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Old 05-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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Here's a few pics. There is pics of almost all these parts on the website too.

Noltec Rear Sway Bar End Links



Noltec Front Sway Bar End Links, '02+ Sedan



Noltec Front Sway Bar End Links, '93-'01 & '02+ Wagon
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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1 - Noltec Front Control Arm Bushings, Inner Front - $27
2 - Noltec Front Control Arm Bushings, Inner Rear - $57



Is that correct? I would also like to confirm that the #1 bushings actually fit the USDM WRX chassis. They use a wider bushing than the older chassis and nobody that I have seen actually makes these bushings.

-Jon
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:58 PM   #4
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damnit dave quit getting neat new stuff!

got some questions for you at the next meet you make it to

but most importantly, are the lateral links designed for the GD sedan or the wagon/GC cars? i know theyll fit either but it affects your range of adjustment swapping them
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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Yes, these are bushings 1 & 2 in the diagram. As far as the application, I specifically requested parts for the USDM WRX from Noltec. However, I am not completely confident that these are the correct bushings. Do you know the dimensions of the bushings? I can measure these bushings for comparison. Also, I will see if I can get a definitive confirmation from Noltec that these are in fact the correct bushings for the USDM WRX's. I think it's Saturday down there in OZ right now so I probably won't get a reply for a few days.

-Dave
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, I don't have the dimensions. They can be found on the cast aluminum control arms for the sedan if you have any of those handy. If you can confirm that they are the correct bushings (the front ones that is) then I'll order them up.

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Old 05-30-2003, 05:09 PM   #7
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Joe,
I'll see what I can find out about the lateral links. I'm going to try to make it to the Wednesday night meet, hopefully it'll be at Big Buck again.

Jon,
I don't have any of the aluminum control arms. I will see what I can find out.

-Dave
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Old 05-30-2003, 07:36 PM   #8
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Man, I know that you always respond quickly, but this time you answered before I even asked! I was looking at suspension bushings on your web site yesterday, and was wondering when the missing pieces would be back in stock. You're doing mind reading now?

Your web site shows the "Rear Trailing Arm Bushings, Front" as sold out. Did they go this quickly, or is your computer confused?

Since you're also selling some Forge products, do you happen to have an idea how these compare to the Forge bushings (which seem to be identical to the Powerflex ones)? Those cost more, and both are polyurethane, so the Noltec look like the better deal.

The temptation of buying more goodies...
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:13 AM   #9
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TheWRX,
Miss Cleo just got out of prison so I've hired her on here to help make projections for us.

Sometimes the inventory tracking system on the website needs a little manual intervention. I got it straightened out so the bushings are now listed as "in stock". I haven't seen any of the Forge bushings yet so I can't really make any comparisons between those and the Noltec parts.

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Old 06-02-2003, 10:49 AM   #10
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pending answers to the fitment question i am currently interested in the lateral links and a bishing to replace 8 on that diagram.

also did i ever get around to asking you my wheel question? i'm thinking of retiring the Prod-rive's for some real rotas, but cant confirm avaliability of what I want.

wednesday will be at shores this week, Fred's brother is bringing fred's car out so we're having it there in his honor. don't worry, ALL the north side guys are whining for another norht side meet.
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:01 AM   #11
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Joe,
I will definitely be at Shores on Wednesday night. I wish Fred could have seen Montoya win Monaco yesterday.

I don't think you asked me about the wheels yet. I'll bring a list on Wednesday of what I am expecting with the next shipment.

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Old 06-02-2003, 11:42 AM   #12
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I'll bet you dinner you're not getting what i want

looking for battles in gold, gunmetal, or bronze.. black would do as well, just about anything but silver... i know they made them but can't ever find any.
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:54 AM   #13
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Joe,
Oh yeah, you're all about the Battles. Rota only has them in white right now and it doesn't look like they will be getting any more Battles for several weeks. I will definitely keep my eye out for them when I place the next order.

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Old 06-03-2003, 01:43 PM   #14
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Have you been able to find out if those are, in fact, the front control arm front bushings?

-Jon
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:44 PM   #15
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Jon, No word yet. I will let you know as soon as I get any information.

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Old 06-03-2003, 01:54 PM   #16
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Great, thanks. I was also curious about the front control arm, rear bushings. Since I'll be using the control arms off of a GF chassis, do you know if those bushings will fit or do I need to source them specifically for the GF/GC chassis?

-Jon
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:05 PM   #17
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Hello, I was wondering if you could describe or maybe you have a diagram as to where the Noltec Differential Cradle Mounts and Noltec Differential Outrigger Bushings mount? Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:49 PM   #18
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Jon,
For what it's worth, Superpro, who is another Australian bushing manufacturer (they make a lot of stuff for Whiteline), has the same part numbers for the front and rear bushings of the front control arms for both the GC and new age Imprezas. Judging by that I'd say that the bushings are in fact the same.

Leland,
In the diagram above that stimpy posted the diff cradle mounts are #11 and the diff outrigger bushings are #8.


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Are the steering rack bushings only 02+?? Do you have ones for the GC?
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:14 PM   #20
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Funny you should ask, I am trying to figure that out right now. The Noltec importer that I get this stuff from says that they fit both the newer and older cars but the information that I am seeing indicates that they are different. The steering bushings for the newer Imprezas are apparently about 5mm wider than the bushings in the GC cars. They will fit on the GC chassis cars but at this point I'm not recommending it. I asked about this discrepency in the email I sent to Noltec so we'll see what they have to say about it. I will report any news here. Thanks!

-Dave
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> > I noticed you have the front control arm front bushings listed on
> > your website. I was wondering if these bushings are for the GC
> > chassis or the
> GD
> > chassis. I've been told that the GD bushings are wider than the GC
> bushings.
> > I'm trying to source the wider GD bushings for my WRX swap. They
> > would be bolting into a USDM crossmember.
> > -Jon
>
> We can still supply these bushings, however, we no longer stock them
because
> of the incompatibility with the WRX. You are correct with regards to the
> width of the bushing. Let me know if you'd like to place an order.
> Thanks.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
> Rallispec
That's too bad that they have the same part number listed for both because they are not the same part. To use a GF /GC control arm with the WRX crossmember, you need to shim the front bushing with washers. Could you maybe get the width of the bushing? I might be able to take a set of calipers to a WRX control arm to compare.

Thanks,
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[EDIT] PS: Sorry for the hassle. These seem to be a very elusive part...
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:02 PM   #22
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Jon,
The outer metal sleeve is 41mm wide and the overall width is 55mm. I hope this helps!

-Dave

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:04 PM   #23
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Dave - do you have something to replace #8 in the diagram above? would that be these: Noltec Differential Outrigger Bushings - $48

That is all I need to finish firming up the rear end
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:23 PM   #24
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Yep, the diff outrigger bushings are #8 in the diagram above. I'll bring some tonight so you can check them out in person.

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I'll bring some tonight so you can check them out in person.

-Dave
damn you!

guess i should bring some $$ with me then too 'eh?

these can sit next to my sti diff cradle bushings for while...
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