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Old 02-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #176
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Get in on the steering rack bushing group buy, n00b!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #177
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I have no complaints about my steering rack, so no clue why I'd need bushings? Explain to me and then I'll look into it. I got money to burn. Tom's missing out.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #178
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I have no complaints about my steering rack, so no clue why I'd need bushings? Explain to me and then I'll look into it. I got money to burn. Tom's missing out.
From their page that you could have easily navigated to and read yourself:

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So we've had this BRZ for a while, and in going through it we found a vast number of shortcomings for your performance enthusiast looking for a bit more.

One of the first things out of the box that we were unhappy with were the steering rack bushings. Here's what we found:
  • Stock bushings use a bolt with a rolled thread. This means that the shank is only 11mm.
  • The stock bushing crush tube has a bore of over 13mm.
  • Between those two items you immediately have a good bit of slop. Sure you could argue that small amount isn't that much, and you'd be right until you consider what that translates to at the tire.
  • The other big item we found is that the rubber is soft. I mean S.O.F.T. Like bubblegum. Not so good.
  • The last item we found is the hole on the rack for the stock bushings isn't all that concentric. That would explain the really soft rubber.
I mean here's this car than handles great out of the box, but could be made that much better with some simple forethought on how the car is going to be used. Especially when someone throws on a set of sticky tires. What's going to happen then? I can tell you - slop, inprecision, poor handling. Not good.

So what we did was make something better, and here's how:
  • Our bushings are aluminum. Nice and solid, and fill more of the hole on the rack.
  • Our bushings have a bore that fits the bolt with a proper clearance
  • Our bushings get you a new grade 8 bolt with a consistent thread to shank transition
  • Our bushings feature a split design for easier install.
  • Our bushings also use retaining o-rings to make for a really tight fit to account for stock bore inconsistencies so you get a postive snap into place.
In other words you get what should be in there from the factory. Plain, simple, and functional. Just how we like to do things here at TiC.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #179
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Yeah, but you kept the code and all that when pasting and I make a mess and stuff and yeah thanks I'll look into that appreciate it so awesome goodness !
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:51 PM   #180
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Yeah, but you kept the code and all that when pasting and I make a mess and stuff and yeah thanks I'll look into that appreciate it so awesome goodness !
Omg thanks for noticing!

SRSLY MORE PPL MAKES IT CHEAPER BRO. $35 bushings? **** yeah mang.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #181
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$25 in the pot, son! Done and fork stuffed in and all that.

What else do you want me to buy?!!?????! I'm about to tear it up with these GT-86 black interior pieces: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...t=22352&page=4
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #182
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I think Jive was looking at some too. I'd rather have genuine brushed aluminum TBH. Or maybe Alcantara wrapped...
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #183
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Put the pipe down. Brushed aluminum? No one's going to make that. Maybe vinyl overlay to make it LOOK like that. Otherwise I plan on painting the black pieces since they're a matte finish and should adhere pretty well to customized paint.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #184
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Meh. I can always get it made if I'm feeling posh.

I got a question for you though, my igloo dwelling friend! How's your transmission behaving in the weather? When cold I can hardly get into second without double clutching (like I ought to instead of granny shifting ) and even first from a slight roll is really hard to get into. I imagined that it would be worse up there in the great American North (or is it Russian? Or Canadian?).
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #185
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$25 in the pot, son! Done and fork stuffed in and all that.

What else do you want me to buy?!!?????! I'm about to tear it up with these GT-86 black interior pieces: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...t=22352&page=4
I'd get re-banned there sofaking fast!!!

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #186
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Meh. I can always get it made if I'm feeling posh.

