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Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:54 pm

Hi Guys,

noticed my Front Lower Control Arm - Rear bush is shot,
google shows pretty common problem with these cars

Anyone got this done at a shop in melbourne? if so please tell me where
off the top of my head i can only think of Pedders

ie: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23272
(image from above link)
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby norbs » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:29 pm

Trutrack in North Melbourne. Ralph is the man.
'05 Lib GT with a few mods :-)
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:30 pm

norbs wrote:Trutrack in North Melbourne. Ralph is the man.


looking for someone closer to South east side

ill keep him in mind if i cant find anyone decent, thank you
2008 Liberty GT Tuned by STi 27 of 250 made
PnP VF52, AVO TBE into STi mufflers, AVO panel filter, Mishimoto TMIC, Turbosmart Kompact BOV, Kobe Silicone Intake + SFB, Kobe 340LPH pump,
Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

2007 WRX Tuned by STi 35 of 200 made
STi Spec C TMIC+ProcessWest splitter, AVO TBE, X3E Silicone Intake, APS CAI, TurboSmart Kompact, Walbro, GrimmSpeed 3 Port, DEFI gauges
TD05-18G 198.5kw on RTRs Dyno - SOLD
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:07 pm

Anywhere with a press, consider upgrade bushes eg whiteline avo or jspeed :)
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:38 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:Anywhere with a press, consider upgrade bushes eg whiteline avo or jspeed :)


yes definetely, oem one is common failure

looking at whiteline or superpro
2008 Liberty GT Tuned by STi 27 of 250 made
PnP VF52, AVO TBE into STi mufflers, AVO panel filter, Mishimoto TMIC, Turbosmart Kompact BOV, Kobe Silicone Intake + SFB, Kobe 340LPH pump,
Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

2007 WRX Tuned by STi 35 of 200 made
STi Spec C TMIC+ProcessWest splitter, AVO TBE, X3E Silicone Intake, APS CAI, TurboSmart Kompact, Walbro, GrimmSpeed 3 Port, DEFI gauges
TD05-18G 198.5kw on RTRs Dyno - SOLD
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:57 pm

cant decide which one to buy.. someone help me?

AVO S1X03E1GV001T adds 0.5 caster

whiteline W53353 standard replacement better bush

whiteline KCA334 poly bush + 0.5 caster + anti lift

superpro SPF2801K standard replacement better bush

superpro SPF2802K + 1 degree caster

superpro SPF2803K +2 degree caster

their all around same price $140 to $180 ish
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Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

2007 WRX Tuned by STi 35 of 200 made
STi Spec C TMIC+ProcessWest splitter, AVO TBE, X3E Silicone Intake, APS CAI, TurboSmart Kompact, Walbro, GrimmSpeed 3 Port, DEFI gauges
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:10 am

Well the wl caster adjust is variable, Avo and super pro are fixed, the superpro is available in extra caster one side and neutral the other to account for the macadam... caster adjust will limit taller tyres in the forward wheel well (eg they will rub a bit), though eg 18x8.5 +35 w/ 235/40/18 won't rub with the avo's.

In summary don't sweat it, or let your alignment guru decide.
Iirc Owen recommends raceline in Ringwood.
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:05 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:Well the wl caster adjust is variable, Avo and super pro are fixed, the superpro is available in extra caster one side and neutral the other to account for the macadam... caster adjust will limit taller tyres in the forward wheel well (eg they will rub a bit), though eg 18x8.5 +35 w/ 235/40/18 won't rub with the avo's.

In summary don't sweat it, or let your alignment guru decide.
Iirc Owen recommends raceline in Ringwood.


thank you very much, after reading your post i might just buy the standard replacements but with poly bushing like from whiteline or superpro


unless someone else can convince me otherwise
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Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby Adrian2627 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:17 pm

I've used Whiteline Caster/ALK in three Subies now, a BH5 Liberty, BPE Outback, and BP5 Legacy and never had a problem with them at all. The .5 degree of caster isn't extreme but the difference in steering response is noticeable. As Ben said unless you are running an extreme wheel/tyre combo you shouldn't have any rubbing issues.
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Essentially caster adjust lays back the struts a little more than stock, increasing straight line stability, return to centre and dynamic camber. I did it bc why not, it complements my other susp mods :)
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby jarrenowen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:04 pm

as my suspension guy said, more castor the better. Spf2803k 2 degrees of caster compared to white kca334 0.5 degrees castor.
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:08 pm

i wonder how does whiteline claim their has "anti lift" in it

would superpro top of the range one with 2 degree caster, have built in "anti lift" feature too?
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Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

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STi Spec C TMIC+ProcessWest splitter, AVO TBE, X3E Silicone Intake, APS CAI, TurboSmart Kompact, Walbro, GrimmSpeed 3 Port, DEFI gauges
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby Adrian2627 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:28 pm

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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 pm

It's just shims on top of the bushes iirc, changing the plane of the control arm.
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Re: Who does your suspension? Front LCA rear bush shot

Postby vinshonz » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:03 pm

that document, makes it sound so awesome... that i have to get it..

Conclusion
With the ALK fitted to the Subaru WRX, a softer suspension will be present during
braking and accelerating. This will help traction, as the wheel will be able to track the
ground more precisely. Also in terms of balance the front end will have a proportionally
lower roll resistance during traction or braking, aiding in reducing the power understeer
effect that is present in these cars.
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Tuspeed 3Port, Exedy HD + lightened flywheel, some Whiteline bits & Corgiwerx bits - KiDo tuned

2007 WRX Tuned by STi 35 of 200 made
STi Spec C TMIC+ProcessWest splitter, AVO TBE, X3E Silicone Intake, APS CAI, TurboSmart Kompact, Walbro, GrimmSpeed 3 Port, DEFI gauges
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