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This is a discussion on Steering rack bushings within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Just out of curiosity...has anyone upgraded their steering rack bushings? I like a very solid and responsive wheel, and I ...

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    Steering rack bushings

    Just out of curiosity...has anyone upgraded their steering rack bushings? I like a very solid and responsive wheel, and I was thinking about the whilteline kit. Has anyone done this, and if so, was it easy to do and did you notice a significant difference after install?
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    It's sad that in this day in age a family can be torn apart by something as small as a pack of wild dogs.

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    Ive done it. Worth the money, Not too difficult to install either.
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    Would you say it's something that can be done with basic hand tools and jack stands by someone with limited experience working on cars but who is very good at following directions?
    It's sad that in this day in age a family can be torn apart by something as small as a pack of wild dogs.

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    Definitely, I did mine in a parking lot. Install is simple, unbolt the subframe brace, unbolt steering rack brace, unbolt steering linkage, drop the front sway bar to give you more room and follow whitelines instructions from there. took me about an hour or so.
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    Cool, thanks for the info. Anything else you would recommend doing or changing while installing the bushings? I was thinking the Cusco steering rack brace...looks like many people do them together. I know I can do that install, since everything will be pretty much out of the way to put the bushings on anyway. Looking for any suggestions you might have...I gotta admit...noob when it comes to tweeking cars.
    It's sad that in this day in age a family can be torn apart by something as small as a pack of wild dogs.

    2012 OBP WRX Wagon

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    Since your already down there go for it, your basically replacing the stock one. I opted out of it since im holding off to do all of my suspension bracing at once.
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    I have the Whiteline steering rack bushings installed, I like them.

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    So It's been done now for about 2 weeks. Noticeable change...not huge, but definitely noticeable. That slushy dead zone in the center is gone, and the steering is smooth and crisp. Worth the money...easy install.
    It's sad that in this day in age a family can be torn apart by something as small as a pack of wild dogs.

    2012 OBP WRX Wagon

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