if anyone runs two AJPS type lock spacers? Or is it possible?

    Does it give even more lock? Or is it just a waste of time and money and 1 is fine on its own?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Senior Member Simon-KE70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Simon
    State
    SA
    Location
    Adelaide
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    393

    Default

    doesnt work that way, the rack can only travel so far before it runs out of teeth, the lock spacer allows the rack to travel slightly further to use all the available teeth.

    if you require even more lock then rack spacers and PS arms then theres only a couple of options left, and that is modified steering arms (IE, sell the PS arms and cut and shut some stock 86 arms shorter then PS arms) and playing with longer LCA's etc

  • #3
    Veteran Beau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Beau
    State
    NSW
    Location
    Other
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,564

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon-KE70 View Post
    doesnt work that way, the rack can only travel so far before it runs out of teeth, the lock spacer allows the rack to travel slightly further to use all the available teeth.

    if you require even more lock then rack spacers and PS arms then theres only a couple of options left, and that is modified steering arms (IE, sell the PS arms and cut and shut some stock 86 arms shorter then PS arms) and playing with longer LCA's etc
    Thanks Simon. I had heard mixed rumours so i just wanted set it straight in my mind. i dont really need anymore. But then again i wouldnt say no to more.

    Thanks for the extra tips!

  • #4
    Senior Member Simon-KE70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Simon
    State
    SA
    Location
    Adelaide
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    393

    Default

    no mate, i hear it all the time, some people assume they are magical things that keep adding more lock the more you put on

    on nissans, if you run too many you run into binding issues which is a result of the tie rod hyper extending.... when this happens... you cant bring the steering back from full lock at all, not a nice feeling!

  • #5
    Veteran biggo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Noosa
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    4,504

    Default

    I cut more teeth into the rack. The plan is to run 2 lock spacers but i highy dont reccommend it as it renders the rack pretty useless. Plus its not very safe.

    One problem i have with mine is the calipers are hitting the castor arms. Still yet to figure out a way around it.

  • #6
    Veteran R&D Mechanical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Davey & Riki-lee
    State
    South Australia
    Location
    Seaford SA
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    3,003

    Default

    long control arm? ^^
    R&D Mechanical, Seaford SA - please visit www.rdmechanicalshop.com
    Our introduction - Click here

  • #7
    Veteran biggo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Noosa
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    4,504

    Default

    i was thinking that but meh.

    might just try out some nrca's first

  • #8
    Senior Member Simon-KE70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Simon
    State
    SA
    Location
    Adelaide
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    393

    Default

    bit of a bandaid solution that one.

    longer LCA is the way to go

  • #9
    Veteran Beau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Beau
    State
    NSW
    Location
    Other
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,564

    Default

    Thanks guys! if i need more i'll look into more options. But i think my current set up is great and if anything id rather have more response then lock.

  • #10
    Veteran evil86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Phuoc
    State
    NSW
    Location
    Liverpool
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,137

    Default


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    you probably can try put a washer/spacer after AJPS lock spacer

  • Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. AJPS lock spacers
      By AJPS in forum AJPS
      Replies: 40
      Last Post: 28th March 2012, 07:36 PM
    2. lock spacers
      By hachi_dk in forum Technical - Questions
      Replies: 21
      Last Post: 10th August 2010, 07:33 PM
    3. lock spacers ???
      By 70rolla in forum General Topics (No Technical Questions)
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 3rd August 2010, 07:56 PM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •