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Old 05-01-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default bought used old model whiteline alk 60319WL w/o spacers. Are the spacers necessary?

Hi I bought a used alk off a member on the forum.

It is the old style alk with black bushing stamped with part number 60319WL, aluminum mounts. These are supposed to have a 80 durometer rating.

anyways it didnt come with spacers, and I was wondering if they were necessary for the install. I have a 2002 wrx wagon.

i've searched and read and it seems that they aren't esssential but there might be clunking sounds if installed w/o spacers?

should i just go to homedepot and buy steel washers?

any info would be helpful thanks.
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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...that is the 'race' ALK.....using it, or trying to anyway, on the street will be problematic if you have any bumps or joints in the pavement where you are....it is a very firm bushing.

...and that one never came with any spacers, AFAIK.....'cuz it was for use on racecars and most of them took the subframe off or never had it to start....the spacers are for the subframe.
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...that is the 'race' ALK.....using it, or trying to anyway, on the street will be problematic if you have any bumps or joints in the pavement where you are....it is a very firm bushing.

...and that one never came with any spacers, AFAIK.....'cuz it was for use on racecars and most of them took the subframe off or never had it to start....the spacers are for the subframe.
yup thats what i read....but isnt the race version 90D?

thats what this thread says.

Arnie01-10-2003, 10:29 PM
Spike - here are the part codes molded onto the "domed" part of the bushing head:

60319WL is old style non-grooved bush in 80 Duro
60319WLE is NEW style grooved bush in 80 Duro
60319WLE-70 is NEW COMFORT grooved bush in 70 Duro

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/arch.../t-289174.html

wouldnt that make them the sports bushing?
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...I have the 60319WLE...80 duro slotted one---yellow bush, gold housing....if the bush in yours is black, it is the harder one, I think...or possibly one that was made for somebody bending an autox rule...especially if the housing is natural aluminum color
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...I have the 60319WLE...80 duro slotted one---yellow bush, gold housing....if the bush in yours is black, it is the harder one, I think...or possibly one that was made for somebody bending an autox rule...especially if the housing is natural aluminum color
you installed spacers with the alk rite?
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However if its real old, it was pre-gold anodization and the bushings were black (rather than yellow) and, I believe, 80 duro and without the internal slots that the sport bushing now has.

anyway, as scotty says, the washers are to space the u-brace down in order to fit the ALK. You'll either have to leave the u-brace off, order some spacers from Whiteline, or make some makeshift washers and longer bolts.
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you installed spacers with the alk rite?

...nope...****canned the subframe....
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However if its real old, it was pre-gold anodization and the bushings were black (rather than yellow) and, I believe, 80 duro and without the internal slots that the sport bushing now has.

anyway, as scotty says, the washers are to space the u-brace down in order to fit the ALK. You'll either have to leave the u-brace off, order some spacers from Whiteline, or make some makeshift washers and longer bolts.

ok cool thanks for the info.

i'll contact whiteline(australia or us?) about ordering some spacers and bolts. If I wanted to buy bolts where could I get those? would normal hardware bolts suffice or are special ones needed?

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