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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Suspension Parts : R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R


The front subframe is one of the mounting points for the front suspension on an R32 GT-R.  Eight bolts hold the subframe to the chassis. The subframe provides the mounting points for the engine mounts.  The steering rack is held in to the subframe, the sway bar (anti-roll bar) is bolted to the subframe.

The main components of the front suspension.


  1. Tension Rod (54468M RH, and 54469 LH in the drawing)
  2. Lower Control Arm (54500 RH, and 54501 LH in the  drawing)
  3. Upright (54590 RH, and 54591 LH in the  drawing
  4. Upper control arm (54524N RH, and 54525N LH, in the drawing)

Many of the suspension parts across many of the Nissans are the same. There are some parts that are superseded. Some that are split by years across the models. Most of the R32 suspension parts, GT-R, and GTS/GTS-t are the same. Some are specific to the all wheel drive cars.



R32 Suspension Interchange Parts - Front
GT-R or shares with Part number GTS Part number
LOWER CONTROL ARMS R32 Specific 54504-0V000 (RH)
Alt:
54504-05U00(RH)
54505-0V000 (LH)
Alt:54505-05U00(LH)
GTS T SAME AS S13/Z32
Inner Ball Joint Front Lower Arm 40160-AR510
Alt:406010-05U10
Outer Ball Joint Front Lower Arm 40160-05U00 
TENSION ROD R32 Specific 54468-05U00(RH)
54469-05U00(LH)
GTS T SAME AS S13/Z32
UPPER Conrol ARMS(UPPER LINK) Same for all R32, and A31 54524-86L00 (RH)
Alt
54524-01U67(RH)
54525-86L00(LH)
Alt
54525-01U67(LH)
Same for all R32, and A31
Bracket Upper Link A31 54572-86L00 (RH)
Alt
54572-01U10 (RH)
54573-86L00 (LH)
Alt
57573-01U10
SHOCK ABSORBER /STRUT - Front R32 Specific 56110-12U25 GTS T SAME AS Z32
Sway Bar R32 Specific 54611-12U00
Sway bar Clamp R32, R33, R34,C34,, A31, AWC34 54614-05U00
Sway Bar Bushings R32 Specific 54613-01U02
STABILIZER LINKS
R32/R33/R34/C34/C35
WC34/AWC34

54618-05U00
INNER TIE ROD Z32 48521-10V08
Outer Tie Rod end Z32/G50/JHG50 48520-33P26
Power Steering Rack R32 Specific 49001-05U00
Upright Same for all R32 54590-08U25(RH)
54591-08U25 (LH)
Same for all R32






The problems with the R32 GT-R suspension according to Mike Kojima.


"Read it and weep keyboard tuners and JDM fanbois. Contrary to popular belief and legends of awesomeness, the R32 GT-R has really shitty front suspension geometry. Very short, highly angular links result in a stupidly poor camber curve, bad roll center location, seriously bad lateral instant center location, a lot of scrub and too much anti dive. The result is serious understeer and torque steer with big tires. (Just ask Takumi in Initial D) and worst of all, jacking. A lot of the problem is the upper link location as shown in this photo I borrowed from Geoff Raicer of Full Race. The upper link is super short, angled forward and canted upward. This photo is at full droop, imagine how bad the upper link angularity is at ride height. I think some Jr. Nissan engineer was trying to design a suspension with more negative camber gain when the wheels were turned and he either didn't know or care about other things. I want to kick this guy in the nuts. Besides having a retardedly ungood amount of negative camber gain, the upper link angularity means that the lateral instant center is very close to the wheel centerline and the roll center is very low. When an attempt is made to correct the roll center by moving the pivot for the lower arm, the lateral instant center gets even closer. This means that the front suspension wants to jack with a lifting moment that also causes wheel tuck. Yikes this is bad! We have photos of this happening to the car and other R32's on the track. What was leading edge technology in the early 90's sucks now. "

- Mike Kojima - MotoIQ

Problems with the R32. To much rear antisquat and to close front lateral instant center.
R32 GT-R Front Suspension



Group A R32 GT-R Suspension









R32 Suspension Interchange - Rear
GT-R Part Number GTS Part Number
LOWER CONTROL ARMS S13/Z32/JHG50/
A31/C33/G50
55501-60U25(RH)
55502-60U25(LH)
S13/Z32/JHG50/
A31/C33/G50
55501-60U25(RH)
55502-60U25(LH)
UPPER CAMBER ARMS S13/Z32/RS13/A31/C33 55130-52F00
Alt
55130-32P00
TRACTION CONTROL ARMS S13/Z32/C33/
A31/RS13
55120-71L00
Alt
55120-10Y00
S13/Z32/C33/
A31/RS13
55120-71L00
Alt
55120-10Y00
HICAS OUTER TIE ROD END S13/Z32
AFTERMARKET CANCEL RODS S13/Z32
HICAS INNER TIE ROD S13/Z32
SWAY BAR S13/Z32
STABILIZER LINKS S13/Z32
SHOCK ABSORBER 56210-05U25 GTS T SAME AS S13
SUBFRAME BUSHINGS S13
DIFF BUSHINGS Z32



55130-52F00 Rear upper link for R32, Z32, RS13, S13, and A31
Heat Treatments R32 GT-R Rear suspension

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