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Old 09-01-2010, 03:56 PM   #101
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The feel of the diff bushings combined with the outrigger and subframe locking bolts made a huge difference in stiffness and rear diff responce. The rear diff bushings are a PITA to install though. But well worth it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:59 PM   #102
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ah, sorry, i wasnt paying attention and thought that was the exhaust pipe - driveshaft mount makes more sense

yeah sort of, i had just put my engine back together the day before it started so i chickened out of the drive, but was at the bbq at [email protected]
Were you there on that Friday at Pluckers? Im trying to put a face with the name.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:01 PM   #103
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naw, i was still covered in grease at that point but i was the one with the beard, scruffy blonde hair and probably a hat if you were at mastros.

but yeah rear diff bushings are comin up on the list along with steering rack and tranny mount. what do you recommend to use to get them in for someone with minimal tools?
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:06 PM   #104
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naw, i was still covered in grease at that point but i was the one with the beard and scruffy blonde hair if you were at mastros.

but yeah rear diff bushings are comin up on the list along with steering rack and tranny mount. what do you recommend to use to get them in for someone with minimal tools?
The rear diff mounts are difficult without the right steps and tools. Check this link out for the write-up: Turn In Concepts Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings

The transmission mount is a cake-walk to do.

I have some Whiteline steering rack bushings I will be installing in the next few weeks once it cools down a bit. Im gonna have a full write-up with pictures for everyone.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:30 PM   #105
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The feel of the diff bushings combined with the outrigger and subframe locking bolts made a huge difference in stiffness and rear diff responce. The rear diff bushings are a PITA to install though. But well worth it.
so a 6 beer project?

I have been putting that one off for whatever reason.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:48 PM   #106
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The rear diff mounts are difficult without the right steps and tools. Check this link out for the write-up: Turn In Concepts Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings
thanks as thats actually the most helpful how-to ive seen. however the only part i was worried about was pressing them in - or are yours different than the GC? or do mine come in 2 pieces and im just a retard that didnt know it?

but yeah the other two should be pretty easy but a good writeup on the steering rack would be helpful
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:26 AM   #107
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thanks as thats actually the most helpful how-to ive seen. however the only part i was worried about was pressing them in - or are yours different than the GC? or do mine come in 2 pieces and im just a retard that didnt know it?

but yeah the other two should be pretty easy but a good writeup on the steering rack would be helpful
Even if the GC model bushings come as a one piece, they shouldnt be any harder to install than as to taking the stockers out. As long as everything is super greased up, it should be easy to install.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:56 AM   #108
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:50 PM   #109
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nice, i got wrx rotors/calipers waitin to go on my car too
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:23 PM   #110
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nice, i got wrx rotors/calipers waitin to go on my car too
I was actually gonna get some 06 wrx calipers but opted to just upgrade my stock rotors to wrx size and keep my 2-pot calipers to keep the weight down.

1998-2005 2.5 RS use(277mm)
2002-2005 WRX rotors (295mm)

I think this will help a little with the initial bite.
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