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Old 09-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #526
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I thought 6gun went out of business because their RCA kept snapping and crashing cars into solid objects. If you search on here, you'll find pics of their tie rod end replacements (a required part of the kit) snapped in half. Are you sure they're still in business?

I seem to remember some buzz when ZS announced their RCA but I honestly don't think I've ever seen someone post to say they actually own one.
well it didn't have to be those particular brands, i more meant if any other brand lowered more than the 25mm whiteline does, would that be counter-intuitive?

in other words, is more better? if so what's the ideal amount?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #527
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More is only better if you're lowered more than the Whiteline one offsets. Frankly, there's not a whole lot of point in being lowered that much, so there's not a whole lot of need for anything more.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #528
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More is only better if you're lowered more than the Whiteline one offsets. Frankly, there's not a whole lot of point in being lowered that much, so there's not a whole lot of need for anything more.
thanks williaty. i assumed there wasn't a lot of point being lowered any more than i already am (RCE yellows).
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #529
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thanks williaty. i assumed there wasn't a lot of point being lowered any more than i already am (RCE yellows).
Yes, thankfully the S.Techs aren't as popular as they once were.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #530
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Yes, thankfully the S.Techs aren't as popular as they once were.
yet, hellafail tires are cool as ever.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #531
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I went out an got Moog inner and outer tie rods since my ball joints look fine. Once I get coils I'll take another look at this roll center situation by observing the angle of the control arm. I can see the value of the Whiteline RCA ball joint but the tie rod end looks like snake oil to me. Its maybe 1/4" taller?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #532
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The tie rod end and the ball joint absolutely MUST be matched to each other. The tie rod ends are a critical part of the Whiteline RCA kit and one of the big reasons it works so well.


Also, why do you want coilovers? Read up on the Rule of Biggly and the good reasons for not getting coilovers before you make a decision.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #533
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My bug's primary use case will be track days so I assumed AST or the new FEALs. Do you have a link to that? Google found nothing for 'Rule of Biggly nasioc'....

EDIT: I ran into the TIC assembled D-Spec kit. Is that what you are referring to?

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #534
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I live in Connecticut and we use salt during the winter-months and my car is used all-year as a daily-driver; I have no other car.

I have also used the car for auto-x events and drive in a spirited manner. The roads here locally are also not the best, but not the worst either.

I have had the Whiteline RCK on my car since early 2009 and to date have no issues to report; approximately 30,000 or so miles of use.

I too check the car regularly and, in addition, I also use Boeshield T-9 on all of the non-bushing supension and chassis items to keep rust and corrosion at bay: www.boeshield.com

Don't get me wrong, but in my eyes, Whiteline is a world-wide supplier of performance automotive parts that continually keeps-up with the market and does react quickly to any needs of the user; Whiteline or 'Whiteline Jim' is a member here at NASIOC and when there is a problem, "he" does come on and adds to find a resolve for the consumer and the company rather quickly. This has to count for something? Yes?
Awesome post. Just what I wanted to hear. I'll keep monitoring down there as well lol.

How much is that boeshield t - 9 stuff? I've got a bunch of the TiC bushings and the msi lateral links and trailing arms. I don't think I greased them right cuz I hear them creaking pulling into my garage. Thinking of getting some ceramic grease onto them before the winter.

I had all the lateral links/rear ta/bushings/sti rack with bushings and rca and fender braces all installed together with new motor and tranny mounts.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #535
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I've also got a set of these, waiting to be installed. Assuming mine are the fixed version 2's (purchased new from a reputable eBay storefront in August), these will be going on in the spring.
Can anyone refresh as to how we might tell the difference between v1 and v2?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #536
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i never got a chance to exchange my v1's for v2's that i bought from rennick. anyone remember how we go about doing this?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #537
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i never got a chance to exchange my v1's for v2's that i bought from rennick. anyone remember how we go about doing this?
Call or email Whiteline US. Support@whitelineus.com
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #538
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I've also got a set of these, waiting to be installed. Assuming mine are the fixed version 2's (purchased new from a reputable eBay storefront in August), these will be going on in the spring.
Can anyone refresh as to how we might tell the difference between v1 and v2?
V1 should be out of the market, lees a few people who have yet to install them. If you have bought them recently, they should be the newer ones.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #539
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Getting ready to order a set of RCK
I heard there is a new and improved version (with better and replaceble boots)

Can someone provide the new art number if its the same part number KCA313
How can i check if i am receiving the latest version ?

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #540
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Same part number. These days you will definitely receive the updated version- the change was like 2-3 years ago.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #541
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From a linear (vertical axis) standpoint, how much does the kit lower the arm?

Aka how much longer is the WL ballpoint "shank"(?) over the stock one?
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Something like 7-8mm.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #543
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Something like 7-8mm.
Thanks. That would suggest that even minimal lowering spring could benefit from these things.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #544
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IIRC, 10mm and even a stock height car will benefit.
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IIRC, 10mm and even a stock height car will benefit.
I though this was debatable.

Since the mildest springs lower 10mm+ then the RCAs at least bring the geometry back to what Subaru designed for.

Can someone explain why the RCA needs raised tie rods? From what I see the knuckle doesn't get repositioned. Only the control arm pivots back down; independently of the steering.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #546
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No matter what the height of the car, it moves the camber curve flatter (better) and improves the bump steer.

The RCA alters the bump steer geometry which requires a change to the tie rod to bring the bump steer to zero
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are there any pictures of the old and new changes ?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #548
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thoughts on installing this on a lifted car? lifted about an inch.

i only ask because i run 2 suspension setups. raised in the winter, lowered in the summer. i would like to install this for when im lowered in the summer. just curious about adverse effects when on the winter setup.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #549
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are there any pictures of the old and new changes ?
Everything is/was in this thread...here is a link to a good comparison post a few pages back...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=287

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totally random but if you had 2400 to piss away on your wrx or sti right now what would you do in order?
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