I got a question for you though, my igloo dwelling friend! How's your transmission behaving in the weather? When cold I can hardly get into second without double clutching (like I ought to instead of granny shifting ) and even first from a slight roll is really hard to get into. I imagined that it would be worse up there in the great American North (or is it Russian? Or Canadian?).
Nobody knows! I haven't had any issues driving around in the "cold". It's been super warm this past winter, though. We got a cold snap in October to early November. It's been high 20's to mid-40's since then, though. Some rain mixed it. I almost never start my car and go, though. I let it warm up for at least 15 minutes on especially chill days, then I take off to battle the employed elements. The only time I'm especially careful about shifting is when the steering wheel and knob are freezing.

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I'd get re-banned there sofaking fast!!!

What did you do?!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #187
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Oh. I get in and go. Sitting for 15 minutes at idle is a great way to wash out the cylinder walls...
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #188
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Sacrifices. If this car can't handle 15 minutes of idling, it's going back sooner than expected!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #189
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Oh. I get in and go. Sitting for 15 minutes at idle is a great way to wash out the cylinder walls...
That might be a problem for richly tuned turbo cars, but I seriously doubt there's much fuel dilution of the oil on the cylinder walls in a modern, direct injection, ULEV II car.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:46 PM   #190
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Meh. I can always get it made if I'm feeling posh.

I got a question for you though, my igloo dwelling friend! How's your transmission behaving in the weather? When cold I can hardly get into second without double clutching (like I ought to instead of granny shifting ) and even first from a slight roll is really hard to get into. I imagined that it would be worse up there in the great American North (or is it Russian? Or Canadian?).
change the fluids, did that in my sti and it worked wonders on cold starts. i plan on changing the dif/trans fluids when my next oil change is up.

my pieces are alcantara wrapped. i'm posh as **** but i messed up the door handles so i need black ones ASAP. also the silver buttons are killing me.

and it wont let me putt the deposit down on the website for SR bushings!!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #191
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That might be a problem for richly tuned turbo cars, but I seriously doubt there's much fuel dilution of the oil on the cylinder walls in a modern, direct injection, ULEV II car.
That's my thoughts too, only thing that sucks is of course the trans doesn't warm up to easily.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #192
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change the fluids, did that in my sti and it worked wonders on cold starts. i plan on changing the dif/trans fluids when my next oil change is up.
I'm having other weird issues. Dealer better flush fluids or give me a new box if my issues continue. Or I could learn to drive, but really...
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and it wont let me putt the deposit down on the website for SR bushings!!!!
Call 'em.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #193
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I'm having other weird issues. Dealer better flush fluids or give me a new box if my issues continue. Or I could learn to drive, but really...


Call 'em.
figured it out.

i see the problem here, not double clutchin like you should?





















chano! i need black trim, let me know how and where you get it and how much!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #194
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Gotta double clutch to even get into first and second when cold.


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Old 02-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #195
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Like dude said on FT86Club, that one site seems to be cheaper. I'm conflicted because I'm wanting to get red parts from the GT-86 as well. I'm thinking that center part is all I'll need (button, shifter trim and either side of the A/C knobs). Although those non-chrome door levers are a really nice touch, too. Oh, and the a/c circular bezels.

Otherwise from the GT-86 I'm looking at door panels, knee pads, e-brake and door handle trims. I'm trying to imagine all of that flowing together.

I just ordered my footwell illumination kit in red.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #196
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I just ordered my footwell illumination kit in red.
****ing ricers.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:19 AM   #197
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... Did you try Kendall?

They may be able to get that stuff no freight dependant on whether or not it shows up in their parts system as available. I mean... You can order JDM part numbers (well at least some part numbers) from Conti... So Toyota should work the same way...

And in AK.. No freight = win. _
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:06 AM   #198
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Do we have a local dealer for Toyota that isn't Kendall? Otherwise, yes, I went to Kendall and was quoted $60 for the buttons. I don't know how much cheaper it is on the site linked on FT86Club, but those buttons come with everything needed, I believe, so $60 isn't terrible for electronic doodads.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:07 AM   #199
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****ing ricers.
I gotta see my footwork, son!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #200
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I gotta see my footwork, son!
I'm really starting to wish this forum had a "like" button...
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