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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:12 pm 
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I installed an STI steering rack and absolutely recommend it. It takes away the dead spot in the centre and makes driving so much more enjoyable. Steering is just more direct and responsive.

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:24 pm 
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Vehicle: MY10 XT Premium - Black

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jonp wrote:
I installed an STI steering rack and absolutely recommend it. It takes away the dead spot in the centre and makes driving so much more enjoyable. Steering is just more direct and responsive.
I'm looking to do this but so confused with compatible parts. Find a guy ilin Facebook selling a 2006 JDM Spec C sti quick rack for $450. Part is FE550, 2.25 lock to lock.

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Whats involved in installing the steering rack? Do you have to remove the downpipe?


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:17 pm 
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I'm looking to do this but so confused with compatible parts. Find a guy ilin Facebook selling a 2006 JDM Spec C sti quick rack for $450. Part is FE550, 2.25 lock to lock.

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For SH you want:

AUDM 2008+ (GR) WRX STi: PN: 34110FG040

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:19 pm 
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Whats involved in installing the steering rack? Do you have to remove the downpipe?


I had mine installed as it needs a wheel alignment anyway so I got it all done at once. I provided indicative pricing in my build thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Okay, So after much research, Ive decided to do this,

1. 19mm Perrin Rear sway bar
3. 2008+ Sti Steering Rack
4. Roll center adjuster kit
5. Cusco Master cylinder stopper

And call it a day. It is a forester lol, never going to be a wrx sti


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Those will make noticeable improvement!

Given you plan to track the car, you may like to consider a larger RSB. Perhaps 22mm adjustable, on softest setting for daily and then hardest for track.

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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Vehicle: MY12 XT Premium Auto White

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I have the thicker rear swaybar and Superpro alloy lower control arms (more caster)

Each made a big difference in handling. The extra caster has a trade-off in terms of extra NVH and a steering wheel that wants to fight you over potholes. Personally I think it's worth it but it depends what you want. Ironically JamesMR and I each drove each other's cars for a bit and (I recall) each of us thought the other's car was ok for NVH but our own car is harsh. Perhaps it wasn't a big enough test drive swap.

I'm about to go to a larger (24mm) front swaybar for sharper turn-in.

Also, don't overlook quality tyres in terms of the overall grip and handling package. Personally I think it's easier to get desirable handling with cheap tyres then upgrade the tyres. Quality tyres will probably cover for bad geometry.


Yowie I agree with your 'cheap tyres' comment. But remember SH9 came with Geolanders yes?

Call Geolanders the SH 'Control Tyre' of 'no choice'. If ever there must do upgrade it is the Geolanders. Preferably after the suspension is 's-p-orted out' and the Geolanders worn out, due to testing!

Conscience would not allow Geolanders to remain on a family car too long! But then just walk around the shopping center car park and see how many tyres are worn out or Chinese crap!

I can't agree with the Targa friend's advice.

There is always debate by those who claim to know, why bigger sway bars are just masking out other issues and just 'raising the bar' of when under-steer occurs.


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:51 am 
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[quote="jonp"]Those will make noticeable improvement!


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 Post subject: Re: Bang for buck SH Sedition Bushing and sway bar kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:51 am 
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jonp wrote:
Those will make noticeable improvement!

Given you plan to track the car, you may like to consider a larger RSB. Perhaps 22mm adjustable, on softest setting for daily and then hardest for track.


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