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Old 01-03-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Whiteline Lateral Links on a Wagon?

Hey guys I just need a little wagon suspension guru help....
I am thinking on purchasing some whiteline lateral links for my wagon. I know they are for a sedan, so will I run into any strange problems if i put these on? I am on sti pink wagon springs and during the summer on 17x8 rotas with 215/45/17 hankook rs-2's stretched on(how i purchased the package).
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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Whiteline actually makes a specific version for the wagon...part # KTA108. So you will not have any problems whatsoever.

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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could i put the sedan ones on? i found a decent price, used.
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could i put the sedan ones on? i found a decent price, used.
They might work since they are adjustable, but I can't confirm or deny anything. Best bet is to go with the wagon specific version. Try doing a search.

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Old 01-03-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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They might work since they are adjustable, but I can't confirm or deny anything. Best bet is to go with the wagon specific version. Try doing a search.

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+1 on this.

also, if you are going to install them, and your car sees any kind of salt during the winter then you're going to want new longbolts and hardware for the knuckles. I've got a post on this bouncing around here somewhere. if you can't find it let me know and I'll fill you in on the details.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:29 PM   #6
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i figured that i could adjust them, but hadnt heard if anybody else had done it. i assumed that nobody else did because whiteline makes wagon specific ones. My friend and I are parting out a salvaged RS, and the longbolts from that car actually came out well and are in decent shape for me to use if i decide to get the wagon lateral links, but thanks TiC.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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If i remember right, i think there is enought ajustment to make the the corect lenght.

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I have a set of "STi" adjustable ones (for sedan) on my wagon, only problem I could get max -1.3 camber.

Hey Shane, just noticed you have a new wagon now, are you the one w/ bronze (or was it gold?) rims I've seen rolling around? How you like it?
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could i put the sedan ones on? i found a decent price, used.
Obviously they're adjustable. The wagon lateral links are right around 15" long, center-to-center of the bushings. If whoever has the used links assures you they can be adjusted to that length then you're good to go.

Not that it necessarily proves anything, but I have Hotchkis ones on my car. They're easily adjustable to be much too short or much too long. Just looking at pictures I would imagine the Whiteline ones have a similar adjustment range.

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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While I can't speak for the wagon, I *can* verify that WRX Sedan links do not work correctly on an 05 STI. I have them, and also have the whiteline huge-ass billet-aluminum end links (WRX-style, not STI-style), and the problem is that the endlinks are exactly the same distance apart as the ends of the swaybar. So the only way to get them connected was to flip one of my swaybar brackets and then push my swaybar about an inch toward the passenger side of the car, mounting one endlink inboard and one outboard. It's pretty ghetto, but I like my poly bushings, so I haven't un-done it.

The moral of the story is that if Whiteline felt the need to make a wagon-specific part, there's a good chance you could have a similar problem using sedan links on a wagon.

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