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#21 Alex

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:12 PM

Yeah skippy, they come in extremely rarely so he has a list setup.

I put my name down febuary of 2010 andl i was about number 15 back then...he rang me a few months back and said one was coming in and i was on top of the list!! Unfortunantly that v6 RA had the rack removed by someone in japan so i waited for the s201 to come in and BAM its now mine :D

Keen to install it, should be crazy compared to my crappy stock RX 3.something pathetic rack

And its STi so its gotta be good lol

Going to get it rebuilt, or you're just going to bung it in?

I had my 2.7 rebuilt. Old mate who rebuilt it, said he had to use a combination of parts from three different Subaru rack rebuild kits to do it!!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

Dunno? I know itll be a struggle to get it done local...how much did your rebuild cost? And what actually gets replaced?

skip said it looked super clean compared to others hes seen? And coming from a s201 it probly hasnt been flogged like your general jdm wrx racks coming in, Tempted to just chuck it in, with new PS pump seals and a PWR power steering cooler plumbed in for good measure ;)

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:26 PM

if its clean, then just chuck it in.


mine, had a tiny bit of weeping. I had it rebuilt, replaced the one in the car, drive in and out... was around the six hunge vicinity.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:32 PM

if its clean, then just chuck it in.

Yeah this looks super clean, only oil from the disconnected connections that have leaked out...and just a bit of road grime

Im gonna risk just chucking it in...hoping the lines line up or can be manipulated? Or ill get some braided hose made up?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:51 PM

power steering cooler plumbed in for good measure ;)


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:57 PM


Great idea.

Thanks jase :)

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:29 AM

Massive noob question, but is there an easy way to tell what rack you have by turning the wheel and counting or something?

I could ask Alexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx but i'd rather learn and find out myself!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

Massive noob question, but is there an easy way to tell what rack you have by turning the wheel and counting or something?

I could ask Alexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx but i'd rather learn and find out myself!


Yeah Thats all you do turn the wheel full lock one way and then turn it the opposite way until it hits full lock and count the turns taken from lock to lock if you have a 2.7 it'll take 2.7 turns I think stock libertys are over 3 turns

Ahh I love that my car come stock with a 2.7 rack and cooler :D

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:55 AM

Mad! Gonna check that out tonight.

What's the coolers role? (why does the ps need cooling)

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

The fluid being compressed and constantly moved ( when your turning on a track or spirited twistys) would have to heat up. I doubt my our fluid would ever boil, but theirs always that chance. Having shorter ratio steering would also increase the amount of work the fluid has to do.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:17 AM

Oic, cheers!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

The VSR is also in some AUDM gen3's, not sure which models but i had a few come into the shop with it. maybe it was used when there was a shortage or something?
And its easier to disconnect the connector under the bonnet that goes directly into the pump itself.

should not cause any damage, its just a simple solenoid from memory that restricts/slows flow of the fluid.
at i think it's 100kmh the solenoid activates and you get heavier steering again.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

The VSR is also in some AUDM gen3's, not sure which models but i had a few come into the shop with it.


H6 OBK?

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:17 PM


H6 OBK?

Yup that's right. MY03 H6 OBK's and B4's had them.

I prefer it to the system I've experienced on the Gen2 Legacy GTB's. I found them overly light compared to my AUDM Lib. I'll assume they firm up a lot at speed because in my limited experiences I didn't particularly like it that much.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

The fluid being compressed and constantly moved ( when your turning on a track or spirited twistys) would have to heat up. I doubt my our fluid would ever boil, but theirs always that chance. Having shorter ratio steering would also increase the amount of work the fluid has to do.

Been there, done that. Fried a rack.

Coolers are highly recommended.

Just took a couple of cruises and spirited mountain runs to fry a rack. Was a gheybo VSR, with a factory cooler... One loop of metal line that ran to the front of the car, just behind the grille.


Now I has a proper cooler.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:42 PM

Was about to say Alex, which cooler you running? As those "stock" pieces of pipe look like theyd do sweet fark all once pushed

I was gonna get a 280x110x19 pwr plate and fin cooler as theyre only about $100 delivered? And squeeze it in the drivers side of the front grill

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:45 PM

My 'loop of pipe' cooler seems to work fine :)

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