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Old 01-30-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default 05 sti steering rack can fit 05 wrx?

Sorry guys nt sure if this is a repost. Just wondering wha the difference other than lock to lock . I like to know if this is interchange in betwwen this 2 model or do i need to hack n modify to do to install it? Thank
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:21 AM   #2
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I stand corrected!
i just checked the 06 TR we have here and it has the same hard mount style as the 05 STi
sorry for the confusion

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Old 01-30-2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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Nt doubting yr expertise but i do come across some mention 04 sti cant bolt on 05 wrx ??
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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I know somebody who did it!

send a PM to "Carnot" for more info on how he fitted a 2004STi steering rack to his WRX wagon.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:45 AM   #5
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Thank bro PM him .

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I know somebody who did it!

send a PM to "Carnot" for more info on how he fitted a 2004STi steering rack to his WRX wagon.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:08 AM   #6
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i'm pretty sure it will not fit. the 05-06 STi has a different mounting setup than the WRX. the 04 STi rack will fit.

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04 STi and 02-04 WRX's have the "old" setup.

05 WRX's got the new improved setup, same as the 05 STi.

So....if you have an 02-04, you need an 04 rack (for an easy swap) and if you have an 05 wrx, you can use an 05 STi rack.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:14 AM   #7
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^ that's my understanding too. In 05 both the WRX and STi got the "revised" style rack (and a new crossmember asa well).

You might also search the thread Fred started- he is pretty sure the 05's already have the quicker rack (I'm not 100% convinced yet, but worth reading).
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:36 AM   #8
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now i really confused

So meaning 05 sti rack to 05 wrx no problem bolt on ??? 04 sti cant do it on 05 wrx ??

Hi there BIGSKYWRX which fred u talking about can u shoot me the thread pls thank .
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:54 AM   #9
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No real confusion In 05 Subaru redesigned the steering racks for the WRX and STi (maybe RS too?)- new cross members as well- this is the reason the steering rack bushings are different on the 02-04's vs 05+'s.

There is some debate whether the 05 WRX got the quicker rack (15:1)- there is no debate it got the "new style" rack

More on the ratio debate

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923591
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:08 PM   #10
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I know somebody who did it!

send a PM to "Carnot" for more info on how he fitted a 2004STi steering rack to his WRX wagon.
Just to clear up potential confusion, the '04 rack went into my old '03 wagon without any issues. An '04 rack definitely would not fit into my '05 wagon.

-Bryce
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:31 PM   #11
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I was under the impression that the 05STi was the only one to receive the new mounting style. Thanks for clearing that up, y'all!
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:58 PM   #12
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We got theat cleared up, but still don't ahve the ratio pegged for the 05 WRX- I've got a email into John Mergen- see what he says
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:58 PM   #13
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Just to clear up potential confusion, the '04 rack went into my old '03 wagon without any issues. An '04 rack definitely would not fit into my '05 wagon.

-Bryce
Question for you...was it an 04 Sti rack? And if so, did it feel as quick as your stock 05 wagon rack?
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:35 PM   #14
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Make sure you read the last post by Fred in the "debate thread" before you go any further.

If you have a 2.7 turn lock-to-lock rack, and you swap the 05 STi rack into its place all you'll do to your car is increase its turning radius.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #15
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Question for you...was it an 04 Sti rack? And if so, did it feel as quick as your stock 05 wagon rack?
Yes, it was an '04 STi rack that was installed in the '03. I couldn't really tell a difference when I first got the '05. I thought it was because there was a period of about 3 months between when my '03 was incapacitated and when I bought the new one. From the conclusions in the other thread however, I guess the reason is that the ratios are almost identical. Sweet.

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Old 08-15-2006, 02:37 AM   #16
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Any way to modify the 05 steering rack to make it fit the older 93-01 impreza?

Would the 04 rack be bolt-on for GC8?
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:19 AM   #17
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I'm guessing if you had a 05+ crosss member it would bolt up, w/o it I don't think so.

I believe a few guys have bolted up the STi rack- there is one for sale (or was anyways) that a guy had in his GC- I think he had to swap a gear- otherwise it was a straight up bolt up.
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Yeah, I had it for sale. It's gone now. The "fine" splined GD pinion shaft in the STi rack has to be swapped out with it's older GC counterpart. Otherwise the only way to get one to work is to use a GD steerting column.

I'm actually installing an '06 STi rack/crossmember into my Forester tonight. Good times.
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I'm guessing if you had a 05+ crosss member it would bolt up, w/o it I don't think so.

I believe a few guys have bolted up the STi rack- there is one for sale (or was anyways) that a guy had in his GC- I think he had to swap a gear- otherwise it was a straight up bolt up.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #19
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^ your on the cutting edge!
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Yeah, I had it for sale. It's gone now. The "fine" splined GD pinion shaft in the STi rack has to be swapped out with it's older GC counterpart. Otherwise the only way to get one to work is to use a GD steerting column.

I'm actually installing an '06 STi rack/crossmember into my Forester tonight. Good times.
Thanks for the info Angry Toaster. Next question, how hard would it be to use a GD steering column in the GC? Would you say swapping the splined shaft is the easier solution than swapping the entire column?
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I think using the GD steering column is the way to go. They bolt right into a GC... the only problem being the key mechanism. The way around that is swap out the mechanism from the GC column to the GD column.

Well, the '06 STi crossmember and steering rack are in my '01 Forester... along with a GD steering column. I'm beat.
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Thanks for the info Angry Toaster. Next question, how hard would it be to use a GD steering column in the GC? Would you say swapping the splined shaft is the easier solution than swapping the entire column?
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I think using the GD steering column is the way to go. They bolt right into a GC... the only problem being the key mechanism. The way around that is swap out the mechanism from the GC column to the GD column.

Well, the '06 STi crossmember and steering rack are in my '01 Forester... along with a GD steering column. I'm beat.
Very cool and great info, you are an asset to the community
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:56 PM   #23
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so maybe this would work on my 97 Legacy?
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Angry Toaster, can you elaborate on the process of installing your 06 sti rack/crossmember into your forester? I also have an 06 sti rack/crossmember in hand and am planning to install it in my 02 wrx. I was hoping to gain some insight before jumping into it.
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Thanks for the PM Angry Toaster, I plan on installing my steering rack confidently this weekend
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