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Tone Loc

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Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Tone Loc on Sun May 08, 2011 6:28 am

Think i've finally decided to plump for some Eibach springs which i'll fit myself. Soon after i think i'll take the long trip down the motorway to get the alignment done by Litchfield as i want their PAS revalve doing. But before i get the alignment done what bushes are people recommending which need an alignment afterwards... want to get these bits done in one go then add other items that don't need an alignment progressively after (ARBs etc).

I don't want to increase the NVH ideally so not interested in going too silly.

Tony.

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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  StanS on Sun May 08, 2011 11:01 am

Have a chat with Iain Litcho about the Type 25 set-up and go for as much of that as you can. He's spent the time and money developing/testing the suspension on the Hatch so I'd go with that - in fact I did Very Happy

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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  mickp on Sun May 08, 2011 11:08 pm

Had the Powerflex rear sub-frame insert kit in my shed for four months Embarassed Embarassed

Will fit it one of these days Laughing

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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Rheid on Mon May 09, 2011 3:59 am

Tone Loc wrote:Think i've finally decided to plump for some Eibach springs which i'll fit myself. Soon after i think i'll take the long trip down the motorway to get the alignment done by Litchfield as i want their PAS revalve doing. But before i get the alignment done what bushes are people recommending which need an alignment afterwards... want to get these bits done in one go then add other items that don't need an alignment progressively after (ARBs etc).

I don't want to increase the NVH ideally so not interested in going too silly.

Tony.

When I bought my car 2 odd years ago I spoke to Iain L about handling upgrades and as I didn't want to go coilover he recommended WL steering rack bush kit, rear subframe insert kit and rear 22mm braced ARB - car was already on Prodrive springs. I was slightly sceptical that only doing that would make much difference but happy to report I was wrong! Quite honestly felt like a different car - in a very good way. In fact since then I've not felt the need to do anything else.

HTH, Neil
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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Tone Loc on Mon May 09, 2011 5:27 am

I was definately going to get the steering rack kit but seems the rear subframe insert is one i should get too. Neil, no antilift kits (WL or Powerflex) were recommended then? Did you also get the power steering revalved?

Mick.... get it installed!

I may just pick one of Ian's off the shelf kits, fast road or handling... Text from Ian's site:

MY08+ Subaru Impreza WRX and STI Handling packages

Following the successful development of the Litchfield Type-20 we are able to offer a number of improvements to the UK versions of the latest Impreza STI. These changes are aimed at providing the driver with more steering feel and chassis composure without losing any of the ride quality. The improvements to the 2009 and latest 2010 Type-20 have also seen changes to our handling kit specifications.

Fast Road Pack - £295 Inc. vat
  • Up-rated rear anti roll bar
    Revised steering feel
    4 Wheel laser alignment with fast road settings


Handling Pack - £695 Inc. vat
  • As per the fast pack but adds
    Revised sub frame and chassis bush kit
    Litchfield Front Strut Brace
    Labour to install


2010 Type-20 Chassis package - £2,765 Inc. vat
  • As per the Handling pack but adds
    AST adjustable dampers with 2010 Type-20 internals
    AST adjustable top mounts
    Up-rated front anti roll bar
    Labour to install


We would also recommend switching away from the standard issue 17” Bridgestone tyres and moving to the superior Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical, Verdestien Setanta, Continental Sport Contact3 or Dunlop SP600 tyres.

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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Rheid on Mon May 09, 2011 6:37 am

No ALK recommended, IIRC the hatch apparently doesn't benefit as much from ALK as the earlier models. From recent reading on the US forums I'm not sure I'd want an ALK anyway. I've read quite a few reports now about the PF kit failing completely in short order and also same issues with the WL V1 (although V2 seems to be a bit better). However, from what I've read, both require regular maintenance i.e. stripping down and regreasing which frankly would be a PITA!

I didn't get the power steering mod done as travelling from Edinburgh to Tewkesbury for it was not worth it. I've now got a Group N rack fitted which has taken care of any feel issues. Cool

Cheers, Neil
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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Paul666 on Mon May 09, 2011 8:37 am

Rheid wrote:No ALK recommended, IIRC the hatch apparently doesn't benefit as much from ALK as the earlier models. From recent reading on the US forums I'm not sure I'd want an ALK anyway. I've read quite a few reports now about the PF kit failing completely in short order and also same issues with the WL V1 (although V2 seems to be a bit better). However, from what I've read, both require regular maintenance i.e. stripping down and regreasing which frankly would be a PITA!

I didn't get the power steering mod done as travelling from Edinburgh to Tewkesbury for it was not worth it. I've now got a Group N rack fitted which has taken care of any feel issues. Cool

Cheers, Neil

I've fitted the WL ALK and found it made a big difference without any other mods, no problems in the last two years. Now have bars and drop links front & rear and a front top brace top. Still to go on bottom brace, rack bushes and rear subframe.

How did you go on with the issues around the rack, was it the JDM quick rack you fitted?

Paul.

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Re: Which powerflex/whiteline bushes have people fitted?

Post  Rheid on Mon May 09, 2011 9:10 am

Paul666 wrote:I've fitted the WL ALK and found it made a big difference without any other mods, no problems in the last two years. Now have bars and drop links front & rear and a front top brace top. Still to go on bottom brace, rack bushes and rear subframe.

How did you go on with the issues around the rack, was it the JDM quick rack you fitted?

Paul.

I agree, for every negative you read about a product there's probably 10 others who have nothing but good things to say about it, they just haven't posted their positive feedback on the 'net. What did you find the benefits were of the ALK?

As far as I'm aware the RHD Group N rack is the same as the JDM quick rack - mine came off a new N14 that was being converted to LHD. My issues are still ongoing but should have a few new components to try soon which will hopefully be the end of it. In the meantime I just have to remember to switch off VDC when pushing on a bit. Forgetting to do so can honestly scare the pants off you - as Rob can testify to! affraid

Cheers, Neil

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