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Old 03-30-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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if u help me install my recently purchased whiteline steering rack bushings, rear subgrame bolts, and rear diff lock kit. i gots no tools man! or garage. or install skills. all the beer and pizza you can drink. i'm available all weekend and i definately don't mind getting dirty and helping out. i dunno if the whiteline instructions are sufficient, but i'm sure the instructions on scoobymods will suffice. anyone? i'm kinda excited to be honest. it'd be a nice opportunity to meet a new member. don't know too many in VIC.

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Old 03-30-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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hhhhmmmm.... let me think about it.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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I'd take up the offer but I don't drink beer and I don't eat pizza
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
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do u want cherry coke instead? and maybe some GOURMET potato chips? yes, gourmet.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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The steering rack bushings are a PITA to install. It's do-able with hand tools. The PITA aspect is trying to cram the bushings in place! I would NOT even attempt at installing them, unless I have a hoist. I had access to a hoist which allowed me to stand underneath my car. I can't imagine how I would grap the old bushings out and put the new ones back in lying on my back.

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Old 03-30-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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yeah, i'm not worried about the other parts, but the steering rack bushings are my main concern. i heard vice grips work?
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:54 PM   #7
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yeah, i'm not worried about the other parts, but the steering rack bushings are my main concern. i heard vice grips work?
Yah, vice grips will help when you try to grap the old bushings out.

Where I had the problem was trying to put the new ones back in. The new bushings are a lot stiffer than the old soft stock ones, and unless you can take off the entire steering rack, you really have to force it in place. If you could take the steering rack off the car, then yah, it's super easy! But if you took the steering rack off, you'd have to get your steering re-aligned!

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:39 AM   #8
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if you're willing to come out to Langley some time, Jason at Dale's alignment could do all those for you super quick on the hoist. He manages to do whiteline steering rack bushings in under 15 min! And the rear stuff is very minimal to do.
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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Don at pdm racing in burnaby can also do it for you.
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:35 AM   #10
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took me about a half hour to do the steering rack bushings, they're really not that bad... i just drove up on ramps... just be careful with the power steering lines...
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:49 AM   #11
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I'd take up the offer but I don't drink beer and I don't eat pizza
you're dead to me!
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:46 AM   #12
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took me about a half hour to do the steering rack bushings, they're really not that bad... i just drove up on ramps... just be careful with the power steering lines...

Same here....was somewhat of a bitch to do, but 1/2 hour is reasonable.
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:46 AM   #13
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The rear diff bushings are time consuming....but not "hard" really. Just be prepared for a noisy rear end. Maybe you want to ride in my car and listen to the noises before you install yours Spooled???
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:21 AM   #14
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nah, i can take it. i need to have my car make annoying sounds so less people weigh my car down with their bodies and give me an uneven weight balance
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:04 PM   #15
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nah, i can take it. i need to have my car make annoying sounds so less people weigh my car down with their bodies and give me an uneven weight balance
Cool My rear end makes all sorts of weird noises now But it is quite "race" feeling

Unfortunately, one of the new sounds is STi strut clunk though Time for some lube
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:21 PM   #16
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well, my friend and i did the rear diff lock kit today. install was really easy. took about half an hour. we did it semi-empty parking lot style. rear end definately feels a bit tighter. we didn't have a torque wrench so we just tightened the bolts as hard as we could pretty much. will that suffice? we attempted to do the subframe bolts too, but they didn't line up perfect...almost! didn't have any crowbar or anything so we gave up.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:47 PM   #17
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another member's (guess which one ) input on installing the subframe locking bolts
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use ramps....clean the threads in the subframe out if the car isn't new(ish)and/or is a 'salt belt' car---I used pipe cleaners and carb cleaner.......go slow....a few turns at a time, alternating sides....grease the 'taper' and the threads of the bolts a bit.....if either one binds up----DO NOT just torque them in....back them out a few turns and re-tighten....have a long prybar to 'wiggle' the subframe a bit if necessary to get it to cooperate ....torque to 66ft-lbs and re-torque after a week or so.

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:02 PM   #18
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Great Paul, you can help me with mine in a few weeks then?
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:23 PM   #19
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I just found a deal for a whole slew of little parts I want.. we can try doing a group install.. lol
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:59 PM   #20
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let's do it...tomorrow. lol.
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