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Old 02-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default 08+ STi GR rear LCA bushing part number?

ive done a little bit of searching but cant seem to find what im looking for.

for the unaware, it appears the STi knuckle comes with a pillowball bushing at the rear LCA attachment point. i would like to find the part number for the bushing alone, and attempt to install said bushing on my 2010 WRX.

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ive looked on subarugenuineparts.com, but come up empty handed. ive searched other local subaru parts websites and the closest ive come is a note saying the bushing comes with the knuckle. which doesnt exactly help. ive refrained from going to the parts department in person, as im sure they will give me the same answer.

a lot of times, the part IS available separately if you can source the part number.

any help here? unless someone can conclusively confirm that this bushing will NOT fit the WRX knuckle...
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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update:

Opposed Forces lists this as the part number: 20257XA000
http://opposedforces.com/parts/impre...llustration_1/

and they list this as the bushing for this location in ALL Imprezas, 2.5i, WRX, STi, everything.

however, it is definitely NOT the same. my WRX does not have a pillow ball in this location, just a stock rubber bushing. why would all of the OEM parts catalogs (ive checked a few others) list that this is what is stock on my car, when the bushing on my car looks like a stock rubber bushing and not the one pictured above?

im coming up short looking for pictures of the stock knuckle for 08+ WRXs. can someone with a 08+ WRX (not STi) PLEASE take a pic of the rear LCA bushing on their car? and tell me if it looks like the one pictured above, or if it looks like a stock bushing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
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update:
spoke with the guy at the parts department. he confirmed that this part number has not been used to supersede a previous part

20257XA000 is listed as the P/N for

ALL Imprezas from 08-09 (2.5i, WRX, STi)
ALL STi's from 08-13
but NOT for Imprezas and WRXs from 10-13

the bushing on the 10-13 knuckle is listed as non-servicable and must be replaced with the entire knuckle.

what this suggests to me, is that Subaru changed this bushing from a pillowball to a standard rubber bushing for the imprezas (except the STi) starting in the 2010 model year. Possibly for more comfort? the guy at the dealer was trying to tell me that the pillowball bushing wont fit the 2010+ cars, but i find it hard to believe that subaru redesigned the entire knuckle just to put a softer bushing in. i still have hope that i can press out the rubber and put the pillowball in.

does this sound correct?

Id still love for someone with a 2008 or 2009 impreza or WRX to come in here and confirm that they have a pillow ball, and others with a 2010/2011/2012/2013 WRX to confirm that they do NOT have a pillowball. pics if possible
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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as of friday, i just got some excel g's to pair with the 2012 wrx springs i have for my 08, rather than use the 2012 struts i also have. (didn't feel like dealing with the front strut differences between 08-10/11+)

i hope to get some spare time soon to get the new setup installed. if no one beats me to it, i'll get a picture off my car for you.

i did find that there are several different knuckles listed depending on when the car was made, even within the model year. i really wish part numbers were listed for this stuff, though you can search this site via part number. 2009 has the most diversity, and there is redundancy listed between the three years, but you get the idea.

2008:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/part...ponent=Knuckle

2009:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/part...ponent=Knuckle

2010:
http://heubergersubaruparts.com/part...ponent=Knuckle
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