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Old 12-29-2019, 12:42 PM   #351
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BRGPerformnce may be correct but the part description says: Applications:
2000-05 Subaru WRX/Impreza with stock spindles.
Will this actually fit a 2006-2011 STI?

Where is this "center turnbuckle section" on Baer's site?
It should fit 02-14 STi since the inner tie rod is the same length and thread pattern.

What I called a turnbuckle is actually called a Sleeve on their site. https://baer.com/Aluminum-Sleeves-Trackers/

My request to Baer (for context):
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Is it possible to purchase the Baer Tracker kit (3851001) but substitute the 4" sleeves that come with the kit (6250009) with the shorter 3.25" sleeves (6250034)?
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Hey Joe,
We can do this, just let me know when you are ready.

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Old 12-31-2019, 10:21 AM   #352
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Really nice kit, but I already planned and got all my fitting and hoses to start from AN directly on the rack. If someone else has a link to these let me know
On a side note, are you using your existing pump or going with the 15+ sti pump?
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:20 AM   #353
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On a side note, are you using your existing pump or going with the 15+ sti pump?
Sill using my 04 pump. AN fitting will make a switch easy if required.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:32 AM   #354
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It should fit 02-14 STi since the inner tie rod is the same length and thread pattern.

What I called a turnbuckle is actually called a Sleeve on their site. https://baer.com/Aluminum-Sleeves-Trackers/

My request to Baer (for context):


Rick Elam from Baer replied:
Just a note on this because you referenced my instagram earlier.

I am using the baer kit with a 15+ rack on an 04 FXT (with 05STI front uprights). I ordered it with the "normal" sleeves and with the shorter ones. I think I actually ended up going back to the longer sleeve. (I'm using STI control arms... the slightly different track widths between different subaru models will affect this some).

I'll be doing some work on the car this weekend and will try to verify which one i ended up using and post back up here.

I wish i'd tried to see how the fitment worked without any cutting of the inner tie rod just to see if it's truly "necessary".
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:17 AM   #355
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Anybody did an AN fitting conversion from the steering area directly to eliminate completely the OEM line? The AN fitting adapter seems to use only the crush washer to seal properly, are they working well and not leaking?

I think I can make this work and root the line on the driver side away from the downpipe and avoid heat source. Would require making hole in the engine subframe.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:17 AM   #356
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Anybody did an AN fitting conversion from the steering area directly to eliminate completely the OEM line? The AN fitting adapter seems to use only the crush washer to seal properly, are they working well and not leaking?

I think I can make this work and root the line on the driver side away from the downpipe and avoid heat source. Would require making hole in the engine subframe.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:19 PM   #357
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Anybody did an AN fitting conversion from the steering area directly to eliminate completely the OEM line? The AN fitting adapter seems to use only the crush washer to seal properly, are they working well and not leaking?

I think I can make this work and root the line on the driver side away from the downpipe and avoid heat source. Would require making hole in the engine subframe.
I'm using AN lines directly into the rack. I'm using a rubber/aluminum hydraulic seal washer. I've had to tighten it a couple times as it's really not correct. I think the pressure fitting is still weeping a touch. As far as I can tell the Mooresport AN adapter is just using face seal crush washers as well.

I've gotten a couple test fittings in that are internally tapered on the bottom threads but on the one set the hex part is too big so they won't fit side by side.

I've got another set that I'll be testing sometime over the next couple months. If those don't work I may see if i can find something to machine the proper fittings.

I'm using an electric PS pump which is on the drivers side. So my lines run direct from the rack to the pump on the drivers side of the car.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:34 PM   #358
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It should fit 02-14 STi since the inner tie rod is the same length and thread pattern.

What I called a turnbuckle is actually called a Sleeve on their site. https://baer.com/Aluminum-Sleeves-Trackers/

My request to Baer (for context):


Rick Elam from Baer replied:
Hey there, any update on this? I stumbled upon aftermarket OTRs browsing the web and I recalled this topic.

I searched Baer's site and they have even shorter than 3.25" sleeves with 2.6" and 2.9" offerings. While it may be possible to "split" the thread with a shorter heim, it seems awfully scary to have just roughly an inch and a quarter threaded into the sleeve, both the heim and the ITR.

You are listed as having a 2003 WRX. Sedan? Forgive my lack of memory but I thought sedans were good to go in terms of length, only the wagon guys like myself will have trouble.
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Old 05-14-2020, 11:54 PM   #359
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This is a great thread with terrific information that helped me out while putting my 15+ rack into my 05 STi.

I did install it with the factory 05 soft lines with a couple of bends on the 15 STi rack and removing the bracket that attaches the factory lines to one another. Built new -An lines and am awaiting my 2018 P/s pump to show up and install it.

Otherwise I did put together a guide on my website on the steps I took and how it came together. If anyone needs more photos and ideas, you can stop on by.

Thanks again for all the help and info from all the contributors.

https://www.blingstrom.com/diy-proje...r-older-subaru
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:45 PM   #360
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Had a really good chat with silversled the last few days and this topic came up. He has the 15 STi rack installed on his 02(?) wagon. He used the insert on a new GD ITR. But it wasn't that easy as both the insert and the GD ITR stub is a little longer than the 15 STI ITR stub. He had to trim it down to make it work.

I've always had the plan to cut more threads on the 15 STI ITR without removing it from the rack. Thought was to get it on a bench vise, grind down some of the hex section and make it 'round', before attempting to cut more threads with a tap and die set.

But here's another idea. To try and keep things as clean as possible, why don't us wagon guys just convert to sedan arms and endlinks, follow OP's instructions, and be done with it? The biggest pro to this is that we won't need to potentially dissassemble a brand new rack to mess with the ITRs; we would just need to trim the outer end of the ITR like the OP did. Most wagon owners have those terrible steel arms anyway that are under recall.

Just food for thought and discussion.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:12 PM   #361
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@Blingstrom, I've took a fast look at your link and saw 2 points worth debating.
1) you seem to have used the same shorter Subaru Leone outer rods that I've used on my 2002 wagon. You have an STI, the +2015 outers would have worked just fine after a bit of cutting.
2) if I'm not mistaking too much, you have the Whiteline front adjustable ARB. Without delay, check that it doesn't touch your steering rods at full lock. I might have the same parts combination as you have, meaning 5* caster LCA, +2015 rack and that Whiteline ARB. I was having severe contact and had to trim the ARB, in order to not die.

https://www.subarufanclub.ro/forum/index.php/topic,2540.msg127193.html#msg127193
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