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Old 01-17-2010, 11:33 PM   #451
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Did Subaru add a "RCA" to the new GR impreza? If not, I wonder why?
No. Because they think that what they're doing is the best for normal drivers. They don't give a crap what we think.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:06 AM   #452
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No. Because they think that what they're doing is the best for normal drivers. They don't give a crap what we think.
Actually I was thinking more along the lines of better geometry is better.

But I agree. The stock setup, compared to the RCA, would promote more understeer which is preferred for the mass market.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:38 PM   #453
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Did Subaru add a "RCA" to the new GR impreza? If not, I wonder why?
No, but they did add a lot of caster =)

The GR has what, ~6 deg of caster from the factory!?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:28 PM   #454
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Gday everyone,

Stevenkelby, Im told by the customer service and product development guys that theres actually a limited amount of stock on its way as we speak to both the UK and USA distribution warehouses and that they should be there pretty soon.

The range covers most of the common applications and the easiest way to work out whats what is via the following interchange...

Existing KLC39 spherical bearing applications covered by new KLC139 ball link
KLC47 KLC147
KLC002 KLC102

Web site will be updated soon with the new numbers but you can use above as a guide in the meantime.

chimchimm5, good question re stock springs and ROCK kit and Id say the answer is yes. Largely because of Tys point about the stock design being a compromise for normal drivers and safety first. Not to say fitting an ROCK will make it unsafe but that the OEMs are sensitive to anything that detracts from understeer always. In a way, the factory designed the geometry this way in the first place so the stock function is what they actually wanted.

Hope that helps.

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Old 05-16-2010, 09:01 PM   #455
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So is it safe to say that if a purchase this kit now it should be the new version and I shouldnt have any problems?

like this ones i found on ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_1228wt_939
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:04 PM   #456
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But why flea bay and why not one of NASIOC vendors?

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:14 AM   #457
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Is there any indication on the packaging that the RCA is now V2? Or no vendors would be carrying anymore V1 by now?

Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #458
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^ no one should be carrying v1 i would thinkg.. any ways look through this thread.. theres plenty of information how to differentiate between the 2
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:59 AM   #459
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Gday everyone,

protyne, I think Sti-MAN is correct, theres unlikely to be any of the older version out there in the market but just in case you need to check, have attached an image of what the latest version looks like.






The key difference is a much more pronounced mid section flat area on the ball joint with WHITELINE laser engraved on it. This is probably the best way of telling the difference.

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Old 05-30-2010, 07:17 AM   #460
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finally installed these with new tires and alignment.

love the handling! great kit, ball joint fitment nice and snug.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:17 PM   #461
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update: several track days and some street driving and they haven't budged. good stuff
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #462
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do we transfer the stock washer for whiteline ball joint? washer goes between control arm and ball joint castle nut.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #463
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do we transfer the stock washer for whiteline ball joint? washer goes between control arm and ball joint castle nut.
Yes, transfer the flat-washer and it is placed as you stated.
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yeh i just transfered that thanks! =)

one thing.. while i was putting wl ball joint back to control arm, the lower metal ring on ball joint felt off and the boot on the bottom's got slightly ripped.. is this ok?
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yeh i just transfered that thanks! =)

one thing.. while i was putting wl ball joint back to control arm, the lower metal ring on ball joint felt off and the boot on the bottom's got slightly ripped.. is this ok?
In general, no. The rip will eventually allow grease to leak out and water and dirt to get in.

Unfortunately, that ring will come off when you pull the traverse-link upwards too fast to effectively seat the ball-joint so you can install the washer and castle-nut. The boot has to be pushed up the shaft of the ball-joing by hand and the traverse-link pulled up (pushed up) slowly all-the-while making sure you're looking at that ring.

Put it together and leave it for now. Contact your favorite WL vendor and see if he/she can get you another single ball-joint. It may take a while, but from what I understand it can be done.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:28 AM   #466
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In general, no. The rip will eventually allow grease to leak out and water and dirt to get in.

Unfortunately, that ring will come off when you pull the traverse-link upwards too fast to effectively seat the ball-joint so you can install the washer and castle-nut. The boot has to be pushed up the shaft of the ball-joing by hand and the traverse-link pulled up (pushed up) slowly all-the-while making sure you're looking at that ring.

Put it together and leave it for now. Contact your favorite WL vendor and see if he/she can get you another single ball-joint. It may take a while, but from what I understand it can be done.
may I use some epoxy to seal the bottom side?
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:53 AM   #467
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plus.. i just got an alignment with this Whiteline ball joint and tie rod installed.
i got -2.0 FL and -2.1 FR cambers. i had -1.8 both side before.

this mod cause more negative cambers? this is stock camber bolts with tokico d-spec with rce yellow springs.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:14 AM   #468
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corrosion is really a big problem for whiteline stuff (they don't know what it is in Australia )
here you could see my sway bars after 3 European winters + 3 of 4 spherical end-links should be replaced after only ~3000km one season because of a terrible clunking
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:21 AM   #469
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My winter conditions are probably worse than yours in terms of corrosion. The salt here has destroyed a lot of Whiteline parts, but I have to say that the Roll Center Adjustment Kit is none the worse for the wear. No visible corrosion at all after 2 winters.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:36 AM   #470
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corrosion is really a big problem for whiteline stuff (they don't know what it is in Australia )
here you could see my sway bars after 3 European winters + 3 of 4 spherical end-links should be replaced after only ~3000km one season because of a terrible clunking
yeah wl finish is no good.

try these rallitek endlinks http://www.rallitek.com/RalliTEK-HD-...ndlinks/p-4270, they should hold up better since they are sealed.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:02 AM   #471
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the worst thing is even not a looks, but because of serious corrosion swaybar is moving from side to side :|

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Old 07-01-2010, 04:24 AM   #472
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The swaybar is moving side to side because a swaybar always moves side to side when you use spherical bearing endlinks.
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I mean it moves 3-5cm ~1-2" to each side, IMO it's not normal...
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you can try something like this...might help

locking collars in the diameter of your sway bar, by the rsb clamps.

http://www.amazon.com/Climax-Metal-H2C-100-Collar-Finish/dp/B000P0OFGUhttp://www.amazon.com/Climax-Metal-H2C-100-Collar-Finish/dp/B000P0OFGU
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my whiteline sway bars are rusted like crazy as well.. also RCE yellow spring..
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