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Old 06-04-2003, 06:08 PM   #76
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That was indeed me . Good to put a name to a voice ! I had thought of giving you the URL to my site, but it's a hard thing to give out accurately over the phone .


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Old 06-04-2003, 06:44 PM   #77
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Brian,

A bit off topic, but do you think the STI motor mounts are worth it? I'm tempted to buy them as well
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Old 06-04-2003, 07:12 PM   #78
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I love my STi motor mounts & tranny mount for that matter
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Old 06-04-2003, 07:25 PM   #79
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Their effect is much more noticeable on the 2.5 because it has torque right from touching the gas pedal, but anything that transmits more power to the drivetrain instead of into shaking the engine around is definitely a good thing .


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Old 06-24-2003, 07:31 PM   #80
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I just got all of the mounts mentioned in this thread installed this past Saturday and I love the way the car feels now. I got the STi Engine and Transmission mounts along with the WL Steering Rack and Rear Diff bushings. The car feels so much more solid on acceleration now. When you put your foot into the go pedal it just goes. I love the feel and I am amazed at the difference these 4 items have made. It has also some how increased the volume of my exhaust and given me a rattle in my dash but I'm just going to crank my stereo till I take the time to track down the rattle. I am going to be enjoying the feel this weekend at Sears Point.

Anyone in the Bay Area I would suggest going to MJP to get these. I got a great price and it is always great to hang out with those guys. Btw I think they said that they have sold 60 of the Steering Rack Bushings in the last 2 months so I guess it is safe to say that this is a popular mod.



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Old 06-27-2003, 01:18 PM   #81
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Well after driving on these I have to say they are pretty sweet. My only complaint about them is the fairly loud hum/whine coming from the rear diff @ around 65mph if I'm not accelerating. I'm hoping that will become less noticeable after I change out my fluids...

Definitely a small price to pay for keeping it from going *THUD* under hard acceleration.

If anyone has found a way to fix that problem, please let me know.

*EDIT - Just wanted to add.. I never really drive at 65 unless there's traffic so its really not much of an issue

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Old 06-27-2003, 01:24 PM   #82
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If anyone has found a way to fix that problem, please let me know.
Get used to it .


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Old 06-27-2003, 01:26 PM   #83
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Get used to it .


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/me eyes the sti engine mounts..
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Old 07-01-2003, 09:06 PM   #84
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Well I just wanted to order the steering rack bushings for a 2000 2.5RS coupe.

Looks like the only way to know which set is to go out and measure the distance between the flanges?

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Old 07-02-2003, 03:30 AM   #85
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WRSport: You need the KSR202. I just installed some KSR202's on a 2000 RS last month.
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Old 07-08-2003, 12:30 AM   #86
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Correct, the bushings themselves dont make noise but they do transmit more NVH through the drivetrain into the frame of the car.
mmmm more nvh is what I need ...haha, I already feel like the chassis is shaking apart w/ the udp, lightweight flywheel, group N tranny and motor mounts, and the version 6 suspension w/ group N top hats.

Ill have to pick up some steering bushings and the subframe bushings (are they the same thing as: "Rear Differential Bushing Kit")?

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Old 07-13-2003, 03:33 AM   #87
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The rear diff bushings are loud. Very loud. Exceedingly loud- like a deaf geriatric. Much louder than I expected. I took a few liberties with the install, but I've never noticed this much noise from a single mod before- not the engine nor tranny mounts, nor the subframe locking bolts. I don't mind the racket, because I love the result- no matter how hard I try, I can't get the rear end to "thunk" anymore. Just curious if other folks noticed a great deal of noise with these installed, or is it just a culmination of my attempts to make the car unstreetable with hardened bushings . Any input is welcome/appreciated!
I can attest to ALL of what you said above, but I think you've exaggerated a little too much on the noise? But IMO it is the noisiest mod of all but only when crusing without touching the accelerator.

I'm thinking of soundproofing my floorboards so hopefully it'll help filter some of the noise.
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Old 09-09-2003, 07:46 AM   #88
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For narrow bracket (25mm between flanges) use KSR200.

For wide bracket (30mm between flanges) use KSR202.
I think I fall into the KSR202 zone, but I wanted to be sure I understand the measurement. Jim, if you see this reply...

When you say "between flanges", are you talking about the flanges on the steering rack itself? Before coming back to read this thread I went outside (at 12:45 at night in the dark with a flashlight ) and measured the width of the U-shaped brackets that hold the bushings in place. On both sides those brackets were about 1-1/8" wide, which is about 28.5mm wide. Adding in the bushing material on either side of that bracket, it would stand to reason that the flanges on the rack (which I didn't actually measure) are about 30mm apart.

Does my description make sense?

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Old 09-10-2003, 12:09 AM   #89
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Hi Pat,

The distance measurement is actually between the flanges of the bush, or the width of the mounting saddle.

Assuming the mounting saddle on your car was around 28.5mm, it has to be the wide bracket or KSR202.

Hope that helps.

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Old 11-02-2003, 11:33 PM   #90
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OK so what are the stifest sterring rack bushings you can get?

I got play in my drivers side one so they need to be replaced.

And do you have a part number?
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Old 11-03-2003, 09:31 PM   #91
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Hi,

Both KSR200 and KSR202 are much stiffer then Subaru stock rubber bushes.
We use 93 duro polyurethane for these applications.

Hope this helps.

Wojtek.
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:52 PM   #92
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lol not really ok are those part numbers? what company? website where I can get em?
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:54 AM   #93
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I got my steering rack bushings from PDM Racing:
http://www.pdm-racing.com/products/subaru_corner.html

They came without grease, but Whiteline sent it to me separately.
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Old 11-04-2003, 01:41 AM   #94
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looks like nothign but 240sx parts to me
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Old 11-04-2003, 02:09 AM   #95
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PDM have a history in the 240sx market, but for a number of years now, they have been one of our major dealers for Subaru parts. They hold plenty of stock and we are sure they have these steering rack bushes in stock.

Pls give them a go. see how to order on their home page.
OR contact us directly.

Pls let us know if we can help further.

Cheers
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