Richard Stevens

Kunigan HCR32 Rack Relocation

Richard Stevens
Kunigan HCR32 Rack Relocation

Eric was having some issues going over-center near full lock while drifting. Offset rack spacers weren't a solution. The easiest solution is to cut the front cross member and move the mounting points for the steering rack forward. Well, it's easy when you have a good welder named Tim around...

Instead of cutting the cross member in his car we just grabbed one of Yahoo Auctions for pretty cheap to modify. Yahoo Auctions can be great for everyone outside of Japan, but for those living in Japan being able to order just about anything and have it arrive within a couple of days without the expense of international shipping is the tits.

The process of modifying the cross member is pretty straight forward. Cut off where the rack mounts, cut out a 25mm section and then weld it back in place. This moves the rack forward 25mm and is a great alternative to using offset spacers/adapters, which often don't do the trick.

Tim went the extra miles and ground down his initial welds and ran another weld on top. Then, he ground that second down and ran a final weld to make sure the cross member was super strong.

And of course, Eric had to finish it off with his signature bright-ass fluorescent yellow...