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Old 12-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default ALK Install 3G WRX: 1Ton Arbor press sufficient?

Hi All

I was wondering if anyone has used something like a 1 Ton arbor press to press out the old bushings in the LCA, and also to push IN an Anti-Lift kit?

This is in an 09 WRX.

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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NO, I used a 12-ton press like this:

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-...ess-33497.html

and it was not pleasant. A 20-ton would make it easier. Plus the socket to press out the old one was huge and spendy, can't remember the exact size.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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no, you will need something around 10ton -30 depending on how stubborn it is
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Thanks a lot, guys!

That press costs less than the quote I've been given for installation. I'm pretty confident I could do the job, I just need to fashion some support and press-out pieces to use in the press...
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:03 AM   #5
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Damn, the ALK install is that much harder on the 08+...crap.
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Damn, the ALK install is that much harder on the 08+...crap.
Yes, completely different than on 02-07. BUT, I wouldn't bother on 2011+ as they already have an upgraded mount in that location, unless you absolutely must have caster adjustment.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
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Damn, the ALK install is that much harder on the 08+...crap.
yeah, unfortunately. but you can definitely concentrate on the rear bushings. lots to do back there too.
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Yes, completely different than on 02-07. BUT, I wouldn't bother on 2011+ as they already have an upgraded mount in that location, unless you absolutely must have caster adjustment.
Where did you find info that the "front-rear" LCA bushing is upgraded on the 2011 WRX? I assume it is the same as the 08-10 WRX (and STI as well). We know the STI got the fancy rubber mounted pillow-ball but the WRX wasn't upgraded AFAIK.

FYI for the OP, I own the special service tools to press out the LCA bushings. Those and a 20-ton press makes it a 10-min job to press out the bushings in both arms. We could probably work something out if you want to use them.
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