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This is a discussion on Noah's 09 WRX Sedan within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Then I moved to the rear of the vehicle to install the Whiteline Rear Diff Positive Power Kit Inserts. Whiteline ...

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    Then I moved to the rear of the vehicle to install the Whiteline Rear Diff Positive Power Kit Inserts. Whiteline is apparently no longer doing yellow bushings ( ). Here is a picture of the stock bushing which these slide into:



    All the bolts back there were super rusty and tough to thread so I sand blasted them. Before:



    After:



    Made threading those things on a lot easier. He is the other place the inserts go. Getting the bolts loosed up to take this off was a real PITA to say the least.



    Installed:

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    All done with the inserts



    Then I installed the Perrin Subframe Lockdown Kit. This one was pretty straight forward and didn't take much time. Just some stubborn bolts and shifting to get everything to bolt back up.

    All done with the Perrin parts:





    Unfortuntely, I probably won't really be able to feel much of a difference for the subframe lockdown kit because I have my snow tires on (super squishy and soft) and I can't really push the handling limits at all. The driveline definitely felt a lot better. No more clunking when I let off the throttle after hard acceleration and it just generally feels much more responsive to accelerating. There is some more noise from the transmission and I can feel some more vibration in my feet. It doesn't really bother me; I actually like it. Makes it feel more race car like Next up is more for the suspension. I am going to be getting new springs and struts; mine are definitely on the way out. Going to go with Swift springs, Koni inserts, and Whiteline Com C strut mounts.
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    My struts are basically toast so I decided to order some replacements. I went with the Koni inserts basically because they are the best replacement strut option except the Bilsteins. I also got the Whiteline Com 'C' Caster/Camber Adjusting Strut Mount to replace the old ones up front. Should give me some extra caster and camber, which will be nice. I also decided to upgrade the springs. After a lot of searching around, I decided to go with COBB's newer springs. They lower 7/8" front and rear and have spring rates of 266 lbs/in in the front and 215 lbs/in in the rear. The stock springs are 216 lbs/in front and 209 lbs/in rear. These basically were what I was looking for. I wanted something slightly stiffer than stock with a mild drop. The RCE springs were too stiff (even the black ones) so I will try these and see how they go. The old COBB springs lowered way too much and were too soft, these should have fixed those issues. Can't wait to get everything installed
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    I decided to wait to install all the suspension stuff until I put my summer wheels and tires back on. This will give me a true before and after feel. I got a GrimmSpeed radiator shroud as a holiday gift and installed it today. Took about 10 minutes.



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    I like the tool tray that those GS shrouds come with!

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    I have a 2010 WRX and the mods you're doing to your car are very similar to mine that I've done and want to do. I have. Koni yellow inserts, swift springs and also installed the Com-C top hats. Let me tell you, you won't be disappointed with how awesome the corners feel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I like the tool tray that those GS shrouds come with!
    Me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone1186 View Post
    I have a 2010 WRX and the mods you're doing to your car are very similar to mine that I've done and want to do. I have. Koni yellow inserts, swift springs and also installed the Com-C top hats. Let me tell you, you won't be disappointed with how awesome the corners feel!
    I can't wait to get them on. How was the install process for you?
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    Repainting the chrome thing that goes above the license plate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    I can't wait to get them on. How was the install process for you?
    Wasn't too bad for a novice like myself. I did recruit some help as the job is much easier with 2 people. Prepare to make a mess when draining the fluid from your OE front struts, **** sprays everywhere! I'd recommend placing a rag over your drill to contain the explosion. Also pay attention the the guide for installing the com-c top hats. There is a specific way to install them to gain as much negative camber and caster as possible. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    Repainting the chrome thing that goes above the license plate.


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    Plasti dip or actual paint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone1186 View Post
    Plasti dip or actual paint?
    Plasti dip.
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    New parts on the way. I ordered a Forge BPV, SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Pod, Prosport oil pressure gauge, Prosport oil temperature gauge, and Prosport dual intercooler temperature gauge. I will be building an oil cooler and a new intercooler for a mechanical engineering design project for school. Can't wait .
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    Forge BPV is here. Thanks to Fast Tuning Products for the great price and service. Give them a holler for parts. Craig is great. I swapped out the spring to the yellow one (15-23 psi).

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    I got clipped by a semi making a left while I was waiting at a red light. Goes in Monday for the repairs.

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    All fixed

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