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So, I've been keeping up with the 2015 STi steering rack swap thread on nabisco, and apparently someone has just completed this swap into a GD STi. So, I'm assuming it could be swapped into an RS using a GD front subframe. Thoughts? Has anyone even thought about attempting it?
 

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Not a waste of time...

Use a 05+ GD subframe and it seems to be nearly bolt in. Make the rod ends shorter like the guy on NASIOC did and it should work great. Also doing something with the lines.

I wouldn't say it's anywhere out of the realm of possibilities.
 

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How about THIS fitment thread for the MY02-04 which bolts up to our crossemember with minimal problem just the steering linkage would have to be changed from the directions and possibly inner tie rods. I'm seriously considering this for next years autocross season.
 

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isnt every gd sti steering rack 13:1? only changes were from 02-04, 05-07 then 08+. where they just changed mounting locations?
 

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Orrr rallispec 11.5-1, orrr for like 1/30th the price you can add a 1.5-1 quickener in the column and take your 15:1 rs to 10:1.
 

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It also depends upon what lower control arm you have. GC or GD wagons have a narrower track width than GD sedans, and all the 08+ stuff, so without a more extreme shortening on the tie rods I doubt you'll get enough toe adjustment to be able to properly align the car.
 

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Many of your do not seem to have your facts straight. Out cars are 16.1 and the STi in this country until 20015 was a 15.1. If I need to swap or purchase inner tie rods to make it work that's not a big deal and it's about the same price as the L&E column. If I have to be the first so be it but it will not be till tax season possibly.
 

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so I got GD sedan arms and GD frame need a GD STI Steering rack anyway so what would I need to modify to install one of these in my build???
 

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I'm wondering if this swap will work on a stock RS crossmember. I'd like to have the benefits of 13.1 steering rack without having to swap to a turbo motor.
 

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I've thought about the 15 sti rack.

I originally wanted a q-rack but they are gone now.

I probably will just get an L&E column. It's quick and cheaper.
 
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