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Custom Drift Steering Knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:26 am

Hey lads, got in touch with the lads in Russia with regards to the steering knuckles that they make for our cars.

Was going to order some and then thought to ask if any of you were interested.

Il translate some of the info from the russian forum so you have an idea. Il also post the original link for you to have a look at.

First off, a copy of the c-one quick steering knuckles. Results in two turns lock-to-lock. Ackermann angle is present so it suitable for a daily driven car. Made from duralumin grade d16t and hard anodised. These knuckles are bolt on, and require the stock knuckles to be cut to leave just the ball joint. Price - 5500 rubles (23-04-13 exhange rate comes out at £113.90

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Next variant is a more agressive type of knuckle. Id say only suitable for track use...but it all depends on how big your balls are :lol:
As you can see, it has 0 ackermann angle, which means that both wheels turn to the same angle when going sideways. Do some research, if you arent sure what I am on about.

It also offsets the hub to give you negative camber without the need to extend the lower arm. Rack spacers are included with these knuckles. Price - 6000 rubles - £124.25 The guys in Miwaku Crew run these on their tezzas in the Russian Drift Series with impressive outcomes.

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Original Post - http://altezza-club.ru/forum/index.php? ... 74690&st=0

The postage that I was quoted this morning was in the region of £100 per 1.5 kg of weight with DHL. The knuckles weigh approx 600g, so do the maths. Would be nice to be able to split the postage costs if anyone decides to join me with the purchase.

So....anyone interested???
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby suislide » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:21 pm

hey lad are the second set a direct bolt on replacment of the O.E ones ,what about irish lad that would like these those tat mean extra shipping , id be interested but shipping kills the savings

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:06 pm

Well, what I was thinking is that anyone who is interested adds... say...£10 for postage within UK. So once I get them, I will post them out within UK.

These knuckles are bolt in. But you do need access to a angle grinder to cut your old knuckles.
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby suislide » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:42 pm

what make are they ,ie who makes them ..... plus how handy are they to fit

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:17 pm

They are made by likeminded people who drive altezzas :lol: not a company or anything.

Not sure on the exact fitting procedure, but its not rocket science.

My rough guess is, cut the OEM steering knuckle to leave just the ball joint. Sandwich the the steering knuckle that you receive between the ball joint and the hub with an extended bolt and off you go...with some thread lock ofcourse.
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby tomo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:23 pm

They look good, if I was a drifter I'd be interested. A2pen might be interested, could send him a pm.
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:31 pm

I think Dean is making his own :)
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby tomo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:54 pm

Yes I thought he might be but wasn't sure.
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby NinjaPower » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:19 am

Those second ones are cool.. Nice idea..
However.. These are effectively an RCA aswell as the knuckle. You must have to cut the original steering knuckle down and use the balljoint part of the knuckle.
What would be more impressive would be to have a built in balljoint, like a badass spherical bearing balljoint. Infact, I'm going to look into redesigning these with proper balljoints now :mrgreen:

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:17 pm

The figs ones have a ball joint pressed in and look pretty badass :D You're saying they act as RCA's...but its not enough, as I think the 1st variant of the knuckle is only 16mm deep, considering I have your RCA's on at the moment that are 25mm, its not enough.

Design yours to be thicker as you dont want to be adding an extra RCA on top of the ball joint and on top of the knuckles :lol:
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby a2pen » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:11 pm

Sadly waiting on my brother might just get him to cut it out then I will just mill them by hand

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Let me know how you get on. I have given a drawing away to be quoted by a machine shop. Will see what comes out cheaper and will go with that option :)
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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby NinjaPower » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:04 pm

Yeah I'm going to speak to the CNC shop that made all my Lock Spacers and RCAs on Monday.

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby daveo » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:01 am

im running a cnc centre here with full cad cam package so if ye are looking for someone to make them up drop me a line ;)

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Re: From Russia with Love...and some drift steering knuckles

Postby peter0991 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:28 am

Well you can let me know what can be done with this Image

I know the angles and dimensions arent too great, but it wont take long for me to work out the angles and come up with better drawings .
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