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Old 12-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #99
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08 DGM STi


Originally Posted by xe808 View Post
i plan on ordering but i am not clear on the benefits of this kit besides it's auto-x legality. like how does it affect driveability and how does it feel once installed?
It replaces a fairly big bushing on the back of the front control arm. Imagine a straight line parallel to the side of the car. Your front control arm is anchored(front and back of control arm) and pivots up&down from that line at the wheel. Imagine a triangle where 2 points stay in place and the third moves up and down(third being the wheel).

Basically with a rubber bushing it allows that pivot point to flex. Point of OEM using rubber is NVH and cost, mostly cost. It should make the steering sharper, more responsive and feel more of what the wheel is doing. The housing, per what MSI says, is just to accommodate a stiffer bushing since now more forces are not being absorbed by the rubber.
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