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Old 01-30-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default whiteline steering rack bushing install..?

i've just purchased whiteline steering rack bushings, does anyone have any info on install for o4 sti?
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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ahh.... ?
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=rack+bushings

I know i saw a video about a month ago, don't know if it was here or not, but the guy showed how to do the install. It was a ten minutes long.

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15 minute job.

you need:
-ramps
-8, 10, 12, 14mm sockets and various racthets and extensions
-pack of grease
-new bushings
-pair of big heavy needlenose pliers or some good serrated slip-joint pliers
-shoplight

procedure:

-drive up on ramps and make sure your steering is centered
-crawl under with all your tools and a shoplight
-unbolt the small bolt holding the PS hardline where it goes up into the engine bay on the passenger side
-unbolt the bolts holding the rack brackets on
-pull the rack brackets down and out of there - you may have to bend the hardlines a little on the driver side to get it out don't bend it a lot, just enough
-yank out the old bushings by moving the rack down as far as it'll reasonably go and gripping them with the pliers
-install the driver side bushing first by greasing it up a LOT and then sliding it around... you should slide it around the front of the rack over top and around to the rear. A screwdriver may help push the leading edge of the bushing around the rack if your dexterity is that of a computer programmer. Position it fully and then push the bracket for that side into place but don't bolt it up yet.
-install the pass side bushing in a similar manner. this one will be easier to slide around. put it's bracket on
-bolt up both the brackets
-bolt up the little bracket holding the hardlines up by the engine bay
-wash hands and put on some clean pants
-drive car off ramps and enjoy

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Old 01-30-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:16 AM   #5
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I watched your video; very nice job!
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:46 AM   #6
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i love you for this video
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:26 AM   #7
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got any other videos?
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:42 AM   #8
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no, but i can take requests. . .
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:40 AM   #9
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Anyone done this mod the an 05 WRX and thought it an improvement? I've read it's not as beneficial, but I bought some anyway since they're cheap.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:06 PM   #10
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thanks for the video.... it will be put to good use!!!!
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:27 PM   #11
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Did one of my own install pages today:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6076

On my F-XT but should be similar.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:31 PM   #12
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no, but i can take requests. . .
Transverse link bushings on an 02 WRX. lol
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:22 PM   #13
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very nice and highly informative movie, whiteline steering rack bushings are my next mod.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:13 AM   #14
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Transverse link bushings on an 02 WRX. lol
OMG is that really what you want? You are talking about these, right?



They are a bitch... The video would have all kinds of "BLEEP"s in it. Would you mind if I substituted an ALK for that?
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:46 AM   #15
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OMG is that really what you want? You are talking about these, right?



They are a bitch... The video would have all kinds of "BLEEP"s in it. Would you mind if I substituted an ALK for that?
lol.. more specifically, I have the KCA375 bushings to install.
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:29 AM   #16
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okay you can forget those. I don't have a press
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:37 AM   #17
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okay you can forget those. I don't have a press
Crikey! oh well. I dont have a press either.
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:51 AM   #18
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Well shoot, as long as you're taking requests, here's an easy one. Kartboy exhaust hangars? In my head I think I'm underestimating how hard those buggers are to get off, I'm curious as to how you would do it.
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I sprayed some PB Blaster in the bushing to help them come off. Used a screw driver once too, but good ole fashioned elbow grease does the trick!
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:36 AM   #20
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Use a jack to lift the exhaust a bit helps too!
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:19 PM   #21
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freakin awesome video. Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:57 PM   #22
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Wow, nhluhr moves with superhuman speed! (cheater!)

I now feel stupid for paying a shop $75 for this installation. To my defense, I didn't start buying my own tools to work on my car until two weeks later.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:32 PM   #23
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If the 05 rack is hard bolted on one side, how about aluminum two piece bushings to hard-clamp the rack? Seems subaru has determined the NVH is not a problem. I could mill a set on my CNC if I had a source of aluminum billett.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:27 AM   #24
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Quote:
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OMG is that really what you want? You are talking about these, right?



They are a bitch... The video would have all kinds of "BLEEP"s in it. Would you mind if I substituted an ALK for that?
I put on Perrin PSRS which is what you have highlighted in pic correct.

Yes it does have its sucky moments but wasn't as bad as I thought it would be once you get the subframe off which I had already done before to install Cobb front sway.

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